A 5-Day Itinerary for a Monsoon Trip to Munnar with Family

A 5-Day Itinerary for a Monsoon Trip to Munnar with Family

Munnar is a mesmerizing hill station located in the highlands of Kerala. Considered to be one of the country’s foremost tea centers, it is covered by a dense carpet of greenery. These are usually the sprawling tea plantations that call this region home. This place takes on a whole new charm during the rainy season, making it a must-visit with family during the monsoons.

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My parents at Kundala Lake. They look so happy and content. That’s what travel does to us! Near the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Here is a five-day travel guide comprising of places to visit in Munnar during the monsoons.

Day one – Visit Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake

On the first day, focus on visiting the beautiful sites that shine during the monsoon. Make your way to the Mattupetty Dam, a large reservoir that swells up during this season. Do click loads of pictures before heading to Echo Point.

Shikara at Kundala Lake Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

The shikara boat ride available at Kundala Lake. Near the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Here, apart from enjoying the amazing views, you can also have fun calling out each other’s names! Before calling it a day, spend some time at the pristine Kundala Lake, which will be thriving in the rains. Make sure to go for a Shikara boat ride with your kids here!

Locals at Kundala lake Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

Chat up woth a local at Kundala Lake. Near the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Day two -Explore the tea plantations

Reserve this day for a date with the tea plantations. Go on a tour of these or simply trek through them – and make sure to have lots of tea. You will also get a chance to binge on local delicacies, especially the ones that are paired with your favorite brew. Learn about the drink and its history with your kids at the Tata Tea Museum, too.

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My mausi aka maternal aunt posing as a tea gardener at the the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Day three–Visit the Eravikulam National Park

Have a tryst with wildlife at the Eravikulam National Park and hope to spot the elusive and endangered Nilgiri Tahr. It is also a beautiful place to soak in the serene natural landscape during the rains. It is best to keep one activity for this day keeping in mind the kids’ stamina.

Telescope Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

My mother and mausi checking out the water falls through telescope. My mom’s smile makes me smile. In the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Day four–Visit Marayoor sandalwood forests and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Learn about how Munnar was a part of the Stone Age civilization at the natural Marayoor sandalwood forests. Take your kids on a tour to spot the dolmens, rock edicts, and ancient paintings found here. After this, head on an exciting safari at the Chinnor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Corn on cob bhutta Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

Corn on cob aka Bhutta goes best in monsoon! No prizes for saying that! It is available right at most of the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Day five – Head to Blossom Park and Attukad Falls

On your last day, head to Blossom Park to see the flowers flaunt their beauty. Your kids can cycle, roller-skate, and boat here as well. After that, do head to the cascading Attukad Falls that are close to the park.

Chocolates Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

Munnar has one of the best home made chocolates. We picked many varieties. It is great for gifting too. I shot this near Kundala Lake. It is close to the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Where to stay in Munnar?

To experience the best of this region during the monsoons, book your stay at the Club Mahindra Munnar Resort in Kerala. Additionally, you will have a fun-filled and exciting holiday with family given the number of indoor and outdoor activities organized at the resort, making it one of the best resorts in Munnar. These include overnight camping, nature and tea plantation walks, trekking, birdwatching, and indoor games.

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Me (Tallest one), my mausi (maternal aunt) and parents in the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

Make sure to book your memorable monsoon family vacation in Munnar by logging onto Club Mahindra’s website or mobile app soon!

Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Munnar resort& get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Munnar.

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Carmelgiri Botanical garden. Tea Garden Munnar Kerala Incredible India

Carmelgiri Botanical Garden near the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

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My mausi shopping at the Kundala lake. Near the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

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My mausi goes touristy and why not? At the tea gardens of Munnar, Kerala, Incredible India!

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8 thoughts on “A 5-Day Itinerary for a Monsoon Trip to Munnar with Family

  1. I would love to explore India and have always wished to visit tea plantations. I love drinking tea and to see how it is made from the start would be amazing. Thank you for this post, will share to hubby for us to check out.

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