Day 1 - Athirappally Falls & Munnar
Took a flight from Pune to Kochi. Reached Kochi at 5 am and was picked up by our cab. We stopped for breakfast just outside the airport and then headed towards Athirappally falls, our first destination on this trip.
Bahubali, yes, that famous movie was shot here in Athirapally. Reached the place 2 hours earlier. The gates open at 8 am and the ticket counter is about half a km earlier than the entry gate.
Well paved roads will take you to the top from where the water falls and there is a small gate which will take you down to the falls. Since it wasn't rainy season the waterfall wasn't in its full beauty but was good enough for me to appreciate it.
Started from Athirapally towards Munnar around 10 30 am and reached the hotel around 3 pm. Freshened up, rested for while and then headed out to the Tata Tea Museum. The museum showcases the olden time equipments used, modern techniques of making tea alongwith the history of how Munnar became the tea producing town that it is now.
This is just a small demo factory. I'd suggest skipping this and doing the actual factory tour on the way to Echo Point.