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.

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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.

Highlights:

Devikulam Devikulam is located 7 km from Munnar and offers picturesque views and great fishing.

Pallivasal: 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 : 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.

Pothamedu : - 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.

Places to visit

Kappad Beach : This is the beach where Vasco De Gama - the Portuguese explorer first set his foot in India Fishing along with the local villagers is available.

Payyoli Beach : The golden shores of Payyoli beach serves as a perfect place to stroll. It is an expanse of golden sands with waters. Here one can try various water sports.

Dolphin Point : Dolphin point is located at a distance of 2 kms from Kozhikode. This place has a light house and two piers. One can spot dolphins jumping and playing in the sea water.

Pazhassirajah Museum : One of the ancient museums in Kozhikode is Pazhassirajah. This museum showcases ancient coins, paintings, bronze sculptures and various temple models. This is one of the must to visit place in Kolizhikode.

Things to do

Kozhikode Backwaters Cruises, Wildlife exploration, Bicycle Ride

Best months to visit

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

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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