Monday, July 25, 2011

Current Weather in Munnar Not the Best for Tourism

The current weather in Munnar is not the best for tourism, as Munnar is experiencing heavy rainfall on behalf of the monsoon in Kerala. It may be a better weather condition if you are just aiming to take some snaps of the rain in Munnar. But if you are planning your Munnar trip to explore the beauty of this beautiful and amazing hill station, then the current weather in Munnar would not be helping you out in any way.

Kerala usually experience monsoon season from June to September and most of the places in Kerala receive heavy rainfall during this period. Munnar also receives a good amount of monsoon rain during this time and as a result you would not be able to freely wander around in Munnar during the rainy season. This would take away the enjoyment of your Munnar tour and you may repent on your decision. In the current weather situation in Munnar, you may also find it difficult to reach there as you would have to come face to face with some bad roads and other natural disasters such as landslide and heavy winds.

If you really like to enjoy the beauty of Munnar, then it is better you plan you tour during the months of October to February. These months offers a pleasant climate which is most suited for tourism and you would be able to enjoy the beauty of Munnar at its best. Plan you trip to Munnar during the above mentioned time and book a room in any of the hotels or resorts in Munnar to make your stay at Munnar more comfortable. During these months there would not be any serious rains and this would help you in exploring Munnar hill stations in a much better way.

So just wait a few months and allow the current weather in Munnar to change, in order to visit Munnar. Till then you can explore other tourist destinations that are worth watching during the monsoon season in Kerala.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Kannan Devan Tea Museum at Munnar Hills

The Kannan Devan Tea Museum is India's  first ever tea museum and located at Kannan Deven Hill Planatation’s Nullatanni estate in Munnar, which is hardly a few kilometers away from Munnar Town. The Tea Museum in Munnar is one of the most unique attraction in Munnar and if you ever visit Munnar Hill Stations, then make sure that you don't miss out on visiting the Kannan Devan tea museum.

The fee for entering the museum is Rs 50 and first you would be taken to a place where you can watch a documentary film which narrates the history of Munnar and the Kannan Devan tea estate. There would also be a person who would give you an awareness on how the tea powder is created from the leaves of tea. On the factory floor you can see live how the tea powder is being created from the leaves and this is scene that is worth watching.

The museum also contains a collection of antiques and other belongings of the estate employees in the British era.
The tea museum at munnar clearly tells us about the growth of the century old tea plantations. There is also an iron-age burial urn from the 2nd century BC that was exhumed near Periakanal Estate in the 1970s.  The Kannan Devan Tea Museum really adds flavour to the tourism indsutry in Munnar, as a lot of tourist visit this tea museum and tea processing unit.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

10 Budget Hotels in Munnar for You to Stay

Accommodation is one of the major things that you need to book in advance while touring Munnar in Kerala. The hill station offers ample opportunity for accommodation ranging from budget to economy as per your requirements. The amazing Munnar hill station has everything required to make a perfect accommodation with your friends of family and the weather at Munnar is so splendid that you would not mind staying at the hotels or resorts in Munnar for a day or two.

Most of the resorts and hotels available in Munnar offers different rates and tariffs and you can chose the best tariff that suits your wallet. Since most of the people visiting Munnar cannot luxury hotel accommodation in Munnar, there are a lot of budget and economy hotels and resorts in Munnar where the common people can afford to stay for a day or two with his friends or family.
The budget hotels in Munnar are available almost in all the major hot spots in the region and most of these hotels are branded and well known. Even though we say budget hotels or economy hotels, these hotels in Munnar have almost all the necessary modern facilities and amenities. Before going for an accommodation in Munnar it is recommended to do  a good research on the hotels and resorts that are available in Munnar, their facilities, tariffs and rates etc.

Here I would like to list 5 major budget hotels in Munnar that would make your stay at Munnar comfortable. I haven’t personally been to these hotels, but the list is just which I got after doing a small research on the internet. Have a look at them.

1) Camp Noel
Address - Pazhathottam, Koviloor P.O., Munnar, Idukki 685615, India
Phone - +91-4865-214095
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2) The Silvertips Munnar
Address - Old Munnar, Idukki dist, Kerala
Phone - 04865 230238, 231277
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3) Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa
Address - Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Munnar 685612, India
Phone - +91 4872420338
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4) Deshadan Mountain Resorts
Address - Pothanmedu Village, Munnar 685612, India
Phone - 0484 - 2321518
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5) Misty Mountain Resort
Address - Randam Mile / Second Mile Junction, Pallivasal,, Munnar 685565, India
Phone - +91 04865 263784 / 263804
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6) The Tea Sanctuary
Address - Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Pvt Ltd, KDHP House, Munnar 685612, India
Phone - +91 4865 230141
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7) Edassery Eastend
Address - Temple Road, Munnar 685 612, India
Phone -
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8) Bella Vista Resort
Address - Chithirapuram Post, Idukki Dist., Munnar 685565, India
Phone - 04865 263280
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9) Hillview Munnar
Address - A.M Road | Kannan Devan Hills, Munnar 685612, India
Phone - +91 4865 230567, 230241, 230801, 230882
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10) High Range Club
Address - High Range Club, Munnar, Munnar 685612, India
Phone -  04865 230253, 230724, 230597
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Eravikulam National Park and its Attractions

Eravikulam National Park or Rajamalai National Park  is one of the top attractions in Munnar and this national park is home to some of the rare animal and plant species. The park is under the administration of Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife and is also under consideration by UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selecting  it as a World Heritage Site.
The beautiful Eravikulam National Park is home to almost 26 species of mammals and some of the mammals present at the Rajamalai National Park include Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard, tiger, Nilgiri langur, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Indian Porcupine, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, Ruddy Mongoose etc. The park contains three kinds of plant communities such as grasslands, shrublands and forests.
The superb scenery and the amazing weather makes this wildlife park a  favorite travel destination in Munnar. To enter the park, one has to buy tickets and if you are visiting Eravikulam National park during the peak tourist season, then you have to wait in a long line of queue to get the tickets. After gettin the tickets a forest department bus would take you along a narrow mountain road towards the Eravikulam National Park.
The Nigiri Tahr is the major attraction of Rajamalai park and this animal is one of the rarest animal species in the world. You need to walk around 2-3 km after getting off from the forest department bus and here is where you could spot a Nilgiri Tahr. Another major thing that attracts you at this spot is the view of the amazing Nilgiris along with some great waterfalls.

There is a lot to capture in you camera and it is always better to carry your camera with you all the time during your visit to Eravikulam National Park. Also make sure that you carry some woolen clothes so that you can sustain the cool climate that prevails over the Rajamalai National Park.