After a myriad of functions and my great grand wedding, I and my better half decided to take a break to discharge the fatigue. As I love traveling and wanted to explore the south, Munnar was the first place that came to my mind. I came to know that it is also called “Kashmir of the South” which is why I was enthusiastic about it.
The first and foremost thing that was important was to find a travel agent who could arrange the trip to Munnar for our honeymoon.
We came across a travel consultant who offered me a honeymoon package of 5 nights and 6 days to Munnar along with Alleppey. They organized and managed the entire trip from booking flights to hotels and even cabs
Day 1: Arrival & activities at the hotel
Our journey began on January 14. We took a flight from Delhi to Coimbatore as there are no direct flights to Munnar. As soon as the flight landed, we were greeted by the representatives of Rajput Holidays, the travel agency who organized our honeymoon package. From Coimbatore International airport, we took a cab to Munnar which was a 4.5-hour drive.
Upon arrival, we checked in Blossom hill hotel. Since it was a long journey of approx. 8 hours, we decided to take a nap. On the eve, the hotel had arranged activities for tourists. We participated in a few and had great fun. It was followed by a dinner after which we went for the overnight stay.
Day 2: Top station, Lakkam Waterfalls, & Echo Point
The next day, we went sightseeing. Top Station was the first among the places where we witnessed a panoramic view of the Western Ghats. Then, we travelled to Lakkam waterfalls, the nearest waterfall of the region emerging from Eravikulam plateau. The breath-taking view of this place is the best for your Insta feed. The next stop was the Echo point. As the name suggests, this point has a unique echoing phenomenon. Just scream your heart out and you will hear it back. After such an astonishing day, we had our dinner and then travelled back to the hotel for the night stay.
Day 3: Mattupetty dam, Eravikulam National Park, & Blossom Park
The third day was also all about sightseeing. The day started with an adventurous place, Eravikulam National Park. A bliss for any nature and animal lover as it is home to the largest collection of rare and endangered species of Nilgiri tahrs and varieties of butterflies. Then, we travelled to Blossom Park. This far-reaching park has gardens, fountains, artificial waterfalls, lawns, etc. The iconic thing about this place is it is also housing various migratory birds and exotic animals. The day ended with relaxing moments at Mattupetty dam. This place offers charming views of the valley and caters to several migratory bird species. They also offer boating facility which added another feather in the beauty of this place.
Day 4: En-route to Alleppey
On 17th, we checked out from the hotel and booked a cab to Alleppey, the suggested destination by our consultant. Thanks to my research skills, I found out that this place is also called “Venice of the East”. After a 5-hour drive, we arrived at the destination and checked in at Ramada hotel. Since it was already dark by the time we reached, we decided to stay at the hotel, relax and prepare for the upcoming day.
Day 5: Alleppey beach, Kerala backwaters, and local market
Already mesmerized by the views in Alleppey, we began our sightseeing with Kerala backwaters. The moment you visit this place, you will understand the reason why Alleppey is called Venice in the East. Heavy greenery along the river, luxurious houseboats in water, the marvellous views were unmatched. The other destination on the route was Alleppey beach. It has some fun and exciting activities that you may participate in like sand art festivals and beach festivals. Since I wanted to make it memorable for my partner, we moved to the market where I purchased a traditional handicraft for her. She also purchased some authentic spices. After such an enthusiastic and soulful day, we travelled back to the hotel to get rid of tiredness.
Day 6: En-route to Delhi
On the 19th, after some mouth-watering breakfast, we checkout from the hotel. We booked a cab to Cochin airport which was a 2-hour drive and from there, we flew back to Delhi.
Initially, we weren’t sure if we should go to Alleppey, but it turned out to be an absolute experience. Not just this, the entire tour was terrific. It gave us multiple options to relax and rejuvenate and some alone time to spend well with my partner.