The Best Time to Visit
The most favorable time to have your Munnar holiday trip is between the months of November and May, when the overall climate is pleasant; you will be able to participate in all possible holiday activities actively. It is better to avoid the monsoon season, which usually gets started from June, and will last until the end of August. If you are planning to have the Munnar holiday trip during the months of December or January, you must not forget to pack your flannels!
Arriving at Munnar
Cochin airport is the proximate airport; Munnar is situated just 110 km away from the airport! You can catch either government sponsored buses, or private vehicles to reach the location. If you prefer train journey, you have to reach Ernakulam junction first, and from there, you can avail bus or car services.
Many categories of accommodation units are available in Munnar including big hotels, medium sized hotels, and top-class resorts. You can also opt for homestays, which will be comparatively cheap. Staying at Ernakulam is yet another option, as the city is very close to Munnar; you can reach the place by taking a car drive of roughly one hour.
The main places that you must visit are Mattupetty, Marayoor, Chinnar wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Neelakurinji National Park, Peerumedu, Eravikulam National Park, and Pambadum Shola National Park. You depend on local buses and auto rickshaws for shuttling from one place to another.
The Must-See Places
There are several mesmerizing places in and around Munnar, and you must make it a point to visit some of these marvelous areas while having your Munnar holiday trip. Attukal Waterfalls, Anamudi Peak, Blossom Hydel Park, Blossom International Park, CSI Christ Church, Cheeyappara Waterfalls Echo Point, Fun Forest Adventure Park, Keezharkuthu Falls, Lakkam Waterfalls, Mattupatty Dam, Mount Carmel Church, Thoovanam Falls, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Pothamedu Viewpoint and Pallivasal Falls are a few of such places.
Possible Activities in Munnar
Apart from the usual sightseeing tours that are par for the course of all holiday tours, you can take part in various lively holiday activities during your Munnar holiday trip. The possible activities include rock climbing, rappelling, walking, plantation tours, para-gliding, boating, cycling, and trekking. The best spot for trekking is 'Anamudi Peak'; the elevation is approximately 2,695 meters! 'Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary' that can be located near Kothamangalam will not only attract all ornithologists, but also even casual bird lovers!
The best buys of Munnar include various spices, handmade chocolates, cashew-nuts, tea, and coffee. The last two are special buys, and so do not forget to load your bag with some of these! You will also get the usual holiday souvenir stuffs that you can take your home as mementos of your Munnar holiday trip.