By 4 pm we reached hotel Munnar Queen for a two night stay. The hotel was beautifully located on top of the hill. You will be thrilled to experience clouds coming inside your room (without knocking the door !). The day ended with a camp fire and DJ with delicious dinner.
Day 3: Living Munnar Life
Hotel Munnar Queen to the Munnar town was a 12 km travel through mountains covered with Tea plantations. You will recall the picturesque song from movie Chennai Express. The shooting of that song was done at this location surrounded by huge Tea plantations.
Munnar was a holiday spot and resort for the British rulers. My driver told me that even a railway line, built by Britishers, existed to reach the town. But now it is not functional.
Although Munnar is a small town, it has spread over the western ghat mountains for around 180 sq. km. So in a limited time, prioritizing the view points is crucial.
We could visit following locations:
1. Kerala Floriculture Development Center (KFDC) garden: You could see here a huge variety of flowers and even buy saplings. We were not fortunate to see the mountains covered with Neelakurinji but we could see the plant of it for sale in this garden.
For awareness of the tourists; Neelakurinji is a shrub having purplish blue colored flower that blossoms only once in 12 years. This was the season of it starting from August 2018 to October 2018. We just missed it. But will surely plan to see it after 12 years....