The rolling hills and tea plantations of Munnar provide some of the highest vistas in southern India and are ideally suited to walking. Walking options are available at all levels and lasting from two to five days, plus there are two centre treks which incorporate the Periyar region to the south of Munnar.
Your starting point for a two-day trek is around 11 miles (18 km) from Munnar at an altitude of around 5,000 feet (1,500 m). You gradually climb to a height of over 8,200 feet (2,500 m). passing through protected forests and reserves that are home to wild elephants, sambar, sloth bear and the endangered nilgiri tahr.
You overnight in high-quality tents and warm sleeping bags are provided, as temperatures fall in the night.
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The cool climate of Munnar provides a welcome relief from the heat of the plains and is surrounded by some of the world's highest tea plantations.
Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj
Although Dharamsala is the better known of these two neighbouring towns, McLeod Ganj is the base for the Tibetan government in exile and their community. The Dalai Lama is often in residence in May and July and may lead prayers at these times.