After ticking off all the top weekend destinations from our travel list ( Read : Top 5 Weekend getaways from Bangalore) and a lot of brainstorming on finding a perfect destination to spend our long weekend, we zeroed in on one of the top-most tourist destination of Kerala – Munnar, famous for lush greenery, scenic views, home-made chocolates and plenty of vantage points. Here is our Road Trip Diary – Bangalore to Munnar.
Munnar is 476 km from Bangalore and the drive is one of the best with breathtaking views, hairpin bends, steep climbs accompanied by waterfalls, windmills, tea estates and much more. We started at 5:00 AM from Bangalore taking the route via Hosur -> Salem -> Chinar to Munnar, crossing a lot of toll gates and taking breaks to feed our lenses, we reached at 7:00 pm in the evening and were welcomed by a beautiful drizzle.
Here are some of the best things that we experienced whilst on our road trip from Bangalore to Munnar. So, come along with us as we take you to on a sojourn to one of the most stunning hill station of Kerala.
Road Trip Diary – Bangalore To Munnar
1. The Drive Itself
The drive is amazing as the roads are awesome as for the most part you are going to drive on the highway (NH7), not even that, the state highways are also good and well maintained with lots of coconut trees on either side of the road. Stock up on food and hit the road with your favorite travel songs to play along with way.
2. Endless Windmills
Windmills stretch on for many kilometers on either side of the road. I was fascinated to see so many windmills running together. On a different note, after a bit of googling around found that Tamil Nadu generates 6000 W while Kerala 32 W of wind power from windmills. Isn’t that cool!!!
3. Zillions of Breathtaking waterfalls
one after the other will keep you glued throughout the journey. #MonsoonMagic
Skip the popular ones and find a waterfall with no one around for miles.
The undulating forest landscape looked beautiful with trees, small trickling streams and wooden bridges add an extra charm to the place.
4. Tea Gardens to accompany you
Rolling hills are carpeted by manicured tea gardens. As far as the eye can see there is greenery all around. You will be awed by the spectacular scenic beauty on every turn of the road.
Munnar is one of the largest exporters of tea all over the world.
5. Unexpected Surprises
might just pop out of nowhere. We met this cute baby elephant playing happily whilst mommy was busy in her own world.
6. Sampling Cuisines
Stop for lunch at some roadside restaurant and devour yourself to hot cooked rice, spread on a banana leaf with rasam, sambar, curd, beetroot, payasam :):), a typical south Indian cuisine.
7. Plenty of Scenic Views
will tempt you to stop your car and capture the memories for a lifetime.
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