Munnar - the perfect weekend getaway #offbeatgetaway

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16th Mar 2019
Photo of Munnar - the perfect weekend getaway #offbeatgetaway by Barani Ram

We all keep running around the clock, everyday we explore our explored office again and again,all working towards an ultimate goal counting on the number of days for the weekend . While you guys were counting we planned a perfect weekend getaway to Munnar.

Day 1

We took off earlier at 5 in the morning to reach soon. Fueled our wheels and started to drive. We reached udumalpet at sunrise and we stepped into our first destination.

Sunrise at udmalpet windfarm

Photo of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

1. Chinnar wildlife sanctuary

Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is the home for giant squirrels, indian gaurs, langurs and many species of birds. These hill roads were the deadliest ones I've ever ridden in my life. It was steep and narrow. It was at intense heat and drought due to summer.

Chinnar forest

Photo of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Roads

Photo of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Sparrow

Photo of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

A gaur

Photo of Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

2. Marayoor

We reached marayoor it was chill and full of purple blossoms all the way. Tea cultivations and blossoms was indeed a great sight to watch. Then we left for munnar via eravikulam national park and lakkam falls.

Purple blossoms at marayoor

Photo of Marayoor, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Marayoor, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

3. Munnar

We reached munnar and watched the tea fields around and headed to the tea museum. The people around there demonstrated the cultivation and harvesting process. All you chai (tea) lovers out there, your're gonna love them. Then we headed to mattupetty dam and visited echo point. We spotted some lion tailed macaques and hornbills along the way.

Tea museum

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Echo point

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

A lion tailed macaque

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

A tropical hornbill

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Tea cultivation at munnar

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Munnar valley view

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

4. Pothamedu view point

We reached pothamedu view point and pulled off for a break looking at these breathtaking landscapes. Then we moved to anachal via sengulam dam.

Photo of Pothamedu View Point, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Pothamedu View Point, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Enroute anachal

Photo of Pothamedu View Point, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Pothamedu View Point, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

5. Anachal

We pre booked our stay in oyo. KVJ homes at anachal. A private home opposite to sengulam dam. We had a hammock and a balcony to relax. After a refreshment we went for a speed boating at sengulum dam. Drifting in the speed boats around sengulum dam was the thriller of the day. You can book a jeep safari around the hills too. Boating closes at 5 p.m so better be quicker.

Cost for speed boating : : Rs. 900/- per boat (max no. of persons - 5)

KVJ homes

Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Hammock

Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Speed boat drifting

Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

ramp

Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Sengulam dam

Photo of Anachal, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

6. A night to remember

Glancing the stars at night we had a fire camp and a bottle of wine to tell crazy stories all night.

Photo of Munnar - the perfect weekend getaway #offbeatgetaway by Barani Ram

Cheers to the day

Photo of Munnar - the perfect weekend getaway #offbeatgetaway by Barani Ram
Day 2

7. Off to munnar

After a morning jog in the woods at anachal and a hot served black coffee at KVJ homes, we rode to munnar. We had our lunch at Rapsy restaurant (perfect for foreigners they speak many languages including spanish, french).

Must try : Beef , Briyani

Then we shopped spices and tea powders at different flavours at the bazaars. They have ginger, chocolate tea, spicy masala flavored tea, pure coffee, silver tip, oolong etc..,

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Leaving munnar has really hard. We promised to visit again during monsoon and we descended munnar hills all the way to coimbatore.

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