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Munnar is located 1600 meters above sea level.
Munnar is rated as world's best and beautiful hill station in India, It is located in south India God's own country Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea level in the Western Ghats ranges and also famous for best tea gardens. Like Shimla in North India, Munnar was summer resort of the British.
Munnar is frequented by Honeymooners, adventour seekers, Trekkers, environmentists, leisure tourists.
The main advantage of Munnar is that it is still a virgin tourist destination with green hills, floating clouds, misty tea plantations, wild elephants, and lots of birds, as well as loverly picturesque sceneray.
Munnar town covers an area of nearly 557 square kilometres over many hills and the prime hill range is Kannan Devan Hills.
Main View Points of Munnar
Pothamedu View Point
Pothamedu is a small village on a high hill only 6 Km away from Munnar town.It is one the major tea plantation hubs of Munnar. Pothamedu view point at the top of the Pothamedu Mountain gives you a panoramic view tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in the valley.
The mighty green mountains, hills, cool climate and the scenic beauty make it sought after place for trekking, hiking and long mountain walks. One can also reach at the top of the Pothamedu viewpoint by hiring rickshaws or travelling by private vehicles. There are a number of hotels on the way up where tourists can halt for a quick snack bite or full meals.
It offers a spectacular experience especially during sunrise and sunset with clouds, rain and lush green farms
Lock Heart Gap View Munnar
This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.
The nearest major railway stations is at Ernakulam (approximately 140 kilometres away).
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 kilometres (65 miles) away.
One of the beautiful attraction near munnar is Mattupetty Dam area, which is made on the mountain streams of Muthirappuzha River, Chanduvarai River and Kundale
River Dam area is very beautiful with many attractive points near by like echo point, Dam waters provide lifeline and refuge to wild animals including elephants and many bird species to flourish.
Kolukkumalai Jeep Tour - Reaching above the clouds and spectacular expeience
Tour to world's highest organic tea estate
Tour to Breath Fresh Oxygen and enjoy ultimate Panaroma
Another prime attraction in Munnar is Kolukkumalai, which is a small village reachable by Jeep safari or Trek, It is at further height of 7000 feet, 2100 meters at 32
kilometres from Munnar, the drive is very adventurous and stunning scenery, the village is actually in Theni District of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kolukkumalai is world famous for the highest tea plantations in the world with the tea grown here possessing a special flavour and freshness because of the high altitude.
You can stay at Kolukkumalai Mountain Hut, In addition you can sample and enjoy the frest tea after a tiring journey to this place.
In addition you can have a guided tour of the tea factory explained by Tea plant manager.
Kolukkumalai Tea Factory
The tea factory was built in 1950 and some tea plants here were planted in year 1901, 100+ years back. factory is owned by famous Ayyan Crackers. Daily they make make 500 to 1000kg of organic tea mostly for export.
The trekking is possible from kolukkumalai to meesapulimalai. Which is moderate to tough.
Suggestions for Kolukkumalai Jeep Tour
1. Jeep Ride to the tea estate is not easy, it is a very bumpy drive
2. Pragnent ladies, Old people or people with back & neck problems should avoid
3. Also choose Jeep with central sofa seats in the middle, as it will be more comfortable as compared to sitting in the back.
4. Choose New Jeeps, as these vehicales have better shock absorbers.
5. Best to go in the morning before the mist or clouds cover the whole.
6. Just 2 kms before the site, there are very steep hills and you can see Tamilnadu villages below. The dark stony steep hill provides perfect shot for great photography.
7.Carry some food if you are travelling with Kids, As there are no shops enroute
8. It is also suggested to switch to Trek if it becomes too bumpy.
9. Never Ever take your SUV, even if it is 4X4 drive, as drive is crazy tough and dangerous.
Tea Shopping at Kolukkumalai
1. From the factory outlet, you can by fresh loose tea at approx Rs 200 per kg.
2. Two flavours are sold, Normal and mild.
3. If you are a green tea drinker, go for the mild flavour
4. Tea Taste is excellent here due to special weather.
Stay at Kolukkumalai
There are 3 guest rooms at Kolukkumalai and it offers a very relaxing and peaceful stay. The rooms are basic and clean. There is no heating but hot water bottles are provided by guesthouse and does wonders. Area is very scenic and peaceful, some times electricity cuts happen from time to time. During monsoon season, you can hear very strong winds blowing at night.
