Munnar is a hill station located in the Idukki district, Kerala. As lying on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, Munnar is popularly known as the “Kashmir of South India.” Located on the banks of 3 streams- Muthirappuzha (significant tributaries of the Periyar River), Nallathanni, and Periavaru, Munnar is fully packed with natural sites. Lush green tea estates, picturesque landscape, winding lanes, and vacation amenities make this a most admiring resort town and popular honeymoon destination.
Lets see the Top 10 places to visit in Munnar
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is the main attraction near Munnar. At an area of 97 sq. km, this park houses numerous butterflies, animals, and birds. This park offers an awe-inspiring view of the tea plantations, which are covered by blankets of mists.
Located about 15 km from the Munnar, Echo Point is a mystical place that lies at 600 ft. Situated on the lap of a tranquil lake, Echo Point, covered with lush green trees are a haven spot for bird watching or perfect for boating in calm waters.
Attukad Waterfalls is the most picturesque waterfalls in the whole state, tucked between Munnar and Pallivasal. Waterfalls cascading from the rolling hills were surrounded by evergreen forest and which is also having vertical hiking trails.
Top Station is the highest point in Munnar offers a breathtaking view of the Western Ghats and the surrounding valleys. Located at a distance of 32 km from Munnar, Top Station is more famous for its tea gardens, and Neelakurinji a blue flower, which blossoms once every 12 years.
Anamudi Peak stands at the height of 2695 m above sea level and is the tallest peak in South India. Proudly called the “Everest of South India,” this peak holds India’s largest elephant population. Its rugged trekking trail is suitable for thrill-seekers.
Pothamedu View Point
Located at a distance of 5 km from the heart of Munnar, Pothamedu View Point is the stunning tourist spot revealing the enthralling beauty of Munnar’s charming hills and lush greeneries. It’s a unique place to watch sunrise and sunset and splendid views of tea and coffee plantations.
Tea Museum situated in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, around 2 km from Munnar, the KDHP Museum exhibits a diversity of artifacts. The most renowned being the entombment urn, which is dug from the region of Periakanal Estate, dates back to the second century AD.
Mattupetty Dam, located near the Anamudi peak, is at 1700 m in Munnar hills. Its lush green valleys and pleasant environment make it a beautiful picnic spot. Water sports like motorboats, paddleboats, and rowboats are operated here.
Kundala Dam & Lake
Nestled between rolling hills, Kundala Dam & Lake situated at a distance of 23 km from Munnar. With miraculous beauty, this lake serves as a hotspot for nature lovers. Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides and pedal boat rides are more prevalent at this site.
Marayoor, the hub of sandalwood trees, is also famous for Dolmens, dating back to the stone ages. Located at a distance of 40 km from Munnar, this village in the glorious clouds featured with sugarcane fields, waterfalls, and bamboo forests adds extraordinary beauty to this beautiful village.
Best time to Visit Munnar Hill Station
September to March, where the weather is pleasing and is perfect for sightseeing.