Cocooned amidst the thriving green tea plantation expanses, clear trout streams and gorgeous valleys, the serpentine and undulated green landscape of Munnar offers a captivating charm to the visitors. The incredibly beautiful hill station is located at the confluence of 3 mountain streams viz. Kundala, Mudrapuzha and Nallathani in Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is opulent with diverse flora & fauna and extensive stretches of aromatic spice, tea and coffee plantations.
Breathtaking view of craggy rocks and deep valleys of Munnar's topography leaves tourists awe-inspired. Munnar hill station is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The hill resort is a paradise of bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Its landscape is filled with the aroma of spicy plantations, misty fog and a variety of flora and fauna. Red sandalwood, teak and rosewood trees are found in plenty at Munnar. Trekking is a good option to enjoy the kaleidoscopic panoramas of this beautiful hill resort of South India and you will enjoy all these during your Munnar tour.
Tourist Places in Munnar :
Mattupetty Lake and Dam : Famous for tea plantations, Kundala Lake and boating facilities
Pothamedu : Ideal for long mountain walks and trekking
Attukal : Good for long trekking trails
Devikulam : Idyllic hill station with velvet lawns is good for leisure vacations and camping
Meenuli : Ideal for mountaineering and trekking
Anamudi Peak : The 2695 m high peak grandiosely towers over the Eravikulam National Park, providing a panoramic view to the visitors
Hill View Park : Offers panoramic view of Cheruthoni Dam and Idukki Dam.
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (Thattekkad Sanctuary) : Situated in Ernakulam, the sanctuary is home to rare Malabar Grey Hornbill, Crimson Throated Barber, Peninsular Bay Owl and some other endangered bird species
Rajamalai National Park (Eravikulam National Park) : Abundantly rich with shola forests and grasses, the national park is a reserve for Nilgir Tahr, a mountain goat.
Photo Point : Good location for capturing memorable photos
Walk in the Clouds : Watch the clouds descending on you and then magically disappearing into misty fog at your feet. Trek to your heart's content on the green rolling hills of Munnar.
Boating : Enjoy paddle boat, Kashmiri-Shikara boat and speed boat riding in lakes and water bodies in Munnar during your Munnar trip
Cycling : Munnar has several beautiful cycling tracks, some of them running through vast green tea plantations
Munnar Carmelagiri Elephant Park : Enjoy elephant safari through deep valleys, thick forests and rugged hilly terrains of Munnar to explore its flora and fauna from close quarters
Rock Climbing : Try scaling 100 ft high steep rock face
By Air : Nedumbassery International Airport is the nearest airport which is located at Kochi, 110 km away
By Train : Nearest railway station is at Aluva, 110 km while a major train junction is at Ernakulam, 130 km away
By Road : The hill station is well connected by a network by buses with cities like Thekkady (106 km), Aluva (110 km), Pollachi (120 km) and Kochi (130 km).