Located at the height of 1400 meters from sea level. Munnar is the most famous hill station in the state. Green and surrounded by Serenity of spectacular Hills Munnar redefines nature like never before.
Munnar is characterized by being by being the Confluence of three rivers the mudrapuzha, nallathanni and Kundala which in turn gives the district its name as the word “Munnar” means three rivers in Tamil and Malayalam the local languages. It’s surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century.
Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak. The Tea Museum at the Nallathanni Estate presents the region’s history of tea production. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is an ecotourism site that protects numerous animal species. Northeast of town, Top Station is a 1,700m-high overlook and trekking site with views over the mountains.
District is also home to a famous Neelakurinji plant which blooms only once in 12 years which last blossomed during monsoon 2018. This panoramic hill station commands spectacle view of low flying clouds and misty valleys thus making it an attractive little heaven.
To-Do In Munnar
Eravikulam National Park is a sanctuary located in Munnar to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The place is the natural habitat of this rare mountain goat which is facing extinction . Rajamala region is the tourism zone of the Eravikulam National Park. Flee to Rajamala if you want to see herds of Nilgiri Tahr roaming around freely. No visitor is allowed beyond the tourist area due to security reasons.
P.S- The park closes during February-March.
Anamudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India and is situated 2695 meters above the sea level and is one of the most enchanting sights in Munnar. The place offers many activities if you love to explore something adventurous as it is the highest point in India outside Himalayas.
Tata Tea Museum is located at the Nallathanni estate and the museum has curios and photographs that traces the growth and evolution of tea plantations in Munnar right from the tea sapling to an automated tea factory where it is processes. The Museum is a fitting tribute to the efforts put on by the initial planters in transforming one of the most popular hill stations and the epicenter of tea trade in Kerala. You can enjoy a free cardamom tea along with the demonstration of the history of tea in Munnar.
Blossom Park is situated near the Pallivasal hydro-electric project and you can enjoy activities like Cycling, boating and roller skating as well as Hammocks& meditation caves . This is an ideal picnic spot for families who are looking for holidays with kids in Kerala.
Pothamedu ViewPoint offers you the beauty of the Munnar mist that is engulfing the green hills. The drive to the Pothamedu ViewPoint takes you over an old bridge and narrow roads and the views during the drive is also very scenic. You should try to sip the hot tea from the tea shop near the view point to enjoy the feel of Munnar to the full.
Mattupetty Dam and Lake are celebrated tourist spots with an excellent view of the lake and tea plantations spread out to a wider area. Boating facilities are available to provide the visitors with an amazing experience and elephants are often see here in Munnar.Mattupetti dam is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.
You can also buy homemade chocolate, tea, spices and wood Handicrafts in Munnar.
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Where To Stay
For Solo Travelers : There are lots of hostels and houses in the area to stay and enjoy munnar.
Agoda.com lists hostels starting from just 150RS.
Shire Hostel price around 350rs to 500rs is a nice place for travellers to stay.
Prime Holiday Home is also a nice setup by agoda homes. Its is just like B&b. Price is around 400rs to 600rs.
Munar Jungle camp is the also a nice option if you love camping.
For Couples : Munnar is famous for honeymoon packages because of its exotic beauty and silence of nature.
Windermere Estate Set in the hills, offers a luxurious and intimate country retreat. Stare into the gardens from your beautiful rooms, roam in the cardamom and coffee plantations. With price around 10,000RS. per night per couple this place is among most famous property between couples.
Blackberry Hills Retreat And Spa This resort in Munnar offers you a delicately perched view on the hillside overlooking the lush green, tropical Pallivasal valley. During check in, an Ayurvedic welcome drink awaits you. The in-house resort activities include – mountain biking, guided treks, bird watching, paint your canvas and other cultural events on request.
For Family : However munnar is not limited for newly-weds Oyo rooms Offers a great deal and great hotels with starting price from just 799rs. While The Tall Trees, The Panoramic Getaway are some of popular hotels in the area.
Remember to cross check the locations of hotel you book, with your plan. Make sure you don’t have problem before booking.
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How To Reach
Cochin International Airport in Kochi located 110 kms away from Munnar is the nearest airport with flights connected to all major Indian cities and abroad. Ernakulum railway station in Kochi is also major junction connecting to major cities all over India. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option.