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Video: Munnar: Centre of the world’s highest tea-growing estates

February 25th, 2010 | Tina | Events and Activities, General, India, Travel | 1 Comment »

Munnar (1524m) is famous for its rolling green hills which is the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates. The crisp mountain air makes it a perfect get-away from the humidity of the coastal kerala.

The town itself is divided into old Munnar and new Munnar. The Lonely Planet describes the town as “noisy and grubby”, but I actually think it’s a fine little town. Well basically any place which is safe is fine for me (after Central and South America).

I stayed in old Munnar which has the cheapest guesthouse options – new Munnar is basically just new hotels (no locals living there).

There are many beautiful walks around Munnar and I also recommend that you visit the DTPC tourist office in new Munnar. They offer fairly cheap tours in the area (much cheaper than the regular travel agencies) – among others the “Sandal Valley Tour” for 300 Rs.

The video below shows the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding Munnar. Enjoy.

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One Response to “Video: Munnar: Centre of the world’s highest tea-growing estates”

  1. Munnar Traveler
    May 9th, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    The name Munnar is made up of two words – Moonnu (Three) and Aaru(river) referring to three rivers. It’s quite picturesque, especially in monsoon. Looks almost like a fantasy land with picture perfect tea estates.

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