How to make the most of your visit to Munnar

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Munnar, a popular hill station of Kerala, would remind you of those picture postcards that we used to love as children. There’s gushing streams running down the hillside, winding paths, and rolling tea plantations, which all come together to make a picturesque landscape. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Munnar. And, here is brief account of all that to help you make the most of your visit to this town.

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Visit the echo point

Visiting the echo point is one of the things to do in Munnar for every adventure lover. It is located at fifteen kilometers from Munnar. Voice resonance happens naturally from this place. Top Station, the highest point of Munnar is also situated in here.

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Don’t miss the national parts and sanctuaries

Explore the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks during the best time to visit Munnar, and if you are lucky enough, you will get to see some really exotic animals and birds in here. So don’t forget to pay a visit to Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Visit the tea plantations

Of course, you need to visit the tea plantations to make the most of your trip here. Though visiting the tea plantations is one of the things to do in Munnar, most of them are private and entry is restricted. But, there’re temples inside the plantations and you can go there and visit the plantation along the way. Your tour guide will tell you how to reach here.

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Go for a tea factory tour

Visiting a tea factory is a one of a kind experience that you can get in Munnar. So, don’t keep this out of your list of things to do in Munnar. It costs around INR 100 and they show you the process of tea making in detail along with the chance of sampling black and green tea at the end.

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The things to keep in mind while at Munnar

Being a hill station, the best time to visit Munnar is around September to May. So, you should plan your trip around that time. Since there are plenty of things to see and do in here, you will need to stay at Munnar resorts for at least two to three days. Make sure to carry warm clothes because it gets a bit chilly at nights though the days are warm at any time of the year. There are plenty of affordable restaurants in Munnar town and old Munnar so food would not be a problem. In terms of shopping in this hill station, you can bring home tea, coffee, chocolates, spices, and homemade cosmetics for friends and acquaintances.

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To make the most of everything involved with Munnar tourism, make sure that you keep a day for trekking and such adventure activities and another for sightseeing and leisure. This way you will be able to experience all that this beautiful town has to offer.

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