The main programs carried out for tourist visiting Munnar is sight-seeing, trekking, camping, tea plantation walk, cycling and other adventure activities comprising of sports and games. Various awareness programs to highlight socially relevant issues like clean water bodies, rain water harvesting, waste management and well being of the general living population are organized every year. People witnessing these events share their thoughts with enthusiasm and encouragement.
Marathons are held all over the world and are attended by millions of people. So what is special about the Marathon at Munnar?
Munnar, a land of rolling mountains covered by tea plants raising their heads to face the mist, is nothing short of paradise. The winding pathways going uphill or downhill through tea plantations, little towns, tall eucalyptus plantations are a sight to behold. The mists, slowly creeping in to envelope you in its glory while you walk, trek or run up the path; is a feeling to be experienced than explained. Adding to this is the fact that one would be running at a height of 1600m MSL and above which is another experience altogether. Roads of this hill station increase competition levels among the athletes proving to be a true energy booster to the mind, body and soul. At the same time these events teach, true stories of unstable success and failures of life.
Munnar Marathon-2017 is planned to be an inspirational event for athletes with interest in gaining high altitude experience along with complete enjoyment of Mother Nature. A pre-marathon training session of one week duration, for interested participants and students, will be organized with professional and trained Athletes as lead trainers. The aim of these sessions is to acclimatize the participants to the geographic and climatic conditions so that the overall experience would not be compromised.
Free food and accommodation for participants within Idukki district will be provided. Other participants will be provided well organized dormitories and high altitude sports campaigns which will be payable. Appropriate refreshments and warm up sessions are other facilities our team would provide for all participants.
Marathon Type Run for fun Half Marathon Full Marathon Munnar Ultra Challenge INR INR INR INR Idukki District Native 400 700 1000 1800 Non-Idukki District Native 700 1000 1300 2500 Veterans (x-Service Men) 500 800 1100 2000 Marathon Type Run for fun Half Marathon Full Marathon Munnar Ultra Challenge Foreigners $US 20 $US 30 $US 40 $US 80 Veterans (x-Service Men) $US 15 $US 20 $US 35 $US 70