Hope you are all doing good. Yeah it had been a very long time since I wrote. I had to face lot of unexpected situations and health issues due to weather change which kept me away from writing. However, I am doing perfectly fine now.
So here I come to share my amazing experience that I had at Top Station few weeks ago. Kerala had always been on top of my wish list for its Beauty, Food and friendly People. Especially Munnar. Munnar is known for its scenic beauty that has wonderful tea plantations. Few of my friends who had been brought up in North Eastern states of India where there are tea plantations also said that Munnar is something else when it comes to the beauty and the taste of tea(Yes I am a tea addict😁) . So I decided that this is going to be my next destination.
Munnar welcomed me and my friends with beautiful weather. As soon as we got down the bus, those words said by everyone about this place felt true. We could see hills surrounded by us which were covered by fog and clouds.
We had booked a room in 3rd floor of an hotel which had Balcony. Entire Munnar city could be seen by the Balcony and the view was just breath takingly Beautiful. By the time we got freshened up and came out of our rooms to have lunch, it had started drizzling. We had mouth watering authentic Kerala food i.e Appam, Fish Curry, Fish fry and we were all set to roam around the city.
First we went to the most known place for tastiest tea which is Kannan Devan Hills and had tea that was made from fresh tea leaves. The auroma of it itself is just enough to get addicted to it. Next we visited Tea Museum where they show how the tea powder is made. On the way we visited rose garden, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point which are all the must visit places in Munnar. Since the town is small, all these places can be covered in half a day. Boat riding and elephant safari is available in few of the places.
Beware to carry warm clothes because nights in Munnar are freezing cold. You just cannot step on the floor without wearing socks. All you feel like doing is just curl upon the bed and enjoy the sound of rain and the view from Balcony with yummy food(Yes I am a foodie too😋).
Next day our destination was Top Station which is 30 kms from Munnar town. There will be cabs arranged by hotel itself which can take you to Top Station. We left the hotel at 7.30 AM and by the time we reached Top Station it was 9.30 AM which was just the opening time of the ticket counter for the entrance.
On the way towards Top Station, I bet that you won’t stop Awwwing at Nature. We were the first customers to buy entry tickets for the day. From the entrance, we followed the trail which lead towards several view points. I have no words to describe the feeling that I felt. I had never experienced that Calmness, that Peace surrounded by the hills before. All we did was sit and listen to nature with soothing music.
We also found that there is trekking and camping in Top Station. Had we known earlier about it, had we not booked the return tickets for the same day, definitely wouldn’t have missed it. I usually say at end of my blog that there are lot more places to visit there. And yes I am going to tell you the same today as well. There are lot of places in Munnar which makes me want to go back again. Once again mesmerized by the work of Creator.
Place : Munnar
Places to visit : Kannan Devan Hills,Tea Museum,Top station,Rose Garden,Mattupetty Dam,Echo Point,Shooting point
Best time to visit : Throughout the year
Cost of entire trip per person : ₹3000
Safety : Safe (Safe for only girls trip too)
I hope you all enjoyed this journey of Munnar with me. Let me know your opinion in comments below. Make good memories you all until I say Hi the next time….