Tea plantations of Nellimunda: ideal destination for short treks


Nellimunda, a beautiful little hamlet, near Meppadi in Wayanad is the perfect location to enjoy the serene beauty of the tea plantations covered in a misty blanket.

The narrow path ways paved with stone steps leading to the plantations, and the surrounding hills with a carpet of golden grass add the perfect contrast to the lush green of the tea plantation. Nature has showered its blessings in abundance on this little village, which can be reached by traveling a few miles through the Chooralmala road from Meppadi. The curves and bends on this road offer an exciting ride for the adventure seekers.

An endless spectacle of beautiful sceneries awaits you on top of the hills at Nellimunda. The valleys and woods beckon the visitor with its array of rare flora and fauna. The golden hues of the grassy savannah reflect the sunlight to further enhance its charm.

The chilly mornings and the cool breeze in the evenings set the mood for a perfect getaway. The friendly villagers too extend a warm welcome to the travelers who reach Nellimunda to enjoy the beauty of their village. Nellimunda is ideal for a short trekking trip for the adventure enthusiasts or for a road trip to enjoy the beautiful nature.

Things to do: Village visit, photo walks, water sports, trekking, pilgrim spot

Places to see

Edakkal caves  - If stepping into the bygone era is something you are passionate about, then the historically significant Edakkal Caves will prove to be a great experience.

Meenmutty - Choose the wilderness and the river to wash away the tedium of city life.

Aranamala  - fills eyes and hearts

Sugandhagiri -  Where fragrance wafts in every breeze

Banasura Sagar Dam - The largest earthen dam in India is located at Padinjarathara, about 25 km northeast of Kalpetta.

Must eat

Ask your tour operator to make arrangements to try out tribal cuisine of Wayanad, like kaatu curry, then nellikka, etc.

Puttu and beef/fish curry – Have you tried fish for breakfast? If not try, give it a try in Wayanad.

Try it at home Recipe: Puttu kozhi – a whole roasted chicken stuffed with puttuMalabar beef roast

Chatti Pathiri - is layered savory pastry made in Malabar and the northern regions of Kerala.

Bread Mukki Porichathu - Amusingly enough, this is a sweet snack.

Neypathiri – It is a must try snacks for vegetarians.

Things to buy

Honey, coffee, tea, cardamom, handicrafts, spices

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