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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Munnar
Munnar, in the state of Kerala lies in the scenic Western Ghats of India and is one of the favorite hill stations of the southern India. This means that one of the best activities that you can experience is Trekking in Munnar. Munnar is home to many scenic trekking routes, like the Chokramudi, Idukki and the highest mountain of South India, Anamudi. Trekking here is extremely safe, fun and you will see views that will take your breath away as you trek above the sheet of clouds.
Munnar is a hill station in the Western Ghats of the state of Kerala, on the Kannan Devan Hills to be exact. You can get to Munnar in the following ways
Munnar in Kerala is approximately 475 kms from Bangalore in Karnataka
With the average elevation close to 1600m, Munnar boasts of a pleasant weather throughout the year. However, the peak winter months are considered the best time to go on a Munnar trekking expedition. For the best experience, visit here between the months of (December to February)
Rains are also, ideally, an amazing for trekking in Munnar. Being a green haven, the rains bring about a brilliant addition of multiple shades of happy green to the areas around. Trekking in these times will be an amazing experience. But when it comes to the question of safety, the rains also make the rock faces slippery and leave the trails muddy, making it a little risky to trek. However, adventurers still go for treks in the monsoons with the habit of keeping all the precautions in mind.
Munnar Trekking is an amazing experience in itself, with all the green areas around and the hills covered in tea plantations. Some of the best trekking options available here are-
The treks range from moderate to difficult in their difficulty
The cost for trekking in Munnar is something that will depend on the package you choose. Options for only trekking will start somewhere at INR 700/- and average at around INR 1200/-, while options for treks with camping will start at INR 2200/- and go as high as INR 4500/- based on the number of days and amenities provided in the package.
Absolutely. The guides make sure that you remain safe while on the trek as they are the locals who have spent a lifetime in these areas. However, certain ground rules are always established and need to be followed at the trekker’s end for their own safety.
Anamudi Peak, with the height of the summit at 2,695m above sea level is the highest point for trekking in Munnar, and is also the highest peak in the entire southern India
No, there are certain treks that a person can choose to take on solo. However it is advised that you do not venture into the hills on your own without proper precautions
Many of the hills in Munnar come under the forest reserve here and the rest don’t. This means that depending on the package you choose, you might or might not run into wild animals here.
Yes, many options for Munnar Trekking come with the feature of camping combined with trekking. The tents will be available on a double and triple sharing basis and will also be water and windproof.
While trekking in Munnar Light-coloured full arm clothes are preferable
Things that you must carry with you on your trekking adventure in Munnar are-
Yes, a solo female is safe to trek in Munnar. But it is advisable that you do not venture on your own in the wild without proper precautions
You will get the local food which, depending on the duration of the trek, will either be packed for shorter durations, or will be freshly prepared.
You can rest assured that the sleeping bags provided on the trekking expedition would be clean, comfortable and waterproof.
There is a lot more to do in Munnar apart from trekking. These activities are a good way to kill time and feel excited about while you are here. Some of the best things to do Munnar are listed below-
You can find a lot of variety in Homestays in Munnar. There are nature homestays, Tea Estate homestays, wild homestays and hilltop bungalows that you will easily find in almost every corner of the hill station
Yes. There are at least 7 buses that go straight from Bangalore to Munnar which you can avail to get here. Apart from that, you can take a train from Bangalore to Salem and then take public transport to reach Munnar. Or if you wish to take the fastest way there, then a flight from Bangalore to Ernakulam, and then a road transfer to Munnar will get you there in slightly above 5 hours.
Traveller Tales from Munnar
25 May 2015
My money spent on this trip was totally worth it and i strongly recommend this as a holiday point for you.Especially i liked that ride on the houseboat, which is a typical and very famous tourist attra
12 May 2015
The enchanting of birds kept our trekking adventure fresh. Our trek started from the silent valley in Munnar which is a fabulous place.
15 August 2013
There is some magic in the hills of Munnar, that caught our attention, trull the place is the best holiday destination for all. When we were entering Munnar we saw endless gardens of coffee and it was ...
16 March 2015
My three days trip to munnar hills is unforgettable....It was my first trekking expedition ever and i completed it with so ease and comfort ... And all thanks goes to our tour guide who were very exper...
14 September 2014
The spectacular views are quite enogh to steal your heart... Definately Munnar is the favourite hotspot of trekkers and other tourists...While trekking we also reached Mattupetty hills and then discove...
15 March 2014
There are some point which are really difficult to embark upon in Munnar hills. Our camp point is quite near to the Munnar town. Before starting the trekking we need to book the treks in Forest departm...
11 November 2015
This trip was my anniversary gift, and last month i went there with my wife, it was such an awesome experience to spend some quality time in kerala area. Everything was just perfect from management to
14 June 2014
Awesome views from the peak pount, everything was looking so beautiful from the top. Trekking along the though trails and exploring the beautiful tea plantation was really nice feeling!
11 December 2014
we explored all beautiful places of Munnar like the jungle the hills and the grassand. Everthing was just awesome. I loved to trek amidst the tea gardens and then climbing up hills.
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