Thursday, May 7, 2009

Munnar Tips


Getting There 3 options: 
buses from Cochin (4.5 hours)
hired car from Cochin
organized tour from Cochin.

Attractions:
Contact Joseph for information about Munnar and surrounding area; there is a small tourist office in the main road of New Munnar or ask anyone for him; tel: 9447190954.

Tea Museum- 75 Rs; an extraordinary museum for India; nice documentary about the history of the plantations as well as a thorough explanation on how tea is grown and prepared with machinery in place with live demonstration

Hiking- numerous hikes and walks through tea plantations, to waterfalls, dams, lakes, etc.

Eravikulam Park- 200 Rs entrance; all there is to do here is to see a rare species of goat (Tahr) only found here and in Australia; nice views of the surrounding hills and tea plantations.
Accommodation:
stay in old Munnar at the bottom (near the tourist office); there are several guest houses with double rooms between 400-600 Rs.

Food:

solid and cheap indian food in Munnar New Town; not many other options available.

Shopping:
buy tea from the outlets and get some munnar coffee and high range strawberry preserves


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