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$28 Outdoor Activities

Munnar Tea Program

You will be guided along the narrow pathways inside the tea plantations where you come across the tea workers who are busy plucking out the best tea leaves which end up in your tea cup. Our expert plantation guide will educate you on the different species of tea grown here, how each one is cultivated, how the different climatic conditions affect its flavour and finally how it is processed into fine tea powder.After you finish an entertaining session of this plantation walk you will be directed to the Lockhart Tea Factory, a British built factory which still uses the traditional tea processing methods. Here you will witness and be introduced to the various process the tea leaves undergo and the machineries used for the same. Later you will have an exclusive Tea Tasting session when you get to taste the different varieties of Tea grown here. You will also be told about the medicinal value of tea and how a good cup of tea must be prepared, which most of us are unaware of. If you ever happen to visit Munnar and moreover if you are a tea lover, this exclusive Tea program must be on your bucket list.Timings: 8 am in the morning and 5 pm in the evening

$38 Outdoor Activities

Munnar - Spice Walk, Cooking Demo followed by Dinner with a local family

On Arrival you will be Greeted and welcomed by Local family (Guide) in Munnar and later you will have a welcoming and generous host, your Guide will first guide you through his private spice plantation. Being a major in Botany, his love for plants is evident in his immense knowledge about various species of spices and other crops. He will enlighten you as he shares his knowledge and introduce you to the various spices he grows during this exclusive 1.5 hour Spice walk.After the walk, you will be guided to their in-house kitchen where he would have everything ready for your private cooking demonstration.Get entertained and keep note of the various traditional Kerala recipes, he will prepares exclusively for you. You can also offer your hand and engage yourself with him and assist her in preparing your Kerala dinner. Later dine along with him and family. The dinner table is a good spot for an interaction with the whole family and learn more about the local life and culture in Munnar. Duration: 3 to 4 HoursStarting Time: 4:30 pmEnding time: 7:30 pmInclusion: Guided Spice walk, Cooking Demo, Kerala DinnerRecommended: For all age groupsSuitable period: Any time of the year

$33 Outdoor Activities

Half day trekking at Letchmi Hills in Munnar

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: MPM Travel XS - Day ToursYou will meet our guide at KDHP Tea Outlet centre in Munnar Town and from there will proceed to trekking adventure.Duration: 10 minutes

$39 Day Trips & Excursions

Full day trekking at Letchmi Hills in Munnar

We drive about 3 kilometers towards Cochin (road) from Munnar, to the starting point of Letchmi hills trek. (Usually we start around 08.30hrs or 09.00hrs.)The trek will start at the height of 1420 meters MSL (approx), we will start through the tea plantations for about 30 to 40 minutes, After reaching the top of the hill, rest of our couple of hours trek will be on the ridge which offers beautiful views around, it will be through grasslands, one side will be rocky mountain slope and the other side will be tea plantations, patches of Shola forest etc…, in a clear sky day we could see the Anaimudi “highest peak in S. India” and the water reservoir of Idukki Dam which listed as highest arch dams in Asia and third tallest dam in India. We will have refreshment/picnic lunch at any suitable place during the trek, our trek we will be through Nature Zone where we can see some of exotic spices like Coffee, Cardamom, etc…, also its one of the best places to spot some endemic birds of this part of Western Ghats. Will have another 40 minutes to 01 hours walk through the tea plantations to finish the trek, highest point of this trek will be about 1950 meters MSL (approx) Our vehicle will be waiting at the finishing point at around 5th kilometers or 8th kilometers from Munnar towards Mankulam road (depending on the duration we chose) Usually we will start at 8.30 am or 9.00 am

$45 Outdoor Activities

Half day Top Valley trek in Munnar

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kestrel AdventuresThis is our meeting pointDuration: 10 minutes

$290 Cultural & Theme Tours

Trekking Tour in Munnar

Anaerangal Camp, set against a large shola forest - high altitude cloud forest - and against the backdrop of the peak they call ‘Phantom’s Head’, the Suryanelli camp is a self contained camp. The camp has 16 large cottage tents – all furnished with large cots and comfortable mattresses, 4 large windows . There is a large gazebo, where you can join in for the nightly camp fire and dinner on order - one would say an ideal meeting ground for adventurers to spin yarns at the end of a hectic day spent outdoors! A short walk takes you to the Anaerangal Lake set in the backdrop of the Sahyadris - a welcome sight for sore eyes!! The sunrise over the Papathy Shola (Butterfly Forest) is nothing short of spectacular and is only rivalled by the colours of the sunset over the Anaerangal Lake. Indeed this place is a paradise for those seeking refuge from the hustle & bustle of city life! The food cooked at the camp’s own kitchen provides scrumptious local delicacies served at the Gazebo. The camp staff is made up entirely from members of the local communities. The ready smiles and local knowledge are some of the memories you will take back with you. Day-1 (Phantom Head) 3hrs – 5kms After lunch by 3.30 pm If you are adventurous enough, a climb to the Phantom’s Head will be an ever remembered walk a top the tallest feature nearby. The high point will always be the sunset, trek to Phantom head peak to see the spectacular sunset over the Papathy Shola and famed Anaerangal lake is ever forgettable. After sunset we will walk back to the camp through tea plantations. Highlights – Mimosa trees, Tea plantations and grass lands Overnight at Anaerangal Camp Day-2 (Ellamudi Trek) 7hrs – 11 kms You can also visit to a lemongrass oil extraction centre and cardomn drying unit, we will walk through (Butterfly Forest – so named for the mass migration of butterflies in October & November). The hills come alive to the morning sun. Today you also have a chance to visit the tribal village of the muduvans – a tribe who have for centuries colonized the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Their peculiar habit of carrying their children on their backs have earned them their name as muduvans or the ‘back people’. Highlights – walk though cardomn plantaions, eucalyptus plantations and lemongrass Overnight at Anaerangal Camp / Lake view camp in doom tents

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