We are a couple of birding/photography enthusiasts who were looking for a quiet place to spend a couple of nights on our way to Kerala from Coimbatore and happily stumbled across Dew Drops. We regretted not reserving for 4 nights because everything about it was perfect for us. The room, the food, the quiet location, the jungle atmosphere, the cool hilltop air, the lack of mosquitos, the helpful staff and most of all, for us, the diversity of birds. On our two early morning walks through the thick forest we saw several great birds (Malabar Trogon, White-bellied Treepie, Racquet-tailed Drongo).
And the drive from Udumalpet to Munnar was spectacular through tea and coffee plantations, and Animalai, Chinnar and Eravikulam wildlife reserves. Absolutely worth the few hours of twisting and turning on what is almost a single lane. The 14km auto-taxi ride from Munnar cost 400 rupees.
We did not leave the premises except to walk the road through the jungle so cannot comment on what else there is to do around, or in Munnar itself. We deliberately wanted to be away from the touristy bustle of Munnar ... in fact, the deciding factor in making the reservation was the last comment about Dew Drops in the Lonely Planet Guide: "The peace here is zen but some find it a little isolated". Isolation is fine by us ;-)
We would definitely go back, but for 4 nights this time.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included