Munnar is such a place that you immediately feel in your heart. The serene atmosphere, the beautiful nature, the endless tea plantations – everything here is nice. If you want to see and experience the best of Munnar, these 5 things should certainly not be missing from your schedule.
4THINGS YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY DO MUNNAR
1-Admiring the tea plantations
The hills around Munnar are covered with beautiful, bright green tea plantations. These tea plantations were planted here in the nineteenth century by the British, who discovered that Munnar has the ideal climate to grow tea so loved by the English.
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To see the tea plantations, all you have to do is drive out of the city and look around you. Everywhere in the Munnar area you see tea plants and if you are lucky you will also see a number of tea pickers at work. If you do not have your own driver, you can book a taxi or jeep tour. You can also rent a scooter in the city.
There are several waterfalls near Munnar. The best known are the Attukad waterfall, the Lakkam waterfall, the Nyayamakad waterfall, the Chinnakanal waterfall and the Kuthumkal waterfall. Some can be visited for free and for others you have to pay a small admission fee.
3-Hunting for elephants
Wild elephants live in the area around Munnar and with a bit of luck you can see how these gigantic animals roam the tea plantations. The chance that you see elephants is not very big and we unfortunately have not seen them in Munnar, but there are plenty of people who see them. When you drive through the tea plantations, it doesn’t hurt to pay a little extra attention to see if you happen to see an elephant.
Hiking through nature Because of the green hills, beautiful forests and breathtaking viewpoints, Munnar is the perfect place to put on your hiking boots and into nature. In the city you can book different walking tours with a guide, but adventurers can of course simply go out on their own.
The local tea Since the city is mainly known for the many tea plantations, you cannot of course leave without having tasted the local tea. If you not only want to taste the tea, but also want to learn more about how it is made, you can visit the Munnar Tea Museum (officially the Tata Tea Museum). From the center of Munnar it is a short 10 minutes drive.