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Travelogged #21 A Perfect Summer Escape To The Tea Plantation Of Munnar

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 5 min read

A lush green paradise dotted with spice plantations, sprawling tea gardens and endless treat of breath-taking waterfalls and lakes. Yes! such a fairytale place exists on this planet in the name of Munnar. Spend a lovely night at a hill cottage facing the mist-laden hills, wake-up to the chirping birds and walk through the clouds when you are at this astonishing hill station of Kerala

 

Places to visit: Attukal Waterfalls, Anamudi, Pothamedu View Point, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park

 

 

 

Things To Do In Munnar

1. Have A Wow Moment At The Elephant Lake

 

A perfect picnic spot in Munnar where you can spend some riveting moments feeding, bathing and watching the playful creatures having a picturesque backdrop of dense tea plantation of Munnar. The Elephant Lake welcomes numerous elephants from the Munnar forest to drink water and quench their thirst. Click some amazing pictures at this amazing lake when you visit Munnar to cherish those memories forever.travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-elephant-lake_image

 

 

2. Visit Attukad Waterfalls

The view of theAttaukad waterfalls which is located in Munnar can be best described as Nature's beauty and as one drives closer to these waters, one can feel it's fury. The thunderous falls in full glory are a sight for sore eyes and music to the ears. It has a different way of soothing the tired, wandering soul from busy city life. You must visit this serene waterfalls to have a relaxing time. travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-attukad-waterfalls_image

 

3. Feel The Tranquility At Devikulam

Located about 8 km away from Munnar, there lies Devikulam wrapper in velvet lawns and in the company of exotic flora and fauna. Unwind all your stress and feel the tranquility of this beautiful location which is also perfect for trout fishing. Named after the goddess Sita Devi is often a part of a combined package for tourists and vacationers who come to Munnar. travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-devikulam_image

 

4. Go For A Shikara Ride At Kundala

You'll be mesmerized with the view of the sunlight falling on the Kundala Lake since it makes a sparkling impact to give the travellers a paradise to help them appreciate the magnificence of Kundala in total tranquility. To enjoy the most out of this amazing place visit Kundala early morning to see the magical blanket of sun rays hitting the lake.travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-kundala_image

 

Places To Visit In Munnar

 

1. Eravikulam National Park

Kerela's first National park is situated in Munnar which is famous for its collection of tahr. Some uncommon creatures and imperiled types of butterflies can be spotted at Eravikulam National Park. The recreation center is likewise acclaimed for extraordinary perspective on the tea estate, moving slopes and neelakurunji. Neelakurunji is a blue shaded kurunjiflower, which blossoms once in 12 years.travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-eravikulam-national-park_image

 

2. Anamudi

The highest peak of South India is situated at Munnar and is known as Anamudi. Standing tall at 8,842 ft it looks like that the Anamudi mountain is touching the clouds which give out an astounding view. It is surely a delight for all the trekkers, photographers and nature lovers. travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-anamudi_image

 

3. Kollukkumallay Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai is a small village in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu at the border of Idukki district of Kerala. So, technically it is a part of Tamil Nadu but Munnar (in Kerala) is the most popular gateway to Kolukkumalai tea estate. To reach Kolukkumalai you need to hire a jeep from the gate of Suryanelli tea estate from where the 9 kilometers of crazy off-roading will begin. It is the HIGHEST organic tea estate in the whole world!travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-kollukkumallaya-tea-estate_image

 

4. Blossom Hydel Park

It is in Cochin direction and around 2 km from Munnar. It is a very nicely maintained place filled with a variety of flowers. Blossom Hydel Park adjoins Hydel Dam as it has big lawns and water canal on both sides. Entry fee at this amazing place in Munnar Rs 40 and parking Rs 30.  There is a fish aquarium for which they had a separate ticket. travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-blossom-hydel-park_image

 

How To Reach Munnar

 

By Air: The closest air terminal is Cochin International Airport, which is around 125 km far from Munnar. The airplane terminal is all around connected with all the main cities of India. Normal taxis can be hired from the air terminal to Munnar and they are consistently accessible.

 

By Rail: The closest railway station is situated in Kochi or Ernakulam. It is a noteworthy intersection of the trains originating from different places of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mangalore and so forth. Notwithstanding, Aluva Railway Station is nearer to Munnar with a separation near 120 km.

 

Local Cuisines 

Obviously, the lip-smacking appeal of South Indian dishes like dosas and idlis is no mystery to inland sightseers. Though, what not so many people know is that Munnar has a flourishing street grub culture that blends to life when the sun goes down. From puttu and kadala curry to appams with stew, the sheer decent variety of Munnar sustenance will make it difficult for you to pick the menu.travelogged-21-things-to-do-munnar-local-cuisines_image

 


Suggested Reads:

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Awesome Things You Should Do In Gokarna, Karnataka

An Extensive Guide To The Scotland Of India-Coorg


 

FAQs

Q: What is the best way to travel from Bangalore to Munnar?

A: Bangalore to Munnar cabs are the best and the most reasonable way of traveling that would be light on your pocket.

 

Q: What is the best time to visit Munnar?

A: The best time to visit Munnar is from Oct - Feb.

 

Q: How can I reach Munnar from Chennai?

A: You can either book a private taxi or go by bu from Chennai to Munnar.

 

 

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