It was early October when we were planning for a trip after our marriage and there were a varied set of options we were considering including Kerala. When we were still confused about which place to choose, I saw some pictures of Munnar on the web and it looked like a fairyland with rolling tea plantations, green mountains and beautiful lakes. Just a little research about the place and suddenly we were very sure that this was the place we wanted to visit.
Our journey started on 30th November from Kolkata to Kochi where we stayed for a day and visited 2 beautiful waterfalls Athirapally and Vazachal. Athirapally is the largest waterfall in Kerala that comes in Sholyar forest range and is nicknamed as Niagara of India. Vazachal is just 5 minutes away from Athirapally and is a more peaceful place with less crowd and beautiful surroundings. We spent some time at both the waterfalls and came back to Kochi.The next morning we started for Munnar and the drive from Kochi to Munnar took around 5 hours (including the halt at 2 beautiful waterfalls named Cheeyapara and Valara).
The drive alone was worth all the money spent as the road was very scenic with beautiful mountains and greenery all around and the cloudy weather of the day made the journey even more enthralling. I had read in someone’s blog that when you visit Munnar, you feel like stopping at every point and take pictures as the road itself is very beautiful and I realized the truth behind this only when I myself visited Munnar. I got tired of taking pics, but the beauty of the road did not end there. It is true that no words or pictures are adequate to define the exquisite beauty of Munnar, you need to go there to see it with your own eyes.