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Arrival Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway station, you will be met by our representative and transfer to picturesque township of Munnar, famous for tea estates. Located 1,600 metres above the sea level, this hill station is a slice of India's historic past: this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in south India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-perfect towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular holiday destination. Munnar offers a haven of peace and tranquillity within the verdant hills of Kerala. The picturesque potential of the lofty Western Ghats first came into prominence as one of the favoured summer resorts of British colonialists. En route you will pass many sprightly waterfalls, vistas of high mountain ranges capped by low clouds. Once you check in at a hotel for a two-night stay, you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, you will begin the day's itinerary with a sightseeing trip that covers the verdant Eravikulam National Park, the natural habitat of the local ibex, the Nilgiri Tahr. Once you've had your fill, it's on to the Mattupetty dam, Echo Point and the rest of the town. Afternoon will visit Tea Museum, set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar is a fitting tribute to the toils and rigours of its pioneers, who showed utmost determination and were resolute in their efforts to transform Munnar into a major plantation centre of Kerala. The Tata Tea Museum diligently portrays the growth of Munnar tea estates, veritably conveyed through some of the displays like the rudimentary tea roller to the modern fully automated tea factory. Visitors to the museum can satiate their curiosity on various stages of tea processing, and also learn a thing or two about the production of black tea. Later head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and proceed to Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway station for drop. Sightseeing and shopping will be according to the time of your return flight / train. Our representative will leave you at Airport / Railway station with ever lasting memories of a Holiday with Saffron India Tours..