Guest house has Mr. Lal as the resident chef and he cooked some amazing food (chicken / pineapple curry, dal, pudding, fruit salad). Kolukkumalai tea at 5-6 times is an added bonus.
Another bonus at guest house is the Nature treks and treks to deep down tamilnadu villages.
Munnar is a beautiful hill station, and was the Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations of the area. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners.
Kannan Devan Tea Brand - Munnar
Munnar is famous for its tea plantations, Here tea has a unique taste due to pleasant weather. The "Kannan Devan" brand of Tea from the Tata is cultivated and processed here.Tourists visit Kannan devan tea factory and always do heavy shopping for tea in Munnar.
Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, at 2,695 m.
Eravikulam national park
Another Prime attraction of Munnar is Eravikulam national park famous for endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). A trek to Rajamala ("King of hills"), in the morning is sure to spot a few friendly mountain goats. You can also find Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants depending on the season and time of travel. The altitude is 1,600-1.800 m above sea level.
How to reach Munnar
Reach Munnar By air
Cochin International airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI), also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).
Reach Munnar By train
The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.
Reach Munnar By car
Drive Experience to Munnar from Kochi
Road to Munnar is in excellent condition but it is a one way road with blind curves and steep slopes, It is suggested to hHire a taxi or a driver with hill driving experience.
From Kochi: Munnar is 130 km (3.5 hr) from Kochi, route is via town Kothamangalam town, 80 km away from Munnar. From next town "Adimali", Hill drive starts through green forested ara, many beautiful waterfalls. Tea plantations starts from around 22 km from Adimali, you will witness beautiful the tea plantations on both sides of the road and a panoramic view of the western ghats. The view is extremely beautiful during the early mornings.
Magical View Point - Munnar
Then the most dramatic and magical View happens when you witness the Anayirankal Dam waters for the first time just after the Bebd, it is an ultimate view with deep valley, Lake, Boats, lush green tea plantations and highest straight hills of munnar visible from this point. It is must to stop at this point and take stunning pictures, some of the pictures of this spot are as below.
Drive from Madurai to Munnar
Drive from Madurai to Munnar is also very scenic, it is about 135 km from Madurai and then 80 km from Theni. This is also rated as the most scenic route by National Highway 49(Via Madurai-Cochin HighWay).
Drive from Coimbatore to Munnar
Drive From Coimbatore to Munnar is about 160 km and also extremly scenic, The route includes Pollachi. Coimbatore- Pollachi - Udumalpet - Chinnar - Marayoor - Munnar route is the most scenic route.
Drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar
Drive From Kodaikanal to munnar is approx 170 km. The route includes Kodaikanal - Perumal Malai - Mayiladum Parai - Mooliyaru - Oothu - Falls View - Ganguvarpetty - Ghat Road - Periya Kulam - Theni - Bodi - Bodimettu - Devikulam - Munnar. This route is also very scenic.
Reaching Munnar By bus
Munnar bus station is on the main street, Main Bazaar.
from Kochi, it takes approx 3.5-4.5 hours & Ticket price is 90 Rs. Now KSRTC has also started an AC volvo bus between Ernakulam to Munnar. Starts by 9AM from Ernakulam KSRTC station and reaches Munnar at 1PM
Other Attractions Near Munnar - worth watching
The fall is at very great hight on the way to Pallivasal, only about 2 kms from main road,One of the most serene & calm place with surrounding greenry making it the must visit place in Munnar.
Also enjoy the meter chai and egg maggy from near by dhaba near to fall road, It is a Good stop on your way to tea plantations and spice gardens, You can enjoy tea sitting on the rocks.
Enjoy the buzzing sound of falling water, enjoy serenity, trekking and peace.
