South Indian City Guide - Kerala - Munnar
Munnar is one of Kerala’s most popular destinations and it’s not hard to see why. Situated at 1660 metres above sea level, the climate here is usually pleasant (chilly in winter, from November to January, and wet during the monsoon), and often a real respite from the heat and humidity of the plains below. With vast tea plantations, plenty of walking and hiking opportunities, varied flora and fauna and wonderful views at every turn, Munnar is quite frequently idyllic.
Munnar City Guide
Located at the convergence of three mountain streams, there are many places within easy reach of Munnar which make this a nice hub for a relaxing break mid-tour, or a destination in its own right. The most enchanting mountain that equals the feel of Himalayas, Munnar is a staggering destination for tea lovers of the world. The magical mists of this quaint Kerala hill station is a cosy honeymoon destination in South India. Three rivers - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala give Munnar (Three Rivers) its name.
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Devikulam is located 7 km from Munnar and offers picturesque views and great fishing.
Pallivasal is around 8km from the town and is the site of one of the earliest hydroelectric schemes in India. More great views from here.
Attukal is notable for its picturesque beauty, located amidst panoramic waterfalls and rolling hills. It is an ideal place for trekking and walks.
Eravikulam National Park
One for wildlife lovers, Eravikulam is a half-day excursion from Munnar and is home to the endemic Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of mountain goat.
Another spectacular place to spend some time in peace and tranquillity is Pothamedu. It is situated around 6 km from Munnar and is a great base for trekking and hiking.Most of our recommended accommodation around Munnar is one tea and spice estates and plantations. From simple and inexpensive options through to high-end bespoke accommodation, there is something to suit every taste around Munnar.
Tourist Attractions of Munnar
Mettupatty Dam : A popular location flocked by the tourists and the natives alike, Mettupatty dam is known for its hydro power generations, consistent water availability and habitat for many wild animals and birds. A trip to this location will be the best part of tour to Munnar.
Echo Point : Echo point is located at a distance of 15 kms from Munnar, a beautiful locaiton on your way to the highest point in Munnar, Top Station. An ideal picnic spot visited by tourists for a long walk along the lush greenery. Echo point is a truly endearing location for those with a love for nature and its beauty.
Tea Museum : Marvel the photographs and machineries, which takes you through the journey of tea in India. Witness the stages of making tea using different methods. A century old Sundial, Pelton Wheel are the other attractions here. Watch the demonstrations and you can taste different varieties of this aromatic drink.
Things to Do in Munnar
Tea Plantations visit, Jeep Ride, Trekking & Hiking
Best Time to Visit Munnar
Summers (April-June) are mild, and winters (November - February) are cool. The best time to visit Munnar Hill Station is between the months of October to March.
Way to Reach Munnar
By Air : The Nearest Airport - Cochin International Airport (180 kms away)
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station - Ernakulam Railway Station (180 kms away)
By Road : Munnar can be reached by road from all major cities.
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