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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are popular outdoor activities available in Munnar?

Saurabh Srivastava DEC 10 2012
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Get ready to be bowled over by the scenic beauty and spectacular views of Munnar. Here are a few must do things in one of the most popular hill station, famous for its untouched natural beauty that offer a unique traveling experience.

  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling

    Love adventure sports? If yes, then you'll love being here as Munnar makes for a great site for rock climbing and rappelling as it has a steep rock face of about 100 feet. Test your stamina and challenge the rock faces of Munnar Mountains. The rock climbing sessions are made conveniently possible with the assistance of the tourism promoters as they offer details regarding the depth and its dangers. One of them is ‘Track Finder' in Munnar who can assist you for the activity. Their telephone number is +91-4865-231516 and they also provide for paragliding.

  • Trekking

    Munnar has waves of mountains and tea gardens which make it an exceptional profile and hence it has been accounted as one of the best trekking places in the South India. The aroma of tea while you walk through the gardens is just amazing, even though trekking may be tiring, but being in bond with the wilderness is a self fulfilling trip. You can opt for either waterfall trekking or river trekking at sites like Anamudi, Rajamalai, Atukkad, Meesapulimala, Kundala and Devikulam. Many hotels and resorts also organize trekking trips and plantation tours.

  • Boating

    It is themost common leisure activity for tourists and residents alike. The famous Kashmiri Shikara boat ride in Kundala Lake in Munnar is one fun experience that you must do. For the couples, this boat ride is especially romantic since the boat passes by the beautiful scenery around. Remember for safety reasons boat rides in Kundala Lake are done only during a favorable weather.

    You can also do boating in
    Mattupetty lake, Sita Devi lake and Anayirangal lake which offer excellent boating opportunities with pedal boats and speedboats. For a rowboat the cost is INR 30 per person per hour, Motorboat costs INR 200 for nine people for 30 minutes, pedal boat is INR 40 for a two seater and INR 80 for a four seater for a duration of 30 minutes and a superbike costs INR 50 for 15 minutes.

  • Elephant Safari and Horse Riding

    Elephant safari is offered at Carmelagiri Elephant Park through the forest destinations of Munnar. The safari take you through the lush forests and beautiful valleys that offer a thrilling experience to the traveller. It is unique experience and you must try it as it is loves both by children and adults. As far as horse riding is concerned, horses are available for hire around Mattupetty dam and other places and Munnar makes for an excellent opportunity for the activity. Elephant Safari costs around INR 350 per person while horse riding costs around INR 300 per head.

You must already be falling in love with Munnar, right? Hold your heart as once you actually come here, you wouldn't feel like going back.

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