Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth

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Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

Munnar is one the most popular hill station in South India situated in the Idukki District of Kerala.Words can fall short to describe the beauty of this amazing place, the panoramic view of the tea plantations,the misty hills, the tall trees and the narrow water streams.

The best time to visit this place would be between the month of September- May.Don't forget to pack your warm clothes if you are travelling during the Winters as the place gets freezing in the evenings .The temperature drops to as low as 7-deg Celsius and you can expect rains anytime during October- December, so pack your umbrella's too.

How to reach :

By air : You can take a flight to Kochi( Ernakulam ), hire a private cab or head to the Aluwa bus stand which is approximately half hour drive from the airport and take a bus to Munnar. If you are lucky you will find a direct bus to Munnar otherwise you will have to change at several places to reach Munnar. It is around 300kms from Aluwa bus stand. So, It will take a good 6-7hours to reach Munnar by bus. By a private cab, it will take around 5 hours.

By train : The nearest railway station to Munnar is Ernakulam Junction.After reaching Eranakulam travel to Aluwa bus stand or you can hire a private cabs. Private cabs are fast but they charge a huge amount so make sure you bargain well on that.

Places to visit :

1. Eravikulam National Park : This place is a must visit on your trip to Munnar. The national park is home to more then 1000 of protected flora and fauna. It is also home to one of the highest peaks. The view from the park is breathtaking. The tourists are allowed to roam in to the forests and take a tour on there own. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the park, only few government operated buses are functional inside the park. The park has a entry ticket and closes around 5 in the evening.

Photo of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh
Photo of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh

Anamudi Peak

Photo of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh

View from the National Park

Photo of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh

2. Mattupetty Dam : This dam has boating facility available, its reserved for hyderoelectricity generation in Munnar. There is also a lake near to the dam. You can sit and enjoy the serenity of the place and boating as well.

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

3.Photo Point : Get clicked at this perfect place for all your profile pictures on social media profile . The place is exactly at the road side with the trees planted in beautiful symmetry and the hills covered with the trees. You can rent a dress and a basket ( tea plucker dress ) and pose. There are options of instant photos available at this place.

Photo Point

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

4. Spice Garden : Kerala is known for its export quality spices, so if you are curious about how these spices are grown and how are these processed, make sure to visit the spice garden in Munnar. A guide will be provided by the garden facility it self to make understand the process and the spices.

Coca - Spice Garden

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

Figs - Spice Garden

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

Black Peppercorns - Spice Garden

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

Pineapple plantations - Spice Garden

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

5. Top Station

View from Top Station

Photo of Devikulam, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh

6. Attukal Waterfalls

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

6. Echo Point

Photo of Echo Point, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh
Photo of Echo Point, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India by Vibha Singh

There are many other small spots, which you can visit. Also, cover the market during the evening and do try the local delicacies and the special Munnar tea. Take back home the spices from its very own land Munnar.

Attaching few other pictures, view from the hotel room. Inbox me for the details of travel and hotel.

Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh
Photo of Mystic Munnar- Paradise on Earth by Vibha Singh

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