Olive Brook is the brainchild of Mr. Varkey, a school teacher. Situated on a 8 acre lush green cardamom estate, Olive Brook opened its doors to guests on the 1st of May, 2003. In a very short span of time Olive Brook has captured the hearts of guests from all over the world (click Link ‘Visitor’s Book’- The Brook of Inspiration). Far from the hustles and bustles of Munnar, Olive Brook unleashes a whole new world of sunshine, fresh air, pure mountain spring water, varieties of birds, trees, mountains, streams, caves, flowers, acres of cardamom and tea plantations. Stunning views from the rooms, highly personalized services, excellent food and spick and span interiors; any which way you look at it, Olive Brook stands out in the clutter. Olive Brook, it is all about rediscovering ‘Mother Nature’. And how little big things can make all the difference in the world.
Olive Brook, Forever and Ever
Times change. People change. Lifestyles change. Fashion changes. Trends change. ’Change’ is the only constant in today’s world, true. Believe it, there’s one thing that won’t change for years and years to come, Olive Brook. Because Olive Brook has a different kind of vision and work philosophy. Not to follow life in the fast lane and end up as a burn out. Olive Brook believes in preserving the spirit of its high values, standards and traditions to give the best to its guests, all the time.
Come back to Olive Brook, ten years after your first visit. You would find the same great ambience, personal care, food, accommodation, hygiene and that unmistakable oneness with nature. Perhaps, Olive Brook could be the only place in the world that won’t resort to expansion plans for the future, even while growing in customer-base, goodwill and reputation. Just to avoid congestion and preserve the tranquility of the place for guests. And that’s precisely why Olive Brook would remain evergreen as the ‘Republic of Nature’ in the hearts and minds of guests from all over the world, forever and ever.
Olive Brook - the experience
Break the mundane rituals of a boring daily routine. Wake up to the bird song. Take a wash in pure mountain spring water. Listen to the whispering brooks. Watch the birds taking bath in our ‘Bird Baths’ (we have two ‘Bird Baths’ right in front of the rooms). Help yourself to a glass of Indo-Swiss milk or a cup of hot coffee or tea. Hit the internet, if you are in a mood. Or turn into a bookworm at our library. Take a walk to ‘Garden House’, the rest room with a garden. Move on to the ‘Retreat Cave’ a 24’x 9’ wide cave, meditate or just relax. If adventure is your cup of tea, go for the Full Day Trekking by Jeep (optional). Enjoy the Attukad waterfalls, climb up the rocks, bathe in the lake, have snacks in the cave. Proceed to visit two pristine villages. Witness the unique ‘Grama Panchayath’, the good old traditional village court. And finally, a trip to cardamom plantations and the dense forests of Bison Valley. An intimate encounter with virgin streams, age-old trees and a host of bird species. Olive Brook is your password, for a truly out of this world experience. Far away from run -of-the-mill vacations.
Honey Moon Paradise
Everything about Olive Brook is romantic. The location. The ambience. The very air you breathe. Flirt with the brooks. Hum with the birds. Play with the mountain squirrels. Go for a sunset trekking, to the highest point at Olive Brook and watch a glorious sunset. Discover the absolute privacy of ‘Couple’s Rock’, our lover’s corner. Savor a candle-lit dinner. Marriages are made in heaven. And there is a heaven on earth for honeymoon, Olive Brook.
Cottages : Olive Branch Villa & Brookscape Villa
New Peaks of Personal Care: Care, that goes into the minute details of your likes and dislikes. Tastes and needs. In fact, the personal care at Olive Brook begins even before you check in. At the time of online reservation, Olive Brook shoots up a host of questions only to find out your specific needs and habits and get well prepared to accommodate your wishes before you check in.
Harmony of Team Work:Olive Brook is a small team of seven, which works in tandem with a sole mission of winning smiles of satisfaction from you every time. From a 24 hour room service to playing the role of your own guide, Olive Brook always goes that extra mile to make you feel at home. In fact, Olive Brook goes even beyond that, taking care of the food and accommodation of your driver .Well- experienced, polite, ever-obliging and friendly, the Olive Brook team brings out a one-of-its-kind, one-to-one intimacy in personal care.
Peace of Mind: Far away from the madding crowd, Olive Brook is safe and secure. Calm and serene surroundings, it is like going back to nature from a concrete jungle. Whether it is a pleasure, leisure or rejuvenation trip, you always feel at home with a spick and span, hygienic environment. The water you drink is pure, natural mountain spring water. Milk comes from nearby Indo-Swiss dairy. Farm fresh vegetables and fruits are grown in - house. Olive Brook, it is like a pilgrimage to absolute peace of mind.
Custom-made Menu: What would you like to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner?. You name it, Olive Brook serves it. In other words, you don’t select from a pre-fixed menu, rather you make your own multi- cuisine menu at Olive Brook. There is also an evening cookery demo by the chef, where he would make a typical Kerala dish for your delight.
Dine With Nature: An unforgettable open air camp fire and barbecue in front of the ‘Retreat cave’. It is just another unique experience at Olive Brook.
How to reach there
  • Coimbatore to Munnar * Palakkad > Thrissur > Angamaly > Perumanoor > Kothamangalam> Adimaly > Munnar * Kenathikadavu > Pollachi > Udumal Petta > Chinnar > Marayur > Munnar
  • Kodaikanal to Munnar * Bathalkundu > Theni > Bodi Mettu > Pooppara > Devikulam > Munnar
  • Cochin to Munnar * Alwaye > Perumanoor > Kothamangalam > Adimaly > Munnar
  • Trivandam to Munnar * Kottarakara > Kottayam > Muvattupuzha > Kothamangalam > Adimaly > Munnar
  • Madurai to Munnar * Karmathur > Uslam Petty > Andy Petty > Theni > Bodi > Pooppara > Devikulam > Munnar
  • Thekkady to Munnar * Kumily > Nedumkandam > Pooppara > Devikulam > Munnar
  • Airport * Nedumbassery International Airport, Cochin. Fly to Madurai and take a drive to Munnar. Note: No trains to or from Munnar.