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My Yearly Trip to Munnar

Munnar Travelogue by Vivek G R. Want to escape from your tension and worries. Have a trip to Munnar. Stay there for 3-4 days and return back with a calm mind.

Every year I used to visit Munnar and stay there for about 4 days. I had visited various parts of Kerala and in my opinion, Munnar is the most beautiful place in the state. What attracted me to Munnar is it’s climate, calmness and the beauty.

Usually I start my trip to Munnar early morning from Ernakulam. The 4 hours journey to Munnar is really amazing. After reaching Munnar, I immediately check-in to a hotel and have a bath. Then go to some restaurant. Have some food- mostly Chapatti and Chicken Curry. Come back to room and have a deep sleep.

Evening at Munnar

Wake up in the evening hearing the music or mantra from the nearby temple or the sound of ringing bells from the church at the city centre. It depends on my mood, I go to the temple or the church and stay there until the ceremony is over. Take a walk through the curved roads in between the tea estate, watching nature’s beauty.

When it gets dark, I go to the Thattukada and eat some hot porotta and beef fry. Later to the bar, buy a bottle of alcohol-free beer and a packet of salted cashew nut, and return to the room. After the TV is switched on, pour the beer to my glass. Sip it, chewing the cashew nut and listening the music from the TV. May be it takes about an hour to finish a Bottle. Fall to bed, mostly in the same pants and shirt I wear. Wakeup in the middle of night feeling the cold weather, cover myself with the blanket provided by the hotel and go to sleep again. Wake up only when I wish to be.

Usually during my Munnar trips, I don’t read newspapers or watch news channels which brings disturbing stories. There is no particular time schedule or I even don’t look at my watch. Mostly, I switch off my mobile.

There are some great picnic spots near Munnar. But it cannot be enjoyed alone. Some of the places are Mattupetti, Bodimettu, etc and used to visit those places only if someone is accompanying me.

I enjoy staying at Munnar and have a careless life for 3-4 days every year, which makes me feel refreshed.

I often recommend Munnar to my friends and most of them enjoy their trip as I do. Wishing you a great time at Munnar.

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