Tea Gardens and adventure through the hills of Munnar




OVERVIEW:
Enjoy an incredible 03 days vacation in the rolling hills around Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations in Kerala- God’s Own Country. Encounter natural beauty and get mesmerized from the lush green hills of Munnar. Walk through the low mountain scenery that is magnificent and watch the clouds like veils of mist that cling to the mountain tops. Learn how tea processing is done here, trek to the stunning Eravikulam National Park in the Idukki district of Kerala. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr. You can have a close encounter with these rare and endangered mountain goat species at the wildlife sanctuary. The chances of spotting a Nilgiri Tahr are very high at this park.


Pick Up: 09:00 AM
Duration: 02 Nights/ 03 Days


Day 01: Cochin - Munnar (130 km / 4 Hrs. approx., By Road) (L)
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Munnar, a hill station town located on the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala. On arrival in Munnar, check-in to your hotel. Take rest and be engulfed in a sea of a thousand shades of green.
Overnight stay is at hotel in Munnar.

Day 02: Munnar Sightseeing (B, D)
Post breakfast move out for sightseeing of the lush green hills of the town. Munnar is the commercial center of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates. Ranging from adventures to plantations trail and nature, Munnar has something special to offer to its guests. The tea gardens in Munnar are a must visit for tourists. Learn the art of tea making by watching the various steps of tea production in the tea factories right from plucking the leaves to sorting, drying and grinding of leaves. Take back home some freshly picked and manufactured tea as souvenirs form Munnar. Later head to the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, the home of Nilgiri Tahr (a unique endangered goat species), found only in Munnar and in some isolated areas of the Nilgiri biosphere

Located in the high ranges of the Kannan Devan Hills the Eravikulam National Park is also home to variety a of wild animals like deer, bison and elephant. The national park stands out for its stark beauty of the rolling grasslands and sholas. Later, visit the Mattupeety Lake, a man-made water body formed from a small hydroelectricity dam, set amidst the steep hills and thick woods, offering great views and ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts.

The National Park remains closed during February to 1st week of April every year. However, we are offering an Optional Tour during the closed period. Please find the details below.

(Optional Tour): Take a tour of the IndoSwiss dairy farm located amidst the green grasslands, 3 km approx. from Mattupetty dam. The farm is home to around hundreds varieties of high quality cattle and about 400 heads of cattle are reared here. The Indo Swiss dairy farm is actually landmark in the field of cattle rearing in Kerala. While driving to Mattupetty, do not miss to stop over at the Top Station situated in the Kannan Devi hills of Munnar. Located around 32 kms away from Munnar, it is the highest point in Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Western Ghats. At this highest point, you may feel the clouds are just a hand touch away from you. The destination is famous for the Neelakurinji flowers.

Back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay is at hotel in Munnar.

Day 03: Munnar to Cochin (B)
Post breakfast,check-out from your hotel and drive to Cochin.On arrival at Cochin,get dropped off at your hotel or transfer to the airport and take back pleasant and unforgettable memories of India.


Tour Price (per person)
USD 348/- Rs.22,620/-

Inclusions:

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • 02 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel at Munnar on Single/ Twin/ triple sharing basis
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance Fees to all sightseeing places as per itinerary.
  • Entry fees to Eravikulam National Park
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary.
  • 1 Mineral Water Bottles per person per day in the car.
  • All expenses related to the Vehicle i. e. Toll taxes, car Parking, Fuel charges etc.
  • All Applicable Local & Govt taxes.

Exclusions:

  • Domestic / International Airfare.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tips to Guide & Driver.
  • Alcoholic drinks. Any meals other than lunch.
  • Any other services which are not mentioned above.

Additional Information:

  • Tea Museum in Munnar remains closed on Tuesdays.
  • The tour price given above is per person. If yours is a group of 05 or more, it will get discounted. Reach us to know the discounted offer.
  • All the overnight tours need to be confirmed a week before the tour commencement date , as it involves hotel and flight reservations.
  • You may get the internal flight tickets booked on your own. However, we can always assist you provided that we receive the airfare payment in advance. Any increase in fare at the time of actual reservation will be charged extra on actual.
    Flight tickets booking closer to the travel dates usually result in higher airfares.


Please may send us your Query using the below form and our Tour Manager will get in touch with you at the earliest opportunity!

 






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