Munnar

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About Munnar

  • AttractionsTea Gardens

  • Best SeasonAll Season Destination

  • Ideal Duration3 Days

  • LanguagesMalayalam, Tamil

Munnar is snuggled in the verdant and peaceful surroundings of the Kannan Devan hills. This panoramic hill station commands spectacular views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys thus making it an attractive little heaven with a salubrious climate suitable for holidays and honeymoon.

The unending expanse of tea plantations and rolling hills in Munnar Kerala make it look like a picture from the postcard. Munnar tourism has many experiences in its store for tourists of all kinds.

Best Places to see in Munnar include  Pothamedu, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Nyayamakad and Eravikulam National Park and Attukad Waterfalls.

You can visit Munnar throughout the year except for the Monsoon season in Kerala and the best time to visit Munnar would be October to November and from January to May when it is comfortably cold. Munnar as a hill-station has many things to offer including boating (in the reservoirs of the many dams), elephant safari, trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning and camping, and wildlife safaris in the jungles and sanctuary.

Munnar Tourist Places

Nestled amidst the panoramic sceneries of nature, places to visit in Munnar offer a refreshing escape for everyone. With a plethora of tourist places in tourist places in Munnar Kerala, tourists are sure to have a gala time during their vacation.

Munnar Top Station: Perched at a height of 1700 m and overlooking the panoramic Western Ghats, the top station leads the list of Munnar places to visit. Trekking till high elevations like Top Station that offer a stunning view of the town surrounded by hills and valleys is one of the most preferred things to do in Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park: Home to the rare Nilgiri Tahr, this national park abundant in endemic flora is best for Munnar tourism. Spread around a land stretch of 97 kilometers, this is one of the most sought places for Munnar sightseeing.

Pothamedu ViewPoint: Drenched in the mist and greenery, Pothamedu Viewpoint is a spot work trekking to during Munnar tourism.

Attukad Waterfalls: Nestled amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall is one of the best Munnar places to visit for romantic escapades and picnics.

Suryanelli: A resort settlement in the Chinnakanal village in the Idukki district, Suryanelli is surrounded by tea plantations. A fun ride through hairpin bends and rolling roads, conquering the hills and meadows is one of the most exciting things to do in Munnar.

Wonder Valley Adventure and Tourism Park: This amusement park is one of the few places to visit in Munnar to enjoy myriads of fn activities like Dashing cars, 12D rider, Charlie Chaplin Walk, and Natural waterfall under one roof. This is one of the Munnar tourist places that is packed with oodles of fun and joy and has something for everyone.

Tea Estates: Your trip to Munnar Kerala is incomplete without visiting one of the gorgeous tea plantations. Walking in the estates filled with the fragrance of tea plants and learning about exquisite tea types is one of the best things to do in Munnar.

Mattupetty Dam: Right in the laps of hills in Munnar lies the Mattupetty Dam popular for Munnar sightseeing. This dam is one of the excellent Munnar tourist places from where you can soak in the stunning scenery including mist-covered hills.

Anamudi Peak: Rising to a towering height of 8842 feet, Anamudi is the most sought-after Munnar places to visit. Being the tallest peak in the Western Ghats, it is named “Everest of South India”. The captivating beauty of this peak with wildlife in Munnar Kerala attracts many photographers.

Each of the places to visit in Munnar has nature’s bounty for every traveler. Plan your Munnar tourism with us and explore this beautiful hill station.

 

Best time to visit Munnar

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
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Munnar remains a pleasant destination throughout the year. Its high elevation and dense forests mean it stays cool during the hot and humid summer months, while the colder winter days coincide with many colourful festivals. It's still wise to avoid the monsoon months if you're travelling for outdoor excursions and adventure. On the other hand, if you're looking for an off-season quiet holiday, the excessive rainfall means Munnar's scenery is at its most breathtaking during the monsoon period!

 

Monsoon season spans from June through to October. Torrential rain and widespread flooding mean Munnar's greenery is even greener and mistier than usual, and the mountains, forests and waterfalls are at the peak of their luscious verdant magic. It's also an excellent time to spot animals profiting from the renewal of nature's bounty.

The weather is cooler and drier between October and February. While this is the perfect time for outdoor activities and sports, beware of the peak season prices from December to January, as well as larger crowds.

Between March and May, Kerala's summer hits its peak, with sweltering and humid weather, making conditions less than ideal for anything but doing nothing. However, Munnar stays relatively cool due to its high elevation, so take advantage of the off-season prices and start exploring!

Also known as the “Kashmir of Kerala”, the best time to visit Munnar is between September and March. It is during this time that the weather is quite pleasant and exploring various attractions in the city becomes a memorable experience.

So, when planning your trip consider the best time to visit Munnar between September and March.

How to Reach Munnar

Once an exclusive resort for the British Raj elite, Munnar is a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts as well as rest and rejuvenation lovers. Perched 1600m above sea level and nestled at the merging of three streams, this hill station is a haven of tea plantations, nature parks and rolling mist-caressed hilltops. Perching so high above the clouds,  the whole of the Western Ghats opens up before your eyes, behind a gentle curtain of haze and mist, in a spectacular display of luxuriant flowering greenery.

 

Munnar is well connected to all the other parts of Kerala through flights, trains,  taxis and buses.

  Distance By Air By Road By Train
  • By Flight

    The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi International Airport. It's well-connected to most major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, as well as South East Asia and the Middle-East. From Kochi, you could travel by bus, train or cab to Munnar. However, a pre-paid taxi service is also available and is probably the most convenient option if you're travelling with luggage

  • By Train

    The nearest train stations are Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai, although they are all over a hundred kilometres away from your final destination. Regular bus services connect each of these towns to Munnar via a direct bus route, but cabs and private taxis are also available.

  • By Bus

    Local bus routes to Munnar usually depart from Kochi, taking about six hours to reach the hill station via Aluva, which itself is only four hours away. However, the state-owned KSRTC buses travel to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala, including Kochi, Madurai and Aluva. You can purchase your tickets online on the KSRTC website, or at the bus terminal counter in the train stations.

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Asked by Nate from, US, October 7, 2021 12:07: PM

Famous in Munnar

What is Munnar famous for?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Popular as “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is a beautiful hill station located in Western Ghats at 1700 metres above sea level an is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations.

Asked by Blaire from, UK, October 7, 2021 12:06: PM

Famous in Thekkady

What is Thekkady famous for?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming hill stations which is a true treasure trove for visitors.Nestled in the heart of a protected jungle area, Thekkady is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and trekking routes.

Asked by Helen from, US, October 7, 2021 12:04: PM

Things to do in Munnar and Thekkady

What are the things to do on the Thekkady and Munnar tour?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

From bamboo boating to energizing night safari through profound woods and from outlandish legacy strolls to finding zest ranches, there are tremendous activities to do on Thekkady and Munnar tour. A safari in Periyar National park, boat cruise across alluring lakes, evergreen tea and plantation visits and bamboo rafting are some of the top things to do on Thekkady to Munnar tour.

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Untouched by recent developments, Vagamon is a captivating hill station that renders ample outdoor activities for tourists who wish to explore. Trek to Murugan Mala, exploring Vagamon Pine Forests, trekking and camping at Vagamon waterfalls, walk through Barren Hills, boat ride at Vagamon Lake, paragliding, and trekking to Suicide point are the best things to do when in Vagamon.

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