Munnar is a hill station in Kerala . It is situated at 5000ft above sea level. It is a wonderful place for honeymoon couple and also for a family trip. It has places where you can spend almost a week to cover.
How to reach : It is well-connected from Madurai and Theni by Road and the nearest airport is Cochin in Kerala and Madurai in Tamilnadu. The nearest railway station is Aluva where Munnar is 110KM , where as from Madurai it is 140 KM. I reached Munnar through Theni, Bodinayakannur, devikulam by Car. The trip by car would be an enjoyable ride with plenty of plantations around when you enter Kerala.
Best time to Enjoy: The overwhelming beauty and scenery of Munnar with the full of green lush all over it can't be expressed in words. I went in the month of August . The weather in Munnar is unpredictable as morning it will be cloudy and around 10 AM , you can see sun and then all of sudden little a bit of drizzle . But that is the reason people come to Munnar. I also added few pics ( Will be listed in Munnar Continuation blogs) , where you can see the sudden change of weather with in 1 hour of time. I also heard it would be good if monsoon sets on time in kerala,then you may need to think for a stay in Munnar and to enjoy the roaring waterfalls around .
Stay/Food: There are plenty of affordable hotels in Munnar and home stay . I booked a homestay at Pothamedu View point . It was really a wonderful experience where you would feel you are staying inside a Jungle. The other side of the Homestay was valley and I could see people who work on the estate comes through the route. I was really surprised to see women comes to work through the valley . The homestay was good and food was good, if incase you need Non Veg food, you may need to order them and it will be charged separately . We also tried some hotels in Munnar for lunch , the taste was OK but absolutely affordable and it was not worst for sure.
Munnar Map for Sightseeing :
P.S. I took this Map from Munnar related Website
I visited the following places as Munnar has 3 different directions to cover sightseeing.
Pothamedu View Point
There are other places which shows up in the Map can be covered if incase you have time and days. I had only 3 days time, I have covered only the above stated places during that time frame.
I didn’t cover Wildlife Sanctuary around Munnar. If you have time, you may wanted to visit those for kids.
I travelled from Theni to reach Munnar. Hill road is very narrow as it has to be. You can enjoy the on way plantations and take photograph where ever you wanted to.