Munnar – The Lush Carpets of Tea Plantations

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Tripping with friends is always more fun than being alone or being with family. My friends are the best thing that happened to me in my entire life, and tripping with them is one of my most loved hobbies and Munnar is my favourite destination. On the 8th of August, we planned another trip to Munnar to spend some quality time with each other and to enjoy the trip all over again. By 5.00 am early morning on 8th August I started my trip with 3 other best friends of mine. The best thing of an early morning trip is that you will never get tired of driving or sleepy, due to the chilling breeze and the ambience you feel throughout the trip. We decided to take turns for driving so that not just a single person suffers the freezing cold. After the cold freezing drive of 3 hrs, we reached Munnar by 8.00 am and then decided to have food from one of the Dhaba opened at that time. Our favourite at the place to have at that time of the day was hot coffee with some soft Appam and egg curry. This is our all time favourite food when tripping in Munnar. After having the food we decided to start our trip with visiting our favourite destination the Echo Point and reached our destination after a 30 min drive from the Dhaba by 9.30 am. Different Munnar honeymoon packages are organised to this place by different tour operators making the place a well-known tourist destination. It is a point where you could hear the hills calling out your name, this unique feature of the hill makes it an attractive area to spend time with your friends and loved ones. The place had a great combination of cool breeze, lush green slopes and a perfect environment for rejuvenation. Our first visit to the place was arranged and organised by Gogeo Holidays, who organised different activities for us like trekking and boating in the lake. We took a long walk in the place enjoying the nature and calmness surrounding us with the cool wind blowing on us.

Kundala Lake

After spending some quality time at the Echo Point with the best friends, we headed to our next destination, Kundala Lake by 11 and reached the place after a very sweet shot drive from the point and reached the lake by 11.30. The lake is among one of the most visited and demanding destinations in Munnar. The main attraction of the area is its scenic beauty which greatly which the travellers love. After reaching the place we decided to enjoy the boating through the flawless calm waters enjoying the beauty of the lake and the place to its best. Boating and Shikhara ride is one of the main entertainments in the place. After enjoying the ride we decided to have the lunch from the nearby restaurant. For a change for lunch, we decided to have the meals with some special curry and gravy.

Anamudi Peak

After having the delicious lunch we decided to move on with our trip and decided Anamudi Peak to be our next destination. We reached the peak by 12.30 pm; the peak is the highest in the south which provides a majestic view of the rich green tea and coffee plantations. If you wish to see the scenic beauty of the hills and valleys with bright blue water streams running in between, and the wild of the Eravikulam National Park, then the best option is to go trekking in the peak. Located inside the Eravikulam National Park the peak is the main attraction for tourists from around the world.

attukal-waterfalls

After spending some memorable fun moments with friends and enjoying the sight of the waters and the hills with the wild in the park we headed to take a small bath to the next destination, Attukal Waterfalls. We reached the place by 3.15; the place is a prominent tourist destination in Munnar which can only be reached by a bridge. The best time to visit the place is during the rain to take full advantage of the falls when the water rushes down the rocks. A number of tourists visit the place with different cheap Kerala tour package from Bangalore and many other cities, states and countries to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Located between to hill stations Munnar and Idukki the main activities organised in the place are trekking and photography, different families also visit the place to enjoy some moment with their loved ones as picnics. To spend some time in nature away from tension and stress this is the perfect spot where you will be in great harmony with nature. By the time we finished bathing and playing in the waters time was in a race to strike 5.00 pm. we decided to move to Top Station to arrange our stay in the place.

Top Station

If you are planning a trip to enjoy the day and explore the place to its best, then staying in a hotel is a bad idea. So we decided to tent at the Top Station and call of the trip for the day. We reached the Top Station by 7.00 pm, on our way to the place we bought some food so that we don’t say hungry and starve to death. Hunger is something that we can never tolerate or adjust with, so after reaching the Top Station we started with the preparations to set the tent. After a long 45 min, we finally succeeded to set the tent straight against the strong wind. After talking for a while and enjoying the moment with friends we decided to have the dinner. After having the dinner we laid on the green valley staring at the night sky and enjoying the strong cool wind. I don’t remember when I slept; we woke up early hearing the alarm and then decided to get back to home. From the Top Station, we started back to our home by 5.00 am.

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Munnar is a perfect place for a tour and a place most visited and included in all famous Kerala holiday packages  for  family. The scenic beauty with misty hills and glittering waterfalls is the main attraction of the place which the travellers love to enjoy. The aromatic tea plantation of the land provides a unique beauty to the place by covering the hills with the rich green carpet. The place is a perfect destination for a honeymoon, tour and picnic with friends and family.

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