Munnar, Kerala’s most famous hill resort is set at an altitude of approximately 6000 feet, the undulating hills covered with the soothing green of tea plantations have earned it the sobriquet, ‘the Switzerland of India’. Breathtaking landscapes, sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns and winding hill trails make this a very popular resort town. Among the many exotic plants found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji that blooms once in twelve years and bathes the mountainside in a riot of violet.
Once a sleepy little hamlet, Munnar was developed by the British as an important centre for the cultivation of tea, coffee and spices. It was also a very popular hill resort with them.
The mountain streams, valleys and tea plantations make Munnar a favourite destination for relaxing and appreciating the beauty of nature.
,p>You will be picked up from your hotel in Cochin and will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to Munnar covering a distance of 135 kilometres. Upon arrival, check in at hotel Tall Trees. This resort has cottages which have tastefully done up interiors. You will stay in a standard cottage.Each cottage has a large balcony from where you can view the beautiful surroundings. The cottages offer the best in comfort with all modern amenities. The hotel has a glass-roofed multi-cuisine restaurant and an outdoor barbeque. The hotel has a library and a card room and offers facilities for trekking and mountaineering among others
Your package includes breakfast and dinner daily throughout your stay.
Spend the night at the hotel.
After breakfast, accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, go on a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit the beautiful tea gardens and a tea factory. Munnar’s has approximately 30 tea estates and almost all of them are privately owned. Walk around the tea gardens and watch the fresh tea leaves being lucked and collected for processing.
There will be a break for lunch (payable direct).
Later visit a tea factory and watch the entire process by which tea changes from being a freshly-plucked leaf to the fragrant morning cuppa of millions across the world. Your guide will tell you more about this fascinating process. Some tea gardens also offer tea on sale.
Return to the resort for dinner and to spend the night.
Today you will be driven back to Cochin and be dropped at your hotel where the tour ends.
Start time: Your preferred time start time
Duration: 3 Days
Your hotel in Cochin.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Cochin
Check-in/check-out time is 1200h (12:00 noon) at the hotel
Please specify your preferred start time in the special request section in the online booking form.
While we cannot guarantee departure at the selected time, we do strive to find the most suitable match
In the event of any of the above mentioned hotel not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you
For final confirmation of the start time, please contact the local activity operator a day before departure. Contact details of activity operator will be mentioned in your confirmation voucher
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