Rolling hills and tea gardens of Munnar

Munnar Tours and Travels

About Munnar

Set amidst dramatic mountain scenery, the hill town of Munnar, in the state of Kerala, sits at an altitude of 1524m and forms the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates. It’s easy to see why Scottish planters who first developed this hidden valley in the 1900s felt so at home here with the cool weather and eerie mists that envelop the lush mountainsides. Raj-ophiles will enjoy spotting the many British bungalows that cling to the side of verdant valleys alongside the famous High Range Club with its manicured lawns and golf course, and the Stone Church built in 1910 to commemorate the memory of early planters with brass plaques.

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The region offers plenty of enjoyable walks and scenic bike rides which afford breathtaking views of the surrounding lofty peaks. From many locations in Munnar it's possible to see Anamudi, which, at 2695m above sea level, is South India’s highest peak. Bikes can be hired in town at various locations. In addition to acres of tea plantations, there is a Tea Museum, which offers lots of information on the production process of this prime crop and displays relics from the early 1900s including photographs and an original tea-roller.

Just beyond Munnar lies Eravikulam National Park, home to the rare and almost tame Nilgiri Tahr, a type of mountain goat endemic to the Niligir Hills in India. To protect the Nilgiri Tahr during calving season, the park is closed for around six weeks from mid-January. For the more active adventurer, the Rajamalai Hills, within the park's borders, also offer fantastic hiking opportunities.

Munnar Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Munnar

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Munnar Hotels

If you are planning a Munnar holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Ambady Estate Munnar

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The unique boutique plantation retreat of Ambady Estate offers the experience of a rural farm stay with its own character combining old-world elegance with modern convenience. Nestled amidst 70 acres of cardamon plantation, the property offers eight spacious and tastefully appointed cottages with attached living area and private gardens. Made from natural materials, the restaurant offers a dining experience in harmony with the natural environs with organic vegetables and herbs used in the local dishes on the menu.

Eastend Edassery Munnar

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Eastend Edassery is a quaint resort set in landscaped gardens in the heart of Munnar town. The modern rooms are well-sized with a neutral palette of warm woods, creams and touches of gold. Guests can climb to the Tree Hut for panoramic views of the surrounding hills or underground to 'The Cave', which contains various rock-cut reliefs. The multi-cuisine restaurant provides a menu covering Chinese, continental and Indian dishes.

Windermere Estate Munnar

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Windermere Estate is a picturesque resort with spacious rooms and beautiful views. The standard rooms enjoy the luxury of a veranda with views of the surrounding garden or valley with two cozy cottages perfect for families. With gabled roofs, high ceilings and teak furniture, the rooms are a throwback to the old ways of life in this quiet part of Kerala. The homely kitchen features an old fashioned fireplace with a delightful spread on the menu. Activities offered by the Windermere Estate include plantation walks and bird watching tours.

Munnar Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Munnar.

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