Kerala well known as God’s own country offers nature at its best which is great temptation for nature lovers like us to explore and breathe the place more and more.This is our second visit to Kerala,last year enjoyed vacation in Wayanad with nature at its best.
Now this time we planned to visit Munnar which has its own set of assets and resources to charm tourist with scenic tea garden raising beauty of place in heavenly manner.By the way my anniversary is chosen occasion to visit heavenly place.
Tea Garden-Picturesque beauty of place cannot be described in words ,even camera shoot images show incomplete feel of place, one can experience the real beauty of the place after watching it live .This place is full of tea plantation amidst of mountains hold main interest of tourists.We can see lots of Silver Oak and Oranges plantation in-between the tea plants which add to the beauty of the place.The reason behind planting Silver Oak tree had scientific explanation ,its store rain water in roots and later sprinkle water to tea plants in summer,since lot water required by tea plants. Our tour guide told us that some tea plants are 150 year old ,mainly owned/ leased by Tata Tea for 99 years and other major company is RPG owned by RP Goenka.
Spice Garden-Kerala being famous for spice production from cardamom, cashew, black pepper, cinnamon,e.t.c. Our tour guide suggested to go for spice garden tour which was quite a memorable experience.My Husband and daughter had fun of getting drenched in Pennya river water,located at the corner of garden while I enjoyed tour of the garden exploring little details of spice plants.I explored Cardamom,pepper,cinnamon,rudraskh,coffee beans,cocoa plant,pine apple and lot more.There n number of spice garden in kerala producing and selling spices grown in there own backyard.
Elephant ride-One of the famous attraction of Munnar was its famous elephant rides which was at distance of 18kms from our hotel.Our guide told us that elephant is very intelligent animal can slide from 15-20 metre mountain slope to reach ground safely to cover distance faster.My daughter Khwaish enjoyed elephant ride and feeding elephant corn and Pineapple specially made basket after 15 min of the ride,I guess reward for elephant to give us safe and memorable ride.
Boat ride in Mattupatty Dam-Khwaish enjoyed steamer ride at Mattupatty Dam,she was very excited from the morning when she heard that we will go for boating too.Added attraction of the place was its horse riding.
Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park-Eravikulam National Park being Famous for Mountain goats can be enjoyed in Safari provided by National park for 15 min.Manage to click some of the birds in best of weather.
Floriculture Centre-Well known as flower garden,beautiful place to visit and take flower picture.It is exciting to see so many flowers variety under one roof and well maintained.
Tea Museum-One of interesting place to visit in Munnar is Tea Museum.I just loved the movie displayed at museum giving the detail of history of tea plantation and special contribution by Tata to revolutionize tea plantation and worker life in munner,worth watching and impressive.
It was full package enjoying weather at its best with lot of greenery form tea,spices,other tree plus watching animal kingdom of the region and some bird clicks.Kerala is truly God’s own country offer flora and Fauna at unlimited best .
Munnar travel link in case you plan to visit the place in future.