If you are a nature lover then Munnar is the perfect post-wedding romantic destination. Its rolling hills, carpeted emerald-green-tea plantations, sculpted ornamental hedges, floating clouds, all combine together to create a visual fiesta that will mesmerize you and leave you speechless. Munnar is Kerala’s most popular hill resort and is known for its beautiful lush-green tea plantations. The name ‘Munnar’ literally means ‘three rivers’ and the town is so named because it is located at the confluence of three streams: Nallathanni, Kundale, and Muthirapuzha.
Munnar is a honeymooner’s delight and provides perfect ambience that honeymooners seek. Its manicured tea gardens provide picture perfect location against which honeymooners pose and soak in the natural beauty of the place. Munnar is a valley overlooked by hills. The most famous among them is the majestic Anamudi Peak – the highest peak in India south of the Himalayas. The more adventurous honeymooners can take up the challenge of climbing the 8841 ft high Anamudi Peak.
Munnar is also famous for its many waterfalls, which are located in its close vicinity. These include: Attukad Falls, Cheeyappara Falls, and Valara Falls. Attukad Falls are Munnar’s major tourist attraction and are in their full fury during the monsoons. The cheeyappara Falls plunge from a height of over 500 ft and are a popular bathing site.
Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Dam are the two dams located close to the Munnar and both the dams are very popular among tourists. The 160-foot-high Mattupetty Dam has a vast reservoir and a cruise here offers a thrilling experience. If you are fortunate enough, you can have sightings of elephant, gaur, and sambar. The 70-foot-high Kundala Dam is very scenic and boating on its sky blue reservoir is an experience in itself.
The Lockhart Gap located close to the town offer a panoramic view of the Bison Valley and surrounding hills. It is a very popular picnic spot. Pothamedu View Point, located 6 km from Munnar, is a must-visit and offers bird’s eye-view of the hill tracts, adjoining valleys and the Muthirapuzha River. Nymakad Gap, located 10 km from Munnar, offers stunning views of the Munnar Valley on the one side and the Talayar Valley on the other.
Munnar is the tea centre of Kerala and no visit to Munnar is complete without visiting the Tea Museum. The museum depicts the history of the evolution of the tea industry in Munnar from the 1880s. There are plenty of tea bungalows and resorts located in tea gardens around Munnar. These bungalows and resorts are perfect for honeymooners. Located amidst idyllic surrounding they provide the requisite solitude that honeymooners desire.
While you are on your honeymoon in Munnar, don’t forget to shop for excellent quality tea, delicious high range strawberry and the Kerala’s famous spices.
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