After breakfast we will visit Munnar at 8:30.
You will visit Hills of Laxmi, Munnar tea Museum
Hills of Letchmi (hills of laxmi)
We take about 3 kilometers towards Cochin (road) from Munnar, up to the starting point of the trekking of the hills of Letchmi. (We usually start around 08.30 or 09.00.)
The route will start at a height of 1420 meters (approximately), we will start the tea plantations for about 30-40 minutes, after reaching the top of the hill, the rest of our couple of hours of trekking will be on the ridge that offers beautiful views around, will be through the prairies, one side will be rocky mountain slope and the other will be tea plantations, patches of forest Shola etc ..., in a clear day sky we could see the "highest peak of S. Anaimudi in S. India "and the reservoir of the Idukki dam which has listed as highest arch dams in Asia and the third highest dam in India. During the trekking we will taste lunch and lunch in a suitable place, our route will take place through the Nature Zone where we can see some exotic spices like Coffee, Cardamom, etc., Also one of the best places to spot some endemic birds of this part of Western Ghat. Will have another 40 minutes to 01 hours walking through the tea plantations to finish the trek, the highest point of this trek will be about 1950 meters MSL (approximately)
Our vehicle will wait at the arrival point about 5 km or 8 km from Munnar towards the Mankulam road (depending on the duration we have chosen)
Usually we will start at 8.30 or 9.00
Duration / cost: 3-5 hours
We also visit Lllakam water fall
Munnar Tea Museum (Here Opportunity to taste tea and see how tea is produced)
Munnar is perhaps the most beautiful of places to preserve and show some exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations at the highest levels of Kerala. With particular attention to Munnar and to the delight of tea lovers and tourists, Tata Tea has recently opened a tea museum that houses curious photographs and machinery, each of which represents a turning point that has contributed to a thriving tea industry, seen today in the region.
The museum established at Tata Tea's Nallathanni Estate in Munnar is a tribute to the obstacles and rigors of its pioneers, who showed their utmost determination and were determined in their efforts to turn Munnar into an important center of Kerala plantations.
The Tata Tea Museum painstakingly paints the growth of Munnar tea estates, which are conveyed through some of the displays like the rudimentary tea roll to the modern fully automated tea factory. Visitors to the museum can satiate their curiosity about various stages of tea processing, and even learn one or two things about the production of black tea.
A sundial, placed on a block of granite, which was made in 1913 by the industrial school of art in Nazareth, Tamil Nadu, greets a visitor to the Tea Museum. In the museum, if one is curious to identify an object with a certain antiquity, then the burial urn of the second century BC, which was found near Periakanal summer at the top of the list.
Some of the objects that will attract attention to the exhibition at the tea museum include the original tea roll, the 'Rotorvane', dating back to 1905, used for the processing of CTC-type tea; the "Pelton wheel" used in the energy production plant that existed at the Kanniamallay estate in the 1920s; a wheel of the Kundale Valley Light railway engine, which transported men and materials between Munnar and Top Station during the first half of the last century.
A section of the tea museum also houses classic furniture of bungalows, typewriters, wooden bathtubs, telephone magnets, wood-burning oven, manual calculators and EPABX of the telephone system of 1909.
A tea tasting demonstration hall is another attraction where different varieties of tea meet. Those wishing to understand the nuances of tea processing can do so at the CTC and the orthodox tea production unit at the museum. The museum authorities are also contemplating the idea of allowing tourists to tear up tea leaves and transform them into their presence.
The Tea Museum of Tata Tea would soon be another reason for travelers to visit the enchanting hills of Munnar, which has already become one of Kerala's tourist destinations.
Overnight at hotel in Munnar