Munnar Trip with Kolukkumalai & Tea Estate Camping

(10 Reviews)
  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Group Size: 8 - 12
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 530 KM

Overview

Hello travelers!

Munnar is one of the popular hill stations of the country which is famous for stunning tea estates and cold climate. It is one of the highest places in southern India along with Nilgiris Ooty and Kodaikanal. Along with tea, many spices are grown at Munnar like cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and a variety of homemade chocolates. As part of this trip, we will stay at a hilltop property, go on a Kolukkumalai Jeep Safari, do an offbeat trek, indulge in adventure sports, explore viewpoints, and do a bit of shopping.

On Day 1, we will check into our hill side camp with a great view of tea estates. After a fulfilling breakfast, we will go for couple of adventure activities like Kayaking or/and Ziplining amidst tea estates. 

After a Kerala-style Lunch, we will relax briefly at the Camp before wrapping up the evening with an easy trek amidst the endless tea estates to the extremely pretty and serene “Phantom Hills“. It takes around 2-3 hours of a hike from the stay. The views are fascinating and if lucky, we can get to experience a peaceful sunset. And as usual, we will socialize in the evening around the bonfire before and after dinner.

On Day 2 we will go for Kolukkumalai Jeep Safari (5 AM slot or 9 AM slot depending on availability). After taking a pit stop at the beautiful Lockhart viewpoint and clicking some selfies, we will visit one of the best hang-out places in Munnar – Tea Tales Café for a light lunch. Mattupetty Dam which is among the largest in the country to produce hydroelectricity is the next stop. Apart from enchanting views of the reservoir, one can indulge in Paddle boating, Horse riding, and some shopping at this happening place in Munnar.

After a bit of shopping, we are all set for the long return journey to Bangalore with beautiful memories of Munnar hill station.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Hilltop Tea Estate camp
  • Kolukkumalai Jeep Safari
  • Kayaking / Ziplining amidst Tea Estates
  • Anariyangal Dam viewpoint
  • The Phantom Hills Trek (3-4 hours)
  • Mattupetty Dam Visit
  • Lockhart Viewpoint
  • Tea Tales Café
  • Authentic Kerala style food
  • Campfire with social gathering

Inclusions

  • Travel (Pushback, Non AC Tempo), Tolls, Inter State Taxes
  • Stay (Tents on 2,3 sharing basis)
  • Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch (Veg) 1 Dinner (veg and non-veg)
  • Kolukkumalai Jeep Safari
  • Campfire (if it doesn’t rain, common for entire camp)
  • Visit to all the places mentioned in Highlights section
  • Trip Leader
  • Trekking Guide

Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Adventure activities like Zipline, Kayaking, Boating etc.
  • Any entry tickets or misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

Itinerary

Day 0 - Journey to Munnar!

  • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey to our Munnar base camp.

Day 1 - Offbeat Munnar

  • Check into the campsite, freshen up.
  • Note: The usual check-in time for Munnar stays is around 12 noon. Hence we will use washrooms for freshen up and put luggage at the common area before going for activities.
  • Have a heavy Breakfast with traditional black tea of Munnar.
  • Indulge in Kayaking or/and Ziplining and take a relaxing stroll clicking innumerable selfies.
  • Note: On a rainy day, Kayaking/Ziplining will be impacted. We cannot help it.
  • Come back to the camp, have Lunch – Kerala meals.
  • Take a brief rest at the camp.
  • Go on a guided trek to the Phantom Hills (1.5 to 2 hours one way) hiking through a panorama of Tea estates. Enjoy a peaceful sunset, if lucky.
  • Head back to the camp, refresh with black tea, and gather in front of the common campfire.
  • Indulge in group activities, finish hot Dinner.
  • Take good rest in the assigned tents.

Day 2 - Kolukkumalai Safari, Famous Munnar

  • Wake up to the sounds of birds and the serenity of mountains.
  • Go on a famous Jeep Safari to Kolukkumalai. In most cases we will get 5 AM slot to capture sunrise. Sometimes on a busy weekend we may get 9 AM slot instead.
  • Check out of the camp after Breakfast.
  • Take a pit stop at beautiful Lockhart view point and click some selfies.
  • Visit one of the best hanging out places in Munnar – Tea Tales Café for Lunch.
  • Visit Mattupetty Dam that is among the largest in the country to produce hydroelectricity. Apart from enchanting views of reservoir, one can indulge in peddle boating & horse riding at this happening place in Munnar.
  • Shopping time. Stop over at nearby market to buy different varieties of tea, spices and goodies to carry back home.
  • (Optional, time permits) Have a pit stop at Echo point and immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature before bidding adieu to Munnar.
  • Start return journey late in the evening with a Dinner stop en route.

Day 3 - Back to Bengaluru

  • Reach back Bengaluru early in the morning.
  • Share the beautiful & memorable experience of Munnar trip with friends and family.

What to Expect

About Trip:
  • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.

