Welcome to Munnar

Once known as the High Range of Travancore, Munnar flourished as a tea-producing area from 1880 onwards. Today it's the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates, most operated by corporate giant Tata.

Munnar and the surrounding Idukki district were badly hit by the 2018 floods; at research time, road and business repairs were ongoing, but Munnar was very much open to visitors.

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$850 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Night Private Kerala Tour from Kochi

Day 1: Kochi – Munnar (D)Arrive at Kochi by flight before noon. The private car will pick-up from airport and head straight to Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. After a 5 hours drive reach Munnar by evening. Check-in at hotel on arrival. Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar. Hotel: Mistletoe Munnar or similarDay 2: Munnar (B & D)After breakfast head out for sightseeing. Start with a visit to Munnar Tea Museum, followed by Srishti Foundation (charity institution for the disabled). Afterwards visit Mattupetty, which offers fascinating sights of the lush green tea plantations, the rolling grasslands and relishing forests. In the evening head out to see Kalaripayattu Show. Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar. Hotel : Mistletoe Munnar or similarDay 3: Munnar - Periyar (B)After breakfast check-out from your hotel and head towards Periyar, famous for its landscapes, the Periyar Lake and Periyar National Park. Reach by noon and check-in at your hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kathakali show (a very popular Indian classical dance). Overnight stay at Periyar. Hotel: Peppervine Thekkady or similarDay 4: Periyar - Kollam (B)In the morning head out for a boat safari and nature walk in the Periyar National Park, After breakfast check-out from hotel and head towards Kollam. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay at Kollam. Hotels: Fragrant Nature Kollam or similarDay 5: Kollam (B)After breakfast head out for sightseeing tour to Varkala Beach. Varkala is an amazing place where you see sea coast along with tall cliffs. In the afternoon reach back Kollam and visit Thangassery Light House and Kollam Beach. Overnight stay at Kollam. Hotels: Fragrant Nature Kollam or similarDay 6: Kollam - Alleppey (B, L & D)After breakfast check-out from hotel and head towards Alleppey (Alappuzha) - “Venice of the East”, world famous for its vast mesmerizing backwaters. Check-in at a private houseboat. Have lunch on the houseboat. Enjoy a boat cruise through the magnificent Vembanad lake for an unforgettable experience of backwater cruising. Dinner and overnight stay at the houseboat in Alleppey. Hotel: Marvel Cruises or similarDay 7: Alleppey - Kochi (B)After breakfast check-out from the hotel and head back toward Kochi. The car will transfer you to Kochi Airport for your return journey.

$140 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kochi to Tea Valley and Munnar Hill Station 3-Day Private Tour

Day 1: Kochi - Munnar (D)After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 1 pm. You will tour the area for 4-5 hrs, first visiting the most beautiful hill station call Munnar. With all its colourful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a destination to visit in 'God’s own country'. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. You will then arrive at the hotel and check in to spend your own personal time in the evening. Enjoy dinner at Hotel, and relax for the night.Day 2: Munnar (B,D)After breakfast at the hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also explore Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point with it's lustrous green tea garden. You will be also taken to the Tea museum. After your day excursion, you will return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight rest.Day 3: Munnar - Kochi (B)After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel and drive to Kochi to be dropped at the airport, Ernakulam hotel or railway station.

$650 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kerala Private 7-Day Tour From Kochi With Aleppey Houseboat

Day 1: Fort Kochi:Pickup from Cochin your accommodations and transfer to Fort Kochi for 1.5-hours. On arrival, check-in then rest and relax at your hotel. The afternoon's guided sightseeing visits the Santa Cruz basilica, St Francis church, Chinese nets, Jewish town, etc. In the evening watch a live Kathakali dance show from 5om to 7pm at Greenix center. Overnight in Fort Kochi.Day 2: Fort Kochi - Munnar:After breakfast, transfer to Munnar for 4.5-hours. Drive through scenic rubber, and tea plantations, stopping along the way at various viewpoints. Overnight in Munnar. Day 3: Munnar:Morning guided sightseeing in Munnar, visiting a tea plantation for a short walk, a tea museum, the Mattupetty Dam, etc. Overnight at Munnar.Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady:After breakfast, take a 3-hour transfer to Thekkady. If interested, you may go for a spice plantation visit, enjoy a martial arts show, go boating on the lake, or get an Ayurevedic massage (at own expense). Overnight in Thekkady.Day 5: Thekkady:A complete day to take part in activities (subject to availability) in Thekkady, such as a nature walk, bamboo rafting (at own expense), etc. Overnight in Thekkady. Day 6: Thekkady - Aleppey:After breakfast, take a 4-hour transfer to Aleppey. On arrival, check-in and get a later motorboat transfer to your houseboat which will cruise through the backwaters and village areas of Aleppey. All meals served onboard. Overnight stay onboard.Day 7: Aleppey - Cochin:After Breakfast, check-out from the boat by 9am and be transferred approximately 2.5-hours back to your Cochin accommodations, the airport, or railway station.Note: Accommodations are based on option selectedDeluxe Tour:  • Fort Kochi - Fort Bungalow Homestay or similar  • Munnar - Kaivalayam Retreat, Leaf, or similar (non-ac) • Thekkady - Periyar Villa homestay, Wildernest B&B, or similar (non-ac) • Aleppey - One bedroom air-conditioned deluxe Premium  Tour: • Fort Kochi - Tissa's Inn, Xandari Harbour, or similar  • Munnar - Swiss County, Tall Tree, or similar (non-ac) • Thekkady - Green woods, forest canopy, or similar • Aleppey - One bedroom air-conditioned premium

