My honeymoon Experience in Munnar with Great Indian Holidays
Back to home !!Is it over ?. I can’t imagine it is over. Is our honeymoon over ?.No, never, it is going to be for our entire life. We spend our honeymoon in Kerala. The land of God’s own country. Now we are heading back to home where our families and friends are waiting for us.
we are from Bangalore working in a multinationalIT company. After a year long romancing, we decided to tie the knot. We decided not to travel long hours to reach our honeymoon destination. So our idea is to choose a destination close to us and it should be ideal for honeymoon also. We did some research on the internet about this. Also discussed with our friends. We decided to go to Kerala. the God’s own country and most popular honeymoon destination in India. Munnar the mostpopulare hillstation with greentea plantation and zigzag lanes. Munnar is awarded as the “ best destination for romance” at the Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards 2017.
The advantage of Kerala is that we can have verity of ambiance. Like chilling hill station like Munnar, backwaters and houseboat, and the beach. No other place can give such verity of destinations very close and with in couple of hours of journey. Even though we prefer to stick on one destination rather than going to three or more location to avoid hectic travel.So we planned our Kerala honeymoon package in such a way that we enjoy our entire Kerala package in the misty mountains of Munnar.
We reached cochin international airport morning 10 am. It was an hour journey from Bangalore airport. Kerala Tour operator, we booked with, is waiting for us in the airport. We get in to their vehicle and the driver was very polite. He picked our luggage’s and loaded in the car.The car was small but clean and neat. We choose swift desire for our entire journey to reduce the cost. We are travelling towards Munnar the beautiful and serene hill station in Kerala. We enjoy the travel through the windy lanes by enjoying the fog and fresh air. By breathing the fresh non polluted air itself will rejuvenate ourselves. May be the reason to include Munnar tour package in their kerala holiday packages
We checked in to the resort in munnar by noon and it was 10 km away from the Munnar city and almost like a forest. We can see big trees and lush greenery . Our cottage was very beautiful and a balcony and view towards the forest. We can see the tea gardens, fog coming down from the sky towards our balcony. The cottage is meant for honeymoon couples and is really romantic. Campfire were arranged at night and we had a nice time.
Next day morning the breakfast was nice with kerala traditional dishes. After the breakfast our car and driver was ready for the local sightseeing in Munnar. We planned well in advance with our kerala tour operator. what all the places to visit in kerala to avoid wasting unnecessary time in traffic and car. We started at 10 am from the resort. We moved towards the mattupetty dam. On the road we enjoyed the tranquility, green landscape, and rich flora and fauna. At Mattupetty we enjoyed the boating. The boating in mattupetty dam was very adventurous. Later we moved to kundala dam for a shikara boat service. We came back to the resort. There arranged a candle light dinner with a cake. As our request, the dinner was kerala style with more sea food items included and it was tasty but little spicy. (if you don’t like spicyfood you should inform them in advance) . The bed was arranged with floral decoration. It was nice and sweet.
Next day morning we woke up little early and decided to go for a nature walk through the tea gardens. One guide was accompanying us. He explained us how to pluck the tea leaves and the process of tea making.It was little scary when we saw snakes one the way. The nature walk was rejuvenating and thrilling. After a 5 km walk came back to resort to fresh up and breakfast. We started the local sight seeing.Today we planned to visit the Eravikulam national park. Eravikulam national park is a wild life sanctuary and many endangered species are here. Nigiri Tahr is one of that type. We had seen many of Nilgiri Tahrs. While returning we drop down in Munnar city for shopping. Munnar is famous for its Tea. Kannan Devan is the main tea company here. We can choose tea powder based on the location it grows. The taste of the tea varies depends on the location. Tea from Kolukkumalai and Lakshmi estate have different taste. We purchased some tea powders and even we can buy tea powder with different flavours. We thought of buying some spices also to distribute as gift packets to our friends and families.
Around 8 pm we returned back to resort. The dinner arranged was continental style. Spices used where hand picked from the local market. Next day morning we returned back to cochin international air port.
We had a nice time in the hill station of Kerala Munnar. The honeymoon trip was very memorable and we never forget this trip.
• Choosing Munnar as a honeymoon destination is a right idea.
• Stay in a resort deep inside the tea garden or forest with view of tee garden is also a wonderful idea.
• But ensure you have a BSNL sim card with you. Other wise no other service providers may not have range in many of the places.
• Your relatives and friends may trying to reach you and even you need to contact somebody, you may be lost.
• Better ask your travel agent to arrange a bsnl sim card for you for the short trip.
• Don’t eat any thing from roadside. Other wise ensure it is good quality and hygiene
Want to stay away from your busy and hectic schedule and polluted urban environment ?
Munnar is the ideal place to rejuvenate yourself. The most popular destination in Kerala. Munnar is considered as the confluence of three mountain streams and situated 1600 meter above the sea level. It is the misty mountains around make munnar make your Munnar Tour packages more beautiful.
