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Perched a mile high, among South India’s finest tea-growing estates and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, Munnar is bursting with colour and life, a hill town like no other and, we think, one of the best places to enjoy a delicious cup of cardamom.

This is true tea country – India’s largest tea-growing region – with its high, rolling hills cloaked in the bright green plantations that the state of Kerala is famous for. The scenery here is simply stunning.

Located on the inland edge of Kerala, around 1,600m above sea level, Munnar is the perfect base from which to explore the rolling hills of the Unesco-listed Western Ghats mountain range –- a hot-spot for biological diversity.

The region supports a huge amount of wildlife, with birdsong and floral scents serving up a colourful dish of ingredients to stimulate all the senses. Periyar National Park is on the doorstep and is home to elephants, tigers and rare, endemic macaques. Venturing out and taking your time to enjoy the landscape here is an absolute must.

While travelling in Munnar, it’s worth visiting the Tea Museum and/or one of its tea factories that have been producing tea since the late 19th Century. Lockhart Tea Factory, just to the southeast of Munnar, has its own museum and gardens and organises guided tours and tasting sessions.

There are also a number of beautiful churches, temples and mosques to visit, including CSI Christ Church – the town’s oldest, built in the early 2th Century in neo-Gothic style.

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Kerala & Goa Beach Escape

Kerala & Goa Beach Escape

18 Days | From £3,590 PP (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Kerala, Goa, Munnar, Cochin, Mumbai

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The Golden Triangle & Kerala Backwaters

The Golden Triangle & Kerala Backwaters

16 Days | From £4,300pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Kerala, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Munnar

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Kerala: Tea, Beaches & Houseboats

Kerala: Tea, Beaches & Houseboats

11 Days | From £3,400PP (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Kerala, Mararikulam, Periyar National Park, Munnar, Cochin

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Classic Kerala: An immersive journey

Classic Kerala: An immersive journey

14 Days | From £2,990PP (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Kerala, Mararikulam, Periyar National Park, Munnar, Cochin

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Our Recommended Accommodation In Munnar

Windermere Estate

Nestled amongst the tea plantations of the Western Ghats, near the hill town of Munnar, sits Windermere Estate – a place to slow down, take a step back and discover the loveliness that surrounds it.

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