Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth

Tripoto
12th Mar 2019

Valparai - a hidden Heaven in South.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj
Day 1

Scenic views on the way to Valparai.! Verily breath taking.!!

Photo of Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India by Kalathil Sinaj

Day 1 - Getting to Valparai

Bored of getting suggestions saying that Munnar is the best hill station to visit down south.? Well, here is something different. Valparai is a hill station in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. First, get to the nearest places like Coimbatore, or Cochin by Flight, or get a train to Palakkad. From there, you can hire a cab or get to Valparai by Bus (Public Transport). It is hardly a 6 hour drive from these places mentioned. You get a plenty of homestays, hotels, and guest houses in the main city of Valparai.

Day 1 - Local Sightseeing

The way en'route Valparai is so beautiful that you would stop around every corner. The way up there is around 30 hair pin ends, and each of it offering a dramatic view of the city down the hills. You get to see many hills, tea plantations and view points on your way up to main city. This covers half of what the place has to offer you. So, the first day itself...you cover a lot of spots and reach the town and get a place to stay.!

Them lines.! To experience this sight with your eyes, is pure wonder.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

One of many waterfalls in Valparai. You will find many alluring waterfalls on the way up.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

The refreshing feel the air gives you here is beyond words.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Tea plantations on the way to Valparai.! Get indulged in this refreshing nature.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Catch the local vibes.! Get to experience the procedure of tea leaves plucking and maybe visit a tea factory, talk to the workers in plantation.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Foggy and misty.! When it is rainy, the feel is completely on a different level.! You get to see lovely mist and fog.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Day 2 - Exploring Valparai

There are few places to cover nearby the town.! Monket Falls, Nirar Dam, Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church, Solaiyar Dam, Grass Hills, and Annamalai Hills.! This can be easily covered in Day 2 and Day 3. Visit Nirar Dam and Velankanni Church on Day 2 and then get back to enjoying your time at any tea estate or tent by the riverside at Grass Hills.

Day 2

En'route Nirar Dam.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

The exquisite beauty of Hills Stations in Valparai.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

The roads are so ideal for a drive here.! So, get your wheels here. If you are on a bike, then its a heavenly experience.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Fog and mist will surprise you every now and then.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Too much to see and so little time.! That would be your reaction once you are here.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Day 3 - Wrapping it Up.!

Nirar Dam was closed when I visited it, but you can visit nearby dams and also spend time at the tea estates nearby. The places to visit here are so close to each other and you will not face any difficulties in going around.! There are sign boards in the town where you will be able to figure out easily which route to take on separate days.! Each route has different views to offer.! So, day 3...you can return the same way you came or take a jungle route and get to Athirappally Falls and then to Chalakuudy and Cochin. Again, bus service and taxis are available for the same.!

Fall in love with the sights.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

The small lakes flowing through the tea estates will surely give you thrills.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj

Roam around through the vast tea plantations and click some awesome pictures for your Instagram and Facebook.!

Photo of Not Munnar - Here's your perfect Hill Station in South.! #notinnorth by Kalathil Sinaj
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