There are many poplar places, you can visit in Munnar , Rajamalai, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Gap road, Kundala Dam, Tea plantation etc. But I suggest you to stay a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights in Munnar. Minimum 3 day is required to enjoy the serene beauty of Munnar. Usually check in time will be 12 AM . So you can check in to your hotel or resort in Munnar and head to visit Rajamali afternoon.
Rajamalai- Eravikulam National Park-munnar
Rajamalai is very near to Munnar, only 15 km away, and can reach in one hour. You need to Buy tickets to visit the Eravikulam National Park a famous wild life sanctuary in Kerala and India. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Idukky is issuing the ticket and they will take you in their bus to the top of the Eravikulam National Park. On the way they will stop the but a certain point from there we need to walk. The point where Bus stops will have the facility to refresh yourself. Toilets and plenty of cold water are available here. Here you can refreshment items like tea coffee and Juice etc. Also you can buy souvenir related to the Eravikulam National Park as memory of your Munnar tour Package. Tea shirts, Mugs, Caps, and other handicraft items can be brought to home after your Munnar Package. From this point vehicles are not allowed, this precaution is taken not to disturb the wild life Nigiri Tahr in the Eravikulam National Park So need to walk for 1.5 kilometers. This will be a rejuvenating experience by seeing the beautiful lush green valleys of Munnar . If you are lucky enough, you can see Nilgiri Tahr one of the endangered species. Also one of the Main attraction is the neelakurinji which will bloom once in 13 years. You can see the plants of Neelakurinji. I guaranty that you Should plan for a Munnar tour package when the neelakurinji blooms expected to be on 2019. On the top of the Eravikulam National Park you can rest for some times enjoying the cool weather and fresh air. The view from the top of the Eravikulam National Park is Amazing and Mind boggling .. I have seen many of the honeymoon couples taking photos focusing the lush green background. I believe Honeymoon Couple visiting Rajamal is the right choice definitely need to include i the Kerala Honeymoon Package.
Mattupetty Dam- munnar
On Day 2 of your Munnar Tour Package, you can start the sight seeing morning it self to cover the major destinations. Mattupetty Dam can be your first destination. Mattupetty Dam will provide you with greener ambiance with the tea plantation and rare species of trees in the forest . District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Idukky is offering boat service through the Mattupetty lake. You need to come early to take the ticket for the boat ride in Mattupetty Dam. Riding in a speed boat through the Mattupetty dam is a breath taking experience during your Munnar Package. While doing the boat ride don’t forget to look on the banks. You may see elephants on the banks. I am lucky enough to see an elephant. After The boat ride in the Dam you can walk over the Narrow road of the Dam. I have seen many newly wedded couples walk over the Dam. This is also a hot destination for the Kerala honeymoon Packages. So the couples can walk over the Dam and pose for the photos with Mattupetty Lack on the Background. One of the rare seen are the elephants coming to Mattupetty Lake to drink water during the summer season. Some times we can see large group of elephants also.
After the Boating and sight seen over the Mattupetty Dam we can travel to Kundala Dam which is very near. Kundala is an artificial Dam which is the first Arch dam in Asia a major attraction in Munnar for their Munnar Tour Packages. This artifical Lake is located 2m km away from Munnar and 1700 meter above the sea level. One of the rare attraction Neelkurinji which blooms once in 12 years also can be seen around the Kundala Dam. You can have a different boating experience in Kundala dam than the Mattupetty Dam during your Munnar Packages. IN Mattupetty Dam we have speed boats where in Kundala Dam slow moving and self peddle ling Boats. The pedal boats which are two seat and more seats are available. You can hire the boat from the tourism department hourly bases. Boating in the Kundala Dam is adventurous and exiting experience. If you are a newly wedded couple and in your Kerala Honeymoon package you should definitely visit Kundala Dam and minimum of one hour boating with your loved once. After the Kundala Dam You can visit the Top Station. Ensure the weather is allowable to view the entire Tamilnadu from the Top Station.
Devikulam and the drive through the Gap
Devikulam very near to Munnar and 7 Km away from Munnar. Main govt offices are located in Devikulam. The weather of Devikulam is more cooler than Munnar. The exotic flora and fauna of Delikulam is a rare experience. Devikulam is on the way to Lock heart Gap. This is an ideal pace for adventure sports activities in Munnar. Kannan Devan tea plantation is on the both sides of this road. And this road is beautifully maintained by the Kannan Devan tea Company. Dive through the Lock Heart Gap is an amazing experience. You can see tea plantation on both the sides like Small mountains of tea plantations. You can see tortoise mountains on the way. The experience through the gap is breathtaking and you can relax on the way by taking a small break by drinking Munnar Tea from the way side hotels by enjoying the mists. Lock Heart Gap will definitely an experience during your Munnar tour Package.