Kerala - Just the name can excite any travel enthusiast. As anybody, even i was excited when my friend told (at the end of our Mangaluru trip) lets plan for Munnar in January 2018.
We planned to visit after new year to have a off season experience and add a budget trip ticked in our wish list. Booked 2 rooms in November itself at Marayoor Holidays in Marayoor, which is hardly 75 min (40 km) drive from Munnar. We got 2 rooms for 3 nights at the deal price of 4k through Goibibo app.
Having booked the accommodation and my friend who has a car (traveling with me) agreeing to drive through the trip, half the preparation is done even before 2017 end.
Then came Jan 2018, both of us were thinking that the other would plan the route and attractions to visit. We kept quite till the last day of our trip. Nevertheless, both of us had done some homework to see what are the main attractions to visit in Munnar. But never decided in advance or discussed what exactly is our itinerary for the four days.
As we both are from different locations, decided to meet in Mysuru the common start point for the trip. Having said that Marayoor is 290 km from Mysuru and almost 7 hours journey, our trip actually means 2 days journey and 2 days of sightseeing.
On the previous night of our travel, our plan was almost finalized to visit Bannari Amman temple, Bannari while going and Isha foundation's Shiva statue, Coimbatore on our return. Remaining 2 days we will cover Munnar and Marayoor local sight seeing.
Travel tip: To keep the good health during the journey, we carried 20 liters water can in the car which was sufficient for 4 days for 4 people (by drinking hot water in few Hotels)