Munnar is indeed a heaven on earth. Stretches of blue mountains, with peaks, rising above the clouds of shades of dark, gray and white which resemble the seasons, are iconic symbols that trigger a thousand emotions in the mind of a traveler. The unending stretches of green carpets of emerald green tea plantations will elevate even the moron to a poet laureate.
HOW TO GET HERE
107 km from Cochin Internation Airport
283Kms from Trivandrum International Airport
125Kms from Ernakulam, nearest Railway Station
10Kms from Munnar, nearest Bus Station
With its alluring terrains and mesmerizing greenery, it is the commercial center for spices, fruits, vegetables, tea, and coffee. A decoction of beautiful lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, emerald green grasslands, and sublime wilderness will vanquish the traveler to temporal trance.
Major attractions in Munnar
GDM Munnar is also an organic spice garden. Like in other part of Munnar cardamom plantations constitutes around 50 percent of cultivation. The visitors get a chance to learn how cardamom cultivated using organic practices.
Munnar offers a vast expanse of tea estates beautiful mountains with zig zag roads ideal for cycling. Needs to be physically fit as the rider has to go uphills and downhills frequently.
Elephant ride is one of the popular sport among visitors in Munnar. Elephants carry you in a small hills and through the woods for a period of 15 to 30 minutes. An elephant can carry 2 people at a time.
Boating in Lakes
Munnar is graced with many natural and man-made lakes. The ambience of these lakes is very special with blue misty covered mountains and a wood surrounds these lakes. Boating in these clear cold waters is certainly a unique experience for tourists.
Trails to Dolmens
It is a type of megalithic tomb dated back to 4000 - 3000 BC. In Munnar and surrounding places the Dolmens are see on the mountain slops , in deep woods and on large grass lands . These picturesque locations are ideal for trekking and photographic trips
You can see many dwelling places ( Dolmens) of sages/saints which where used in ancient days in and around Munnar. It is locally known as called Muniara.
Nilgiri tahr is a wild goat seen in the Nilgiri Mountains of Weston Ghats of India. The mail is larger than the female and dark in color when adult. Adult male weigh upto 100 kg.
Forest and tea gardens
This could be the most fascinating part of the stay in Munnar. Starting the ride in the wee hors of morning, shrouded in magical mist of Munnar in open jeeps, is sure to invigorate your mood.