Munnar - 60 km
Today, we set off cycling along the Periyar river and through the forests of Neriyamanagalam, where reed is extracted for manufacture of traditional household items like baskets and mats. As the scenery slowly changes, we glimpse rubber, pepper and cardamom estates and finally tea plantations. The ride today is a shock to the system as the climbing starts early. We stop at Adimali for lunch and this afternoon at the right point we end the ride and make the rest of the way in our support vehicle to the hill station of Munnar – a hill town famed for its vast swathes of tea plantations. Munnar, once a favourite summer resort town of the British, is set amidst dramatic mountain scenery, craggy peaks, tall redwood trees, and some of the world’s highest tea plantations.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel