Welcome to Kerala's Western Ghats


Encircled by gloriously green hills, Munnar is Kerala's major tea-producing area, while Periyar Tiger Reserve to the south is the state's most beloved outdoor playground; north from Munnar lies the impressively protected Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Kerala's far northern Ghats are home to the serene Wayanad region, usually accessed from Calicut.


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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

$168.64 Kid Friendly

Tree House Stay Experience At Munnar , Ex Cochin

ItineraryDay 1: Check in | Airport transferPass By: Seven Springs Plantation ResortAirport pick up from Cochin and drop off at Tree house in Munnar Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double/triple sharing basis.Day 2: Check out Stop At: Seven Springs Plantation Resortexperiential stay in Tree house Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Stay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double/triple sharing basis.

$292.26 Kid Friendly

Tree House Experiential stay at Munnar , Ex Trivandrum

ItineraryDay 1: Check in | Airport transfer Pass By: Seven Springs Plantation ResortStay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double sharing basisMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Stay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double sharing basis.Day 2: Check outPass By: Seven Springs Plantation ResortStay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double sharing basisMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Stay in Air conditioned tree houses on a height of 30 ft above ground, on a double sharing basis

$155 Day Trips & Excursions

Munnar Tea Tour 03 Days

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dew Drops Farm Resorts by Maat HotelsDAY 01 - Arrive Cochin - MunnarWelcomed by Travel XS Representative at Cochin airport and drive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.DAY 02 – Munnar Today you take a visit tea museum, take a short trip to the Eravikulam National Park (home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar mountain goat amongst others) or simply walk through the enchanting tea estates and enjoy the tranquility it provides. DAY 03 – Munnar – DepartureAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Kochi International airport to board flight to home.Duration: 3 days

$53 Day Trips & Excursions

Scenic Munnar Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin - MunnarStop At: Cheeyappara WaterfallsCheyyara waterfallsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Valara waterfalls, Idukki, Idukki District, KeralaValara waterfallsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tata Tea Museum Nallathunni MunnarTata Tea MuseumDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 Star HotelDay 2: MunnarStop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaEravikulam National Park is a 97 km² national park located along the Western GhatsDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaMattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Echo PointScenic spot on a reservoir featuring an echo phenomenon, plus nearby picnic sites, boating & hiking.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Rose Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaA rose garden or rosarium is a garden or park, often open to the public, used to present and grow various types of garden roses or rose species.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kundala Dam Lake, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaKundala Lake: Beautiful lake with splendid view of the majestic landscapes & rich forest.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Comfortable overnight stay at the hotelDay 3: Munnar - CochinStop At: Abhayaranyam Zoo, Kodanad, Ernakulam District, KeralaSmall zoo in the forest focused on rescuing & rehabilitating elephants & spotted deer.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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