History of Munnar Tea Gardens
Nature Walk in Tea Gardens
Entry Fee for Tea GardensThe hill station of Munnar has about 50 tea gardens and sprawling tea estates. There is a free entry for the tea gardens but the entrance fee of the museum, namely, Tata Tea Museum is INR 75 per person for adults and INR 35 per person for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Harrison Malayalam, Michael's Tea, Brooke Bond and AVT tea are some of the well-known tea estates in Munnar and you can visit and indulge in some tea tasting at nominal fees. You have to pay an amount of INR 20 per person for camera, if you want to click pictures inside the museum.
Photo OpportunityMunnar provides immense opportunities for clicking and getting clicked. There are some places in particular which are worth getting photographed. The photo point in Munnar tops the list because of its serene location, featuring dense tea plantations, woods, waterfalls, hills and small rivulets. You can click many pictures of the natural surroundings and of yourselves while on a picnic in this excellent picnic spot. Close to the Mattupetty Dam, the place has a small stream that make your pictures perfect. If you are a passionate nature photographer, this is one place you can shoot some photographs. For good and vibrant photos, you must visit Photo Point earlier in the day because it starts gets dark early in the evening. Your trip to Munnar is incomplete without posing for a photo in the lush green tea gardens of Munnar. The green carpeted hills add the perfect backdrop to your pictures, especially when the clouds descend. If you live in a treehouse in Munnar, you can click some of the finest views from up there. Lock Heart Gap is another popular view point in Munnar, where you can take some breathtaking snaps and selfies. Try to capture the views when it is not too misty. So, when you return back home and look at the pictures, you start believing in the ethereal beauty of nature.
Bollywood ConnectionThe comic tale of Chennai Express featured Munnar in one of its songs. The song named "Kashmir tu, main Kanyakumari" showed Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone dancing around the tea plantations. The green landscapes are a perfect enhancement for the song. Kerala is not just a movie-shooting choice for directors because of its divine backwaters. Munnar proves this fact by featuring in other movies such as Life of Pi and Nishabd.
Wildlife Nearby Tea GardensMunnar also features some exotic species of flora and fauna. You can make an excursion to the nearby Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, and Silent Valley National Park, where you can spot rare species of animals like mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr, Ibex, elephants, tigers, lions, tailed macaque, flying squirrel, Nilgiri wood pigeon and many more.
Munnar is a popular and picturesque hill station of Kerala, located 1600 to 1800 meters above the sea level. It is also popularly known as the 'Kashmir of South India'. The peaceful environment and tranquillity make it a perfect destination for travellers looking out for valleys, mountain streams and tea gardens, all at one place.