Munnar Attraction Towards Mattuppetty Dam Area
It is located enroute Matuppetty Dam, just after the city, It is run by the Kerala Forest Dept. It is famous for the large variety of flowers and herbal plants. It is not a must visit if you are not into floweres.
Photo Point Munnar
Photo point is next to Floriculture centre and actually located at a pictursque bend. There are many vendors here selling boiled or roasted American Corn, Childern Toys, tender coconut Juice etc.
Uniqueness of Photo Point
Photo point is unique and worth stopping due to following reasons
1. Place offers breath-taking view of the Valleys and tea Plantation
2. The tea plantation in the background of Photo point is unique with Rubber Trees aligned in rechtangles offering a perfect photo opportunity.
3. There is often a herd of 5 wild elephants grazing near the water area visible for the photo point. In year 2015 a calf was also seen with the herd.
Though the Dam is small but very beautiful with calm waters and mountains on all sides. It is a great place to spend the whole day with Kids.
The following activites are available at the Mattupetti Dam area
1. Boating in Dam :- You could take the speed boat ride which is fantastic. It costs Rs 300 if you have to hire a boat for you alone. The ride is for 15 min. The maximum capacity is 5 persons and you could save some money if you are a group of 4-5.
2. Horse riding :- Horse riding is available at the dam
3. Shooting :- There are many vendors who ofder baloon shooting at the bank of the dam.
4. Sampling Exotic Fruits :- You can but exotic fruits from Tamil vendors at the far end of the Dam road, they sell passion fruit, organic carrot, and others, warth trying..
Echo Point Munnar
Echo Point is further next to Mattupetti dam and located at 15 km from Munnar enroute to top station. Echo point is basically Dam waters surrounded by hills and forest. Every call, whistle made from this step is echoed from the surrounding hills. There is a entry ticket of Rs 50/- to go at the bank of the waters
Things to do at Echo Point
1. There is a big market at Echo point, the shops sell here soveneirs, toys, CDs, Bags, and many exotic stuff. You can do some real value bargaining at Echo Point market.
2. Young Lovers come to this place to listen to the echoes of their love and friendship calls.
3. Sit Quitly at the stairs and watch people making Echo Calls.
Kundala Lake, (23 km from Munnar).
This lake is very beautiful located amidst lush jungles.
Things to do at Kundala Lake
1. Hire a pedal boat and explore the lake and its surroundings.
2. There are rowing boats also available, bit you are suggested not to take these if you do not know how to row.
3. Pedal boats also available, each trip lasts around 30 min.
Top Station Munnar
Located at 37 km from Munnar on the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border.You can trek to the Observation Point from Anita's tea stall at the bus stop. It is a steep walk to the spectacular viewing area at Top Station. The rewards all come at this summit, where the air is crisp and the views sheer and dramatic. The craggy laterite peaks of the Western Ghats, the rolling plains and immaculately laid-out tea plantations are all around. one can see Kambam Valley, Tamilnadu to the east, Kundala Valley.
It offers Great views of the Western Ghats. Top station is one of the the "top"-tourist attraction. This place gives a real 'above the clouds' experience. Regular buses go to Top Station (1 hr) from Munnar. A jeep costs Rs 400. The area is known for the Neelakurunji plant, which flowers only once every 12 years. The flower is violet.
Munnar Attractions Towards Marayoor
Tata Tea Museum,
Also known as the KDHP Tea Museum located Around 2 km on the Nallathany road, from Munnar. Tourists are then taken around the factory to understand how tea is made.Photography is allowed on payment of Rs. 20 however videography is strictly prohibited here. It is closed on Mon. There is a Rs. 75 ticket fee for adults.
Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park, 45 min from Munnar
Home to Nilgiri Thar - an endangered species of mountain goats, rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 square km in the Rajamalai hills, having rare flora and fauna, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, The Kurichi or Neelakurinji Flowers turn the hills of Rajamalai blue every 12 years. The next bloom will be in 2018.
The walk along the park is very romantic and has some breath taking view.Park remains closed every year around February-March due to the breeding program of the Nilgiri Thar.
