This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Munnar.
Standing proudly along India's Western Ghats, the hill station of Munnar, Kerala, India, is a renowned honeymoon destination and tourist spot. It is famous for its acres of tea plantations that greet you as you continue on your journey up the winding mountain roads to that lead to the many hostels in Munnar, Kerala, India. Located in the state of Kerala, Munnar is widely influenced by the culture of Tamil Nadu and you will experience a pleasant blend of cultures from both states here. The rolling hills are often covered by blankets of mist during the day and there are breathtaking views around virtually every corner of Munnar.
Munnar is a rather small city and driving through the length of the city takes a mere two hours. Within the heart of the city are several bus stations, private tourist vehicles where you can book a vehicle to tour the place, and a host of eateries that cater to different taste buds. The real excitement begins once you step out of the city and visit the outskirts of Munnar. There are quiet, heavily forested areas that will strike you with awe as you drive through the wooded roads towards the more open lakes. Stop off at the Munnar Dam that was once the primary electricity generator for the area. The lake and area surrounding the dam becomes breathtakingly beautiful when clouds form over the horizon and raindrops splash in the lake below while colorful rays dance through the clouds above.
Several tea plantations in Munnar allow visitors to walk through them and also sell different types of tea in small, strategically located stalls. The rolling hills covered with tea plantations resemble a green blanket and work as wonderful backdrops if you'd like a photograph with family or friends. Munnar is famous for its home-grown spices, and there are several homes that open their spice gardens and home stores to tourists for a small fee.
Parks and gardens in Munnar are maintained by the government and by volunteers, and you can enjoy the many flowers the city boasts. If you happen to visit Munnar at the right time, you may also get to see the exotic Neelakurinji flower that blossoms once every twelve years! Plan your trip in advance so that you can enjoy the many sights that Munnar has to offer. There are many hostels in Munnar, Kerala, India, that offer comfortable accommodation at central locations from which you can plan your travel and explore the city's hidden treasures.
Written by local enthusiast for Munnar hostelsJoy Barboza