Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main cities, Photo Point is this picturesque site perched atop the low rolling slopes and undulating plains of Nilgiris. In the backdrop of the stretches of tea gardens typical to this region of the country, this point serves as an excellent photographic opportunity; as it is clear from the name itself. Many people choose not to stop in this location because there is not much to see here, but once you get off the car and take a look around, the gorgeous surroundings will take you in like their own.
Photo point is the ideal place to experience the charms of the indigenous vegetation of the region. Sprinkled with gently rolling hills, babbling brooks and glistening silver oaks, the beauty of this place lies in its simplicity. The turquoise sky against the emerald tea gardens is a breathtaking sight, and the lake nearby elevates the experience to another level.
Apart from its scenic beauty and lush green tea gardens, it is also known for aromatic spices. The route up to the spot is quite spectacular as well and makes the entire journey worth it. Photo Point is a famous sightseeing, a picnic spot and a filming destination, and rightfully so. When in Munnar, make sure that you do not miss this stunning beauty!
Photo Point is essentially a tea garden, and you can have an enriching experience about tea plantations here. The entire landscape is carpeted with fragrant tea leaves which are not only a visual treat but an olfactory experience as well. Dress up as a tea plantation worker and take a peek at the life of locals. The mesmerizing landscape is an ideal backdrop for an elongated photo session with friends and family, and you will surely enjoy this unique photo shooting endeavour.
If you do not have your own camera, there are professional photographers around to do it for you. They even have gear with them to dress you up as one of the local tea-workers. With a small amount of INR 30-40, they will develop the print for you almost immediately. Stand along the brilliant blue skyline at the edge of the slope or against the background of the symbolic tea gardens and frame some of the most beautiful moments of your trip.
Since there are very few stops for food or refreshments on the way, this place being a tourist spot has some shacks here and there that serve light snacks, water and tea/coffee. Fill your stomach and quench your thirst here, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Coconut water is also available here in makeshift stalls and thelas.
The site falls at a distance of 3 kilometres from the city centre of Munnar, right on the way of regular tourist sightseeing spot Mattupetty dam. Any hired car will take you here, or if you are not aware of its existence, any driver would definitely stop here and urge you to visit the place.
Try to arrive here earlier in the day as this place gets crowded during the later hours. Also, avoid visiting this place during summers as it is too hot.
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