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Major Adventure Activities to do in Munnar

Munnar, the beautiful hill station in Kerala, which is also known as the “Kashmir of South India” in blessed with unique geographical features that makes it a perfect place for travel and adventure activities. Ultimately, Munnar is one of the most popular travel destinations in south India and this hill station is famous for its amazing cool, chill climate and natural beauty. Travelers from different parts of the world are seen visiting this place during the top tourism season. The long stretch of tea plantations, high altitude hills, several waterfalls, lakes, dam, resorts and other attractions make Munnar a must to visit travel destination in Kerala, South India.

When we speak of Munnar as an adventure destination in South India, there is no other beautiful adventure destination that can match Munnar. The panoramic geographical beauty and characteristics makes the hill stations of Munnar a perfect adventure destination in Kerala. The varied landscape and features of Munnar makes if perfect for a varied number of adventure activities which are worth experiencing.  Munnar might not be a dedicated adventure destination, but along with your vacation travel, you can indeed enjoy the available adventure activities at Munnar. Travel and adventure activities have to go hand-in-hand at Munnar, if you really want to enjoy your trip to Munnar.

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Here are some of the major adventure activities that can be undertaken at Munnar along with your planned tour itinerary. All these adventure travel activities at Munnar are based on the different geographical features available at Munnar that can be utilized for adventure activities.

1) Trekking
The wide range of tea plantations and forests present at Munnar provides ample opportunities to enjoy trekking at this beautiful hill station in Kerala. Munnar provides an amazing opportunity to enjoy wildlife trekking along the rough terrains and hills of Munnar along with sightseeing and bird watching.

2) Hill Climbing
Most of the hills in Munnar are steep enough to enjoy adventure activities such as hill climbing. The hill climbing expeditions helps you to shed some calories and also helps you in knowing more about the geographic characteristics of this hill station. Here also, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the hills along with wildlife watching.

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3) Rock Climbing

There are plenty of rock hills in Munnar which can be utilized for adventure activities such as rock climbing. There are a lot of organizations that assists in arranging a rock climbing adventure experience at Munnar and if you physically fit and strong, then it is worth taking a rock climbing expedition on the hills of Munnar.

4) Wildlife Camping
Wildlife camping is another major essence of Munnar tourism and most of the tourists come here in the hope of enjoying a memorable wildlife camping experience. There are a lot of  destinations in Munnar that are considered as perfect wildlife camping locations and you can really enjoy a unique wildlife camping experience on the majestic hills of Munnar.

5) White Water Rafting
There are medium type waterfalls and rivers in Munnar which are considered as a major option for aquatic adventure activities. The waterfalls and rivers in Munnar are also found to be a better option for white water rafting for adventure lovers who love to play with the heavy stream of water. A lot of clubs and organizations are available to arrange white water rafting adventure trip in Munnar for the travelers from different paces.

6) Mountain Biking
The huge and steep mountains of Munnar are well suited for a wide range of adventure activities and the mountain biking along the hills of Munnar is something that is worth enjoying. Adventure lovers would dare to take mountain biking adventure at the hills of Munnar and the varied geographical features of the hills of Munnar will provide a perfect mountain riding experience for all.

7) Mountain Cycling
Mountain cycling is also something that is of huge popularity in Munnar and the wild hills, roads and other geographical features have contributed more to the growing popularity of mountain cycling adventure in Munnar. If you have enough physical fitness and will-power, there is nothing that can stop you from enjoying a mountain cycling experience along the hills of Munnar.

8) Paragliding
Of late, Munnar is seen as a major paragliding destination in south India and the unique geographical features of Munnar have contributed a lot towards its popularity. There are a number of organizations that conduct paragliding activities at Munnar and if you are interested you can also get involved in the amazing paragliding adventure experience at Munnar.

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9) Boating

The presence of dams and lakes in and around Munnar makes this hill station  a best place for activity such as boating. Most of the lakes at Munnar provide opportunity to enjoy a boat ride. The fees for taking a boat ride at Munnar is relatively low and you can really enjoy a boating trip with your family, dear ones and friends on the lakes of Munnar. Boating at Munnar is considered to be the least adventurous of the all above mentioned adventure activities.

If you are a serious traveler with sufficient interest in adventure activities and nature watching, then you can really try both of them at Munnar. There are a lot of travel agents and tour operators that can help you in getting the best travel package for enjoying adventure activities at Munnar. So rather than waiting too long, just find the best tour operator and book your tour in advance. Also note that it is better to avoid any type of adventure activities in Munnar during the monsoon season, when it rains a lot causing various natural disasters. The monsoon season usually stays in Kerala during the time from June to September annually.

Neriamangalam – The Gateway to the High Ranges

Munnar is one of the best honeymoon and holiday destination in South India and this amazing hill station in Kerala is well known for its amazing natural beauty and resources. People from different parts of the world visit Munnar during the peak tourist season and there will be a flood of travelers at Munnar during this time.  Kochi Airport (Nedumbassery Airport) and Aluva Railway Station are the two major transportation hubs to reach Munnar, if you are coming from a distant place. Munnar is also well connected to the other places in Kerala by a good network of roads.

Global Art Contest Launched by Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tourism will be conducting an online painting competition for children worldwide in memory of Edmund Thomas Clint. Edmund Thomas Clint was a prodigy who created more than 25,000 works of art before his death and his art works consisted of paintings and drawings which was created mostly on used paper with charcoal, pencil, ball-point crayons, pens, and water colours. Edmund Thomas Clint’s art work clearly depicted Kerala’s rich cultural heritage, especially its varied and unique religious festivals and temple art forms. Clint’s masterful art works continue to astonish art lovers and critics for their vibrancy, depth and maturity.