Always check Before visiting Munnar if the park is open or not. Tickets can be bought from the counter for INR 55 per adult. Please be warned that if you do not reach the counter before 8:30 AM, the queue can get so long that it may take a couple of hours to get the tickets.The entire process of buying tickets, visiting park and coming back may take 4-5 hours.
Anamudi Peak - highest peak in Western Ghats
See the Anamudi Peak inside Eravikulam National Park, It is The highest peak (2,695 m) south of the Himalayas. Along the slopes of the hills are all kinds of rare flora and fauna.The name Anamudi literally translates to "elephant's forehead," a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant's head.
The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park.
Other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers.
National park is an ideal place for trekking, facilities are provided here and tourists are allowed to go on foot up to 2 kms from Anamudi. Going up to the peak is no longer permissible unless you have special permissions from forest department.
Trek to the top of the peak is easy,The easiest route to the summit of Anamudi is a technically easy hike on grass slopes, starting from a rolling hill plateau with a base elevation of about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). The north and south slopes are gentle, while the east and west slopes are steeper, with more difficult rock faces.
Marayoor - (Around 40 km from Munnar).
Marayoor is the only place in Kerala with natural growth of sandalwood trees, natural caves with murals, and relics from late Stone Age civilisation. There is a sandalwood factory of the Forestry department of Kerala and a children's park extending across one hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree, all of which attract tourists in large numbers.
Marayur is also the only place in Kerala Ancient dolmens and rock paintings which date back to the Stone Age. Marayur claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 B.C.
Dolmens of Marayur
Also called Muniyaras, these dolmens belong to the Iron Age. These dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed on edge and covered by a fifth stone called the cap stone.
Some of these Dolmenoids contain several burial chambers, while others have a quadrangle scooped out in laterite and lined on the sides with granite slabs. These are also covered with cap stones. Dozens of Dolmens around the area of old Siva temple (Thenkasinathan Temple) at Kovilkadavu on the banks of the River Pambar, and rock paintings on the south-western slope of the plateau overlooking the river have attracted visitors. Apart from the dolmens of Stone Age, several dolmens of Iron Age exist in this region especially on the left side of river Pambar as is evident from the usage of neatly dressed granite slabs for the dolmens.
Dolmens of Munnar - With in 5 Kms Range
Covering additional 45km travel from Munnar to Marayoor will be tiring for most Travellers, but do not worry, Some of these dolmens are located within 5-10 km from your Hotel. If your hotel is in the Chinnakanal, Suryanelli, area then this Dolmen site is even closer, within 5 km from your hotel. It is located in the ‘Muttukad – Periyakanal” road near to Muttukad Village.
Unlike Dolmens of Marayaoor, the Muttukad Dolmen site has only 10 to 15 dolmens.
How to reach
From Munnar town, Take National Highway 49 (NH49) towards Periyakanal, About 1km before Periyakanal tea factory, take the Bisonvalley Muttukad Road. Within 2 km on this road you will see a small makeshift board which shows the direction to the dolmen site. The dolmens are not visible from the road. You will need to walk approximately 100 meters from the road to reach the dolmens.
Cautions for Visiting Munnaar Dolmens
Walkway through the sandalwood forest
Marayur has more than 1000 species of flowering plants and is a well known repository of medicinal plants. There are 114 endemic species and the sighting of Aibizia lathamii, a critically endangered tree, was recently reported from the dry forests.
Chinnar - the wildlife sanctuary in Marayur - has recorded the largest number of reptilian species, including the mugger crocodile, in Kerala. With 225 recorded species of birds, it is one of the richest areas of south India in avian diversity. The forests in Marayur preserve a population of the endangered Grizzled Giant Squirrel. The rare white bison has been recently reported in Chinnar wildlife sanctuary.
Maryoor contains a number of sandalwood forests, Processing of sandalwood and its associated oil forms part of local economy, a depot near Marayur town supporting this industry. Sandal wood is a parasitic tree having a fragrant and close-grained yellowish heartwood. Sandalwood oil, also known as ‘liquid gold,’ is extracted from the roots and wood of sandalwood. This oil is a costly item marketed at a few choosy outlets all over the state. The 93 km² Marayur reserve forest is believed to have about sixty thousand naturally grown sandalwood trees.
