Munnar Kerala-The Home of Rolling Hills

Munnar Kerala
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Munnar Kerala-The Home of Rolling Hills

One of the many gems of Kerala, Munnar is so picturesque that it looks like a page straight out of your drawing book. The tea valley is wrapped by hills from all side and the verdant forests are home to many rare species of wildlife. Let’s explore here some of the best places to explore in Munnar Kerala.

Tea Museum of Munnar Kerala:

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Start your sightseeing tour by visiting the Tea Museum which is going to be an insightful experience. The museum traces the evolution of the tea industry in the area since the 1880s. There is also a tea processing unit nearby where you can see the entire process of tea production. Some other famous attractions of this tea resort are Mattupetty Dam, Lockhart Gap which offers bird’s eye views of the beautiful Bison Valley, Nyayamakad Gap and Pathmendu which is located at a hilltop and offers scenic vistas of the entire area.

Water Falls of Munnar Kerala: 

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Don’t miss visiting the waterfalls in Munnar- the Cheeyappara Falls which is a famous bathing site for the locals and tourists alike; Valara Falls and Athkud Falls which become a roaring cascade during the monsoon months.

Mattupetty Dam and Cruise:

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One of the most enchanting experiences of your Munnar tour will be a cruise at the Mattupetty Dam and you might get a chance to spot gaur, elephant, and sambar while you soak up the beauty of the place.

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A trip to this pretty hill station will be incomplete if you don’t buy some tea as you can hardly find a better and fresher quality of your favorite beverage anywhere else. There are many tea outlets but the most recommended choice would be KDHP Tea Sales Outlet which has different tea varieties in convenient, easy to carry packs. Apart from tea, berries and strawberries are also the hot favorites among the tourists. Foodies will be happy to hear that Munnar has some great dining options which are worth exploring when you are here.

Places to Eat in Munnar Kerala: 

Munnar Kerala

Hotel Hazrath and Rapsy Restaurant are famous for their delicious non-veg menu and you will love to savor mutton and chicken biryani at these places. Head to S N Lodge for authentic Kerala food while veggies can try out Arya Bhavan, SN Annexe, and Saravana Bhavan among others.

Places to Stay in Munnar Kerala: 

Munnar Kerala

As for stay options, Munnar has some great choices for all budgets. Some of the famous luxury hotels in Munnar are Windermere Estate, The Tea Sanctuary, KTDC Tea County and Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa among others. Staying at these places is an experience in itself. If you are looking for decent accommodation options without spending too much, hotels like Hillview Munnar, Bellmount Resort, and High Range Club would be good choices. These mid-range Munnar hotels will suit your budget and offer a comfortable stay experience.

The hill station also has decent budget hotels including Emmel Dwellings, Dhanyasree Inn, and Munnar Inn among others. You can also opt for plantation stays for a complete experience. These stays are mostly single-story structures built in colonial style and offer world-class amenities and facilities. Take your pick from the list which has some of the best hotels in Munnar and rest be assured of a wonderful vacation experience at this most sought-after hill station of God’s Own Country.

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Danish Akhtar

Hey, my name is Danish Akhtar and welcome to my website. I have been traveling the world since 2012 and finally decided in October 2015 to make this website to share my experiences around the world. I hope to not only give you tips, tricks and my personal insight for your own travel but save you time and money when you travel next
So a little about my story, I was born in Nagina, a small town in Utter Pradesh India. I Passed out from University of Delhi in 2012 and decided that I needed to get some sort of career in that I can travel the world and could earn some smart amount. So that I m here working as assistant manager in a travel company beside that writing my experience of travelling which can help people.