Monsoon Tourism in Kerala – A Unique Travel Experience

Kerala is indeed a major travel destination in India due to its amazing natural beauty and pleasant climate. The Monsoon season in Kerala is something that will make the place more beautiful due to the enormous rains. The monsoon tourism in Kerala is something that is yet to be explored and which is not experienced to the fullest by the travelers. Even though monsoon or the rainy season in Kerala is something that makes the local people tired of, people from other places are sure to enjoy the monsoon tourism of Kerala.

Adventure Trip at Kolukkumalai Hill, Munnar

Kolukkumalai hill in Munnar is that place where you can see the famous Kolukkumalai Tea Plantations which boasts of the famous Kolukkumalai Tea. The tea produced at Kolukkumalai tea factory is known for its unique taste and high quality. Located at about 7,900 ft above sea level, the Kolukkumalai tea plantations are considered to be the highest tea plantations in the world and is located around 30 kms from Munnar Town. The route from Munnar to Kolukkumalai hill is really an amazing experience as you will be riding through the narrow width road that leads to Suryanelli and then to Kolukkumalai.

The Amazing Travel Experience at Mattupetty Dam, Munnar

Whenever you visit Munnar, you will always hear about different travel locations and attractions which make you confused on which place to visit. But there are some places in Munnar that always comes into mind when you think of Munnar hill station and one such travel attraction in Munnar is the Mattupetty Dam. The Mattupetty Dam is one of the must to visit travel spot in Munnar and is an ideal place to spend some time with your friends and family.

5 Amazing Things to Make Your Munnar Trip a Memorable One

Munnar is one of the most exotic hill stations in South India and due to its amazing beauty and cool climate; it is often referred to as the Kashmir of the South. Munnar is considered as a perfect summer holiday destination in South India and plays a vital role in the development of tourism industry in Kerala. Travelers from different parts of the world, visit Munnar during the peak tourism season, to take a much needed break from their busy urban life. The amazing flora and fauna, cool climate mind blowing natural beauty of Munnar makes it a popular travel destination in Kerala.

Travel to the Jewish Synagogue in Kochi, Kerala

Kochi is one of the upcoming city and a popular travel destination in South India, due to the presence of a good number of travel destinations and tourist spots. The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi which has become a unique signature in the tourism map of India is another major attraction in Kochi city. The Synagogue was established in 1568 AD and is one of the major travel attraction in Kochi. The Synagogue is situated in Mattancherry in Kochi and is one of the oldest buildings in this place. A large number of Jews had arrive in Kochi for business purposes centuries ago and the then Kochi King donated a piece of land for constructing the present Synagogue. The Jewish Synagogue is Kochi is considered as the most important of its kind in India.

The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi was partially damaged during the Portugese attack in 1662 but was repaired later. The Synagogue has become a major hot travel tour spot in Kochi and people from different parts of the world arrive Kochi to visit this ancient Synagogue. The hanging lamp, the tiles with amazing art works etc bring a sense of enthusiasm among the visitors. All the tiles seem to look same, but the fact is that they are having different art works on each of them. Another major attraction of the Synagogue is the 45 feet high clock tower which was built in 1760. The time on the clock is denoted in Hebrew, Latin, Malayalam and Arabic language.

Kochi – The Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi (Cochin) is a beautiful city in Kerala, located in the south of India and is also the commercial capital of Kerala. Kochi is an exotic travel destination in Kerala and this is mainly due to its vibrant character and other natural beauty. Kochi is an upcoming city in India and is also considered as the commercial capital of India, as a lot of companies and industries are trying to hold a firm foot in India.  As per a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of the Outlook Traveller magazine, Kochi has been ranked as the sixth best tourist destination in India.

Munnar – The Kashmir of South India

Munnar is one of the most amazing and beautiful hill station in Kerala and is often referred to as the “Kashmir of South India”. This marvelous hill station experiences a cool climate throughout the year and is one of the most preferred travel destinations in India. It is often seen as the best honeymoon and family vacation spot in South India. This beautiful hill station is covered by the green blankets of tea plantations which is the hall mark of this hill station’s beauty. Munnar is where the people love to spend their time during the hot summer in India, as the climate in Munnar is cool throughout the year.

Munnar Tea Plantations
Munnar is around 1450 feet above the sea level and hence the cool climate and we can see the fog racing towards us during the evenings. Munnar is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala and has some of the best panoramic scenes in store for the travelers. Munnar also has a rich and amazing flora and fauna which makes it more attractive. Neelakurinji flowers which blossom once in every 12 years are another major attraction in Munnar and the number of travelers to Munnar increases during the period of blossoming.

Munnar also has a rich wildlife wealth and has some of the rare wildlife species available and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary  and the Eravikulam National parks are some of the most prominent wildlife reserves in the area. The Eravikulam national park is home to Neelgiri Thars which is one of the most endangered wildlife species.

You can see a lot of Tea factories in and around Munnar and you can also visit these factories to watch the processing of tea leaves. There are also some amazing waterfalls which provides you an excellent travel experience. There are also spots suitable for trekking, para gliding and other adventure activities which make Munnar more precious to the travelers.

The best time to visit Munnar is during October to May as you would feel more comfortable during these periods. Do not visit Munnar during the monsoon season, which ranges from June to September, as you would not be able to enjoy the beauty of Munnar due to the frequent rains.

A lot of hotels and resorts are available in Munnar and you can select them as per your financial stability. Munnar is well connected to the other major cities by Road. The nearest Railway station and Airport are around more than 100 Kms away in Aluva and Nedumbaserry respectively.