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Lush green mountains, terraced tea plantations, valleys, forest, trekking and hiking trails, rich flora and fauna – Munnar, a hill station in Kerala, has a landscape that inspires artists, stirs the soul and calms the mind. It’s no wonder then that this destination attracts thousands of tourists, year after year. If you too have been planning a trip, we recommend you include these places to visit in Munnar in your itinerary. Munnar – The Land of Three Small Rivers A combination of the Malayalam words Moonnu and Aar, meaning three and small river respectively, Munnar gets its name from the confluence of three rivers – Kundaly, Nallathanni and Mudhirapuzha. These freshwater bodies crisscrossing the expanse of this hill station go on to enhance its beauty manifold. Mountains covered with floating clouds, a mist in the air, refreshing breeze, stunning valleys, and tea plantation as far as the eye can see, adventurous rides…

For our Kerala holiday, the focus was entirely on exploring the coastal side of the state. So we decided to skip the popular hill regions of Thekkady and Munar, and aimed for a road trip from Kochi to Kanyakumari and back, making pit stops along the way. While we had chosen Kumarakom for getting a taste of the backwaters, giving the famous Alleppey a miss altogether just didn’t seem right. So, we booked an overnight stay at the Lake Palace Resort here before continuing our onward journey to Trivandrum. It turned out to be the most blissfully relaxing experience in an otherwise hectic trip. Here’s what makes Lake Palace Alleppey a destination unto itself that checks all the boxes for a riveting travel experience: Arriving at the Lake Palace Resort, Alleppey Situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Lake Palace Resort is a tad obscure in its location.…