Fragrant Nature – Munnar
Fragrant Nature is a quiet, upscale boutique hotel set high on a hill in the outskirts of the town of Munnar. Perhaps its biggest selling point is its gorgeous views out over the area's hilly tea plantations. Its west-facing orientation makes it particularly stunning at sunset, especially on clear days, and all of the rooms here have lovely views; there’s also a telescope in the lobby for those intent on taking in the vistas. Amenities include a lovely spa with Ayurvedic massages and treatments plus a small fitness center. There are also two restaurants, one with regular buffets complemented by à la carte Indian and international offerings, and a second grill restaurant focusing on meat-based dishes. Due to the hotel's high-altitude location, it can get a bit chilly, providing a welcome respite from the tropical heat in Kerala
's lower-lying areas; the presence of fireplaces in all the rooms helps keep things warm on cooler nights.