My Roaming Spirit
From my adolescence, I have been a mountain admirer and this made me pass through various peaks and passes located in extreme north of India. However, this time I wanted to change the rules of my vacation and chose to visit Munnar, Kerala or as they say it is Gods own Country.
Munnar is green paradise which during British raj was one of their favourite vacation spot. The stunning destination is a 5-hour scenic drive from Kochi airport passing through bends and blind spot but as soon as you approach your destination you’ll witness the lush green valleys, ubiquitous Tea estate and dense fog that would cut down the visibility to less than 5 metres. The view of widespread immaculate tea gardens is indeed bliss and seems like nature has placed a green carpet over the town. The stupendous valleys, grandeur tea plantations, Spice and Ayurveda gardens will keep you enthralled throughout. The place is ideal for nature lovers and the views of high ranging mountains and skyline is just majestic. For the ones looking for some adrenaline rush, this place is also a biker’s paradise and you can witness Royal Enfields to Harley Davidsons cutting through the misty roads of Munnar. Munnar also welcomes adventure seekers with its variety of day and night forest trails, trekking options and a rich wildlife.
I would recommend spending atleast 02N/03D and not miss even one of below mentioned places:
1. A visit to Kanan devan hills plantation (Tata Tea Factory) is must and will be “Jaago” moment for everyone and if you are complacent about your tea making skills then I am sure you will be amused after the insights gained during the session. The educational and entertainment tour edify history, origin, types of tea leaves & garden, tea preparation traits and finally a brief of the entire process from plucking of leaves to packing of final tea crushes. While you are leaving, you can have a pot of fresh tea and buy tea leaves as souvenir for friends and family
Traveler | Photographer | Co-founder of myroamingspirit
For many, Leh & Ladakh are dream vacations. From Pangong Lake to Nubra valley terrain steeped in history, plus the mountains and the landscape, that Nomadic life has much to love. But now it is witnessing population influx to the core.
But, in under-appreciated Spiti, that Himalayan dream can be experienced and you can actually see mountain view without any human traffic.
Spiti is largely undiscovered by Indians. For most of the 20th century this place has remain under the shadows. That time is over, and now Spiti’s stunning landscapes, world-class mountain range, ancient Tibetan foods, and welcoming people are open for business.
Here’s why this under-visited place should be next on your Himalayan bucket list-
they will teach you why we want to protect the environment.
Thanks to Spiti Holiday Adventure founder Mr. Ramesh Lotey, to take good care of us. My Himalayan love affair started with him and it was so strong that it made us start our own travel website.
For the ones who are wondering where is Spiti is, please follow the map below.