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Visiting Places: Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Tea Plantation, Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Blossom park and Flower garden
Day 1: Kochi - Munnar
Arrive at Kochi (Cochin), India and Proceed to Munnar (150 Kms Drive, 4 Hours Journey) and check into hotel and relax. Day at leisure and overnight stay.
Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam/Tamil words Munnu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Geography and climate: The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters (8,530 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The temperature ranges between 10 degree C (50 degree F) and 0 degree C (32 degree F) in winter and 8 degree C (46.4 degree F) and 16 degree C (60.8 degree F) in summer. The tourist season in Munnar is from August to May. However, even the monsoons are lovely with many streams and rivulets in the area and post drizzle the dew drenched tea gardens looking majestic and heavenly enshrouded in light mist
Day 2: MunnarProceed for local sightseeing in and around Munnar like Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Tea Plantation visit, Eravikulam National Park, Rajamalai and back to the hotel and Stay Overnight.
Eravikulam National Park: Located about 15 km from Munnar, this park is famous for its endangered inhabitant the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for trekking, the park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms once in twelve years. The last time it bloomed was in 2006.
Anamudi Peak: Situated about 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) from Munnar town, Anamudi (2,695 meters (8,842 ft)) is Kerala's highest mountain and the highest Indian mountain south of the Himalayan range. Treks to the peak are allowed with permission from Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam.
Mattupetty: Another place of interest, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. Lying at a height of 1700 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Mattupetty's fame is also attributed to the dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where one would come across different high yielding breeds of cows. Mattupetty with its lush green tea plantations, rolling grasslands and the Shola forests is also ideal for trekking and is home to a variety of birds.
Day 3: Munnar - Kochi
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Cochin airport / Ernakulam railway station (Approx. 140 kms / 04 hrs drive) to connect your flight or train for your onward journey with fond and sweet memories of a beautiful hillstation.
Package DetailsPackage cost Includes:
Rates mentioned are on per person and includes 02 Night accommodation in standard category of rooms with breakfast
Transportation by air-conditioned car
Package cost Excludes:
Expenses of personal nature such as Laundry, phone Calls or any other expenses which are not mentioned in above inclusions
Entrance fees to monuments
Honeymoon package on request.
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