Travelling and visiting new places has always been something high on my radar. Last September, I planned a short trip to Munnar with my family. Travelling from Kolkata, we did not find a direct flight to Kochi and had to settle for a 3 hour stopover in Bangalore. We sketched out our trip with the help of the Antilog Vacations and they arranged for our hotels in Munnar as well as the cabs for the intermittent travels. They booked the Abad group of hotels in Munnar for the same and a Qualis as a cab as we had 6 people in our travel party.
Booking through a travel agent is always a better option as one gets a discount on hotel , transportation and food. But choosing a good agent is a mind boggling task. We had discussed with as many as 7-8 tour operators but didn’t got the good response. Also, we didn’t wanted to choose a local kerala agent as they are not considered quality friendly and honest by few people. Anyways, our decision proved to be an Ok One.
So one early September morning we kicked off our trip from Kolkata and after our halt in Bangalore, we reached the Kochi Airport at around 2 pm. From the first look I could tell that the Kochi Airport was one of the most picturesque airports I had seen, small but very beautiful. We found the Qualis waiting for us at the airport and eagerly loaded our entire luggage in the car and started our onward journey.
Munnar is around 130 km from Kochi. We took the NH-49 and the road was generally good but it was filled with some twists, curves and blind turns. But the driver was a pro on this route and we sped along comfortably. I really enjoy these rides to the hill stations because, as you move up the altitude from the plains, the car windows gradually start rolling up, the woolens start coming out, the foggy mist starts dotting the roads; this déjà vu feeling kept me going in the uphill part of the journey. We crossed the sleepy towns of Kothamangalam and Adimali on the way.
We reached Adimali in around 3 hours and crossed two gorgeous waterfalls on the way. We could tell that Adimali is famous for this particular waterfall seeing the hordes of people present there. We too got down and took some snaps there as the gushing sound of the waterfall enthralled us. The driver told us that Munnar was around 30 kms away and so we got back into the car for the final part of the journey. Further on our way, as we ascended the famous tea plantations of Munnar were distinctly visible on both sides along with a picturesque view of the Western Ghats. Overall, it was a great visit with the nice efforts of Antilog Vacations team. Must visit Antilog Vacations reviews , vibrant community we are a part of or see india travel report for Antilog Vacations review