Leave the mundane strife of the madding world far behind. Welcome to the invigorating lap of tranquil nature.
Be the guest of winds, mist, hills and lake. At Ragamaya Resorts and Spa, at View Point, Kallimali , Rajakkad, near Munnar.
As you leave the main road and take the rough winding hill track which runs along a silent village, you’ll find weariness melting away. Climb up the rugged track and negotiate the curve and lo! Nature springs a surprise! Stop a while to wonder at the breath-taking vista, offered by the View Point, located a couple of hops away from Ragamaya.
As you step into Ragamaya, you’ll find blowing winds playing the welcome notes. Perched snugly on a scenic Munnar hill-slope, Ragamaya opens to a breath-taking view of the Ponmudi lake and the thick western ghats rainforests, beyond. Occupying the best of scenic vistas of the Munnar hills, Ragamaya consists of 18 tastefully appointed guest rooms, complemented by uber amenities and facilities. Which fuse smoothly with the luxurious spread of Nature that surrounds you.
PREMIER LAKEVIEW – Well-appointed lakeview rooms with balcony
Walk into Raga Premier, the magnificently appointed guest room, which almost stretches out into the skies. And you’ll know what it is to be marooned in sheer nature. Raga Premier is the last word in uber luxury and refined taste. The attention to minute detail is evident right from the water bottle, kept in the room. Snug into the enveloping comfort of the king size memory foam bed. The bathroom, flooded by natural light, is truly a study in class. Come to the lake-facing balcony and give in to the mystery of nature that opens out to you, as far as eyes can reach. Watch the wind in the lake driving ripples ashore. Or, as the kids get engrossed in their favourite channel, surprise your wife by unveiling the romantic in you.
ARANYA LEELA – The Exclusive Honeymoon Pool Villa
AranyaLeela, the honeymoon cottage is thoughtfully created for those love-doves, who wish to dote on each other, in a haven of their own. Tucked snugly away in a virgin scenic valley, AranyaLeela offers you a perfect blend of unspoilt privacy and signature luxury. So that you can bid bye to the reality and get marooned in the magic of loving togetherness. A 100 years old wooden ‘ara’ (granary) of a traditional Kerala ‘nalukettu’ (palace) is carefully converted into this elegant cottage. Modern luxurious comforts like king size memory foam bed (for 2 adults), TV, wi-fi and the like blend flawlessly with the antique ambience. Saunter along the virgin hill slopes. Pick wayside flowers and adorn your love.
ARANYA MAYA – The Exclusive 2-bedroom family pool villa with plantation view
Nestling under the thick canopy of verdant foliage, on a dreamy hill slope, Aranya Maya, which overlooks a beautiful plantation, is pure balm for world-weary souls. Here you’ll find nature conspiring with the elements, to cast a continuous spell on you. The magic turns overwhelming, as you walk down the granite steps. You’d wonder if you’re taking a leap back in time. Precisely. Aranya Maya is a 100 years old wooden ‘nera’ house which is relocated, exactingly restored and refurbished, in all its timeless splendour, to home you in an otherworldly ambience. The colonial furniture and the grand memory foam beds accent the antique grandeur of the guest rooms. If the day gets a bit hotter, wade into the temperature-controlled plunge pool.
SPANDINI, THE SPA – Indian Ayurvedic sessions and international spa indulgence
Some say the universe sustains itself in the harmonious rhythm it creates. Spandini the Spa reflects this spirit of harmony in existence. A living relic from a glorious past, Spandini’s architectural finesse will take you by surprise. Walk up to the corridor and you’ll have a rendezvous with the 64 vital herbs and spices which are the basis of all Ayurvedic formulations. Step inside for a total mind-body-soul experience. Here, you can enjoy Indian Ayurvedic sessions and international spa indulgence, including deep tissue and classical Sweedish, Greek milk and wine massages, head and shoulder short massages, facials.
ACTIVITIES – Experience the heady heights of fun!
Ragamaya welcomes the adventure-buffs with a heady concoction. Come out of your guestroom and explore the wide expanse of virgin nature, in the Munnar hills. Those who yearn for adventure will find the hiking, trekking, canoeing and cycling godsend. Take a plunge and put your stamina and courage to test.
Fishing & Canoe Rides
Once you shake off the travel-lag, get ready for some action. The Ponmudi lake beckons you with a promise. Board a canoe and paddle away into the breath-taking expanse of the lake. Or if you feel like lazing away your time, take your fishing rod and line and go for angling.
The rough terrains that surround Ragamaya is sheer dream come true for those who want to go for cycling. Spring on to your bike and pedal up to conquer hillocks and race down through the slopes. Pack some refreshments and lose yourself out to Munnar’s mountain tracks. Burn some calories.
Picnic & Photography Tours
Ragamaya places you in the scenic heart of Munnar hills. Embark on a day-long picnic with your loved ones. The View Point, recognised by the Govt. of Kerala, is just a brief stroll away from your guestroom. Walk through virgin slopes and hillocks. Sit a while under the cool shades and dig into the picnic basket for your favourite snack. Walk up to a babbling mountain brook and dip your feet in the fresh, cold water. Keep the memories ever-fresh in your camera or mobile.
Trekking & Hiking
Surrender to the call of yonder hills and jungles. Get your back pack and gear ready and go for trekking or hiking. Test your grit. Hike up to a hill-top and yell at the distant valleys and floating clouds. Leave a foot print, before you turn your back for the down-trail. Go for trekking into deep woods. Beat a path to discover the hidden mystery of the wilderness. Surprise a leaping rabbit or pack of deer. Catch a glimpse of the wild strength of a lazing bison.
Yoga & Meditation
Get submerged into the dreamy silence of the Munnar hills, at Ragamaya. Recharge your body and mind. Spread a blanket on the lush green grass and do yoga. Or sit in padmasana and fall into the silence of the self. Slowly you’ll know your rhythm vibing with the rhythm of the universe. Discover new dimensions of peace and bliss.
Tea Plantation Trails
Lose out to the amazingly sculptured greenery of the tea plantations. Walk through the tea plants. Try your hand in tea plucking. Walk up to the tea pluckers and start a conversation. Watch how their scissors move in surgical precision. Look at the world from their perspective. Dissolve into the serenity that surrounds you.
Tea Factory Visits
Munnar is home to some of the best and renowned tea factories. Go for a tea factory visit and discover how the fresh green tea leaves transform into a zesty brew in your cup. Breath in the invigorating aroma of tea. Fill your bags with fresh tea bought from the source.
Temples are more than just places of worship. They are the fountain-heads of culture, where devotion, fine art and architecture blend seamlessly. Where relics of a golden past speak mutely to modernity. Take a stroll and pay a visit to the nearby temples. See the divine in human.
To know the soul of a place, one should go to the villages. Ragamaya is surrounded by a dreamy, laid-back village, where people lead a life which is devoid of the complexities of a fast, city life. Roam around the villages. Talk to the village folks. Learn the culture. Share your experiences. Enrich your life.
BBQ & Candlelit Dinners
Go all out and enjoy your moments. As you heat up the grill, the surroundings turn more lively. Create a big flavour by cooking slowly. Choose your cuts, pat them dry and grill the steaks to perfection. Bring the steaks to the table and cut them ceremoniously. When the dusk darkens into night, sit in the open air dining area and light the candles. Dig into your favourite dishes and enjoy a great time with your family.
The world of birds is so amazing! How they cross continents, clock thousands of miles to come to a specific place to breed! What instinct drives them? How they face and fare stiff challenges! Take your binos and watch closely the wonderful ways of nature, in the heart of Munnar hills.