Kerala which is called Gods Own Country is a unique destination even in India which is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. In Kerala, Munnar is among the most famous travel destinations which attract tourists from all over the world. From the lush green pastures of tea gardens to the majestic Anaimudi which is the highest point in India outside the Himalayan Mountain Ranges, there are tourist posts in Munnar which are truly romantic and delightful experience for guests from all over the world.
Munnar was initially discovered by the plantation industry around the 1870s but it was re-discovered by the tourism industry in the latter half of the 20th century. Munnar town, which still retains its colonial charm, is laced with verdant tea gardens, virgin forests, numerous streams, waterfalls, savannahs, rolling hills, scenic valleys, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways are attracting thousands of tourists from all parts of the world every year.
The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, because of the confluence of the Nallathanni, Mudhirapuzha and Kundaly rivers in the town. Let us explore some of the unique experiences, tips and ideas that only Munnar can offer to travellers ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar.
Walking and posing for a Photo between Munnar Tea Gardens
Any photo of Munnar will have verdant hills with green tea plantations and that is what makes Munnar truly scenic. The green carpeted hills in Munnar is among the best photo opportunities in Kerala. If you are ever going for a Munnar Honeymoon ensure that there are few memorable photographs with tea gardens as a backdrop which you can frame for yourself. The beauty of greenery all around from the tea gardens of Munnar and white mist between the mountains form a perfect setting for photography.
Enjoying Authentic Ayurveda Treatment
Ayurveda has always been one of the pillars of Kerala Tourism. Cold, slightly rainy and misty climate in Munnar during Monsoon is aptly suitable for treatments like Abhyangam, Panchakarma, Pizhichil Udvarthanam (Herbal powder massage), Ilakkizhi (Patrasweda), Podikkizhi (Choornasweda), Navarakkizhi, Ksheeradhara and Thakradhara for any kind of ailments. There are multiple Ayurveda treatment centres in Munnar where each person is assessed for the appropriate treatment that is suited to their individual needs.
Staying in a Treehouse
There is something magical about treehouses – whatever your age is. Munnar has the highest number of Treehouses in Kerala that will appeal to grown-ups and kids who want to get close to nature without forgoing modern comforts and luxuries. With its wooden walkways high above the forest floor with awesome views of tea gardens, the impressive treehouses in Munnar offer’s a cherishable memory.
In addition to these experiences, Munnar also has other tourist posts like Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Chinnakanal & Anayirangal, Top Station, Tea Museum and Waterfalls which you can enjoy as a tourist. Munnar is also known for the unique blue flower Neelakurinji which blooms once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2018. There is also a huge list of best things to do in Kerala in case you want to try your hands on other location.However, a trip to Munnar while on a Kerala holiday will offer you some unique experiences which are different from the rest of India
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