Munnar - Suggested Best Accomodations Hotels Resorts
Mid-range Hotels/Resorts in Munnar ( Rs 1500 - Rs 3000 per Night)
Pulimoottil Estate Bungalow :-
Location :- Near Letchmi Tea Estate - Munnar ( 10 kms away from Munnar)
Highly recommended for groups and families with Kids.
If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet and secluded place, far far away from hectic city life, Pulimoottil Estate Bungalow is the perfect getaway. It has about dozen independent bungalows each with its own unique ambience and amenities. All Bungalow are situated in deep forested estate with huge trees. There is even a small water stream and waterfall inside the estate which is safe even for kids.This property is away from the city and has small houses with options of Rooms with Kitchens like Funished Apartments. Property has nice restaurant. If you are coming to Munnar for long stay, Choose houses with kitchen. Every house is unique, staff is very friendly so feel free to ask for the options of houses and choose best available. You can enjoy rooms with Balcony.
Food is delicious and oragnic, You can opt also for a BBQ or and campfire.
What to do in Pulimoottil Estate Bunglow
Deshadan Mountain Resort, (5 km from Munnar) :-
Deshadan Mountain Resort is located in Pothenmedu area on the top of Pothamedu hills at approx. 7 km from Munnar Town. It is the highest resort in Munnar, It takes 4 hours to drive to Cochin International Airport from the resort and Ernakulam Junction.
Mountain resort has 22 well-furnished rooms, complete with conveniences like colour TV, telephone and personal safe. Rooms are divided into Garden View Room, Mountain View Room, Valley View Room, Standard Cottage (2 B/R) and Deluxe Cottage (2 B/R) categories. Bathrooms receive an uninterrupted supply of hot and cold water.
Relish palatable Chinese, Continental and Indian delicacies at the multi-cuisine restaurant within the premises. Guests can also dine in the comfort and privacy of their rooms by availing room service.
For complete entertainment of guests, adventure sports and campfire are also organised upon request. Buy souvenirs for loved ones from the on-site gift shop or spend some time socialising at the games room in the hotel.
Bella Vista Resort
Located in a calm and virgin hamlet called Chithirapuram. It's a perfect getaway from the hectic pressures of contemporary life. It has Well appointed Deluxe Rooms, Honeymoon Cottages, Super Deluxe Cottages and Super Deluxe Family Cottages… each room offers matchless views of the beauty of Munnar. Business, Liesure or Honeymoon, Bella Vista Resort is the ideal place for all!
Hotel has beautiful dining area, Tea Club, The restaurant offers great view ultimate view of surrpundings and unmatched dining experience… the best, relaxed lunch or dinner experience you've ever had.
Upper Mid Range Hotels Resorts in Munnar ( Rs 3500 - Rs 9900 per night)
Spice Tree Resort ( Range Rs 8000 - Rs 9500) -
Located at 5300 Feet above sea level) is located at Muttukad, Off Munnar-Thekkady Road. It overlooks the Bison Valley.
Spice Tree is a premium resort having 12 spacious Classic rooms with Jacuzzi and private balcony, 2 Spa Suites with Victorian copper bath tubs, canvassed garden sit-out, living room cum spa area.
It has a multi-cuisine family dining hall, solar heated mountain spring water swimming pool, well furnished three bed contemporary spa and yoga pavilion, a book bar cum library, and offering a host of outdoor activities like treks, hikes and plantation trails; above all 2.5 hectors of environment friendly nature landscaped area overlooking the ever enchanting Bison Valley view along the Kanan Devan Hills of Munnar.
Devonshire Greens Leisure Hotel ( Range Rs 6000-12000)
We Devonshire Greens, the major name among luxury resorts in Munnar is truly a paradise of travelers. Our premium resort in Munnar provides you to the best in class luxury stay in Munnar.
