It's Not a Hotel, It's Not a Resort... It's the Only Green Camp in Munnar
For a first time visitor, Munnar is all green, cool and misty. But there’s a rich lore of history waiting to be told by this quaint hill station of Kerala. The vast tracts of tea estates wee once favoured by the British rulers of colonial India s their summer capital. Munnar owes its heritage as the tea county of southern India to the Scottish planters who endured the hazards of an unexplored land.
Unlike many other hill stations, tourism is not the mainstay of Munnar. Acres and acres of tea plantations big and small lend this quaint hill town its unique charm as well as employment to thousands of its residents.
The breathtakingly picturesque landscapes of Munnar more than justifies why Kerala is called the God’s own country. One of the most popular holiday destinations in India, and ever growing in popularity, Munnar offers a sight of unending expanse of tea gardens, the aroma of spice in the air and exotic species of flora and fauna.
Munnar lies at a lofty with an altitude ranging from 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level, a fact that explains the cool climes that during winter might fall blow 0 C.
Finding accommodation in Munnar is at once easy and difficult, whether you are a seasoned traveller or a first time visitor. Munnar has an abundance of resorts and hotels that fit everyone’s budget.
Ela Ecoland is neither a hotel, nor a resort. It’s unique in that it’s the only Green Camp in Munnar. Green Camp is an emerging concept in ecotourism. Green Camp is a self-contained slice of nature where accommodation units merge well with nature and occupies only a fraction of the available land.
At Ela Ecoland, the first and only Green Camp in Munnar, there are only three accommodation units and a treehouse. These include a cottage with two comfortably furnished rooms and an outdoor camping tent on the bank of a stream that passes by the Green Camp. The c cottage and treehouse are prime examples of eco-friendly and sustainable construction that lean heavily on ethnic styles. The rest of the three and a half acres of fertile land is dedicated to the cause of organic farming. Food is served steaming hot using mostly ingredients sourced locally and from within the organic farm. The location of Ela Ecoland is another factor that sets it apart from the number of hotels and resorts in downtown Munnar. Situated at a comfortable distance from the business district of Munnar at Kallar, Ela Ecoland is the Camp closest to Mankulam with its unexplored evergreen forests.
Ela Ecoland aims not just to preserve the habitat, it contributes positively by engaging in and promoting ecologically sustainable methods of farming and tourism.
Ela Ecoland is for the discerning traveller who at once wants to take the path less taken and enjoy the nature’s bounty without
Ela Ecoland offers a variety of thematic holiday packages for tourists, adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts and campers. These are besides the regular sightseeing trips that find mention in typical tour packages.
Munnar Adventure Tours
Munnar attracts its modest share of adventure tourists, too. destination and is famous for various adventure pursuits such as trekking, paragliding, rope climbing and mountaineering. Activities includes Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Paragliding, Wild Jeep Safari and Camping
Camping Holidays in Munnar
Conducted on hills and hillocks, spice plantations, tea plantations, shola forests, scrub jungles, vegetable fields, paddy fields. Campers can explore the region by spending upto a week in these different terrains. To observe flora and fauna and especially wildlife, including several endangered species in the sanctuaries of Kerala, Western Ghats. They constitute an important swathe of the last surviving tracts of a unique ecosystem. One of the worlds last surviving tracts of tropical biodiversity and its terrain characterized by extensive stretches of wilderness. Aborigine Tribes, Hidden Treasures, Tree Houses, Muniyara (Hermitages) and Exotic Wildlife and more.
Wildlife and Birding Expeditions
The ecosystem of the 125-sq km-wide Mankulam forest division is throbbing with rich and varied fauna and flora. Needless to say, this region is home to hundreds of exotic species of birds and offers a rewarding holiday for the birding enthusiast (Ela Ecoland arranges bird watching guided tours on request). Mankulam forest division is a high-altitude region predominated by grassland shola. There are low-lying evergreen forests too. Mankulam is located between Adimali and Munnar, xx km xxx of Ela Ecoland. Anakkulam is another forest division close to Mankulam, and known for its many elephant trails that lead to their watering holes and streams.