The High Range Club

Re- live the charm of an era by gone, the classical colonial ambience nurtured and preserved for more than a century. Unwind with family to a treasure trove of activities. Laze away your vacation in and wake up to the call of the Whistling School Boy. Come and experience the most serene stay in Munnar, at the High Range club, your home away from home.

Features

Located less than 2 km from munnar town, the High Range Club offers un paralleled facilities to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

 Experience a slice from the past century.

Laze through the property to be amazed by the splendid collection of trophies and other collectibles that date back decades and decades.

Well appointed rooms and cottages

Unwind yourself to the coziness offered in the well appointed rooms and cottages at the High Range Club.

Manicured lawns and vibrant gardens

Nothing beats an evening stroll around the vibrant gardens offering you the complete stress buster you have been longing for.

Dining experience.

Indulge in a classic dining experience and savour in a variety of dishes served to you in style

close to munnar

Located at a stone’s throw distance from Munnar, but far from the hustle and bustle of the crowd.

Munnar The Paradise in Earth

Once you come to munnar ,it will be an ever lasting memmory
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Activities Available

9 hole golf Course

Billiards

Table Tennis

Well stocked library

Trekking

Audio/ video room.

Squash

Tennis

Gymnasium

Play area for children

Basket ball

Enjoy nature’s bounties

History

Named as The Gymkhana Club, a Planter's Club was started in the year 1905, with a loan of Rs.2500/- from the erstwhile Kanan Devan Hills Produce Co. Ltd., for the gentlemen planters of the High Range in Kerala. It was located on the present Golf Course with a small pavilion built on the grounds. It was here the first coolie gymkhana for the workers of the Company was held. In the year 1909, the High Range Club was formally set up with furniture and fixtures, and was completed in 1910.

It was one of the first planter’s clubs to be electrified and one of the few clubs to be built as a residential club. Telephones were installed at the Club in 1916. The Library was constructed near the present Nursery in 1916 but was demolished in 1925 after the floods that created havoc and changed the face of the hills and dales in the High Range. The present nursery and Ladies Room were made at the same site.

The first club to be affiliated to the High Range Club was the Trivandrum Club in 1915. In 1916, the first meet the Madhurai Meet was held. Lord Pentland, Governor of Madras visited the Club in 1916. Golf Course, grounds and Tennis Court were extensively damaged in the 1924 floods. But subsequently, they were all redone, Amateur Concert and Dramatic Society was formed in the year 1925, however it was closed in 1930!

During the Indian Freedom Movement, an armory was built near the Club. However, no occasion to use the Armory arose in the High Range. The Lascar’s quarters are in use today as Club Staff Quarters. The Armory was also used as a cellar during the post World War II, when imported liquor was in short supply! The High Range School of Madupatty rented the Armory building from the club until 1987, when it moved to the present exotic location. The armory was converted to accommodation for visitors in 1987.

The First Class Compartment of the Kundaly Valley Light Railway, which was considered too heavy for the use for which it was built, was used as a Bar on the Gymkhana ground after the Railway became defunct in 1932. The last coolie gymkhana was held in 1940 and was attended by the Maharaja of Travancore. Club Grounds were threatened by the construction of a Decantation Chamber and head works of the Pullivasal Hydro Electric Scheme. Fortunately, the grounds were saved from total annihilation.

Cottages were constructed in 1935 for the use of Moylam & Co. which constructed the Pullivasal Hydro-Electric Works. They were first used for visitors in 1941 and rented out at Rs.75/- per room per month. The Cottages were converted to self contained rooms, with enclosed verandahs, mosaic tiling, glazed windows etc. in 1979.

The Skittle Alley was designed and constructed in 1939-39. The Alley, rarely used for bowling, was used for lectures (1940), as a Games Room and Recreation Centre (1940-44). It was finally closed for bowling and opened for squash in 1958. Rugby was played at the Club grounds between 1925-1972. Billiards was thrown open to ladies for the first time in 1941.

The first “away” meet was held in 1910 at Peermade. The first Indian to be made a member of the Club was the Dewan of Travancore in 1934. The first Indian to be elected on the Club Committee was in 1958. Diwali and Independence Day were celebrated at the club for the first time in 1972. W. O. Milne was the first planter to hang his hat (at the end of thirty years of continuous resident membership of the Club) in the Men’s Lounge, a tradition followed to this day.

Within an area of 6 acres and a river forming its natural boundary, the old world charm of the high range club continues…

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Room Tariff

The Room Tariffs are effective from 01st November 2015 and are exclusive of Taxes and Meal Plans.