Travel:
  • Tempo Traveler (with push back seats).
  • Note: This trip involves overnight journey on a push back Seater (Not sleeper or semi-sleeper).
  • We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).
  • Remember Munnar is a loooooog distance trip from Bangalore!

Stay:
  • Camping in tents at a hill side private property, clean washrooms.
  • Each tent has foam mats or beds, blankets and pillows.
  • Tents are usually 2 and 3 sharing.
  • Common campfire is lit for everyone in the camp.
  • Hot water for drinking will be given on request. Hot water for bathing is not available.

Food:
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch (Veg), 1 Dinner (Veg & Nonveg) are included. Meals during journey are self-sponsored.
  • Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Munnar Trip below for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

FAQ

Pickup/Drop Points

Baiyappanahalli Metro: 8:00 PM
• Back Gate metro entrance
• Kasturi Nagar side (Railway Parallel Road)
https://maps.app.goo.gl/G95QPGQRRDmjfVvP7


Tin Factory: 8:20 PM
• Tin Factory Bus Stop
• Mariyamman Temple side (towards Marathahalli)
https://goo.gl/maps/wFcNqYCbeCuVYW169


Marathahalli: 8:40 PM
• In front of HP world on service road
• Opposite side of Mahindra Showroom
https://goo.gl/maps/j6gwJnEWiXgH5oSL8


Bellandur: 8:55 PM
• Under Eco Space sky walk
https://goo.gl/maps/o6bHtdgptKg1aVsr7


Silk Board: 9:15 PM
• Near Aswad Hospital
• In front of Renault Silk Board showroom
https://goo.gl/maps/NSWoph7b1t4YXnpY9


Electronic City: 9:30 PM
• Toll Plaza Veer Sandra on Hosur Road
https://goo.gl/maps/2PX6bY1G7EYBCN3i7


Note: There is no dinner stop for any of our trips. Finish your light dinner before starting.

Things to carry

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, 
  • A lightweight Backpack for the trip (avoid suitcase/trolley)
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (based on whether forecast)
  • Cap/Hat (good to have)
  • Good grip shoes or sandals for trek
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our homestay
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
  • Your personal medications, if any
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get very cold at night.
  • Carry a bit of cash for the meals which are not included and misc. expenses.
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

What's next after booking your trip?

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Seasonal variations

  • Feb to May (summer): Pleasant climate during days, clear skies, cold nights. Time to escape the heat of Bangalore and hit the mountains.
  • June to Sept (monsoon months): Thick clouds, intermittent rains, wet climate. Weather is highly unpredictable, so we need to carry rain coats. The place really comes alive during the monsoons like all hill stations.
  • Oct to Jan (winter): Dry and cold climate throughout the day. Very cold at night. Plenty of water in the lakes. Need to carry thick sweaters.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
  • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

 

Cancellation & Refund

Cancellation by Traveler

  • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
  • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • Alternatively, you may postpone your ticket to the future event 48 hours before the event start time. (Allowed once per booking ONLY)
  • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
  • No refund during/after the event.

Cancellation by Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.


Cancellation due to external factors

Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

In these scenarios:

  • No Refund is allowed.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
  • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

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Sravan Kumar

Solo Traveller

A trip to Munnar with Muddie Trails and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. From start to finish. the trip *lead* was well-organized and expertly led by Reshma, who made sure that we had the best possible time. One of the best things about the trip was the accommodations. We stayed in cozy and comfortable tents that were surrounded by nature and provided a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

2024-06-15

vikas kushwaha

Solo Traveller

I had really great time on Munnar trip. Thanks muddie trails! 🤩

2024-04-11

VAMSI MATAM

Solo Traveller

Another wonderful trip to Munnar,Kerala.The trip lead Aarsha has organised trip very well and also organised many fun activities.

2024-03-12

Vishrutha Kacham

Solo Traveller

I have recently travelled to Munnar with Muddies. It really was one of my best experiences. We stayed in a campsite with a beautiful view. It included a trek to Phantom hills (hard work was worth it 😌). I had a very good time, made new friends, had my toughest trek till date, visited other site seeing places – tea museum, echo point. Will definitely recommend Muddies 😃.

2024-03-09

Anupam Lingampalli

Solo Traveller

A trip to Munnar with Muddie Trails and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. From start to finish, the trip was well-organized and expertly led by Aarsha , who made sure that we had the best possible time. The itinerary was well-planned and allowed us to see and do everything. One of the best things about the trip was the accommodations. We stayed in cozy and comfortable tents that were surrounded by nature and provided a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Throughout the trip, the Muddie Trails team made sure that we were comfortable and taken care of. They were always available to answer any questions we had and went out of their way to make sure that we had a great time. Overall, I highly recommend Muddie Trails for anyone looking for an unforgettable trip to Munnar. They offer a fantastic experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and a deep appreciation for nature that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated Thanks Aarsha for the unforgettable experience

2024-03-09
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