Drizzle Drops Munnar
- TOP STATION
Munnar is a bustling town nestled amidst the hills of the Western Ghats mountain range. Situated beside the confluence of three rivers, English planters established the earliest tea plantations in the area and even today there are numerous churches and bungalows in and around Munnar where guests can see vestiges of the colonial period. The rolling hill slopes around Munnar town are carpeted by large stretches of tea plantations interspersed by dense forests.
Situated on the crest of a towering peak, Top Station was once, a trans-shipment point for cargoes of tea. A ropeway, delivered tea from the plantations in Munnar to Bodinayakkanur in the foothills below. Built in 1902, Top Station is a destination that is at once stunningly beautiful and rich in historical context, even though the remnants of the ropeway station have disappeared with the passage of time. It is a destination that is ideal for guest with a penchant for outdoor activities. The area is replete with trekking paths and mountain trails that one could explore.