Munnar – Hillside Plantation Getaway
Kundala Dam (Photo Courtesy: Hrishikesh.kb)
Munnar is a premier hill station in Kerala. It is situated at about 5000-6000 ft above sea level and is surrounded by Tata Tea owned tea plantations and Cardamom Plantations (with Tall Oak trees providing the shade).
Munnar is known for its misty weather and has sightseeing spots and offers activities like trekking and plantation tours. Resorts here are typical getaway resorts offering scenic views and a relaxing ambience. Homestay and activity centric stays here offer number of activities like cookery Class, plantation tours, trekking, campfire, full day guided hiking, walk to waterfall etc.
Major sightseeing options here comprise of Marayoor (Sadalwood Forests - 40 kms), Top Station (Highest view point in the area - 40 kms), Mattupatty Dam (Near Town Centre - Boating), Tea Museum, Araengal Dam, Eravikulam Sanctuary (Nilgiri Tahr), Kundala Dam, etc.
Munnar is an ex-Cochin / Coimbatore / Madurai getaway and a popular destination as a part of any itinerary for Indian traveller to Kerala.
Recommended Stay Duration: 2-3 nights