Munnar, flicks of greeneries, tea plantation, valleys, wildlife, trekking, mountains etc. are few things i get in my mind, what about you guys? These are some places in Munnar that you should not miss in your lifetime.
Munnar is well known for its different tourist places, the refreshing breeze on you feels you in the heaven! The adventurous rides at hair pin curves could be the most memorable and enthralling ride to anyone, the most loved hill station in India that has many breathtaking fantabulous insights, the hill range and the landscape is the Munnar.
Fact and the best season to visit Munnar
In Malayalam, Munnar is derived as three rivers; the name is originated from a fact, which explains that the capital of British was in the midst of these three rivers. What is the right season to visit Munnar? Summer season starts from April to May and Kerala tourist destination starts from August to March. Similarly Munnar has fewer visitors in between June to July as it’s the monsoon.
Best Places to Visit in Munnar
If you have already visited Munnar, you really might have known about these places, if not do not miss it when you go next time, if you are about to visit Munnar, do not forget to visit these best tourist places. I can say at least about 50 different tourist places in Munnar, but here are best of all of them.
Mattupetty is a popular hill station that is located at a height of 1700 m, it’s located 13km from Munnar and they are known for its green valleys and the fantastic climate. This dam is a storage concrete gravity dam and this was constructed in the late 1940’s under the pallivasal hydroelectric project. This dam is the haven for most of the birds and animals living out there are constant water availability.
The still water that reflects the tea garden around is the most mesmerizing thing you will find, you can enjoy speed boating and other water sport activities which is being organized by direct tourism and is taken several safety tips for it.
Top Station is considered to be the highest point 1700 m that is located about 32 km from Munnar, and it falls on the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. The view of the Western Ghats and the Theni district valley is said to be the famous one at this spot, also you feel like touching the cloudy sky with your hand when you are at this tourist spot.
Night camping stay and Campfire facilities are available. Night Dinner & Breakfast they will provide. Sunrise from Top station, definitely worth watching it.
Eravikulam National Park
You won’t believe me if I say this park is spread over a wide area of 97 sq. km from western Ghats of Idukki district and located 15kms from Munnar. This spot is managed by the forest and wildlife department and you can find rare species collection here. Varieties of shrubs, trees and flowers are kept for the tourist, apart from that you can also find more than 28 different mammal species at this park.
While taking the fees, it’s Rs 15 for Indians and 200 for Foreigners, whereas its 5 for children’s below 12 years old.
Tata Tea Museum
One of the museum in Munnar located near nallathanni estate, has the complete history and details regarding the traces of tea plantations, you can find the complete growth explained clearly through photographs and curios for easy understanding to the tourists. The entry fee to Tata tea museum is just Rs 75, where you will be provided with a tasty cardamom tea.
Hydel park is also known as Blossom Park, which is located near to the pallivasal hydroelectric project. Hydel park is best for roller skating, hammocks, mediation caves, cycling and boating. One of the best tourist place for families who has a plan to spend their holidays with kids in Kerala, and the entry fee for this park is just Rs 10 for adults and Rs 2 for children’s. You can find varieties of flower type, plants type and tree type.
Never miss this spot if you are about to visit Munnar, one of the fantabulous waterfall, every age group person enjoy as you can check out the special view of waterfall in the midst of hills and jungles. It’s located in between Munnar and pallivasal , trust me you will just love the road that take you to the waterfalls.
The mesmerizing view of Munnar can be seen from this Pothamedu view point, the scenarios and the road through which you travel to this viewpoint is marvelous. So never miss this as it covers the entire view of Munnar clearly.
One of the lovely lake to visit in Munnar, this cost about Rs 150 for the couples per hour, this is considered as the popular honeymoon package. Neela kurunji, one of the dazzling flower that bloom once in twelve years can be seen in Kundala lake, speed boating is considered to be one of the magnificent activity in Kundala lake.
Other Tourist Places to Visit in Munnar
Some of the other places to visit in Munnar includes Marayoor dolmens, Anamudi, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Lock Hart Gap, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Life of Pi Church, Meesapulimala, Echo Point, Sandalwood Forest, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Chithirapuram, Devikulam, Thoovanam waterfalls etc.
Aluva, which is a nearest town to Munnar at a distance of 90 kms, Kochi, Madurai, Calicut and Coimbatore are the airports that are situated near Munnar. There are many direct buses available to Munnar from Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
There are dozens of resorts and cottages available at Munnar, the cost of the resorts depends on the seasons, you can adapt to best resorts or cottages to enjoy your vacation or holidays.
For further booking or free tour consultation, contact 09445222330/9500997733. At any time we will ready to guide you. More details: www.munnarcottagesresorts.com
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