Hai friends....from the time i finished with my first blog...i feel much confidence ( i guess this is overconfidence ) what ever... i thought i will write about our trip to Munnar...the blue mountains of Nilgiris... it was a planned trip with a travel agency ...
We started our journey from Kollam to Ernakulam on Eranad express. after our marriage we had pretty long journeys and we were extremely tired . by the time we were into the train we found our reserved seats and start sleeping ..( though it was not comfortable) . we woke up after Cherthala and by that time the train was full with officials. we reached Ernakulam and mithun called the cab driver....He told he was in morning traffic and will be there in 15 minutes. we decided then to have our breakfast from the railway canteen. we had hot poori masala and coffee. we came out of the station and waited for the cab . it was told that we will have a tata indica non ac by the tour operators. but surprise was on our way .....our cab was an a/c etios. to be honest we were happy as we got a cozy cab.
We started of our journey to munnar. after passing the city traffic again i began to sleep..i was feeling a bit feverish. i was not in a good sleep . in between i woke up and admired the beauty of mighty western ghats. we stopped near a waterfalls were many people were bathing and taking photos..we both were not interested in that..instead i breathed cold breeze of munnar and enjoyed a lemon soda and mango dipped in salt and chilli powder which later turned to be a hell for me... i was feeling really feverish after this... and by evening we reached munnar . we checked in at Deshadan resorts which is the highest resort in Kerala. the hospitality of Deshadan was awesome which i will detail later.We ordered for our tea and had it from the balcony outside the room . the view was amazing
It was the end of may and i wondered what will be the situation in winter . i was feeling much tired and i slept deeply...mithun had a walk outside the room and resort meanwhile ( i guessed so ) our package included the buffet dinner which was served in the restaurant attached with resort . i was feeling much feverish by that time i could assess it was around 101 degrees. mithun went for dinner and asked the staff whether they can provide me with some light food in the room. the staffs was so kind enough to prepare a poriyal along with hot rice soup , pickle and pappad . by the time he finished his dinner it was ready. still i was in deep sleep and he woked me up. the hot soup and pickle really took away my fever next day morning .
Next day morning we got ready and headed to restaurant for breakfast. i had made my mind to thank from wholeheartedly that they took extra effort. before i could say thank you the person at the entrance asked me how i am feeling now?? i was windblown by their hospitality. we had a great breakfast and walked to catch our cab
1. Our first destination was rose garden.
It seemed to look like a big nursery. entry fees was there .( i dont remember exactly the amount ) it had a lot of ferns , orchids , roses and medicinal plants . after a quick visit we left the place and headed to Mattupetty dam.
Boating is there in dam. as i am from a village surrounded by lake in one side and river in other side i was least interested and so was he...we headed to the next destination.... echo point... on our way to echo point i saw the most beautiful image of our trip...i was disappointed by the previous places as it was of no interest for me..here is the picture that worth my trip to munnar
- Take some medicines with you for fever and cold
- Do not go to usual travel spots