Apart from being a beautiful hill station, Munnar is a destination with a rich and varied history too. Originally inhabited by the Muthuvan people, this place became an upcoming destination with the development of various plantations in the 19th century. In the 1870s, it was John Daniel Munro, who decided to introduce the world to Munnar, when he stumbled upon this gorgeous region. On your next family vacation in this peaceful place, do make time to explore the heritage and history of Munnar with your kids.
Here are some of the historic places to visit in Munnar.
This is a fragrant and gorgeous sandalwood forest that is said to be the site of a civilization dating back to 10,000 B.C. It houses Stone Age rock paintings, dolmens, and rock edicts that stand as a testament to this civilization.
2. Muniyara Dolmens
Dating back to the Megalithic Age, these ancient burial chambers are located about 45kilometers outside of Munnar on the slopes of the Nilgiris. They are structures made of four standing stones and one stone roof. They house burial cists and rock paintings. You can trek up to this pre-historic site and teach your kids about evolution.
3. Kannan Devan Tea Museum
This is a great place to show your kids about tea cultivation in Munnar. Filled with old machines, curios, memorabilia, and photographs, this is the best place to learn about tea.
4. Tea plantations
These should be your first stop when you go sightseeing in Munnar. The tea plantations have been made immortal in countless images and movies, as they paint a pretty picture and dominate this hill station’s landscape. These historic plantations, planted by the British, are what put Munnar on the tourist, map and continue to attract visitors even to this day. Go for a drive or a walking tour through these picturesque plantations, learn about tea cultivation with your kids, or simply click millions of pictures: there are plenty of things to do here!
5. Subramanya Temple
Located in Munnar’s Idukki district, this is an ancient temple built by the Hindu royal family of Travancore. It is a great place to teach your kids about mythology.
Where to stay
During your stay at the Club Mahindra Munnar Resort, you can explore the various heritage locations of Munnar along with all the other famous sites. The Munnar resort boasts of spacious and comfortable rooms along with modern amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay with family. You may also binge on local delicacies of Munnar while you are here. Whatever you may require, the staff will try their level best to make sure you get what you need, and have a warm place to come back to after a long day of exploration with the kids.
Book your heritage holiday in Munnar soon by logging on to the Club Mahindra website or mobile app. Hurry, there is a lot of exploring to do!
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