Straight from God’s own country-Kerala, India
What do hill stations symbolize? Calmness and peace!
Welcome to Nature’s lap-Munnar.
About the place:
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India.
Kerala is referred to as God’s own country due to a story from the Hindu Mythology which narrates that Lord Parsurama, an Avatar of Vishnu once threw his axe from Kanyakumari towards the north and thus a land arose from the ocean which is now known as Kerala. This story literally makes Kerala “God’s own country”.
Munnar is about 3.5 hours’ drive from Kochi-that’s the route we had taken. Unlike the humid weather of Kochi, Munnar is a pleasant place to spend a long weekend after a month’s slog at work 😉
Planning to visit Munnar or Kerala sometime soon? Well, you could use the map below to have a fair idea on the distance from your place.
I am personally fond of hills more than beaches. I have spent 2.5 years at Chennai, India and hence visiting beaches was a regular affair, hence maybe that’s the cause of the boredom towards the same(lol).
With hill stations, it has never been the case. I have traveled several hill stations in India-Kodaikanal, Coorg, Munnar, Ooty and Coonnor but my fondness towards nature has kept increasing!
About my trip:
So, I was in Kerala to attend a friend’s wedding and hence carved out a plan to utilize this opportunity to make a visit to Munnar with few other close friends.
Ours was a short trip of 2 days-we didn’t have a list of places as such to explore before reaching there. Though we couldn’t cover the entire of it still managed to visit some beautiful locations that pushed the stress out of all of us 🙂
Plan your travel:
My suggestion is, it’s always better to plan your trip, still you may just reach Munnar, book a decent stay(there’s a lot of commercialization that has happened as of date, hence you would find almost all kinds of conveniences), then contact your hotel/lodge manager to arrange a guide/vehicle for you to explore.
Trust me, it will work out! You may always bargain on the travel fares however a day’s ride may cost you somewhere between INR 1500-2000 depending on the no. of places you want to see.
Most importantly, list out the best rated places for sight-seeing via Google reviews. I will leave a link below to help you with that. That would ensure covering the most beautiful and famous locations of all and wouldn’t make you miss out on the prime objective of visiting Munnar. Keep the rest of the places for the next day(s).
Click here for Holiday packages in Kerala.
Click here to find out things to do in Munnar.
People at Munnar are very welcoming and tourist friendly. You will definitely enjoy your stay there!
If you have been there, do share your reviews in comments below 🙂