Welcome to the second chapter of this journey. Please make sure to read the first one, Picking the best from God’s Own Country – Inception!!!
So, we started for our next destination, Munnar, The Kashmir of South India. Unlike our last road trip, the Kochi-Munnar route was filled with mesmerizing and scenic valleys. With each passing hour, the AC temperature was raised and finally shut down to embrace the cool breeze from the Western Ghats. Our quest for insta pics ensured that we took our own sweet time to reach Munnar.
We reached our destination, Deepwoods Resort by evening on 24th December and it was love at first sight. This beautiful resort is approximately 10 km from the Munnar city and is situated in Pulimoottil Estate. The entire property is spread across 300 acres and hosts 5-6 resorts including the iconic Elixir Hills. Not just spacious rooms, greenery or privacy but everything about this resort is bound to leave one spellbound.
While we were in no mood to get out of this heavenly place, our plans for Munnar awaited us so we gave up our comfort and headed to our first destination Eravikulam National Park, the home for Nilgiri Tahr & Neelakurinji, which blooms once in 12 years. You can expect a long queue if you visiting this park on a weekend or a public holiday & we happened to have picked one of the famous public holidays, Christmas????????
Anyways, I will consider the efforts worth it as we were taken to the highest accessible peak of Anamudi, which has beautifully brought up a mesmerizing bouquet of numerous flowers and more than 100 species of birds. Talking about the Nilgiri Thar, you can feel the composure and stealth in their eyes, calm yet horned to make one run for her/his life. A perfect spot to click some amazing memories with love of my life, Poggo.
Our appetite to wander in nature’s lap seemed unquenchable but the step-count on the Mi Fitness tracker suggested that we needed some rest. So we rode back to Munnar after relishing some raw mangoes, wild carrots, and corns. The sunset was due in a few hours and we decided to visit the manufacturing unit of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations.
I can take some applaud for my novice brain as it presumed that KDHP might just be a local brand and then came the surprise, the documentary on KDHP. The initiatives by Tata Group is commendable and speaks a lot about the success mantra of Tatas ???????? That was not all that we gained at KDHP, witnessing the tea manufacturing process was simply amazing and so was the masala chai, damn I miss it as I write this post ????
In the next chapter, I will be covering our visit to Thekkady & some of the best spots of Munnar. So stay tuned and keep rocking????