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
If you are planning to visit a hill station, that is munnar, and looking for Munnar Tour Packages. The first and foremost activity will be searching for resorts in Munnar for your comfortable stay. Great Indian Holidays will help you to identify the best hotels for your taste and that fits your Budget.
How to Select a Resort or Hotel in Munnar
Munnar is a hill station situated 1600 meter above the sea level. It is rich with Lush greenery and tea gardens. Many of the Hotels and Resorts in Munnar has a view to the amazing view of the Tea garden. When you are booking the Resort or Hotel for your Munnar Tour Package . enquire about the view from the balcony. Ensure the view is to the Tea Garden. The view of sunrise and sunset in the tea garden is very beautiful. You would love to sip the tea from the balcony of the of your resort enjoying the sunrise. You can start your day with the refreshing and rejuvenating view of the tea garden from your room. If you looking for a Honeymoon Package in Munnar it is very critical to book the room with the view of the beautiful Tea garden.
Fit your pocket
First check the rate of the Resort in Munnar for the Price. There Resort price varies depends on many factors. The foremost activity is to set you Budget for the Munnar tour Package and how many days you want to spent in Munnar. From the total money keep a budget for the room rent. Search for the resot that fit your Budget.
When you are fixing a Resort in Munnar. Check for the resorts review online. or enquire to your Munnar tour Operator to provide pictures of the resort especially the Bedroom, Bathroom and the view from the window or Balcony. Many of the Online reviews are paid ones. So it is better to enquire directly with the tour operator about the reviews and if possible ask your munnar tour operator for reference who stayed earlier in this resort.
Location of the Resort.
Check the location of the Resort and how far it is away from the Munnar town. I suggest to choose a hotel or resort not in the Munnar city. If you want to stay away from the maddening crowd and pollution. Your choice resort location will varies depends on the types of holidays you are, If you are in a honeymoon Package select a resort which is middle of the tea garden and tea garden view to make it romantic and memorable. Otherwise you are enjoying the Munnar tour package with your Family and friend you need a resort with campfire and bar be cue facilities. Some Resort will offer karaoke systems to enjoy your Munnar tour package night party exciting.
Some of the Best Resorts in Munnar
Deep woods Resort Munnar
This bungalow resort is situated in the 30 acres of cardamom plantation. This beautifully developed resort in Munnar offers forest environment. It offers 10 bungalows 02 cottages and 16 deluxe rooms. It is located in Lakshmi Estate on Mankulam Road. 15 Minutes drive from the Munnar Town. This Resort in Munnar is a perfect place for Honeymoon packages and those who want to enjoy with large group of friends and family.
Located at the Mankulam Road in Munnar in side the deep forest like environment surrounded big trees and lush green fauna and flora. Those who are looking to relax and stay away from the city, Rain Forest Resort in Munnar is the ideal place to stay during your Munnar Tour Package. Because this Resort is 10 Km Away from the Traffic and crowd of Munnar Town. In Rain Forest Honeymoon Couples can enjoy their Honeymoon Package in the wood house. This wood house id especially built for the Munnar Honeymoon Package. This is built completely of Natural wood from Pine trees and 10 feet above the ground. Couple can enjoy the stay by viewing the natural forest all sides.
If you are looking for resort in Munnar with Swimming pool, Then Wild Elephant is the one and only resort with swimming pool in Munnar. This resort is situated in the charming surroundings of Letchmi tea Estate in Munnar. The beautifully crafted Resort in Munnar is surrounded with waterfalls, mountains and lush tea gardens. They also offer Honeymoon Cottage for the couples come with Munnar Honeymoon Packages.
Woodpecker Pothamedu is an ideal resort for Honeymoon goers and those who want to rejuvenate themselves. Here in the woodpecker Munnar offered the cottage style stay. Single room and Double room cottages are available. The beauty of the cottage is that each cottage’s balcony if facing the luch green of cardamom plantation and forest. They have an in-house ayurvedic center and ayuvedic treatments are offered by the SHANTHIVANAM AYURVEDA. The HRIDAYASHANTHI (A Therapy for Stress removing and Mind Balancing) is famous here . Book your Stay in Woodpecker Resort Munnar
Vattavada the unexplored and less known place 45 km east of Munnar. Situated 6500 feet above the sea level in Idukki District and Kerala State. It is located on the eastern side of the western Ghats and virtually a rain shadow village. As it is very near to and beautiful as Munnar Vattavada hasn’t gained much popularity as Munnar in Kerala Holiday packages. In Munnar you can see tea Plantations but Vattavada is known as the Vegetable Market of Kerala. Recently the agricultural Minister Declared Vattavada as Kerala’s vegetable hub and encouraged the farmers to practice organic farming. So Government is providing subsidies and agricultural department is supported with technical help to make Vattavada a pesticide free vegetable market in Kerala. With help of the farmers in Vattavada Government is almost successful in achieving this goal.
