Munnar vacation package of 5 nights and 6 days includes Vattavada Villages, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, and Guided Tea Plantation Hike. Munnar Vacations organises a tour to Munnar (130 kms / 04 hrs) and Thalayar Tea Estate (25 kms from Munnar & 15 kms from Eravikulam National Park) to enjoy the picturesque beauty of Valara and Cheeyyapara. Seasonal waterfalls, high mountains with low floating clouds passing over, and a hotel check-in. You will also create your own cup of tea, visit a charming Bungalow constructed in 1924, learn firsthand how tea is processed and observe the lives of tea growers, and experience the entire tea-making process from leaf plucking to tea processing and finally packaging. Spice Plantation Visit, Elephant Safari, and Guided Village Tour of Munnar are all optional excursions. The Aranya Naturals and DARE (Development Activities in Rehabilitative Education) Projects, the Flower Garden, Elephant Safari, Mattupetty Dam, Echo-Point and Kundala Dam areas, Top Station, Koviloor Villages via Pampadum Shola National Park, and Kolukkumalai Tea Factory Visit are the most important details. These initiatives assist disabled employees' children in making the most of their potential via education and the training of practical self-help skills in a joyful and safe atmosphere.
Top Station is historically significant because tea chests were initially brought by rail from Munnar and Madupetty to Top Station (the highest stop on the Kundala Valley Railway) and then transported 5 kilometres by rope way down to Kottagudi in Tamil Nadu. Spend the night at Munnar. The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation is the world's tallest tea plantation, producing exquisitely flavoured teas. The ride takes around 90 minutes to complete 40 kilometres, 10 kilometres of which are on a rocky trail through breathtaking landscape into the highlands. The lives of tea estate employees are basic, centred on their jobs, houses, and families.
The trip includes a one-hour guided walking tour around the estate. The trip begins at 8:30 a.m. and gives stunning views of Pullivasal and the surrounding surroundings. If you're lucky, you could see some wild elephants.
You are greeted on arrival at Cochin International Airport /Railway station by Munnar Holidays representative and thereafter depart for Munnar (130 kms / 04 hrs) enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous Valara & Cheeyyapara Seasonal waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. Arrive Munnar and check in at hotel. Day at Leisure. Overnight at Munnar.
Optional Activities on Extra Cost: Spice Plantation Visit, Elephant Safari
After Breakfast start by 8am drive to Thalayar Tea Estate enroute you will be taken to the Eravikulam National Park, a sanctuary for the Nigiri Tahr, the endangered mountain goat of South India. The park spread over 97sq Kms of the Kannan Devan Hills besides being a sanctuary for the mountain goat, is noted for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas. Later start your journey to Thalayar Tea Estate you have to reach Thalayar by 11am located 25kms far from Munnar & 15kms from Eravikulam National Park 30mins drive in beautifully lounges amidst rolling hills and sharp peaks in Munnar. Visit a quaint Bungalow built in 1924, see firsthand how tea is processed and witness the life of tea planters. Visit the tea factory. Enjoy the experience of witnessing the complete tea-making process from leaf picking to tea processing and then packaging. If you wish, you can be a part of the ‘Make your tea’ program where along the pickers; you pick the leaves from the estate and process it yourself in their miniature factory. Take a tour of the tea factory to appreciate the history and legacy of the tea plantation including certain highlights which have added to the grandeur and significance of the estate. Get a tea bag for the day and end the tour on a sweet note. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Optional Activities on Extra Cost: Martial Arts, Kathakali, Elephant Safari.
Pick up is after breakfast when we will transport you to the very interesting Aranya Naturals and DARE (Development Activities in Rehabilitative Education) Projects. These two facilities fostered by Tata Tea are set in beautiful grounds amidst the Tata tea plantations. The projects help handicapped children of employees to make the most of their abilities by education and teaching practical self-help skills in a happy and safe environment.
After wards we take you to visit the Flower Garden and for an Elephant Safari, before driving on to the scenic Mattupetty Dam, Echo- Point and Kundala Dam areas. Kundala Dam there is an opportunity to enjoy boating on the lake. Finally we drive through a vegetable growing area to Top Station which is situated high in the mountains on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.Top station is of historical importance because originally tea chests were transported from Munnar and Madupetty by train to Top Station (the highest station on the Kundala Valley Railway) from there the tea chests were taken 5Km by rope way down to Kottagudi in TamilNadu.
Finally to Koviloor Villages via Pampadum Shola national park if interested you can plan for a short trek organized by forest officials you can book the trekking tour on arrival. Koviloor a picturesque village in Kerala-Tamil nadu border. It’s not a tourist hub as majority of the tourists return after making a visit of Munnar. The village is famous for its carrot and cabbage plantation, a real vegetable village. From there Kolukkumalai tea plantations can be seen. Here the locals will get the service of horses to carry the luggage. Overnight stay at Munnar.
The journey starts from your chosen departure point within Munnar town at 8am, where we will transport your party by 4 wheel drive jeep to the Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the 40kms, 10Kms of which are on a very rough track through dramatic scenery into the mountains. The estate at 8000ft is reputedly the highest tea estate in the world and produces excellently flavoured teas. Set amidst a backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery and with inspirational views all around, it is well worth the difficulty of access. Due to this difficulty of access and remoteness you will find life for the tea estate workers is simple and evolves around their work, homes and family. An afternoon visit to the tea factory can be arranged and for those clients wishing to make the most of the rejuvenating mountain air and scenery a guided one-hour walking tour around the estate is included in the tour.
The trek starts by 08:30am with an guidance of Guide from Local Community through the tea plantations, next couple of hours trek will be on the ridge which offers beautiful views of pullivasal & surrounding areas, 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… If you are lucky you can spot wild Elephants enroute.Overnight will be at Munnar.
After the breakfast pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this Paradise… later Proceed to on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit … Bon Voyage. Service ends.
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