Verdant spaces, the best weather, crisp air and mountains covered in green as far as the eye can see…Munnar is every holidaymaker’s dream destination. The quaint spot has everything that pleases the senses and rejuvenates the soul. But though it has everything one needs for a restful holiday that lives on in one’s memory forever, it is known only for its lush tea estates and variety of resorts. This article aims to acquaint you with the other specialities of Munnar that you simply cannot miss on your next holiday.
Munnar – one of India’s best holiday spots
Located in the Idukki district in a hilly region of Kerala, Munnar is located about 2,500 m above sea level. The famous Anamudi mountain, the highest in South India, is located in Munnar. As such, the town has several trekking and hiking trails, lush landscapes, several tea estates and a pleasant climate with high rainfall during the monsoon season.
Best Way to Reach Munnar
The closest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport. One can make their way to Munnar from Ernakulam Town (about 120 km away) by taking a taxi there. Ernakulam also has daily trains to Munnar. Public transport options are plentiful in case you don’t have your own car to drive to Munnar.
Not just tea, Munnar is famous for other things, too!
When one thinks of Munnar, one conjures up images of tea plantations and staying at the best resorts on their holiday. But do correct the notion that the hill station is only famous for tea, or that it is the only thing it has to offer. It is in fact, one of the most complete holiday destinations in India – consider 5 other reasons to visit Munnar this year:
#1 A large variety of wildlife: Home to some of the best wildlife and nature parks in the region, Munnar is a must-visit for animal lovers. When making your itinerary, do factor in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pampadam Shola National Park and Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary as must-see spots.
#2 Salubrious weather all year round: Unlike most other spots in India, Munnar boasts of good climate all year round. The summer season is certainly a little too warm in the months of April and May, but the sunlight is soft and not too harsh. The winter season has crisp, clear air with good visibility, while Munnar completely comes alive with passionate beauty during the monsoon season.
#3 Several adventure sports: Did you know that Munnar is one of the premier adventure sport destinations in India? Adrenaline junkies can indulge their love for heights, speed and deep water by going hiking, deep diving, trekking, mountain biking and paragliding in Munnar. Head to Rajamala and Anamudi peaks for some of the best paragliding action and hiking trails.
#4 The best food: Let’s face it, one of the major attractions of travelling and see new places is to indulge one’s taste buds. Munnar offers a lot of wonderful options as far as food goes, especially if you stay in a premium resort like a Club Mahindra Munnar resort, where you can get a variety of Indian and international cuisines cooked in the most delectable ways. From Kerala style appam and stew to rustic Swedish countryside cooking, the Munnar resort’s Barbecue Bay has every dish that will tease the taste buds. Cleanse your palate with some heart-warming hot beverages at the resort’s The New Tea Room. Apart from these, you can find a variety of good restaurants and cafes all over Munnar, especially in tourist season.
#5 Waterfalls and stunning landscapes: What’s a holiday to Munnar without clicking some of the most stunning landscapes? Munnar features the most scenic landscapes and waterfalls in Kerala, so you can add a host of photos to your Instagram feed every day and enthral your followers.
Shopping at Munnar – a whole new experience awaits!
Apart from all its other delights, Munnar has one secret up its sleeve – the quaintest shopping spots. If you want to buy some unusual items or even the prettiest trinkets, you should head to Mattupetty Dam market for intricately made wooden artifacts and utensils, Kanan Devan Hills Plantation for a wide variety of tea powders, Johnson’s Wood Craft for furniture, Munnar Market for aromatic oils and handmade chocolates, and Munnar Inn Spices Mall for a wide variety of locally ground spices.
Stay at Club Mahindra on your Munnar holiday
We recommend staying at Club Mahindra Munnar resort for your holiday, for the best experience in travel, hospitality, dining and on-site activities. The resort also arranges for the best outdoor experiences to enrich your stay.
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