First Impressions of Munnar – The TEA CAPITAL of SOUTH INDIA | Kerala, India


My superb sixth day in Kerala, India started at 7 a.m. as we left the beautiful Thekkady space and made the 70-kilometer drive to town of Munnar. Alongside the way in which, we ate tons of wonderful southern Indian meals. Come together with me as I share my first impressions of Munnar, the tea capital of South India, in Kerala, India!

My morning started in Thekkady, however we’d quickly be driving three hours north to Munnar. It’s essentially the most well-known place for southern India for tea. They’ve a lot of tea plantations there, together with the best one on the planet. It’s additionally a well-liked honeymoon vacation spot!

We left Kumily and drove down a the winding, vegetation-lined street that goes by a lot of mountains and forests. On this specific day, it was tremendous foggy, so we left a bit later than common.

As we continued on, we handed by cardamom plantations, which additionally had bushes with pepper vines. After an hour or so, we stopped at VM Cool Palace to assuage our throat with some chai!

There, we loved some spicy masala biscuits with some scrumptious chai! It value 54 rupees/$0.71 USD for three cups of chai and four masala biscuits. I might have gotten an entire bag of biscuits for under 200 rupees/$2.63 USD!

We continued on to a different village about 45 minutes outdoors of Munnar. There, we discovered a restaurant subsequent to a temple. There was a lot of music enjoying in preparation for a competition the following day. On the restaurant, we received an onion vada, a lentil vada, bonda, sugiyan, idli, and coconut chutney.

I liked the spicy and savory vada, the crispy and grainy lentil vada, and the crispy, spongy, and tremendous candy bonda! The lentil vada and the candy sigiyan had been superb with the sambar. The idli was tougher than common, however nonetheless was unbelievable with the spicy sambar and the pure-tasting coconut chutney. It was so good!

Then, I had among the meter chai. It was good and milky and had a pleasant, foam head on high. It additionally had a stronger taste than the chai we’d had earlier.

Again outdoors, we headed over to the small Hindu temple and noticed a person making garlands out of the choices of flowers. Then we hit the street once more, the place I met some folks engaged on espresso beans. They kindly gave me a complete department!

Then, we continued down the rocky and finally, steep street previous cassava farms, cacao and rubber bushes, and nutmeg crops till we reached the Dreamcatcher Resort, the place we met among the employees. They’ve a foremost constructing in addition to treehouses. Ebbin and I’d be staying within the treehouses!

Inside the primary constructing, they served us some robust, candy, and earthy natural tea. After we checked in, I walked by the cardamom plantation to my treehouse. I used to be so excited to test it out! There was a bit gate in entrance of the steps main up. I couldn’t imagine this was my room for the evening. The view from the terrace was unbelievable. That they had a desk and chairs on the terrace.

The treehouse had an enormous king-sized mattress inside and a snug lavatory. I had large home windows I might open to let in tons of sunshine and an incredible view of the tea plantation under me. It was to die for!

What an incredible morning driving from Thekkady and sharing my first impressions of Munnar, the tea capital of south India in Kerala, India! I used to be loving this place already!
Large because of my boy Ebbin for bringing me right here. Make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel and observe him on Instagram.

I hope you appreciated coming with me as I shared my first impressions of Munnar, the tea capital of south India in Kerala, India!

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Wow I didn't knew Kerala is so beautiful… I have visited thiruvananthapuram but never been to munnar

  2. David…Ramakkalmedu near Thekkady is one of the most windiest place in Asia..

  3. Hi David, wow it’s really great to see at dream catcher Munnar..I am there in 2016 for my honeymoon… feeling is really refreshed after watching your video ..

  4. Hi David, i think ebbi giving you wrong information about kerala population
    Hindu 54
    Muslim 26
    Christians 18
    @food and travel

  5. David, Munnar is beautiful. Indian cities are polluted and chaotic, but the hill-stations though are something else with the clean air, pure mountain water, a variety of produce and just plain healthy living conducive to such areas. They are literally the next best thing to heaven.

    Nutmeg is a spice that is not meant to be eaten raw like you did.
    More info here:

  6. The more I am seeing kerala, I really want to visit. Munnar is a must for me to explore. Thanks David.

  7. Impressed with tree house, wonderful honeymoon destination.

  8. If you cannot handle a simple nutmeg ,your tastebuds are not evolved yet.its sour taste and is better with salt.this is where we make comparisons ,whether with mark weins or any other,where mostly mark disagrees with a polite way,while you show it like a spoiled american child. if you dont like it just dont throw away.The inner seed and covering (jathipatri) have both medicinal and commercial value.

  9. Hi I am from hyderabad. I visited munnar in 2013. it is my favorite place in kerala. I bought some chocolates and tea powder from there. Seen mattupati dam, highest peak, water falls. I had been to kerala marriage food was awesome. I like coconut sweet a lot. Great tradition.

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