Introduction: Munnar is a magnificent hill station in the Western Ghats at about 5000 feet above sea level. Munnar is the best hill station in Kerala and is the major centre of Kerala's tea industry. It is surrounded by about 30 tea estates, amongst the highest in the world and a forest that is still rich in wildlife that continues to survive the increasing commercial use of the hills. The luxuriant forest is hung with pepper vines. And cardamom plants carpet the damp forest floor.
How to Reach : ·
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Kochi Airport 130kms
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Aluva 77 kms & Angamaly 125 kms
By Raod : There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Munnar
Places to Visit:
• Top Station
•Mattupetty Dairy Farm
•Eravikulam National Park
•Blossom International Park
Activities and Experiences at Munnar :
To experience the essence of Kites, you absolutely have to tray some of our activities! We are proud to give you a wide range of activities to choose from the interactions with local communities and bird watching, to challenging treks in the verdant countryside.
Sunrise Walk: A brisk walk from Kites Munnar to a view point and en route, see the country side come alive with the morning sun. Listen to birds calls, and revel in the freshness of the early morning. Time: 05.30 AM – 07.30 AM
Terrain: Slight to moderate inclines over roads and mud tracks.
Minimum: 02 Persons
Ridge Trek: A challenging trek in a shola (forest)- grassland landscape, Good chances of seeing mammals such as Nilgiri tahr, leopard, jungle cat and high - altitude birds like the White-bellied blue robin, black & orange flycatcher etc.. Time: 04.30AM- 09.30 AM
Terrain: Steep inclines over mountains and valleys / Minimum: 2 persons
Take our geared mountain bikes and cycle around the landscape and countryside. Time: Anytime between 0600 AM - 0600 PM
Terrain: Slight, moderate and steep inclines over roads, paths and mud tracks in the vicinity.
Minimum: 2 persons // 2 hours for tour with the guide
Nature, Spice & Culture Walk
This 02 hour guided walk weaves through nearby wooded and open areas enabling spotting of birds(such as scimitar babblers, yellow - browed bulbuls, black eagles etc) and also through the village nearby, where guests can interact with the local community. Guests will also be shown through local spice plantations and farms, with explanations on the spices cultivated and farming methods. Time: Morning / Evening
Terrain: Slight to steep inclines over hills, valleys & countryside. Minimum: 02 Persons
A drive through roads near villages, Tea plantations, local streams and reserves and also
interactions with local communities. Stop awhile in good bird active areas for bird watching too. Time: 10.00 Am – 01.00 PM
Minimum & Maximum Persons per Safari: 02 & 05
The rural agricultural landscape mingled with patches of reserve forest near Kites Munnar serves as a very important refuge for birds. Grab a pair of binoculars, and walk down village roads and small plantations - we're sure that an amateur birder will be able to spot more than 100 bird species in a couple of days' time. While walking along, try your hand at photography.
Terrain: Slight to moderate inclines over roads and mud tracks. Minimum: 02 Persons