  • Rs.3000/- per Day
    Standard Rooms
  • Single Rs.2700
  • Double Rs.3000
  • Off-Season Tariff
  • Single Rs.2500
  • Double Rs.2800
  • Rs.3500/- per Day
    Standard Cottages
  • Single Rs.3000
  • Double Rs.3500
  • Off-Season Tariff
  • Single Rs.2700
  • Double Rs.3000
  • Rs.4500/- per Day
    Premium Cottages
  • Single Rs.3800
  • Double Rs.4500
  • Off-Season Tariff
  • Single Rs.3500
  • Double Rs.4000

Rules & Regulations

The club adheres to a strict dress code. Formal or National on notified occasions. Jacket and Tie after 7.00 p.m. on Saturdays. Visitors should be properly dressed when using the club (Main lounge, Dining Room and Cocktail bar) Collarless Tee Shirts are not permitted in any club rooms or public areas. Guests must adhere to club rules. Proper sports gear should be worn by guest for usage of sports facility.

Residents are requested not to wear Sandals or Chappals in any of the public areas.

Children are not allowed to enter the Men’s room, Billiards or Squash courts. When taken to the Dining room, they must be accompanied by their parents. Children are also not allowed on the Golf course, or near the Tennis courts while play is in progress, unless accompanied by parents.

1. In addition to the above tariff entrance fee of Rs.100/- is charged per room for the first day of stay.

2. Rights of admission reserved.

3. Maid servants are not permitted to stay in club accommodation beyond 6.00 p.m.

4. Room Service: 10% extra.

5. Resident guests are requested to order their meals at the reception (minimum one hour notice is required for the food to be served). For catering to Meals requested by the guests other than the club fixed menu minimum 4 hours notice is required.

6. Guests are advised not to keep any valuables in their room as the Club does not accept any responsibility for their safety. If required, cash and/or valuables may be deposited with the Executive Secretary against a signed acknowledgement. There is no charge for this amenity.

7. Affiliated Club Members are requested to be in possession of a letter from their parent Club or Membership Card for obtaining discount (i.e., 15% of room rent for a maximum of 3 days)

8. Personal servants are not permitted in any of the public rooms or to reside in the Club rooms. Ayahs are allowed only in the Nursery. Drivers are not allowed to remain in the front compound or in the main building and rooms of the Club at any time.

9. Dogs are not allowed inside the Club buildings at any time.

10. Entertainment of guest in the room is permitted only with the permission of the Committee or Executive Secretary

11. Cancellation or advance checking out of rooms – No amount is charged if the room booking is cancelled before 15 days in season & 7 days during non season of arrival. If no information is received, one full day’s boarding for all persons for whom accommodation was reserved, plus room rent for the period reserved will be charged for a period upto a maximum of 5 days.

12. Golf Green Fee is Rs.500.00 for Indian Nationals and Rs.1000.00 for foreign nationals per day. For holders of IGU card the green fee is Rs.50.00 per day. Golf Kit can be provided on request for which the hire charges will be Rs.300.00 per day.

13. If Gym is used Rs.100.00 per hour will be charged.

14. Room heaters are provided on request for which Rs.100/- will be charged per day.

15. Driver room is available for a rent of Rs.100.00 per day but food will not be provided.

16. No Individual tips for any employee

Affiliated Clubs

List of Affiliated Clubs

The High Range Club, Munnar has affiliation arrangements with the under noted Clubs. Terms of affiliation arrangements can be ascertained from the Secretary and Notice Boards.