The verity of Corps cultivated here are , strawberry, , gooseberry, blackberry, apple, peach orange, plums, egg fruits and passion fruits, etc.
The Temperature in Vattavada is always less than Munnar makes tourists in their Munnar Tour Packages . During the monsoon season the temperature is lowest and the highest will be less than 19 degree Celsius. Even the temperature is comparatively low, scenic beauty of vegetation and fresh air are deciding factors for the visitors to included Vattavada in their Munnar Tour Packages.
Vattavada is also ideal for trekking and other adventure sports lovers in Munnar. A trekker will get wide option of different routes. As the locals here are most of the tribal’s and you can enjoy trekking enjoying their local food and culture. There are other option to enjoy your Munnar package in Vattavada by engaging mountain jeep safari, mountain biking and jungle camping
Dolems were single chambered megalithic tomb. his is usually consist of two or more vertical megaliths underneath a large horizontal capstone. Such type of many Dolemns van be seen in Marayoor a 55 Km away from Munnar. These Dolems were belong to Neolithic age. The Neolithic age is between 3000 BC to 14000 BC. Such types of large stone slabs are called megaliths. There are considered to the above ground burial chambers of high cast people. There believed to be from the stone age or megalithic age. These Muniyara Dolmens were attracted by many of the anthropologists and archaeologists from all over the world.
There are 15 different such Dolemns are available across Marayoor. These Dolmens were situated in beautiful spots surrounded refreshing atmosphere, Teal plantation and blossoming green valleys
This is situated 40 km from Munnar and the only place you can find Natural sandal wood forests . This is a delightful and unexplored hill stations Considered as the most preferred tourist destination. Marayoor is an excellent trekking destination . The road to Rajamala to Marayoor is very exiting. It is definitely good for trekking and you can find occasional waterfalls one roads. The surroundings are beautified by the lush green tea estates. On the way initially you can see Sandalwood trees here and there later it become in large groups. You can feel the fresh air with enchanting sandal wood smell. Ezhuthupara is a place located in side the Marayoor forest famous for it cave paintings. Such cave paintings are unique in kerala and found nowhere else. This belived to be prehistoric in Age These beautiful paintings are of wandering pandavas, Rama and Sitha.
Pampadum Shola National Park
One of the National Park Near Munnar and Breathtakingly verity of flora and fauna. But recently a closer look at this reveals that the biodiversity of this place is threatened by the uncontrolled growth of the eucalyptus and the wattle tree. Also the maiden survey of Butterfly in the entire munnar wildlife revels that the Pampadum Shola National Park have 88 different verities of Butterflies. So definitely you can include Papmpadum Shola in your Munnar Tour Package. recently NGO’s and government organization together working on to bring back the wild grass and real fauna and flora.
Life of Pi Church
The film Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee Chosen Munnar as the one the location for his world famous Oscar winning Film. The film tell the story of an young Indian who survives a disaster at sea and plung in to an epic journey of adventure. The film shows the beauty of Munnar and a Church also.
This considered as the second highest peak in western Ghats after Anamudi. Situated at above 2640 meters above sea level. Meesapulipala means Moustache the Name is called because this formed of eight hills spread like a moustache. This high peak mountain is very fascinating and famous for trekking activities which are organized by KFDC (Kerala Forest Development Corporation) . While trekking to Meesapulimala you will be walking through the high altitude grass land and mountain rainforest. On the way if you are lucky enough can see elephants, sambar, sloth bear and the Nilgiri tahr. Nilgiri Tahr is the considered to the endangered species. Those who interested in adventure sports in Munnar should definitely include trekking in Mesapulimala as one of the activity in their Munnar Tour Package.
Are you planning to Visit Munnar? The first and foremost question will be “How to reach Munnar?”.
