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Mesmerizing Munnar

Suprabhatam, Swagatam to God’s own country – Kerala. That’s where we went on a holiday some time back. Nestled among the mystical mountains and serene evergreen forest of the Western Ghats of Kerala, it is the amalgam of 3 rivers. It is a hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala at a height of 5200 feet above sea level. Sprawling tea plantations, scenic beauty, winding roads and great holiday facilities make it a popular resort town. Can you guess the name of the place we went to? Yes, this beautiful place is Munnar!

From Madurai Airport we took a cab to reach Munnar. After driving for over an hour from Madurai, the landscape started to paint a different picture. Tall coconut trees and green fields gave way to twists and turns of the winding roads, up the hill. With each turn nature was unraveling a different facet of its beauty. I went on clicking spree to capture the charisma of nature’s creation. It was breathtakingly beautiful.  As we reached higher we could see the clouds waft all around us. They felt as soft as fluffy cotton balls. A long 3.5 hour drive later found us at our resort. Soon a blanket of mist engulfed the place as if dancing along with the cool breeze. We could hear the sound of insects, the birds chirping and the water fall in the background. A stark contrast from the chaotic city landscape, the natural charm of the place felt surreal. With hot cup of tea we sat and soaked in the scenic beauty of our surroundings.

The next few days just flew by as we set out to savour the beauty of the place. Waterfalls, mountain peaks, speed boating, trekking, visit to the spice garden, tasting the local cuisine and shopping, it was sheer fun. The highlight was the visit to the tea factory and museum. We saw the entire journey of the tea leaves from the plantation through the different process it undergoes before finally coming into our homes. I learnt a lot about the humble cup of tea.

The lush green tea plantations, the aroma of the spice garden, the charming exotica of Mother Nature, the magnificent mountains, the rambling water falls, and the serene lakes all made it a picture perfect place. The quintessential charm of Munnar rejuvenated our spirits. We headed back to base carrying with us myriad memories filled with happiness and peace etched in hearts forever. ❤ 🙂

Sharing some of the pictures from the trip.

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Twilight Saga

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Periakanal waterfall

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Drive through the winding roads

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Green carpet

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Misty mountains

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Magical moonlight

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Tranquil treasures

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Envious green

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Glowing beauty in blue

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The Plains- just off Madurai

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Natural beauty

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Speed thrills

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Monkey business

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Nature’s slpendour

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Fresh n tender tea leaves

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Figs n more……

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Moon amidst the drifting clouds

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Coffee berries

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Going bananas

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Crimson hue

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Welcoming dawn

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44 comments on “Mesmerizing Munnar

  1. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    August 21, 2016

    Your blogs are a diverse spread of yummies on the banana leaf .

    A Gala Feast.

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  2. Karthik
    August 21, 2016

    Mesmerized by Munnar…Definitely on the places to visit list now… Your blog succeeded in selling Munnar into my to do list 🙂

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  3. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    August 21, 2016

    You have rejuvenated my memories of Munnar. We enjoyed visiting the wonderful hill station a few years back. Great pictures…. 🙂

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  4. Sumith Babu
    August 21, 2016

    Hi Radhika, the journey continues!! From Lonavala to Munnar. These photographs dive me through those tea plantations. I am from Kochi and this used to be our one day destinations. Really enjoyed the read, and thanks for this share.

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks Sumith. Great place to frequent, away from the hustle bustle of the city. Am happy that you enjoyed the post 😊

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  5. adsunsri
    August 21, 2016

    You have captured the essence of my land so beautifully in this yatra diary and I am really mesmerized by the pics…each one of them is a gem to cherish! Glad that you enjoyed at the hill station!

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 21, 2016

      Kerala is truly beautiful, be it the backwaters, tea plantations, beaches or wildlife. Have enjoyed each of my trips to Kerala. Glad that my post connected so well with you . Thank you 😇

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  6. Sayanti aka Shine
    August 21, 2016

    Beautiful photos of Mine. I especially Loved the skyscapes of Madurai and the splendor. Dawn is also very nice. We are also planning to visit Munar in this August. So, your info is very useful for me.

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  7. Bun Karyudo
    August 21, 2016

    You clearly passed through many beautiful places on your trip.

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  8. writeshefali
    August 21, 2016

    Wonderful pics, u just made me recollect my first girls trip, which was Kerala, n Munnar was our first stop of stay… It’s beautiful n you managed to capture their beauty too…😊👍

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  9. 2ndhalfolife
    August 21, 2016

    Beautiful photos!!

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  10. kiranmag
    August 22, 2016

    So nicely written Radhika di…i got the feel of bieng with you

    Liked by 1 person

  11. extinct0703
    August 22, 2016

    Wonderful description and awesome photographs.

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  12. Subhash
    August 22, 2016

    This is why they call it God’s own country, I also want to visit there, till then your post helps 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Mridhula
    August 24, 2016

    Beautiful pictures there Radhika…thanks for sharing those pic. en route from Madurai… ….That was new to us! 🙂

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  14. dhavalmendapara
    August 25, 2016

    After reading this I must go to kerala

    Liked by 1 person

  15. iamabloggertoo
    September 9, 2016

    Stunning pictures and nicely written out post ! A good read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kumar Harsh
    October 24, 2016

    Such a treat for the eyes. I have been to Madurai but didn’t go to Munnar. Seems like a paradise in the woods..

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  17. SendingPostcardsHome
    December 5, 2016

    Nice blog post! Reminds me of our trip to Munnar . 🙂

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