When is it happening?

19th to 25th January 2025

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 main 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.


Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation Bungalow is a place that’s set far away
from the city din, amidst Kerala’s most beautiful hill station.

The property in Munnar is a sprawling spice plantation with beautiful green vistas
and giant boulders dotting the landscape. Taking a stroll here amidst the misty atmosphere
is an experience beyond words. A bonfire can be set up in one part of the property, which
is perfect for a nippy evening. The front porch is also equipped with seating, thereby
keeping you spoilt for choice when the tales get interesting.
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How to get there?

By Air:
The nearest airport is Cochin Airport (110 km). The venue is about a 4-hour
drive from the airport.

You can conveniently avail yourself of a cab and take the Aluva-Munnar Road
from the airport to reach the venue.

By Train:
The nearest train station is the Angamaly Junction (112 km) from where it
takes roughly 3.5 hours to reach Neelakurunji Plantation Bungalow.

From Aluva Railway Station (112 km), the venue is 4 hours away.

We can help you with the last mile arrival and pickup by cabs from the nearest
airports or railway station. Do get in touch with us hello@creativegarh.com

So, when do I get there and when do I leave?

To ensure a seamless start to our hill station retreat, we recommend you check-in
at the venue at the latest by 4pm Sunday, 19th January. Our program officially
begins at 6pm on the same day with a 44-minute kickoff session.

Ease in, have dinner with your co-attendees, engage with the facilitators and settle
in for a restful sleep. The retreat will then unfold with full-day sessions from 20th
up till late evening of 24th January. You may plan to leave for your destination any
time before 11am on the 25th.

What’s the accommodation like?

Neelakurunji Plantation Bungalow features a colonial-style architecture that lends
it a rather luxurious charm. The property boasts 10 villas that will comfortably fit you.
There are ample common sitting areas, where you can cosy up and indulge in hearty
conversations. Each bedroom is furnished with comfy double beds with side tables and
lamps, so you can enjoy a serene slumber after an eventful day. The en suite washrooms
are tiled and fitted with western sanitary ware.

There will be a total of 16 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.

How many participants will there be in all?

16 at the maximum. 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 transformation journey. We also ensure that we have a diverse and varied
lot across domains and experience levels, so that when the journeys intersect,
there are enough experiences and stories to take solace in.

How much does it cost?

INR 90,500 + government taxes per person on twin sharing.
INR 1,15,700 + government taxes for a private room (limited seats on first come,
first serve basis).
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?

Retelling our narratives

+ Creating space for a new journey.
+ Creating a safe space.
+ Understanding judgement.
+ The story of our lives and beginning of self healing and recovery.
+ Introduction to unreasonable living.
+ Sankalp, Sakshi, Saadhana, Swadhayay.

Rewriting our narratives

+ Reflection and time travel.
+ Listening to our narratives.
+ Re-meeting ourselves.
+ Overcoming procrastination.
+ Soul searching of what matters.
+ Svikaar, Smarpan, Shraddha.

Tapping into our beingness

+ Elevating self love.
+ Playing from love.
+ Mindfulness, forgiveness, gratefulness, you-ness.
+ Simran, Kshama, Shukr, Shriday.

Unravelling the reason for our being

+ Unravelling life purpose.
+ Internalisation of life purpose.
+ Tapping into joy.
+ Pouring yourself into your passions.
+ Sewa, Swardharma.

Day 1 of a purpose-driven life

+ Connecting all the dots.
+ Discovering how joy flows.
+ Handling the future roadblocks.
+ Staying in the creative flow.
+ Being ready for life.
+ Sabr, Shokhee, Sangha.

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