Mesmerizing Tea Gardens of Munnar

Tripoto
15th Jan 2016

Decided a week before the festival to head out to some place away from the city havoc. We finalized to touch base Munnar at last since this was on the radar for quite sometime now. Bookings done, car basics checked, route map??? There are different routes to enter Munnar (via NH209, via NH7 & NH47, via NH7 till Dindigul) so I was confused as to which route to opt. There were few travelogues on web but nothing concrete about the road conditions so finally decided to trust Google maps and opted for the best and fastest route (which is NH7 & NH47). Though it was the fastest, we took nearly 9 hours to reach coz of the curvy roads in the hilly areas and bad stretches & that's when I decided to try a different route while returning. Though the journey becomes tiring once you enter the ghat (hill) section, the spectacular views will keep you going the distance. 
Major attractions according to me:

1) Top Station

2) Mettupetty Dam

3) Tea estates enroute Top Station

4) Tea museum

5) Devikulam

6) Mettupetty Dam

7) Echo Point (nah!!)

8) Thoovanam Falls (You get a glimpse of the after Udumalpet)

Other places of interest which I didn't visit:Wildlife sanctuaries, Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Many Waterfalls around Munnar (Pallivasal, Thoomankuthu, Cheeyappara, Lakkam etc.,)

Snack break near Krishnagiri..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

View from my room!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

View from my Room!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

On our way to Top Station!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Tea, Tea everywhere!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Amidst the Clouds!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Picturesque view!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Sunset view near to our hotel..

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Enroute!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Pongal Celebrations at our breakfast joint.

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Day 1 - Breakfast

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Mettupetty Dam view!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Top Station!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

On our way to Theni

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar

Saravana Bhavan, dosai!!

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Sumanth Kumar
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