Kerala Travelogue – Munnar

After spending two days at the Grand Hotel, it was time to say goodbye to Kochi and head to Munnar. Munnar is a hill station situated at around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft.) above sea level and is about 130 km from Kochi and take roughly 4 hours by road. The road to Munnar is nice but is very tight and twisty and can give motion sickness to even seasoned travellers. Our colleagues had advised us to keep the breakfast light for the same reason and boy were we glad we listened to them.

Day 1

We had hired a car for 5 days that would take us from Kochi to Munnar to Alleppey to Kovalam and had requested that the car be there by 9:30. Our driver, Sabu was there well before that and we left for Munnar at 9:30 sharp. En route we stopped at Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Valara Waterfalls, A Spice Gardern along with a waterfall, a view point and a dam whose names we can’t recollect. All these stops ensured that we didn’t have to use the sickness bag.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
Cheeyappara Waterfalls
Valara Waterfalls
Valara Waterfalls
Spice Garden en-route Munnar
Spice Garden en-route Munnar
Waterfall en-route Munnar
Waterfall en-route Munnar
View Point en-route Munnar
View Point en-route Munnar
View Point en-route Munnar - 2
View Point en-route Munnar
Dam en-route Munnar
Dam en-route Munnar
Dam en-route Munnar
Dam en-route Munnar
Tea Gardens en-route Munnar
Tea Gardens en-route Munnar

For our stay at Munnar, we had booked Isaac’s Residency via Oyo Rooms. The room was decently sized and was clean enough, although it wouldn’t have won any prizes for it. The hotel is located on a hill giving a beautiful view of Munnar Town.

Issac's Residency - View from the room
Issac’s Residency – View from the room
Issac's Residency - Restaurant
Issac’s Residency – Restaurant
Issac's Residency - Reception
Issac’s Residency – Reception

In the evening we headed out for a leisurely stroll across the town and then called it a day.

Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Mosque @ Munnar Town
Mosque @ Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town
Munnar Town

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Kerala Travelogue

I haven’t posted in a long time, 4 years to be precise, and a lot has happened between then and now. The most significant of these being me getting hitched to the love of my life Shanti 2 years ago.

We’ve been wanting to restart this blog and we felt sharing the experience of our Kerala trip will be the best way to kick start the blog again.

After heading to Andaman Islands post our wedding and then to Goa to celebrate our 1st Anniversary, we chose to head to Kerala – God’s Own Country, for our 2nd Anniversary Vacation. This was a 9-day vacation that covered it all. We experience the hustling city life at Kochi, serene mountains and tea gardens at Munnar, amazing houseboat ride at Alleppey and wrapped it up at the pristine beaches of Kovalam.

Do read the detailed travelogue of each place we visited by following the links below. (For the one’s missing the hyperlink, we’ll be updating them once the post is ready)

In the meantime, here are some drool worthy photos of Kerala – Truly God’s Own Country.