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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$790 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Night Private Kerala Tour from Kochi

ItineraryDay 1: Kochi – MunnarPass By: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaArrive 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. In the evening head out to see Kalaripayattu Show. Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala.Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.Day 2: Munnar (sightseeing)Stop At: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast head out to visit Munnar Tea Museum. The tea museum preserves the aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's mountain region of the Western Ghats. Afterwards go for a walking trip in tea plantation. On way back to Munnar visit spices plantation. The spice plantation in Munnar is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala. The spice plantations in Kerala are captivating farms to wander in, since different spices are cultivated in different sections of each plantation.Reach back at the hotel by evening. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.Day 3: Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady)Pass By: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Periyar. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.Reach Periyar by early evening and check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kathakali show (a very popular Indian classical dance form).Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar (Thekkady).Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at The Mountain Courtyard, Thekkady.Day 4: Periyar (Thekkady) - KollamStop At: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaEarly in the morning set out for half day guided hiking at Periyar National Park and boat safari at Periyar Lake. This activity takes close to 6 hrs. The wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its tiger reserve and elephant reserve. Visiting the sanctuary will be like exploring the nature around, enjoying the pristine and peaceful atmosphere around and getting relaxed from your busy schedules. There are bright chances to spot the elephant herd in the jungle while you are hiking. Reach back to hotel by noon. Check-out from hotel & head towards Kollam, the southern approach to Kerala’s backwaters, surrounded by the calm waterways of Ashtamudi Lake, fringed with coconut palms, cashew plantations and traditional villages – a great place to get a feel for the backwaters without the crowds.Reach Kollam by evening. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.Day 5: Kollam (Varkala Beach tour)Stop At: Varkala Beach, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaAfter breakfast head out for sightseeing tour to Varkala Beach. Varkala is an amazing place where you see sea coast along with cliffs. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs. Varkala Beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming.Reach back Kollam by evening. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.Day 6: Kollam - AlleppeyPass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaAfter breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Alleppey (a.k.a. Alappuzha). Welcome to the “Venice of the East” – Alleppey, world famous for its vast mesmerizing backwaters. This charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboatsReach Alleppey by noon. Check-in at a private AC houseboat. Have lunch on the houseboat. Enjoy a boat cruise through the magnificent Vembanad lake for an unforgettable experience of backwater cruising. Dinner & overnight stay at the houseboat in Alleppey.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Marvel Cruise (private AC houseboat), Alleppey.Day 7: Alleppey - Kochi (departure)Pass By: Cochin International AirportAfter breakfast, check out from the houseboat and head towards Kochi Airport. Private car will drop you at airport by noon.Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 07 days trip through the God’s own country – Kerala, worth remembering for the lifetime!Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$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 Multi-day & Extended 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.

$734 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South India Tour to Kerala for 06 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive Cochin Stop At: Cochin International AirportArrive and transfer to hotel Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel Day 2: Cochin-MunnarStop At: Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaVisit St. Francis ChurchDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Jewish SynagogueVisit Jewish synagogueDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaVisit Chinese fishing nets Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel Day 3: MunnarStop At: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaVisit Tea Garden Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaVisit Mattupetty Dam Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Echo Point, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaVisit Eco Point Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaVisit Eravikulam National Park,Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel Day 4: Munnar-ThekkadyStop At: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaVisit Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom - AlleppeyStop At: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaStay at houseboat Duration: 20 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay at houseboat Day 6: Alleppey-Cochin Departure Stop At: Cochin International AirportDrop at airport or transfer to pre-book hotel Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$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.