Devonshire Green, situated on a ledge cut into the side of a hill and a quaint building with bright green sloping roofs.A flight of stairs leads down from the lobby to the set of suites on a floor below makes this place the best Munnar luxury resorts. At the other end a corridor leads away from the lobby past a small terrace that serves as a coffee shop furnished with cane chairs and tables, past a fitness centre, a space for indoor games, past a conferencing area, to the elevators. A lawn covers one end of the ledge fringed with vividly colored flower beds, wrought iron benches, a space for children to play, a pit for campfires and a small space for outdoor cultural performances..
A well illuminated corridors, a large windows lines an entire end in every room and overlook a clump of majestic silver oak trees, a small hamlet in the valley down below and the imposing face of a large hill opposite makes. The rooms are exquisitely furnished with work tables, elegant wooden chairs, heavy off white drapes, soft cotton fabrics and ample pillows with colorful cushions strewn around . A couple of terraces are set beside each of the floors and next to the roof top restaurant. Lined on two ends by large glass windows, the restaurant offers splendid views and an extensive menu of pan Indian cuisine. Stunning views, impeccable service and excellent food - what more would you want from a holiday? : Choose your Holidays with us and enjoy your stay in Munnar Premium resorts with Devonshire Greens, a luxury resort in Munnar.
Located at Pallivasal at 4.5 kms from munnar town towards pallivasal, Near Pallivasal tea factory, also near the Attukad waterfall, It is a four-star deluxe facility hotel. Flanked by an evergreen carpet of tea plantations and stunning view of valleys and waterfall. Ideal place to spend your leisure in the lap of nature away from the crowd. The Hotel has Muti- cuisine Restaurant specialized in continental cuisine and the typical Indian cuisines like Gujarati, Malwani, Awadi, Rajastani, Punjabi and Jain cuisines. Hotel got "Traveller's Choice 2013 Winner" and also Ranked #1 Hotel in Munnar by tripadvisor.
Misty Mountain Resort, Randam Mile Pallivasal
Located only 7kms before reaching Munnar town , beside the national highway when travelling from Kochi - Munnar. The resort overlooks panoramic mountains ranges, verdant tea gardens and even a distant lake. Resort has 50 deluxe rooms, 2 restaurants, Ayurveda, Gym, resort trek, gardens and excellant photo opportunity from 5th floor rooftop terrace. Offering banquet, karoake & bonfire for groups.
Chandy's windy wood
The hotel is one of the recommended, located along a hill slope, a short distance from plantation town Munnar. Hotel offers following emenities
1. Elegant the lobby, bathed in soft lighting from recesses overhead, wood veneer cloaking the panels on the walls and floor, graphic motifs inspired by the surrounding nature, and chrome and glass fittings that add a touch of the contemporariness.
2. Glass walled elevators with spectacular views of the mountainous landscape transport guests along the gradient of the hill to different parts of the hotel.
3. An artificial miniature waterfall flows through the roots and over the rocks. The spectacle begins at the top of the slope, extending down to the bottom in a pool formed by the waterfall.
4. Bodhi Tree, Deep Forest, Traditional Village- each of the blocks has been named after an element of nature. The rooms and suites are arrayed beside open corridors. In a niche cut into a rock an ethnic themed coffee shop is situated designed like the rustic tea shops found in most parts of Kerala.
5. Early in the morning and late in the evening the hiss of the waterfall accompanies the primal sounds of jungle cats, bird calls and insects.
Outside, balconies in every room and spacious terraces on every floor look out at the forested and tea clad mountain slopes undulating into the haze on the horizon, a vista accompanied by a persistent wind that blows throughout the day.
At dawn and often at different times during the course of a day, clouds waft by and trails of mist snake into the valley immediately below. Nestled in a serene grove of silver oak trees amidst stunningly beautiful surroundings and gracious service Windy Woods is quiet simply the epitome of luxury and fine living
In 1870 J.D. Munro, a European, identified Munnar as an ideal and absolutely fit location for Tea Plantations. In 1877 he leased 580 Sq Kilometers of land and in partnership with H. G. Turner of the Madras Civil Service, he founded the North Travancore Land Planting and Agricultural Society, and discoved that area is best suited for tea. The first tea plant was planted by A. H. Sharp at Parvathi, now in Sevenmullay estate.
