For years and years, It has been recognized as a very popular resort for the British Raj elite. Surrounded by tea plantations and set amidst the Western Ghats in God’s own country- Kerala, this pretty little town still enthrals and captures the imagination of those who visit it. This might not be a common household go-to destination but it certainly deserves to be on your bucket list, especially if you’re a sucker for peace, serenity and majestic views.
A Munnar tour would largely include a wide array of locations which include the likes of Eravikulam National Park, Lakkam Waterfalls, Sandal Wood Forest, Thoovanam Falls, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary and much more. Now, visits and traveling to these various tourist hotspots has been made easier by the several tourist packages that are offered by Vedanta Wake up!
Now, if someone is wondering why Munnar? Well, there are more than enough reasons for a Munnar sightseeing. Some of them are:
The Eravikulam National Park in Munnar:
Among the most popular destinations of the area is the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar, which is home to the endangered species; the Nilgiri Thar. The park is spread over an area of 97 sq.km. which will make for a delightful and long trek. On that trek, tourists might encounter some other rare species of animals, butterflies as well as birds, because the Park is a one of a kind in Kerala and house to several endangered species of wildlife. There will be a treat in store for all those who come here for sightseeing. The hills are covered by rolling mist and surrounded by tea plantations. The Eravikulam Park is also home to a special kind of flower- the Neelakurinji which turn the hill slopes blue when they blossom. The park is a picture perfect opportunity waiting to be captured!
Scenic & Serene Waterfalls:
A Munnar trip is incomplete without a visit to the various waterfalls of the area by which it is blessed. There are several waterfalls like: Lakkam Waterfalls, Attukal Waterfalls, Nyayamakad Waterfalls, Chinnakanal waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, and many more. Among these the most popular one is the Lakkam Waterfalls. It is just a short drive from Munnar town. The waterfall is surrounded by trees of ‘Vaga’. The stream of this waterfall initiates in the Eravikulam Plateau. The area is visual delight, even though some of the cascades are inaccessible and has turned out to be a major tourist puller.
Kuthumkal Waterfalls: A Picnic Spot
A charming picnic spot in Munnar is the Kuthumkal Waterfalls. The water falls from a great height and with a high velocity leaves a magical mist hanging over the waterfalls. It is a perfect picnic spot which can soothe the senses and provides plenty of picture opportunity. These falls are a must visit to enjoy time with family on a fun outing.
Majestic Sandalwood Forest of Marayoor:
Next up in line in Munnar sightseeing is the sandalwood forest of Marayoor. Marayoor is located around forty kilometres from Munnar, and can be covered in a day. This is the only place where there is a natural growth of sandalwood trees. That fact in itself is a good reason to visit the forest. It provides the adventure seeking tourist the perfect opportunity, because it is serene and yet unexplored. While on the drive from Manoor to Maratoor, one can expect to see waterfalls and lush avocado estates. Initially the trees dot the road, one by one, and suddenly turn into a sea of trees. This place is a must visit for all those who want to see nature, untouched by human hand.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protect area in the eastern side of the Western Ghats. There is plenty of area that is still waiting to be discovered here. The sanctuary is known for its rich store of plants valuable in medicinal properties, along with a wide array of animals such as the grey langur, spotted dear, elephants, crocodiles, star tortoise, tigers, leopards, and many birds, insects and plants.
Vedanta Wake up! Is an exceptional chain of hotels whose topmost precedence is the customer’s satisfaction along with the affordability and a feel-good value. These hotels are located in the primary tourist sightseeing, but are known for their affordable range of packages. Not only the rooms, they have travel packages which are easy on the pocket and lure tourists from all over the country. These packages are made keeping in mind the various groups and days the tourists will spend in the area such as the Full Day Nature Jeep Safari, Munnar Night Ride, Full Day Sightseeing of Munnar, Trekking Tour, Ayurveda Massage and many more such packages which will leave the tourists wanting for more.