Munnar, with an alluring mix of brilliant natural facets, looks and feels like paradise. The rolling hills around Munnar are full of emerald-green tea plantations, rich forests, lush hill ranges and valleys, wildlife, cascading waterfalls and scenic surroundings.
Trekking in and around Munnar
Kolukkumalai Jeep safari, Tea trail and Orthodox Tea Factory (1935)
Kolukkumalai is prominent for its panoramic views, and rugged mountains. Known to be ‘The highest tea growing estate in the world’, the plantation is a world unto itself. Chase the white mist and low hanging clouds or hop onto a jeep to drive through the tea plantations.
Meesapulimalai “the second highest peak in South India”
For those who like scaling new heights, one of the highest peaks in Kerala beckons. The spectacular trek runs through grasslands that are home to wildlife that is unique to the Western Ghats.
Top Valley trek
Sparkling waterfalls, quiet little villages, majestic shola forests, misty sky-piercing peaks, thick woods with colourful birds, make the trek wondrous. Catch the rare Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom once in 12 years.
If heaven was a place on earth it would well be on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Set amidst lush mangrove forests, swaying coconut trees, paddy fields and waterways filled with white lilies, it is also home to one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia.
Straight out of the pages of Arundhathi Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things’ comes this ancient village. Watch a Kathakali master; learn the styles, the expressions, and a chance to unveil the secrets of Kerala’s traditional theatre. Traditional canoe cruises, walks through the village, visiting the abodes of snakes, the aroma of herbs, spices and flowers make this trip magical. Read more
Step into a farm island
Reclaimed from the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake in the early 1950’s, the fascinating Philipkutty’s Farm with waterfront villas affords an experience like no other. Home to sustainable or organic farming, find coconut, nutmeg, banana, cocoa and pepper growing here. Jumbo prawn (scampi) and karimeen (pearlspot) are found in some of the farm canals.
Life of Backwaters on a Bicycle
Experience biking though small fishermen villages and lush coconut trees. Immerse yourself in the beautiful Backwaters sceneries. Get a Welcome Drink to energise you to start your Cycling tour and reach the Fish market. Learn about the life and activities around this market. Get an insight of how well the economy is balanced among the communities. Read more
Catch a Fish like a Local in Kumarakom
Get lucky and catch the ‘Karimeen’ from the serene Backwaters . Experience a Traditional canoe evening ride accompagnied with a local guide and a fisherman in the surroundings Backwater villages. Learn the different typical methods of fishing and engage in night fishing with your guide. Pick from fishing with nets, angling and handpicking of clams. Fishing is a livelihood for the backwater people. Read more
Birding in Kumarakom
Watch maximum number of the local birdlife with your knowledgable guide in the surroundings Backwater villages. Learn with him how to recognized moves and chanting sounds of each bird species. The closeby Vembanad lake body attracts waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes. Flocks of birds flying across the rice fields during the morning hours is a beautiful sight. Read more