Friday, 12 July 2013

"Munnar"




Experience: It is a lovable hill station.There are many falls,dams,parks. Munnar is filled with thick and dense forest.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is 'hotel saravanabavan' for very hygienic and tasty food. it was very cheap too. There are a lot of tea gardens. Avery splendorous view of tea plantations and it was very exciting too. its view was like shells of tortoises from the top angle.

Activities & things to do: Boating at madupetty dam is very exciting and interesting one. Having a speedboat ride in madupetty dam was very much thrilling. We had nice time also by having a ride on elephants. In kundala dam horse ride also available. We spend our time usefully by knowing more about the tea production in tata tea museum. We saw a LCD project beside the whole history of tata tea museum.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take shawls, sweaters. If you have a problem of vomiting during hill travels you are advised to take tablets and Lemons with you.

"Greenary, fresh Air, peaceful envirnoment, neat."

Experience: If you like to stay peacefully without any noise and tension. Munar is the best place to visit with ful of mountains covered with tea plants. Where ever you see you will find greenery. sep to april is the best time to go. we went in oct 2008, that time climate was so good, it was drizzling lightly and entire tea estate was covered with fog in the morning and the evening. Best part is enjoying the nature while travelling the ghat section.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hotel: we stayed in westWoodRiverside restaurant, it was nice but expensive. Rooms are neat food is ok not so good. Lake was there next to hotel you can enjoy eating by sitting next to the lake and enjoying the nature. you can also try saravana bhavan hotel that is cheap and best. Food: We had nice Fish curry and fry in Silverspoon hotel which is there in middle of city. parata was nice in hotel Spice .... u can try Saravana bhavan, south Indian meals and dosa was nice. Try Strawberry juice which is really Osum!! made of real fresh strawberry fruit, Raw mango with salt and chilly powder, frash carrot, Gua fruits, Jola etc .. all tasted nice and fresh. Shopping: we can get nice Tea for cheaper rate. In Tea museum only they sell tea for cheaper rates. All varieties of tea are availble. I like Cardamon and masala tea flavor. All flavors they add is the natural one so u try all varieties of tea. Good quality Spices also u will get for cheaper rate in KDH shop which is owned by Tata.

Activities & things to do: Places to see: Lukham falls was very nice. Water was pure and chilly. u can play in water, there are rooms are available to change the cloth after playing in water. Anaimudi hill also nice place. it is the highest hill in the south India which has 8832 ft height. Boating in speed boat is nice. Heard body massaging is nice in Kelara but I didnt get time to do. nxt time need to try.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We went trough KPN travels, every day 1 bus goes Bangalore to Munnar I think. but it took 14 hrs to reach there because of ghat section span around 70 km so journey was tired. you can try train I heard it nice.


"A must visit place"


MILI
Lives in Bangalore
2 Reviews
"A must visit place"

Posted Jul 14, 2008
Experience: If u want to rest in peace away from the city life than munnar is the right choice...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not so good..but in market there are two restaurants were you get very good chicken items.. You get good chocolates and tea..there is particular govt tea shop just before the market...you can ask the auto driver..they will show u the way...there u will get genuine products with reasonable rating...chocolates and the spices you can get from the shops in the market.. but do visit 2-3 shops before purchasing as there is lot of bargaining to be done :) ..

Activities & things to do: There is nothing much to do except site seeing in the day time....which will includes some boating and you can go for an elephant ride..in the evening you can go for shopping...the market closes down around 9...after that it difficult to get any means of communication...if u dont have your own car...its better to go sight seeing with individual vehicle which u get it for 1200 for a day...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: KPN only has good service from Bangalore if you opt for a bus..but the bus journey is very tiring ...Never ever try to go through any tour operator ..they are real cheat..specially manish travels.. they showed us the hotel pictures that were very good and also charges a lot...but the reality was totally different...the hotel room was very dirty and we think we have paid a lot for that..after quarelling for 2 hrs giving warning of consumer court ...he agreed to shift us along with another couple to a good hotel..and those who didn't shout at them stayed in the hotel itself. So its better to book hotels previously and go for a self conduct tour...

"Awesome green and clean bathed with crystal clear waterfalls"

Experience: Non-commercialized, this small town of Munnar is a velvet green getaway for any nature starved tourist. Surrounded by tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, clear blue water bodies and foaming white waterfalls this place is the top refuge for any and everyone

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Dont go for north indian food at this south indian heaven. Rather, try Sarvana Bhavan right in the heart of the city offering really tasty food at cheap prices. Beware of the rush that is always there but the jet fast service gives some respite. Any direction you go out of Munnnar is abundant with green hills and water bodies. Worth checking out is Mattupetty dam for a boat ride, Marayoor for sandalwood trees (they smell awesome!!!), Lakham waterfall, Eravikulam national park among others Dont miss to shop for cardamom and tea... On your way around, you will find many tea tasting shops on road near tea plantations that offer you to taste and buy at real cheap prices...

Activities & things to do: Dont miss bathing in one of the waterfalls... trekking thru tea plantations (its more fun wandering thru a private plantation :D) and a speed boat ride in the lake... try going out to one of the trekking destinations...


"Wandering in God's own ......."

Experience: MUNNAR! It was everything we had heard and read about! The greenery just overwhelms you and it is nowhere as commercialized as Ooty or Kodai. Unfortunately it was summer and the waterfalls had all dried up. The views are incredible and we could only imagine how beautiful it would look after the monsoons.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The home made chocolates are great and so are the freshly fried banana chips.

Activities & things to do: Munnar is a great place for hiking or bicycling. Although we didn't do too much of either there were other tourists who we saw. There is some great speed boating in a lake for 60 bucks a head. I am sure it will be a paradise for bird watchers given the profusion of flora in this place.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Munnar is about a 3-4 hr drive from Kochi airport. Enroute make sure to drop into the Adi Shankara Kirthistambh Mantapam at Kaladi which is just outside Kochi. This is a multi-storey building which houses a museum that describes Adi Shankara's life and his spiritual journey.