I teased you all with some phone photos from my Munnar trip earlier, & now it's time to write a little more about my experience. I took a trip there for three days in the end of May. I'll be the first to admit that other than the fact that it was in Kerala I knew very little else about the place. I soon found that it was a hill station known for sprawling tea plantations & as my trip grew nearer, the excitement kept building up. It was the first trip I was going on solo, but as all of my reservations & bookings were taken care of my Thomas Cook & Sterling Holidays I wasn't nervous in the least bit.
Munnar isn't the most easily accessibly destination (all of the best places aren't) & there are a few different ways to get there. As I was travelling by flight, I had to go to Kochi & then take a car from there. Kochi was unbearably hot & muggy, much like Mumbai at the end of May but as we drove higher & deeper into the hills it got so much cooler. The driver kindly stopped at a waterfall along the way & I got to snack on some raw mango, a yummy snack that is sold at a lot of the tourist spots in Kerala. I napped for the later part of the drive & when I awoke I was greeted by the sight of hills covered in tea plantations as covered in a very dense fog. It was by far one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen in my life. The weather too was so cool, pleasant & clean that I couldn't believe it was May. Getting back to Mumbai after the trip was such a disappointment.
I stayed at the Munnar Terrace Greens resort which was at the top of the hill. It's a beautiful, minimal property. They don't have hundreds of different activities to keep you occupied, the property is all about sitting back, unwinding & taking in the surroundings. My room had a wonderful view of the hills too. I made a few short videos with some of the highlights of my trip - the first one is above, do watch it & let me know what you think!
Look out for the next post where I will tell you more about my trip & how I planned what I wanted to see. And do subscribe to my YouTube channel (click the red button just below the video! :)) because I post videos on my channel before they're on the blog.