Kerala is a dream destination in India because of the versatile travel opportunities it gives. And Munnar in Kerala is the perfect holiday spot for anyone who loves mountains, tea estate laden slopes, misty weather that fogs up one second and clears out the next, hundreds of waterfalls and coming across elephants as you drive past winding roads (yes, it really happened!) You can choose from various waterfall treks, to hiking & nature trails, elephants parks and a lot more to do here. For me though, I just fell in love with the landscape and weather.
Hot chai and pakoras, light drizzles and the warmth of your loved ones. Munnar is as easily a family holiday as it is a romantic destination.
If it already sounds magical to you, wait till you get there!
Here are some views of Munnar, followed by a detailed itinerary.
We spent the day travelling from Mumbai to Munnar and checked into our resort in the Chinnakanal area near Old Devikulam. Munnar has beautifully located resorts where you can enjoy, relaxing in the cool evening breeze.
In the evening, we went around the main town and visited the less frequented C.S.I. Christ Church.
The C.S.I. Church is a Gothic styled church built in 1910 with old chandeliers and stained-glass windows all over the building. A photogenic place not known to many. It was initially built as a burial ground for British officials and is still frequented by the descendants of those buried. As told to us by the priest, there is a safe inside the church, the key of which, was lost for many years and found only 50 odd years ago. The church found quite a few artifacts dating back to earlier times inside. Do speak to the priest to get more such stories.