Munnar is a picturesque hill station located in Idukki District of Kerala State. Situated above 1600 Meters above sea level and on the western Ghats. Western Ghats is a region of immense global importance because of its of high geological, cultural and aesthetic values. UNESCO is very important in conservation this biological diversity. Munnar is situated in the cradle western Ghats is one of the hottest destination for easy hide out, Relaxation and rejuvenate them self. As it is situated in the hi range area and 1600 meters above the sea level Munnar is well connected with state and national highways. How to reach Munnar can be easily answered. Munnar can be accessed by roads from nearby cities and tourist Places.
State transport and private buses operate from these Airports. Those who wants to Travel by cab prepaid cabs are available from the airport. If you are chosen a Kerala holiday package or Munnar tour packages from any of your Munnar tour operator. They will arrange Cab for at a lowest price. Try to fix the price well in advance to avoid last minute confusion. So the best idea is to catch a flight to Kochi international Airport and hire a taxi.
Munnar Dose not have a Railway station.
You can’t reach Munnar directly by Rail. But you can reach Munnar from the nearest railway station by Bus. The nearest Railway stations are
Aluva, located at a distance of 110 km.
Ernakulam Railway Station is 130 km
Madurai Railway Station is at a distance of 135 km.
Some of the Major Train Services are
From the railway station you can depends on State run transport or private buses or you can hire a taxi.
Reach Munnar by Road.
Munnar is well connected with major cities by well nit state and national highways. You can choose the best rout with good scenery can be chosen. The nearest Airports are Kochi, Madurai and Coimbatore. All the routs from these cities were greeted with spectacular sights of lush green and tea plantation.
From Kochi to Munnar
Kothamangalam – Neriamangalam-Adimali Munnar
From Madurai to Munnar
Madurai- Theni – Bodi – BodiMettu – Devikulam – Munnar, travelling along NH 49. From Coimbatore to Munnar
If you are planning to visit Munnar. The best way is to identify a professional Tour Operator in Kerala and include other locations like Kumarakom , Thekkedy and Houseboat in your Kerala Holiday package. So you can enjoy the Backwaters, Wildlife sanctuary and houseboat along with your Munnar tour package.
Munnar is the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. The destination attracted by the tourist by it scenic beauty and cold weather that makes tourist to include Munnar Packages in their Kerala Holiday packages.
Tourists have enough thrilling places to visit in Munnar. Also you can find many unexplored places in Munnar which are breathtaking. This hill station located at the western gats of Kerala is also a preferred dream destination for most Kerala Honeymoon packages. Definitely munnar honeymoon packages will be a memorable time for the newly wedded couples.
Munnar is one of the most tempting tourist destination in Kerala as visitors flowing to the destination throughout the year. Visitors from India and abroad also come to munnar in all seasons. But you can expect more visitors during the peak seasons.
Temperature in Munnar After monsoon the temperature in Munnar is very pleasant during august, September and October between 15 and 20 degree Celsius. During the November it falls to 11 degrees and the temperature further falls during December and January to 10 to 15 degree Celsius. During the spring and Monsoon the temperature can varies between 15 to 22 degree Celsius. So tourists prefer plan their Munnar tour package while the temperature below 20 degree.
Best time to Visit Munnar- winter
Great season to visit Munnar is the peak season of Munnar that is December. But the entire winter is considered to be an ideal time to visit Munnar. This season starts from November and continuous till February. During this time the weather will be more cooler and some day the temperature will drop to 5 degree Celsius also. You can see the mist coming down to earth that will be wonderful experience. Even the temperature drops to 5 degree Celsius. Even in such a low temperature, you can’t see any snow falls that makes munnar a safe hill station than Manali and Shimla. Honeymoon goers schedule winter as their Munnar Honeymoon Packages. Moreover this time also considered as an ideal time for adventure sports activities like trekking, rock climbing, cycling and rappelling. You should book the hotels and Resort in Munnar well in advance during the Christmas and New year Eve. There will be a massive tourist inflow during the Christmas and new year, even tourists are forced to stay in hotels kilometers away from Munnar.
Summer in Munnar – Good time to Visit
As Munnar is considered as the Kashmir or south India the weather will be cool always. During the summer, very rarely the temperature goes beyond 20 degree Celsius. So Munnar tour packages are very popular during the Summer also. But ensure that even the summer time also you should carry some light woolen cloths to escape from the cold. March to till May is considered as the Summer time in Munnar. Adventure sports in Munnar is peak during the summer season. The ideal temperature and no rain will support the adventure sports like rock-climbing, trekking, cycling and rappelling. During the rainy season the roads will be slippery. The clear sky during the summer will support the tourists to enjoy their adventure activities without any hurdles.
