Mistle toe MunnarMunnar, Kerala


Mistle toe is a small boutique home-stay model resort located in Iruttukanam, on the Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway (NH-49). The property overlooks the Chokkanmudi peak, the Letchmi hills and the Kannan Devan tea plantations in Munnar. You will be hosted by a jovial Kerala Syrian Christian family who offers stellar hospitality to create a ‘home away from home’ environment for their guests. This is a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of town with very friendly and helpful staff. This home stay features a traditional clay oven bakery, a charming café and a small library. The significance of the name ‘Mistletoe’ is related to a plant with this name which is considered sacred in Greek mythology. The ancient people believed mistletoe could cure diseases, make animals and humans more fertile, provide protection from witches, and bring good luck. Mistletoe has been attributed as good omen for love, romance, warm family life and relationships, prosperity from time immemorial especially in the medieval European era. The resort boasts of neatly kept modern rooms with amazing walk in shower/bathrooms and balconies overlooking the misty mountains. The rooms are spacious provided with comfortable bedding and linen. The décor is contemporary with hues of blue and white. The room balcony offers breathtaking views of the hills and valleys where you get to witness amazing sunsets and listen to soothing bird songs. This resort is ideal for someone who wishes to stay in a neat, cozy environment which is not too commercial. Each and every section of the resort is carefully done with charming décor and creative add-ons. The architecture is done in an elegant English style. Very much unlike other homestays, the food menu offered here is very extensive. There is a wide variety of snacks, organic soups, salads and side dishes to choose from. The resort houses a traditional bake oven & cafe where one could taste freshly baked breads, cakes, cookies and also learn the process of baking. The guests are offered complimentary breakfast. Other amenities in the rooms include Wi-Fi, room service, coffee maker, newspaper, separate seating area, premium wardrobes, etc. Baking and cooking classes, tea tasting sessions can be availed in-house. Basic yoga sessions, treks & hikes, spice farm visits and bird watching trails can be conducted on request. The commitment of the owner and his family towards customer friendliness and overwhelming service is the star highlight of this home stay.

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  • Garden
  • Library
  • Free WiFi
  • Tour Desk
  • Express Check-in
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry
  • Designated Smoking
  • Disable Friendly
What we Love
  • Staying in this quaint little home stay where baking has been a family tradition over years could fetch you some unique experiences like tasting oven-fresh baked delights and indulging in baking sessions with the head baker. You could closely watch the traditional process of baking with firewood, and other natural fuels.
  • The artistically designed in-house café is the hot-spot in the property where exquisite food is served according to individual preferences
  • The menu includes a verity of organic soups, salads, regional snacks, continental dishes and authentic Kerala cuisines freshly made as per order
  • The guests can also choose to have their meals delivered to the room balcony where they can enjoy their privacy and nature views. The dinner may be arranged as a candle light setting in the balcony
  • The resort also has a well maintained garden and picnic area on site
  • The owner takes extra efforts to make sure that you never miss your home comforts during the stay
  • A variety of activities are offered for the guests such as a visit to a nearby spice farm, yoga sessions, cooking lessons, tea plantation walks, waterfall trekking, barbeque, etc
  • The Kallar river that originates from the Letchmi hills of Munnar is only 1 km away from the Mistletoe resort
  • Eruttukanam Elephant Camp having more than a 6 to 8 elephants is only 250 meters from this home stay where visitors can avail elephant ride services
  • The home stay promotes artwork done by local artists and their art pieces are displayed adorning the walls
  • The guests are encouraged to visit to the Srishti welfare center, a Tata Tea initiative focusing on enhancing the hidden talents of differently abled individuals most of whom are from families of local tea pluckers of Munnar. Srishti runs 3 projects that aim to equip disabled children to secure a batter future: Dare – a center for special education, Aranaya – a natural dye project, Athulya – for manufacture of handmade paper and paper products. The visitors can learn more about Shibori (a Japanese dyeing technique) and Thai block dyeing techniques. A gift shop attached to the center sells high quality dyed fabric and paper products manufactured on site.
What to Know
  • Mistletoe is situated at Iruttukanam, Munnar on the Kochi – Dhanushkodi National Highway 49 at a distance of 20km from Munnar town.
  • It is located between Munnar and Adimaly, ideally at the gateway junction to the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. The nearest town is Adimaly, the famous hub for spice trading in Idukki district, and it offers all health care and emergency services.
  • Cochin International Airport is only 89 kms away from Mistletoe at a driving duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes and Aluva railway station is 90km away.
  • Biovalley Spice & Herbal Garden located at a distance of 2km from the resort offers the best of its kind plantation tourism. It is a 35-acre forest track where the plantations include pepper, coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, other spices, ginger etc. There is a well-laid-out nursery, where thousands of flowering plants, herbal plants, medicinal herbs and fruit tree saplings are grown and nurtured here.
  • The resort is located just 7km away from Dreamland Spice Park where the visitors can engage in various fun games and outdoor activities. Some of the interesting activities include rope way, children’s rides, zip line, archery, off road rides, horror house, 7D motion theatre, etc
  • The Thalamaly and Pettumudi tribal settlement region which is only 5 kilometers from Mistletoe is also an excellent place to experience a jeep safari, bird watching and local ethnic community culture
  • Mangulam the famous agricultural low lands which is also sure place for wild elephant spotting is 20 kms away from Mistletoe – 4 wheel drive jeeps and SUVs are recommended.
  • Other major tourist attractions nearby include Shengulam boating (8km, speed boat, pedal boat riding, fishing facilities), Punarjani traditional village (12km, martial art and Kathakali performances in the evenings), Attukad Waterfall (16km),Tea museum (22km), Lockhart gap viewpoint (25km), Eravikulam national park (28km), Mattupetty dam (31km), etc
  • Bike rental and car rental are available at this family stay and the area is popular for fishing. Wine and beer were available to purchase.
  • You can play darts at the resort during leisure time
  • One can also go for a walk in the less commercial spice plantations owned local farmers nearby either in the morning or evening.

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