High Range Club
|The High Range Club, an elite planters’ club set in e one of the scenic locales of Munnar, is a careful preserve of the classical atmosphere of early 1900s. Started in 1905, the club admits only corporate planters of Munnar as members, but offers accommodation facility for travellers to Munnar.
Guests to the club can try their hands on a well-maintained 9-hole golf course. Golf gear is provided by the club. Excellent facilities for billiards, tennis, squash and table tennis are also available at the club. Besides a cards room, the club also runs a well-equipped modern gymnasium. There is also a children’s park on the 6-acre campus.
The club also maintains a library with a decent collection of fiction and periodicals.
A classic dining experience evolved during the colonial era is another highlight of the club. Travellers can savour a variety of dishes in a classic ambience enhanced by period furniture.
It was in 1934 that the club first gave membership to a person of Indian origin. The prestigious member was none other than the Dewan of Travancore. Diwali and Independence Day were celebrated at the club for the first time in 1972.
Amenities for travellers
The club offers classic accommodation experience for travellers. Besides four deluxe cottages, there are five cozy period double rooms in the main building for offering a colonial ambience and modern comforts. The main lounge of the club is ideal for get-togethers and business meetings.
Homely food is provided to the guests and there is also a cozy dining hall which would be perfect for dinner parties. Food, according to the dietary requirements of the guests, is also provided.
The club has a strict dress code in its premises. Travellers are advised to contact the club authorities well in advance to know them.
In 1905, a group of planters formed a club named Gymkhana Club with the help of a loan from Tata Tea. The club had a modest beginning with a small pavilion set up on the grounds which today is a golf course. In 1909, the work of the club was started which was completed in a year.
Formed as a residential club, the club was electrified and earned a telephone connection in 1916, which were luxuries at that time. In the floods of 1924, the golf course, grounds and tennis court of the club were destroyed. Deluge again played havoc with the club in 1952 when it lost a well-maintained library.
The Executive Secretary
High Range Club
Munnar, Kerala - 685612
Phone: + 91 4865 230253, 230724