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Munnar Tourism

  • AttractionsTea Gardens
  • Best SeasonAll Season Destination
  • Ideal Duration3 DaysDays
  • 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.

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 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 wild life safaris in the jungles and sanctuary.

Best Time To 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!

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.

Pothanmedu

Pothanmedu is a scenic spot offering majestic views of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar.

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Poopara

Poopara is a traveller's spot in Idukki, which is less affected by changing seasons. Sceneries, cool climate and large areas of protected forest with cardamom plantations are sure to attract any city-dwelling traveler.

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Devikulam

Devikulam is an idyllic hill station and the most sought-after among the tourist attractions of Munnar featuring sprawling lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cold mountain air.

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Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is home of the Nilgiri Tahr and the Anamudi Peak. The park was initially established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex) and was recognized as a national park in the year 1978.

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Marayoor

Marayoor terrain is specked with wave like mountains, rain and deciduous forests, riverbank forests, paddy fields, waterfalls, rugged rocky hills, shoals, hamlets, brooks and hamlets and so on and so forth. Marayoor, meaning ``hidden land`` has its roots in Tamil and Malayalam language. According to the legend, Marayoor is supposed to be the same place where Pandavas stationed for short span during their exile. The Pandavas used Marayoor as a hidden closet to remain away from the comforts of&

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Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is home of the Nilgiri Tahr and the Anamudi Peak. The park was initially established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex) and was recognized as a national park in the year 1978. It is spread over an area of 97 sq kms and is one of the most sought-after among the tourist attractions in Munnar. This park is remarkably beautiful and is a gem to the crown of Munnar.

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Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project

Indo-Swiss Project site in Mattupetty is a Cattle and Research Centre set in Munnar established by Government of India in collaboration with Switzerland government. The Project site is located at the middle of vast grassland which stretches miles like carpet and green-fluffy rug. Cattle of high-yielding cattle are bred in the vicinity of this area and long stretching gardens at the site is really scenic to take a ramble around.Mattupetty Lake and dam is a short distance from the farm and is a

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While the hill station itself is a relatively typical urban centre (if a little downtrodden), just a few kilometres out is where the magic truly happens. From Top Station to Eravikulam National Park, Anamundi Peak and Mattupetty lake, there is no end to the natural beauty of Munnar. Myriad homestays and nature resorts open the doors of Munnar's treasure troves to you, making this one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.

 

Munnar is most famous for Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr species of mountain goat, and the highest peak in South India. Anamudi Peak towers up at 2695m, and you'll need to obtain special permission to hike up it. There are plenty of other treks through Eravikulam Park though, and the Lakkam Waterfalls are well worth your time.

 

Mattupetty Dam is another popular spot in Munnar, be it for picnics, watersports or nature walks. Boat rides along the lake are the best way to admire the stonework of the Dam and get a fuller picture of exactly how many cows the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project nurtures on these lush grasslands. Also popular with picnic-goers is Pallivasal, site of the first hydro-electric project in Kerala and a place of stunning and dramatic natural beauty.

 

Munnar Photos

Photos of Top Places to Visit in Munnar , Kerala - Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project, Eravikulam National Park, Marayoor, Devikulam, Poopara, Pothanmedu

Munnar Tourist Map

While the hill station itself is a relatively typical urban centre (if a little downtrodden), just a few kilometres out is where the magic truly happens. From Top Station to Eravikulam National Park, Anamundi Peak and Mattupetty lake, there is no end to the natural beauty of Munnar. Myriad homestays and nature resorts open the doors of Munnar's treasure troves to you, making this one of the top honeymoon destinations in India.

 

Munnar is most famous for Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr species of mountain goat, and the highest peak in South India. Anamudi Peak towers up at 2695m, and you'll need to obtain special permission to hike up it. There are plenty of other treks through Eravikulam Park though, and the Lakkam Waterfalls are well worth your time.

 

Mattupetty Dam is another popular spot in Munnar, be it for picnics, watersports or nature walks. Boat rides along the lake are the best way to admire the stonework of the Dam and get a fuller picture of exactly how many cows the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project nurtures on these lush grasslands. Also popular with picnic-goers is Pallivasal, site of the first hydro-electric project in Kerala and a place of stunning and dramatic natural beauty.

 

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