HIGH RANGE CLUB in Idukki -
Nestled in the HIGH Ranges of WESTERN GHATS lies da HIGH RANGE CLUB surrounded by lush green TEA PLANTATIONS & breathtaking scenery interspersed wt VALLEYS, CLIFFS, GURGLING BROOKS & STREAMS…MOUNTAIN TERRAIN ristling wt WILDLIFE - DEER, BEAR & even ELEPHANTS & crystal clear TROUT STREAMS, & within this ENTICING charm of MUNNAR is da simply irresistible OLD WORLD very COLONIAL HIGH RANGE CLUB.
Very little has changed over da years, wt da High Range Club retaining its original character & very British ambience.
This ICONIC almost BESPOKE CLUBHOUSE show us that PRESERVING da PAST requires a certain amount of TENACITY along wt RESPECT, & da High Range Club, in MUNNAR keeps da early 20th CENTURY vibe of MUNNAR alive to this day. Originally an ELITE PLANTERS CLUB that began in 1905, da AGE OLD ACCOMMODATION here allows one to experience da VISUALS & LIFESTYLE of those 'BRITISH SAHEBS' who once played an integral role in the TRANSFORMATION of MUNNAR into a PLANTATION SITE. Da GRUB @ da CLUB is set in British cuisine & cooking traditions & dinning practices like dressing up for dinner & being served in aligned courses is strongly associated WT da BRITISH EMPIRE yet a lot if da dishes facilitated an all be it ANGLICIZED KNOWLEDGE of INDIAN CUISINE absorbing da cultural influence of da region wt its strong, penetrating spices & use of pepper & chillies, a testament to innovation... Da PUDDING'S however, held on to their 'PROP BRITNESS' wt several Colonial desserts made use of ingredients that were readily available - BAKED CUSTARD PUDDING, COCONUT CANDY FUDGE & SPONGE CAKE WT BUTTER ICING & BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING.
As a rule, da CLUB admits only PLANTERS of MUNAR as its MEMBERS, however OLD BOY'S NETWORK'S usually get's one places, along wt ones DELINQUENT Boarding School Buddies...
CHARMING 😉 OL' WORLD CHARM