Distance from Bangalore: 480km
Munnar or confluence of three rivers (Malayalam) is the famed hill station of South India. A beauty, at a height of 1,600mt there is natural splendour all around Munnar to explore and enjoy. This summer retreat from the Raj era is a must visit for tea lovers.
South India’s largest tea growing region Munnar paints an emerald green as far as your eyes can see. Contours of the hilly slopes covered with well-manicured tea estates, low cloud cover, and crisp air paint a pretty picture of the terraced ornamental gardens. Plantation walk is the most common thing to do out here and one should for this is the easiest way to get acquainted with the entire tea production process. Tea Museum here has a collection of colonial photographs and tea-roller on showcase. If tea is not on your mind, then go ahead discover sights around verdant forests, rolling hills, valleys, innumerable streams, and luscious waterfalls. A great monsoon getaway near Bangalore, there are other sights in and around Munnar such as Eravikulam National Park that is home to endangered Nilgiri Thar, Anamudi, the highest peak in all of South, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Mattupetty, Echo Point, and several waterfalls.
Monsoon truly creates magic if travel is on the mind. With a great number of options available to completely soak in the season, it’s time to pull out that rain gear, hit the road, and explore some brilliant monsoon getaways near Bangalore.