Paralai Estate, Iyerpadi PO 642 108, Valparai, Coimbatore Dist., Tamil Nadu. Phone: (04253) 222100 Email:anamallaiclub@hclinfinet.com
Bamboo Club, Pollibetta POLLIBETTA . PH - 08274-51342
No.10, Field Marshal, K.M. Cariappa Road, Bangalore – 560 025 Phone: (080) 22274306/1374 Fax: (080) 22273605/73223 Email: bclub@bgl.vsnl.net.in Web: www.bangaloreclub.com
High Grounds, Sankey Road Bangalore - 560 052 Contact: Mr. Lokesh Phone: 080-2281876 Fax: 080-2257997 Email: bgc1876@bgl.vsnl.net.in
Bombay Gymkhana Club, Phone: 022-2070431/12/13/14 Fax: 207 0431
Dr C Gidwani Road, ChemburMumbai - 400074 Phone: 022-25205874 Fax :022- 25572099
Catholic Club,22 Museum Road, Bangalore-560025.
Chandigarh Golf Club,Sector 6, Chandigarh.
Cochin Club,St. Francis Church Road, Fort, Cochin – 682001.
Konthuruthy, Thevara, Kochi - 682 013. Phone: (0484) 2312 308, 2310 293
Coimbatore Club ,Phone: 0422-302333/302334 Fax: 0422-302336
Coimbatore Golf Club, Chettipalayam Post, COIMBATORE - 641 201, Phone : 0422 - 855258/359/363/399 Fax : 0422 - 855398 Email:srmc@vsnl.com
134, Club Road, Coonoor – 643 101 Nilgiris, S. India Phone: (0423) 2231717/2231714
Secretary’s Office, 2, Safderjung Road, New Delhi – 110 011 Phone: (011) 23015531-5/23010588 Fax: (011)-23010584
Maharana Pratap Singhji Road, Nazarbad, Mysore – 570010.
Kalthuritty Valley Club, Kalthuritty P.O., Quilon District.
1, Golf Avenue, Kodihalli Off Airport Road Bangalore - 560 008 Phone: 5298845
Club Rd, Kodaikanal - 624 101 Phone: (04542) 41342, 43846. Fax: 41341
Kodaikanal, Observatory P.O., DINDIGUL Dist. 624 103, Tamil Nadu. Phone: (04542) 240323/241255
1, Babu Jagjivan Ram Road, Chennai – 600 005 Phone: (044) 8550341/0310; 8583301 Fax: (044) 852 3976 Email: mccgm@eth.net
The Island, Mount Road, Anna Salai, Madras – 600 002. Phone: (044) 25368168/69/60 Fax: (044) 25368364 Email: gymkhana@md4.vsnl.net.in
Kochadai, Madurai – 625 016 Phone: (0452) 26751 Ext: 267
Jeppu, Mangalore - 575 001, S. Kanara, Karnataka. Phone: (0824) 424 146, 442 469.
Mango Range P.O., Nilgiris – 643220.
P.B.No.79, Galibeedu Village , Madikeri - 571 201, Kodagu District, Phone/Fax No.08272-23516
Mundakayam East Post - 686 513 Kerala, Phone: +91-4863-280021
Narasimharaja Boulevard, Mysore - 570 011.
Phone: (0821) 520 743, 442520. Fax: 442 569 Email : knsc@eth.net
27 Little Collins St Melbourne VICTORIA AUSTRALIA 3000 Phone: +61 3 9650 4741 Fax: +61 3 9650 6529
Naval Base, Katari Bagh, Cochin – 682004.
Saifabad, Hyderabad - 500 004. Phone: (040) 323 7097, 323 1054, 324 2718/19, 321 0215. Fax: 321 2395
NEAR FORT, MAIN ROAD, MADIKERI Phone: 08272 25429
Finger Post OOTACAMUND-643 006 (Niligiris,South India) Phone: 0423 - 2442254 Fax : 0423 - 2445967 Email:ogcgolf@sify.com
Tyford Tea Estate, Fairfield PO Peermade Phone: +91-4863-242245
Adherdevi Road, Mt. Abu-307 501, Rajasthan. Phone. (02974)38205,38206 Fax : (02974) 38412.
Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR Phone: +44 (0)20 7408 0214 Fax: +44 (0)20 7499 6738 Email: info@rosl.org.uk
Secretary’s Office, Picket, Secunderabad 500 026 Phone: (040) 7804840/2/3/4 Fax: (040) 7801763
120,Deshapran Sasmai Road, KOLKATA - 700 033 Phone : 033-2473 4539/5954/4741/2316 Fax : 033-2473 1903 Email:trolly@cal3.vsnl.net.in
Vazhuthacaud Thiruvananthapuram Phone:0471-2326444
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Tuticorin Club, Beach Road, Tuticorin – 1.
Umed Club, Gaushala Grounds, Gaushala Sports Complex, Jodhpur, Rajasthan – 346006.
Vandiperiyar Club , Idukki Dt.
Wellington, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu – 643 231 Phone : (0423)-2230254/56 (0423)-2202040 Fax: (0423)-2233800 Email : wgc@sify.com
K.Khayde Marg Tulsiwadi Mumbai 400 034 Phone: 0011 79 494 5754 Fax: 0011 79 9122 492 5802
Wynaad Club, Meppadi Post, Kerala - 573577
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg(Apollo Bunder) Mumbai 400 001 Phone No:22021880 / 22022039

Guest reviews

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“Stayed with family while visiting Kerala”

Great place, Though old British style and very disciplined in terms of Dinner and Bfast timings. What I loved most was the rooms and a separate place for Drivers. Morning Walk is very pleasant and you can hang around for a day though. The property is divided in two Parts. One Area is cottages and take a small walk to..

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“Stay like Gora Sahibs”

A serene and tranquil spot.Presently it is a tea estate club.Well maintained.Beautiful cottages are there.We searched for delicious food in Munnar but for us the best preparation was at this High range club.Golf course fo rmembers is threre.Quite a good place to stay.

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Travel back on time machine

Welcome to the British Raj . . .a colonial mansion hidden right inside the greens of munnar. I shud appreciate the management for maintaining this piece of history as is. It's away from all hustle bustle of the city a serene and peaceful place to relax to read and run around in the golf course with ur kids. .. Priceless. Rates are really cheap compared to anywhere in munnar. Food is fixed menu but something u can die for. It's one among my all time favs . . can go to that place just for the food. Only problem is that ..

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“Quaint old club with excellent views”

We visited the club/hotel for only one day, but were impressed with the grounds and the facilities. They have good service and will go out of the way to satisfy the guest. They also offer some good food, although you do have to order about an hour or so before.

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Contact Info

The Executive Secretary,
High Range Club
Munnar - 685612, Kerala State, India
Ph: (0091-04865) 230253 email:hrcmunnar@gmail.com
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