Munnar Kashmir of South India
Munnar a is alluring hill station in South Indian state of Kerala in Idukki district. Munnar is 5200 ft above the sea level. Tea plantation, exotic flora and fauna,spices gardens, scenic beauty of nature covered with dense forests, cold climate are the major attractions of Munnar. When you travel to Kerala ,Munnar is must visit destination.
Lush green mountain slopes, misty valleys, tea estates, streaming waterfalls ,scented spices aroma makes Munnar is a beautiful holiday destination for every traveler, specially nature lovers and honeymooners would love to visit this place due to its quiet and calm nature.
Enjoying hot maggi and Tea on roadside thela on ghat road is best thing to try during travelling.
Munnar got its name from its location at confluence of three rivers, Monu means three and Aru mean river
The famous Neela Kurunji flowers which bloom once in twelve years, blooms in the hills and valleys around in and around Munnar
How to reach Munnar?
Nearest Airport is Kochi International Airport which is 110 km away from Munnar. And is very well connected with major metropolitan cities of India. Also, Kochi Airport is connected with many major cities abroad.
Madurai International Airport (150km) and Coimbatore International Airport (150km) are some of the nearest Airports to Munnar.
From airport you can book a taxi to reach Munnar. You can take bus from Ernakulam Bus Stand one way drop costs 2500 from Ernakulam.
Nearest railway station is Ernakulam or Aluva Railway Station(105km) and Coimbatore Railway Station (150 km), from these railway stations we can hire a taxi to reach Munnar.
All these Railway stations are well connected with Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad.
Munnar is connected with beautiful scenic route with tea plantations and dense forests which makes journey refreshing. There are many KSRTC and private luxury buses from Bangalore, Coimbatore and Ernakulam.
One can also take bus from Udmalpet to Munnar there are many Kerala and Tamilnadu state buses direct to Munnar, this is very pocket friendly.
Self-driving is not recommended, you can take and you will definitely love visualising this beautiful route, and click the pictures of the nature enjoy the tea and maggi from roadside Thelas.
Duration to Stay in Munnar
Munnar is perfect destination for the nature lovers2-3 days with the planned itinerary is ok to explore Munnar. For holidays in Munnar 4 days of stay is perfectly ok to explore the scenic beauty of Munnar.
Places to Visit in Kerala Munnar
Eravikulam National Park:
This park is located 15 km away from Munnar, is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eravaikulam park is home of Nilgiri tahr .It is treasure of wildlife ,here you can spot some wildlife like Sambar Deer,Golden Jackel,Gaur,Leoperd,Tigers.
Kundala Dam & Lake:
The most scenic place 20km away from Munnar. Boating can be enjoyed in the lake.
One of the famous must to be visited spot by tourist. You can see lots of Elephants as Kerala is famous for treasuring Elephants.Munnar Kashmir of South India is popular for Elephant riding
You can enjoy Elephant Savari ,children will definitely enjoy elephant ride.
Mattupetty Dam :
Matupetty dam is constructed under Pallivasal Project in 1940 for water conservation.This lake is surrounded with lush greenery ,chirping birds makes famous spot for tourists.
Its almost one hour drive from Munnar towards Marayoor, Water flow is perfectly fine and water is cold so you can love playing in water for long duration.
Timings are 8 .00am to 5.00pm with nominal fees of 20 Rs per person.
This is the highest peak of South India and western ghats. Going to Anamudi peak requires special permission from forest department .It takes 5 hrs to complete Anamudi Trek.
The famous point in Munnar due to its phenomenon where if you yell there you will get the words back which is truly enthusiastic. For a while you feels like your childhood is back.
Many varieties of spices grow in Munnar like cardamom, cloves, pepper and many more .In these gardens you can walk around these trees or plants learn about the spices and their cultivation methods.Experts from the gardens explains everything about spices and herbal plants as well.
There are many spices gardens in Munnar,you can visit any of it as per your convenience. They charge you 100 rs per person.
Tea Garden &Tea Estates:
In Munnar there are more than 40 tea estates some of famous ones are Sevenmallay owned by Tata Tea Company,Pallivasal Tea Garden,Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.
Best time to Visit:
Best time to visit Munnar is between September to February as the weather is very pleasant.
April to June you can experience some hotness in weather but still you can enjoy visiting during summers.
Duration to Stay:
Planned trip for 2 days is ok to stay in Munnar Kashmir of South India.For short trip from nearby places Munnar is one day trip places in Kerala.
Things to Buy :
1.There is vast cultivation of Spices like Pepper, Cardamom ,cinnamon in Munnar,You can buy thes spices here.
3.Varieties of Tea like Masala Tea.Green Tea,Elachi Tea.Green Tea.
4.Fruits ,Homemade Chocolates.
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