It was one of those days when the entire family decided to take a break and go for a long drive to Munnar from Cochin. We didn’t realise the time pass with the long chats and the scenic drive. It was lunch time even before we knew it. We were still a few kilometres away from Munnar, when we decided to look out for restaurants on the way, so that we could take a break, stretch ourselves, and satisfy our grumbling tummies before we proceeded further. It was then that we spotted Hotel Panoramic Getaway and decided to stop there for lunch.
From the roadside, the hotel looked like a standard yet good enough one. However, on entering it, we were awed by it’s beauty, nature playing a crucial role in it. The hotel was well maintained and extraordinarily neat and clean. In fact, it was even better than quite a lot of star hotels. As we we walked into their multi-cuisine restaurant Aimie, we were greeted by the friendly staff. The view from the restaurant was breathtaking – overlooking the plush green valley. Right after we placed our order, we headed to the adjoining garden area to admire nature’s beauty and of course, click as many pictures as possible!
We decided to order the main course directly. While the rest of the family ordered Kerala Porotta, Hara Pulav, Methi Malai Matar and Mutton Biryani, I went continental and ordered a Cottage Cheese Steak with Herb Rice and Mushroom Sauce. It took a while for the food to come, but we had no complaints since we spent the entire waiting time soaking up the sun, breathing fresh air, and enjoying the greenery. Needless to say, we were famished by the time the food arrived and we wasted no time digging in.