Monsoon Season in Munnar
Usually Munnar is not considered as a preferred destination during monsoon. Monsoon season starts from June till September. It is actually the rainy season in Munnar. The rain in Munnar is different from other parts of the Kerala. Sometimes we cannot differentiate rain from the mist that is unique in Munnar. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) sometimes arrange programs to enjoy the misty rain of monsoon . The Program is called “Monsoon Walk” . This give the Munnar Package during monsoon season a unique experience to enjoy the different rhythm of rains in the High Range. This help the tourist to rejuvenate them self and eventually started loving the Nature and contribute Positively.
Some people who want to hide away from the busy schedule of urban life and pollution will choose a Munnar tour package during Monsoon season. They will book a cottage, sit near the window and enjoy the rain through the window. You can make it more interesting by reading your favorite book and enjoying the traditional food of high range. Don’t forget to sip the high quality Munnar tea occasionally.
Try to don’t travel in the night during the monsoon season as there is a chance for road block due to land slide.
Munnar is the most popular tourist destination in Kerala and lots of local and international tourists floods to the destination as a part of their Munnar tour packages.
So there are definite places to shop. you can see shops showcasing souvenirs, small handcrafted items, paintings and cloths are common here. But I suggest not to go for such types of items because Munnar is not the right place to buy such items. So many tourist considered Munnar is not a shopping destination. Even though Munnar and over all Idukki district is considered as the land of spices and tea plantation you can buy fresh and pure spices and tea.
Munnar is the land of Tea plantation. So you can buy pure, Quality and fresh tea from here. It is better to buy tea from the KDHP (Kannan Deven Hill Plantations) . This is a Tata Company outlet, which have many outlet let across munnar offers good quality tea in reasonable price. If you are very specific about tasting verity of flavors in tea, this is a place you can get unique flavors of tea which is not available in the other market. Here in the Tata outlet you can buy tea powder based on the location. The taste of the varies based on the location it grows. so you can buy kannimala and lakshmi tea as the plant grows in Kannimala plantation and Lakshmi estate.
There are two types of tea grades are available here. one is tea leaf and another is broken tea leaf. Tea leaf are costly and famous for its rich tea flavor. But the broken tea leaf (Dust tea normally called) is famous for tea with milk for it color. Green tea is one of the attraction which is highly valued for fighting against cancer. Green tea is very famous for its medicinal values. It help to improve the digestion and strengthen the immune system. It is very helpful in the purification of the blood and reduction of tooth decay.
Tea that available in munnar offer good health benefits. So those who visit Munnar as a part of the Munnar Tour package should definitely buy green and flavored tea as their first choice of purchase. Also you can buy tea packs as a gifts to tour friends and relatives for your Munnar tour Packages.
Spices of Munnar
Kerala is know to the Europeans and Arabs as the spice land. Because of the spice and its trading all the Europeans and Arabs came to Kerala. forigners are doing spice trade with kerala for thousands of years.
The major spices are Cardamom, Vannilla, Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Bettle Nut, Lemon Grass, Curry Leaf, Ginger and Garlic. In that Pepper is the king of spices.
This is one of the widely used and earliest known spice in the world. There are diffrent types of peppers available.
• Black Pepper- cooked and dried unripe fruit
• Green Pepper- dried and unripe fruit
• White pepper- seeds from the ripened fruit of the plant
Pepper is Originated from south Indian but Vitanam is considered as the largest producers of pepper. Pepper is used in the food for cooking and garnishing. Rather than a spice which add taste to the food and also a food preservative it has many health benefits.
1. To prevent cancer
2. Stimulates digestion
3. Relieves cold and cough
4. Enables weight loss:
5. Improves skin
6. Addresses depression
This considered as the queen of spices because of very penchant aroma taste. Cardamom is considered as the third most expensive spice after Vanilla and saffron.
The health benefits of cardamom
• gastrointestinal protection
• cholesterol control
• control of cancer
• relief from cardiovascular issues
• improvement of blood circulation
One of the expensive spice in the world. Currently Vanilla is used to flavor for pastry and used in the beverages.
This is the aromatic flower bud of the tree. Cloves offer many health benefits.
1. providing aid in digestion,
2. antimicrobial properties
3. fighting against cancer
4. protecting the liver
5. boosting the immune system
6. controlling diabetes
7. preserving bone quality.
