Travel Guide - Munnar

Munnar (Switzerland of India)

A hidden away paradise from the tiresome city life, Munnar has more than what meets the eyes. It is an awe-inspiring hill station, nestled in the laps of Western Ghats mountain range in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Enchanting tea plantations, lush meadows, rolling hills, dense forest, exotic flora and fauna, cool climate and the pleasant ambience are the treasures of this fabulous hill station. The misty covered mountain ranges with a long stretch of lush green tea plantations adorn this place and make it a picture-perfect destination. The jaw-dropping beauty and the chilling weather of Munnar make it a place worth to be called the "Kashmir of South India"

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The transfiguration of the alluring green valleys into a dazzling blue valley of Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in every twelve years is a rare as well as a mind-blowing spectacle, worth seeing. To witness this stunning magical phenomenon of nature, hundreds and thousands of tourists from different parts of the world visit Munnar during this season. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India is the pride of Munnar as well as an ideal spot for trekking.

Munnar is the favourite pick among the best romantic destinations in Kerala for the newly wedded couples. It is also a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. This beautiful hill station caters the adventure seekers with countless adventurous activities like trekking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling and lot more. If you are seeking to step into a world of extraordinary beauty and adventure, a visit to Munnar means a lot to you.

Tourist Attractions

Anamudi

Echo Point

Hydel Park

Top Station

Photo Point

Rose Garden

Kundala Lake

Blossom Park

Lock hart Gap

Meesapulimala

Mattupetty Dam

Life of Pi Church

Tata Tea Museum

Chokramudi Peak

Attukal Waterfalls

Marayoor Dolmens

Lakkam Waterfalls

Pothamedu View Point

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

Cheeyapara Waterfalls

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Eravikulam National Park

Carmelagiri Elephant Park

Wonder Valley Adventure Park

Must Visit Places

  • Enjoy trekking to Echo Point and Top Station
  • Anamudi Shola, Kundala, and Marayoor are suitable for mountain biking.
  • Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal are famous waterfalls in Munnar worth seeing.
  • Don't miss out a Shikkara ride in Kundala Lake.
  • Enjoy an Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park.
  • Explore Mattupetty Dam.
  • Tata Tea Museum is a paradise for tea lovers.
  • Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife & Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary to spot rare animals & bird species.
  • Visit the tea estates of Kolukkumalai.

Travel Tip

  • Don't forget to carry woolen clothes on your trip to Munnar.
  • If you are travelling during monsoon season, don't forget to carry an umbrella as you can expect rainy weather on many days.

Things to Do

Trekking

Camping

Rappelling

Rock Climbing

Mountain Biking

Tree House Stay

Strolling in the Tea gardens

Shikara ride in Kundala Lake

Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri

Watersports at Mattupetty Dam

Best time to Visit

Kerala Tourism-weather

September to May is the best time to visit Munnar. Many people prefer the summer months(19°C-35°C) from March to May to explore Munnar. December to February is the winter season during which the minimum temperature drops up to 10°C. And the monsoon season from June to September is marked with heavy rainfall.

Way to Reach

By Air : At a distance of 110 Km, the Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Munnar.

By Train : Munnar is well connected to various popular towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. At a distance of 2.1 Km, Munnar KSRTC Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Munnar.

By Road :At a distance of 114 Km, the Aluva Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Munnar.

What to Shop

  •   The best quality tea can be purchased from the outlets of the Tata Tea Museum and Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.
  •  Shop amazing handmade products from Shristi Welfare Center
  •  If you are in search of some gorgeous artefacts and souvenirs, shop from Mattupetty Dam Market.
  •  You can purchase a variety of spices, tea, coffee, wooden artefacts, handicrafts, fabrics, aromatic essential oils, homemade chocolates, etc. from Munnar Town Local Market.

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