Munnar Attractions

Munnar is one of the most visited tourist place in Kerala sprawling with tea plantations, pristine valleys, mountains and cool air have long been a favorite with both Indian honeymooners and foreign tourists visiting India. Munnar hill station situated on the Western Ghats has lakes, reservoirs, forests and tea estates. Some of the highest tea estate in Kerala can be seen in Munnar, as the hills surrounding this scenic town are carpeted with tea bushes, spice plantations and greenery.

Munnar is called the Nature-Loverís Paradise is situated at an altitude of 1265 m above sea level and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. Place has lot of opportunities for nature walks, trekking and bird watching tours in Munnar. Munnar hill station attracts many adventure travelers, who are enamored by the area's stunning topography, which is ideal for paragliding, trekking and rock climbing. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.

There is also one exotic flora called Neelakurinji found in the forests and grasslands of Munnar. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every 12th year.

The major attractions in Munnar include the following:

Devikulam (7km from Munnar): This small hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air. It is a beautiful place with lot of tea plantations. The Sta Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

Echo Point (15km from Munnar): Echo Point is a popular adventure tourism destination. It has a natural echo phenomenon and offers panoramic views. Some of the popular activities in this picturesque destination are trekking and nature walks. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Potheamedu (6km from Munnar): Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the cool mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

Pallivasal (8km from Munnar): This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric project in Kerala. It is place of immense scenic beauty. On working days it is possible to visit Hydro Electric project. (Permission should be taken from the electricity department)

Eravikulam National Park (15km from Munnar): Eravikulam National Park situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. Eravikulam National Park established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex).

Lock Heart Gap (13km from Munnar): This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking, the fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Attukal (9km from Munnar): Attukal a panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long trekking.

Nyayamakad (10km from Munnar): Located between Munnar and Rajamala is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 m. The enticing surroundings make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Mattupetty (13km from Munnar): Mattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level. Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a beautiful picnic spot with the panoramic view of the tea plantations and the lake. Boating facilities are available in the reservoir. Mattupetty is also well known for its highly specialized dairy.

Anamudi (16km from Munnar): Anamudi highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park. Other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, etc.

Rajamala (13km from Munnar): Rajamala is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of this rare mountain goat is found here, which is fast becoming extinct.