A 5 hour trek will take you to the highest tea plantation in the world, the Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation. At a height of 7900 feet above the sea level Kolukkumalai is a pure beauty. You can reach the tea plantation here either by trekking or you got to hire a four wheel drive jeep from Munnar Town. It is recommended that you walk climb your way to the top to enjoy Kolukkumalai to the core. Once you reach the tea estate, you will have a brief introduction beginning with the history of tea estates in Munnar, and followed by a demonstration on how these leaves are cultivated, harvested, processed and then packed. As they wind up the presentation you will have a sample tea to taste. Tea powder and tea leaves are readily available for purchase. You can buy some if you would like to take home. Take a walk through the tea estate, meet the workers and you may speak with them about their work and the tea cultivation at Kolukkumalai. All together Kolukkumalai Trek will definitely entertain and hold a place in your memory.
Meesapulimala can be described no less than a paradise. Standing 2640 meters above sea level, it is the second highest peak in South India. The Meesapullimala is very much popular among travelers as it pleases every one of its visitors with its enchanting beauty and the serene ambience. Stroll along the dark rainforests of the Western Ghats, experience the sholas, listen to the natural jungle music and reach the topmost point of the Meesapulimalai where you will be exposed to some stunning views of landscape. This high altitude trek starts from the Silent Valley which is at a height of 1500 meters. You will be accompanied by a trained guide. Camping options are available. You can spend a night in a tent amidst the captivating wilderness of nature. Relax and gift your eyes the undisputed beauty of the mighty Western Ghats.
Kundala is located 1700meters above the sea level nearly 20 kms from Munnar Town. The Kundala Lake and the Kundala Dam are the major attractions here. There are boating programs available here with Kashmiri Shikara, pedal boats and row boats to choose from. The perfect time to make a visit to Kundala is during the Neela Kurinji bloom, when the whole area surrounding the lake is carpeted by these purple flowers and the beauty is beyond words. You can also see the Aruvikkad Waterfalls nearby.
Cycling is always fun, but cycling through the lush green mountains of Munnar is simply awesome. There are various cycling routes at Munnar which offer some scintillating views of this majestic hill station. Pedal your way through the sholas and verdant tea gardens and experience the sheer charm of Munnar. Both short distance cycling and long distance cycling options are available as per your fitness and interest.
Opt for a jeep safari at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the thick jungle of Chinnar. You get a chance to see the wild residents of the forest in their natural habitat which is a delightful experience. You will come across tufted grey langur, spotted deer, star tortoise, gaur, slender loris, elephant, tiger, leopard, birds and more. There are small rivulets and waterfalls spread across the jungle which adds more charm to Chinnar and more reasons to make a visit.