What Food to eat in Munnar
Always Try Hot Simmering Fish Curry with Parotta in Munnar to beat the cold weather and ignite your senses. If you want to try snacks, try local corn flake chicken,Kapa Fry,spicy cashew nut, chilly bhaji etc.
Best Restaurants in Munnar
Spice Tree Restuarant :-
The Spice tree restuarant is a restuarnt in Spice tree Resort, it is one of the great place to dine in, the restuarant looks directly over the Bison Valley and one of the best places in whole munnar if your want to enjoy a peaceful meals. In the morning and afternoon, place enjoys a cool breeze and breathtaking view of the Bison Valley, Once you sit on any table in restaurant, all you see is sky and trees, unmachable view, In the night, the small dining area is skillfully lit and turned into an lovely and exotic french reviera restaurant. There are always surprises, some time persoanlised magic shows, or just plain music or personalised dinner.
Important Note about Spice Tree
We suggest you to book for MAP ( Modified American plan - Breakfast and Dinner) for Spice tree Munnar, once you Pay all advance, you do not just need to look at the menu but order the best and costliest items and hotel staff will not even blink..thats the beauty
Saravana Bhavan - City centre
Located Right at the heart of town and one of the cheapest places to eat.South Indian dishes are served on a banana leaf.Though Sambhar is typical Tamil and little on the heavy side, but the cleaniless of the place is one of the best. The place is one of the best place to enjoy the typical south Indian and Tamil food. Speciality include Masla Chai, Masala Dosa, uttapam and Punjabi Chana Bhatura.
Patel Gujarati Restraunt, (Near Post Office)
If you want to enjoy pure Vegetarian food or typical Veg thali in munnar, head to Patel Gujarati Restaurant in the town centre and enjoy the great veg delights. what ever you eat, Be ensured that bill will be under Rs 100.
Munnar Kerala - Drinking Guide
If you visit Kerala and like to drink your malt whiskey, citrus Vodka, good old Brandy or rum or hard drink, you will have to Struggle a bit..but below are the solutions and Tips
1. No one wants to drink a chilled bear in a cold weather, unfortunatly you have to, if you do not plan properly..
2. All 3 star, 4 star delux resorts and hotels are allowed to serve only Beer and wine.
3. But as a Tourist, you are allowed to carry your own quota be it a hard drink while you are in Kerala
4. Resorts allow the hard drinks brought by you and pride service for the same to let you enjoy your drink
5. You need to finish your drinks in your room or balcony as hard drinks are not allowed in dining areas.
6. In the case of well secluded and gated resorts, there is no problem, still you need to put hard drink in a wine goublet.
7. Beer and Wine lovers - No issues while travelling Kerala, however 4 star resorts only provide it, but hsh..... 3star and 2 star also provide it discreetly.
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Head to Munnar, If you wanna know the history of tea and tea plantations in High Mountain Ranges, The museum is located in an old estate in the Kannan Devan Hills.
Best Season / Best time to visit Munnar
Munnar experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. But the best time to visit is from August to May.
Munnar Tour in Winter ( December to Feb)
Winters (December to February) are cool and temperature comes down to 10°C during this period. This time is perfect for exploring and honeymooning. Moreover, winter period is also ideal for taking up trekking, rock climbing and rappelling.
Munnar Tour in Summer ( March to May)
Summers (March to May) are pleasant and the temperature ranges a maximum of 35°C to minimum of 19°C, making it ideal for visiting tea estates such as Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and Tata Tea Museum.
Munnar Tour in Monsoon ( June to September)
Monsoons (June to September) are lovely with pouring rainfalls. Most tourists don’t prefer to visit Munnar in rainy season. However, the place has its own charm in monsoon, in fact it looks very refreshing with full of greenery. The months of August and September is ideal for enjoying the beautiful waterfalls like Chinnakanal and Cheeyappara Waterfalls .
Best Time is October to February - Visiting Munnar
October to February is ideal months for enjoying various attractions and honeymooning in Munnar. November is enjoyable time for tourist activities like trekking and mountaineering at Anamudi Peak.