Travel Blogs from Munnar
We walked to the bus station and after battling a bit about which bus we had to take, we were lucky to be on our way to Munnar just before 06 am!! The first couple of hours were through small villages and then the fun ride began up hill through really narrow corners for the next 3 hours...
Nearly 1.000 metres above sea level! Overall 110 km …
After having spent 3 delightful nights in Fort Cochin, and with only 10 days remaining before the start of our Habitat build near Pondicherry, we chose to head up into the Western Ghats where the air is cooler and where the rolling hills are covered by the greenery of tea and cardamom plantations. We arrived in the hill station of Munnar this …
... Austin to shudder, but nevertheless a reasonable specimen; hydrangeas, dahlias, hedges of poinsettias, trees - as yet unidentified but with glorious orange flowers, extremely large specimens of eucalyptus & rubber trees, hibiscus and brugmansia by the hedge-load! Wonderful!] (Phil: Yawn!!!!!!)
5. Munnar and the Tea Museum. Munnar is a dump! And it was raining! And we couldn't find a bar to get a Kingfisher! But what we were directed to was an "offie" to buy some ...
... Djohn picked up some supplies and then we were off. We started along what was a dirt road used by locals but it wasn't long before we veered off the beaten track and were instantly flabbergasted (and I don't use that word lightly) but the luscious green spectacle that is the Munnar tea plantations. As a side note these hardy little trees cover the Munnar landscape in every direction like something out of an epic fantasy movie and we are quite surprised it ...
... buses also ply between Chalakudy and Valparai, maybe 3 or 4 times a day.
Driving routes to Valparai courtesy Google Maps:
Where to stay:
The Green Hills Hotel is the only proper hotel ...