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I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there

- Dominic Monaghan

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

- Freya Stark

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

- Dalai Lama

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do

- Ivanka Trump

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

- Lawrence Block

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

- Robert Frost

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world

- Gustave Flaubert

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

- Ibn Battuta

One way to get the most out of life, is to look at it as an adventure

- William Feather

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

- Zoey Sayward

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

- Anais Nin

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.

- Matthew Karsten

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

- Susan Sontag

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen

- Benjamin Disraeli

Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

- Matthew Fryer

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.

- Samuel Johnson

He who would travel happily must travel light.

- Antoine de St. Exupery

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St Augustine

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

- Anonymous

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

- Shirley MacLaine

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

- Herman Melville

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

My Favourite thing is to go where I have never been

- Diane Arbus

To travel is to a journey into yourself

- Danny Kaye

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life

- Seann William Scott

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

- Moslih Eddin Saadi

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

- Edith

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

- Caskie Stinnett


The tea-and-spice town of Munnar is one of the compelling attractions of Kerala, and was voted the second best tourism destination in Asia after Tokyo by TripAdvisor's 2010 Traveler's Choice Destination Awards. This holiday town in the Western Ghats soars 6,000 feet above the languid backwaters of Kerala and is overwhelmingly green. All roads in Munnar either wind along high-altitude shola forests, rolling slopes of tea plantations or large stretches of spice plantations.

There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. Tea bushes are planted along the land’s natural contours, and when you wedge yourself amidst them for a photograph, you appear as a barely noticeable blip on a green background. Tea pickers in colourful clothes and baskets on their backs are barely visible amidst the sea of tea plants; each person plucks as much as 25-30 kilograms of tea leaves per day. Four kilograms of green leaf make 1 kilogram of black tea that goes into the making of your morning cup.

The spice plantations are less dense and more fruit laden. Over 12 varieties of spices - including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg - are cultivated in and around Munnar. Guided visits to these plantations are absolutely fascinating; it’s delightful to see the spices that you use everyday in their raw, natural form rather than bottled or packaged in plastic.

Whether it’s the tea and spice plantations, the lakes and waterfalls, the cattle breeding farms, or the sky-piercing Anamudi peak within the Eravikulam National Park, every part of Munnar accentuates its beauty. Munnar truly complements Kerala, a place that truly deserves its exalted title of ‘God’s Own Country’.


  • Area: 26.2 sq km
  • Altitude: 6,000 feet above sea level
  • State: Kerala
  • Distance from nearby towns/ cities: Thekkady (110 km), Cochin/ Kochi (130 km), Alleppey (180 km), Coimbatore (160 km), Kumarakom (200 km)
  • Take away: Tea, coffee, strawberries, home-made chocolates, and spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, ginger, garlic, nutmeg, etc

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Summer Winter Monsoon

15°C - 25°C

0°C - 10°C

Jun to Sep


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The months between October and March have the most pleasant weather.

The Payippad festival is celebrated sometime during August-September for three days starting on Onam day. The famous snake boat processions are taken out on the first two days and competitive boat races take place on the third day.

The Eravikulam National Park is open only from September to May.

Activities at a glance

  • Trekking


  • Rock Climbing

    Rock Climbing

  • Horse riding

    Horse riding

  • Boating



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