Munnar

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About Munnar

  • AttractionsTea Gardens

  • Best SeasonAll Season Destination

  • Ideal Duration3 Days

  • LanguagesMalayalam, Tamil

Munnar is nestled in the Kannan Devan hills, which provide a lush and serene setting. This panoramic hill station offers breathtaking views of low-flying clouds and foggy valleys, making it a charming little heaven with a pleasant climate ideal for vacations and honeymoons.

Munnar, Kerala, seems like something out of a postcard with its endless expanse of tea plantations and undulating hills. Munnar tourism offers a wide range of activities 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.

Popular Questions About Munnar

What are the top attractions to visit in Munnar?

Munnar Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Attukad Waterfalls, Suryanelli, Wonder Valley Adventure and Tourism Park, Tea Estates, Mattupetty Dam, and Anamudi peak are the top attractions to visit in Munnar.

What are the most popular things to do in Munnar with children?

Tea Estate Tours in Kolukkumalai, spotting rare species in Eravikulam National Park, a picnic in Lakkam Waterfalls, shikara ride at Kundala Lake, watersports at Mattupetty Dam, elephant safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park and enjoying Kathakali at Punarjani Traditional Village are the most popular things to do in Munnar with children.

What are the best Munnar sightseeing places to visit with family?

Pothamedu Viewpoint, TATA Tea Museum, Chokramudi Peak, Kundala Lake, Photo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Devikulam, Blossom Park, and Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary are the best Munnar sightseeing places to visit with family.

Which month is best to visit Munnar?

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.

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!

The 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.

Munnar Location

Situated at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, Munnar is a part of the Idukki district in Kerala. Known as “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar in the Western Ghats range is a popular honeymoon destination.

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 

Kochi to Munnar        

Bangalore to Munnar

Chennai to Munnar

Alleppey to Munnar    

Munnar to Thekkady

Coimbatore to Munnar

Ernakulam to Munnar

Things to do in Munnar

Famous for its lush green plantations, rich wildlife and stunning waterfalls, Munnar India calls every enthusiastic traveller to get bathed in its scenic charm. Here is a list of fun things to do on your Munnar trip that will surely make you have an awesome time at this hill station with your family or friends.

Stay at Treehouse: Situated amidst stretching wilderness and plantations of the town, the treehouses in alluring Munnar hill station Kerala are a peaceful retreat for anyone who wants to escape the town for some time. Staying in a treehouse in the Munnar district will give tourists a once in a lifetime experience.

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate Tours: Bask in the beauty of nature, feel the fresh air filling your lungs and relish an unmatched experience of walking through tea estates amidst the mountains of Munnar in Kerala. 

Camping at Top Station: Perched at a height of 1880 meters above sea level, Top Station in Munnar Kerala India offers an amazing panoramic view of the Western Ghats and Theni Valley. Get a chance to see rare Neelakurinji flowers and go for adventurous trekking as you enjoy this unique camping experience at Top Station.

Safari in Eravikulam National Park: Elevated on a mountainous plateau, Eravikulam National Park in Munnar district offers a chance to spot endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Home to the rare floral species of Neelakurunji that blooms once in every 12 years, this National park in Munnar India is a treat to the eyes and an excellent opportunity to get close to nature and experience the wild.

Enjoying Shikara Ride in Kundala Lake: Built on Periyar River and surrounded by the Western Ghats is the picturesque Kundala Dam and lake lying 23 km off Munnar Kerala India. Located at an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level, the top of Kundala Dam offers a panoramic view of natural greens. Riding through Shikara Boat in the midst of greenery is the perfect way to explore Kundala, the paradise of flowers.

Hiking to Anamudi Peak: Rightly called “Everest of South India”, Anamudi Peak is the idyllic destination for adventure activities like trekking and hiking. Rising to a towering height of 8842 feet, the captivating beauty of this peak in Munnar hill station Kerala attracts many photographers.

Mountain Biking at Suryanelli: Ride along hairpin bends and rolling roads, conquering hills and meadows as you enjoy biking during Kerala tourism Munnar. Mountain biking through beautiful countryside is one of the most exciting adventure activities to do when in Munnar place in Kerala.

Picnic at Lakkam Waterfalls: Surrounded by vega trees and surging cascades, Lakkam Waterfalls are the perfect holiday destination for couples during their Munnar trip. If you want to relax in nature’s lap then Lakkam waterfalls in Munnar place in Kerala is the best bet.

Munnar Travel Tips 

Known for stunning sites and serene environment, Munnar place can make anyone fall in love with it. Listed below are some tips that travellers should keep in mind when travelling to Munnar India.

Book Accommodation in Munnar in Kerala in advance: There are plenty of backpacker hotels and hostels (both budget and luxury) in Munnar hill station Kerala. It is advisable to book accommodation in advance to beat the rush and avail best deals.

Practice caution at Munnar Beaches: Though beaches are the topmost attraction of the Munnar district, they pose a risk of sunburn and sunstroke. So, apply high SPF sunscreen and carry sunglasses and a hat.

Savour Munnar Cuisine: The most irresistible part of Munnar’s appeal is the lip-smacking charm of South Indian dishes. So, on your Munnar trip do savour the Kerala cuisine: Idiyappam with Egg Curry, Kerala Prawn Curry, Kairali Thali, Spicy Chicken Fry and Kerala Style Beef Fry.

Munnar Climate: Munnar place experiences a cool climate throughout the year. The summer months are pleasant with fluctuating periods of cold or warm. It is advisable to carry cotton shirts and SPF 30+ Sunscreen. Monsoon is the best time for Kerala tourism Munnar to experience this natural beauty. Do pack an umbrella, windcheater and rainproof footwear. Due to elevation, Munnar in Kerala is extremely cold during winters so pack woollen clothes.

Local Commutation in Munnar: Travelling by Government buses is the best way to explore the beautiful hill station of Munnar place in Kerala. Renting a cab or bike is another affordable option for Kerala tourism Munnar. Cheaper than cabs, auto rickshaws are good means to travel around Munnar India.

Grab an opportunity to explore the beautiful hill station by booking Kerala tourism Munnar with Iris Holidays.

  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 Harika Akula from, India, January 23, 2022 14:24: PM

We r planning a road trip from Hyderabad

I need a itinerary to cover wayanad vythiri and coorg

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), January 23, 2022

We would be glad to provide a customized FREE itinerary to cover wayanad, vythiri and coorg. Please visit https://irisholidays.com/contact by clicking on Get a FREE Holiday Plan and enter your details or call us at +91-9995004276

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Asked by Nate from, US, January 14, 2022 01:43: AM

Famous in Munnar

What is Munnar famous for?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), January 14, 2022

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.

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Asked by Ere Santos from, Canada, December 11, 2021 07:57: AM

Which Treehouse will be a part of this package ?

This is the best honeymoon package that I came across among all the Kerala Travel Websites. Can you let me know which Treehouse will be a part of this package.

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), December 11, 2021

Thanks for letting us know that this is among the best Kerala Honeymoon Packages that you came across. We have multiple treehouse partnerships and would suggest the best option available as per the availability on your travel dates and the arrangements you are looking for.

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Asked by Nitin from, India, December 8, 2021 16:30: PM

I am going for 3 and half hours jungle periphery jeep safari today at Thekkady. What to wear?

Nitin Kedia

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), December 5, 2021

Please wear comfortable casual clothes that will cover your body in full . In case you go for trekking leeches may be there

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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.

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