This is Slightly sweet and delicate spice widly used in many cuisines in Asia and western europe.
It has many health benefits
1. Ability to relieve pain
2. Soothe indigestion
3. Strengthen cognitive function
4. Detoxify the body
5. Boost skin health
6. Alleviate oral conditions
7. Reduce insomnia
Entry charges for TATA Tea Museum is Rs 75. Don’t miss this tea museum when you are visiting All days. Munnaror in your Munnar tour Package. remember the Museum is opened from 10 Am to 5PM. . So choose different day to visit Tata tea Museum. You need to spent minimum 2 hours in the museum to see fully including the short video. You can visit the museum any time you are in Munnar town as it is situated near munnar town especially called the Nalluthanni Estate and owned by Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (P) Ltd. (KDHP) .
This mainly an Industry and history museum tell every visitor the story of Munnar. How the untamed forest and hill station become the popular tourist destination and tea plantation city. In the museum showcases old tea processing machinery and equipment, Furniture’s of olden times and utensils used. Also some of the leaders who contributed to become munnar a tea plantation town during the older time with limited time and resources. In the Tata tea museum you can see the live demo of how tea powder is made from the tea leaves. This will give us in-depth understating of different types of tea powders and its benefits and quality. This live demo and explanation will help every visitor on Munnar tour package will get an idea about what types of tea powder needs to be purchased what is benefits and why certain tea powder cost us more. This Tata tea Museum provide every visitor facility to taste the fresh and tasty tea from the counter. Tourists have many choices to taste different flavors of tea like Masala tea, Cardamom team, Normal tea, black tea, green tea etc. Even you can buy tea powder from the counter which tastes best for you. Also purchase fresh and flavored tea powder as gift for your relatives and friends once you back from your Munnar Tour Package.
A Short film about Munnar and how it evolved as a tourist destination and tea plantation city is shown ever one hour. This half an hour video illustrate in detail about the history of Munnar, how Munnar evolved as tea plantation city, the pioneers involved in the making of Munnar, tribal’s of Munnar, the disaster that occurred and how munnar people braved survived the disaster.
On your way towards Munnar as a part of your Munnar Holiday Package the first stop after Neriamangalam is Cheeyapara waterfalls. You can see lots of tourists stop there to see the beauty of the water flowing down like a milky way. you can enjoy the waterfall sipping a fresh and tasty hot Munnar tea. We can see tourists take bath and play on the waterfalls . But it very dangerous. The rocks will be very slippery during the rainy season and those who are not familiar with such types of rocks and water. There are lots of Handicrafts and souvenirs and displayed for selling, don’t buy anything as it is very costly and low quality.
Munnar Tea Plantations
Tea is considered as the most widely drunk beverage in the world. The main producers of the Tea powder are Chaina and India. In India the Tea plantation is mainly in Assam and Kerala. In Kerala we can see tea plantation in Munnar, Vagamon and Wyanadu. Munnar is the largest producer of Tea in Kerala. In your Munnar Package you should definitely include one Tea plantation visit. Walk through the tea plantation and visit near by Tea factory. You can get an idea how the final tea powder is produced from the tea leaves. It is better to visit the tea plantation and the tea factory after visiting the Tata tea Museum. You will get clear information about the tea production from the live demo arranged in the Tata tea Museum. So after visiting the Tea Museum if you visit the tea plantation and Factory you will get a better understanding. I suggest to all the tourists who visit Munnar or in your Munnar Tour Package include a morning walk in the Tea Plantation. Ensure you have a guide to walk through the tea plantation and you should walk minimum 5 Km. Plan for 5 to 6 people in your company and start your walk morning 6 AM. This will be an amazing experience. The fresh air , Cool weather, mild aroma and the beauty around you will be rejuvenating experience for your body and soul.
Pothamedu is a destination place for those who love nature in their Munnar Tour Packages. It is situated 5 Km from Munnar city and had a wonderful view point. The area of pothamedu is rich with tea plantation, coffee and cardamom. The scenic beauty of Nature from the top of the pothamedu is always a new experience to the tourists. If you are lucky enough you can view the Idukki arch Dam which is situated at a distance of 60 Km. Idukki is one of the largest Arch Dam in Asia built between two mountains.
Pothamedu also offer great experience to adventure sports lovers. This is an ideal place for trekking and hiking. Your camera will always love the majestic beauty pothamedu.’
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.