The Western Ghats Mountain range is believed to have been formed some 150 million years ago. The region around Munnar is situated between 1450 metres and 2700 metres above mean sea level. The elevation and the ever-green vegetation around are just right to make the atmosphere cool and salubrious.

The fragile eco-system that has been painfully preserved supports hundreds of endemic wild varieties of plants, small animals, colourful birds, rare amphibians and other smaller life-forms including numerous butterfly and moth species. Natural springs provide clean water that is rich in minerals and has medicinal properties. The air and water are uncontaminated and the plantations inside the property are kept organic to safeguard the eco-system.