Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.
One of the biggest tea-plantation area of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural view-points apart from the tea-plantations. Munnar is divided into Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located. The Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations are its major attractions.
Resorts, hotels and homestays are available on booking for various price ranges.
A new hub for the honeymooners. Extremely peaceful place. The pleasant weather is always a delight for the tourists.
Public transport for commuting in the local areas is a bit problematic. Also, Munnar does not have its own railway station and airport which makes it difficult to access.
A very romantic place for the couples and honeymooners. Also, a favourable destination for the nature lovers and trekkers.
Munnar's cuisine is where you'll find all popular items off a conventional Keralan cuisine. From essentials like Idli, Vada, Sambhar to the widespread Banana chips, all is almost staple here. Other than that a number of places will have menus of various cuisines and a huge number of options.
One might also want to visit the early morning food stalls in the bazaar which might offer you an enjoyable breakfast. While here, you might not want to miss the popular Cardamom tea
Local Tour Operators provide convenient means of travelIing within Munnar. Local buses and taxis are also available.
Day 1: Arrive at Cochin International airport. Transfer to Munnar in a private cab in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for the city tour in the nearby areas. Tour in the tea gardens of Munnar. Visit the lush green hills of tea gardens, enjoy the freshly brewed tea prepared from the freshly picked tea leaves. Also, visit the famous tea museum. Visit the Echo point, the most famous place of Munnar. Day 3: Leave for Eravikulam National Park in the morning after breakfast.The national park is famous for it rich flora and fauna and homes a number of endangered species. Spend the day at the National park. Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Top Station which is famous for its beautiful views of hills. Later, you can visit the various waterfalls located on the outskirts of Munnar. Lakkom waterfall, Attukad waterfall, Thoovanam waterfall are some of the famous waterfalls around Munnar.
Step into the boundaries of Munnar, and you will have all the reasons to call Kerala "A god's own country". Brace yourself up for one of the most romantic places in India, for the delightful weather, the endless lush green fields of tea-gardens and the hilly terrains of Western Ghats. Over the past few years, Munnar has become one of the most sought- after honeymoon destination leaving behind Srinagar, Manali, and Shimla. For those want to see much more than ice-draped peaks, Munnar is truly a paradise. An escape into the lap of nature, away from the hustle-bustle, into the world of tranquillity. That's Munnar for you!
Apply sunscreen lotion while you leave Munnar because as you descend the hills the weather gets warmer and causes sun burn. Hill stations tend to get dark rather early, so be sure to carry a torch or flashlight.
By Kinnali Vikam
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