A Trip to Munnar –The Queen of Hill Stations in India & Top Reasons why You Should Visit this Kerala

Tripoto
1st Oct 2013

One of the best hill stations in the country is Munnar and this breathtakingly beautiful place in God’s own place is all about ecstatic natural beauty and the sound of gushing waterfalls.

The craggy peaks here not only offer panoramic views of hills in Kerala but also provide a sneak peek of hills in Tamil Nadu. With manicured tea estates, breathtaking waterfalls, natural environs, stunning national parks, cardamom aroma, attractive flowers and enthralling tours, Munnar sightseeing Tour offer a riveting insight into this wonderful little town.

Just look at the Munnar beauty!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Nymisha Reddy

Awwwhh, I love Munnar. I love it FIERCELY. It is a great destination that brings me endless bliss. And I really need to talk about it more for that reason.

I love the cities in Kerala and Munnar of it all looks like a fairy tale and it’s one of my favorite cities on the planet, and a day trek in Munnar is a lot of fun, too. I love the natural beauty and I am sure you will fall in love too. The mountains, the waterfalls even the echo point. I love the people. Munnar residents are so warm and friendly and welcoming. I love the castles. They’re everywhere and every castle is different in terms of architecture and design! To a degree, it feels like you’re living in splendid isolation.

I feel like Munnar is one of the best all-around destinations in the world. Here’s what makes it great:

It’s a perfect destination for all the travelers and especially for newlyweds (for the honeymoon). There’s enough variety to customize your trip. Do you want to have an active hiking, biking, and canoeing trip or would you rather visit beautiful sites? Do you want to drive or take the cab? Go with a group or solo? Do you want a foodie adventure? There are endless options.

No words to describe ! Clouds will touch your cheeks.

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This is the first time I visited Munnar with my friends. I started from Kavali (Nellore District) and reached Kerala by a private bus and from there we reached Munnar in the next day morning. The traveling session from Kerala to Munnar is best when you use the roads. However, the most exciting and adventurous moment was when you travel through the forest to reach Munnar.

Beauty of Munnar

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We booked a home stay which is 5-15 minutes far away from the city in Munnar. The home stay was situated in a peaceful and pleasant environment away from the chaos of the city.

Pleasant guest house

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Cool! So, that was day 1. We were really looking forward to day 2 as we didn’t really do much on day 1. After a typical Kerala breakfast of idli and sambar, we went to the tea museum to see how tea transforms from the leaves to the black powder in our cups. The next stop was the lake for speed boating.

Delicious Idly and sambar

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The first time I went on a speed was at this very lake three years back. It was really amazing and I was raring to have another go. The only difference was that this time I had a camera! There was one more thing. After completing more than half the lap quite uneventfully, the boatman asked for my camera and said he’d take a group pic. Wow! Great guy, he actually offered to click a pic of us! And then came the best part!

Breath-taking Boating

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With the DSLR cam in one hand, he started rocking the boat. And it really rocked! It was an amazing scene. The daredevil boatman with the steering in one hand and cam in the other with the boat at the weirdest angle you can imagine. We then had a photos hoot near the lake, an overdose of tea and coconut water and chilli pakodas.

Wonder of wonders, the Echo point actually echoed this time. We proceeded to the Top Station. We stopped and clicked on the way for some tea-garden photography. You really need to do this if you go to Munnar!

Echo Point view

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Top Station was one of the most amazing hill station moments I’ve ever had! The place was covered with clouds and you couldn’t see a few feet ahead of you! In fact, you could actually feel the moisture of the clouds. Standing at the edge, the sight was just amazing. Tea gardens all around, at steep angles along the hill, the clouds climbing along the hills at great speed and the small droplets of water accumulating on your face from them. The only less-amazing parts were the leeches which managed to cling on to quite a few of us.

We moved on to our last point – a dam whose name I forgot to note down yet again!! The exotic flavour is just amazing. Some maggi, bread-omelet and photography followed and then we were on our way back.

Mattupetty Dam

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Munnar again was even more fun than Munnar the first time!

Places to visit on your Munnar Sightseeing Tour:

 Mattupetty Dam

 Kundala Lake

 Echo Point

 Anamudi Peak

 Top Station

 Lakkom waterfalls

 Attukal waterfalls

 Tata Tea Museum

 Guided Morning Walk, Munnar

 Day Trek in Munnar

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