$359 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

6-Day Private Tour: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Backwater Houseboat Cruise in Kerala

Day 1: KochiUpon arrival to Kerala, our representative will greet you at the Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi. You will be taken your hotel first for check-in. Kochi is one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace are just some of the things you'll see. In the evening, you will get an opportunity to witness the icon of Kerala’s culture – a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 2: Kochi - Munnar The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. With all its colorful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a great destination to visit in God’s own country. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel with your own personal time in the evening.Day 3: MunnarAfter breakfast at your hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. At the end of the day, you will return to the hotel for overnight rest.Day 4: Munnar - ThekaddyAfter breakfast, we will drive to Thekaddy. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgiri langur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Day 5: Thekaddy - Houseboat in KumarakomAfter breakfast, the day is dedicated to exploring the magical backwater of Kerala. We will take you on board a beautiful houseboat to glide over the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. The night will be spent in the comforts of the houseboat itself and all meals are included during your stay on the houseboat.Day 6: Houseboat in Kumarakom - KochiBreakfast at houseboat in the morning and check out. We will take you back to Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi.

$668 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South India Tour to Kerala for 06 Days

Day 01: Cochin. Arrival at the Cochin International airport. Our representative will meet you on your arrival at the airport and assist you in your transfer to Cochin hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 02: Cochin-Munnar (140 Kms / 04 Hrs) After breakfast, start for a half-day sightseeing at Cochin. You’ll first visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, built by the Portuguese in 1503. Next proceed to the Jewish synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in India, built in 1568. Its interiors are decorated with antique Belgian chandeliers and lamps, floor tiles from China, and other delightful things to see. Then you’ll visit the site were the large Chinese fishing nets are installed. These nets are a major tourist attraction here. Take a break for lunch, before beginning a scenic drive toward Munnar. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, enjoy watching Kathakali performance. This classical dance drama of Kerala dates back to at least the 1st millennium CE. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 03: Munnar Sightseeing After breakfast, proceed to explore Munnar. Your sightseeing includes visit to the lush tea gardens, the scenic Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, a local chocolate factory, where you can taste home-made chocolates, and a spice/herb garden with an Ayurveda experience. Also visit Eravikulam National Park,( The National Park remains closed during February to 1st week of April every year) home to the rare and endangered mountain goat species - Nilgiri Tahr. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Day 04: Munnar-Thekkady (110 Kms/ 3 and ½ Kms) After breakfast at hotel, you’ll be driven to Thekkady. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Later, visit the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary, a protected wildlife reserve for the elephants and the tigers. Return to the hotel. Relax to a rejuvenating Kerala Ayurveda spa (optional). Overnight stay at hotel. Day 05: Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey (Houseboat) Enjoy breakfast before driving to Alleppey, often referred to as the “Venice of the East”, owing to its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches & lagoons. On arrival, you will board the Houseboat, that will take you on a cruise around the stunning backwaters, where you can sight the local life and business. Dinner and overnight stay in the houseboat. Day 06: Alleppey-Cochin (54 Kms) Enjoy breakfast and spend leisure time on the houseboat. Later at 0900 Hrs, boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. Check out from the houseboat and drive to Cochin, where you’ll be transferred to the airport for a flight to your onward destination.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip to Munnar from Kochi (Cochin)

At 6:30am, you will be picked-up from , Kochi Port, your hotel in Fort Kochi, your hotel in Wellingdon Island, your hotel in Kundanoor, your hotel in M.G Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road)area or Your hotel on Marine Drive in Ernakulam district. your day trip begins with a 4-4.5 drive to Munnar, a hill station located 1700 meters from sea level. In the colonial days, Munnar was the summer haven for British rulers. It is famous for the area's vast tea plantations and the beauty that surrounds it.On your way to Munnar, you can stop for breakfast (at your own expense). Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Cheeyappara and the Valara Waterfalls and lush green tea meadows.On arrival at Munnar, you will be joined by your local guide. You will proceed to the Tea Museum and Mattupetty Dam and will go for a short walk through the tea plantations. You may stop for lunch at any point (at your own expense).After sightseeing, drive back to your hotel in Kochi (Cochin). You will stop by a local spice plantation on the way back.