When is it happening?
23rd to 29th January 2022
Where is it happening?
Amidst the rolling hillocks of Munnar, close to the main town area
yet far enough to be surrounded by a sea of virginal greenery. Situated
right in the middle of a cardamom plantation, this particular Retreat
features individual villas dotted around the property.
About 1,600 feet above sea level, Munnar is a hill station situated at
the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and
Kundala. Historically a summer resort for the British, today it features
sprawling tea gardens, quaint towns and of course, a plethora of spice
plantations under a clear blue sky.
How to get there?
Munnar is about 4 hours from Cochin. If you are planning to fly down,
Cochin features the closest airport and is about 110 kms away from Munnar.
You can hop on to the Alwa-Munnar Road once you land and make your way to our
Retreat. If you are planning to come by train, the closest stations are Alwa
and Angamali, both about 110 kms away from Munnar. If you are having trouble
arranging your last mile arrival at the Retreat, do get in touch with us at
So, when do I get there and when do I leave?
Driving in the hills leading to Munnar is incredibly scenic, but it will take
you a minimum of 4 hours from the airport or train station. We suggest you plan
for an entire day just for travel so you can reach the venue in the early evening
hours, on the night before, i.e. 23rd January. Take the evening to explore the
plantation, have dinner with your co-attendees, and get to know the facilitators.
Have a good night’s sleep so we can start nice and early. The Retreat will be
conducted from 23rd to 28th January. You should plan to leave
for your destination on the morning of the 29th.
How many participants will there be in all?
20 at the maximum, on a twin sharing basis. The idea is to create an
intimate group of people who are serious about their creative transformation
and can be cheerleaders for each other’s creative journey. We also ensure that
we have a diverse and varied lot across creative domains and experience levels
so that when the journeys intersect, there are enough experiences and stories
to take solace in.
What’s the accommodation like?
The property in Munnar we have chosen for the January 2022 Retreat is a sprawling
spice plantation with beautiful green vistas and giant boulders dotting the landscape.
There are individual villas across the property that will comfortably fit you and a
fellow attendee. At the plantation, there are 10 villas with double occupancy, which
means there will be 20 attendees along with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.
How much does it cost?
INR 59,000 + government taxes. For details on where your money goes and what’s included and what’s not, please click here.
What’s the day-wise journey like?
Unpacking – letting go of the old baggage you’ve been carrying
Creating space for a new journey of transformation
Discovering oneself through an inner journey and clearing the past
Introduction to creative purpose
Meeting your travel partners – the friends and foes of creativity
Soul searching with things that matter and things that don’t
Reflection and time travel
The journey of creative purpose
Creative recovery through inner journey
Unblocking and overcoming limiting beliefs
Passion projects introduction
Finalising the creative destination
Unravelling of creative purpose
Manifestation of creative purpose
Passion project discussions
Intensive creative recovery with deeper inner journey
Planning the creative life journey
Planning passion projects
Building a creativity mindset
Creativity techniques and idea generation – 111 ideas per passion project to be developed. Why 111? Why not?
Fine-tuning travel plans
Day 1 of new journey and rules of the road
Where it all comes together
Handling the roadblocks – fame, critics, failure, blockages, u-turns, judgement, skepticism and other creativity demons
Staying in the creative flow
A note from the property owners
Creativegarh has a zero-garbage tolerance policy. The Retreat will be held at a pristine location nestled within the mountains and we ensure that we leave the property as clean and green as we found it. Attendees are requested to keep track of their belongings and make sure that they do not discard anything anywhere apart from the bins.
We at Creativegarh do not support the use of drugs because we believe that creativity does not require the crutches of mind altering substances. The use of drugs is prohibited at the Retreat.
The owners and caretakers of the property have painstakingly created a comfortable stay rich with heritage. Please be respectful of their effort inside as well as outside the villas amidst the vibrant plantation.
The Retreat at Munnar is located in a serene and quiet area. Loud music after 10.30 pm is not allowed. Make your experience at the Retreat stress free and play your music soft.
Water is a precious commodity, all the more in the hills. Please be mindful of your use. Do not wash your clothes in the bathrooms. You may give your laundry to the staff who will arrange for it to be cleaned, this service will be charged extra.
No food will be served/eaten in the rooms.
Housekeeping/Cleaning and bedsheet change(s) should be notified to the front desk.
Soiling of sheets/carpets and damaging rooms will be charged extra.
Diapers, tissue papers, chips packets and other disposables are to be thrown in the dustbins provided. No littering is allowed.
All breakages/damages will be charged.