The "Queen of Hills" of South India carpeted with green tea fields, misty hills, lush forests, and milky waterfalls!

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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 a family vacation, a friends' escapade, a solo adventure, and a romantic honeymoon.


Munnar, Kerala, seems like a place out of a fairytale with its postcard-like endless expanses of tea plantations and undulating hills. Munnar tourism offers a wide range of activities for tourists of all kinds and ages.


Once an exclusive resort for the elite of the British Raj, Munnar is a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts as well as for peace seekers who just wish to relax in its midst. Perched so high above the clouds, the whole of the Western Ghats opens up before your eyes when you're in Munnar, offering a spectacular display of blue and green enveloped by white haze.


Munnar as a hill station has many things to offer including boating (in the reservoirs of its many dams), elephant safari, trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning, camping, and wildlife safaris in its jungles and the Eravikulam Sanctuary.


Munnar Tourist Places

Nestled amidst untouched nature's bounty and endowed with breathtaking panoramas of the misty green hills of the Nilgiris, there are several places to visit in Munnar that offer a refreshing escape from urban chaos and polluted metros to everyone.


With a plethora of tourist places in Munnar, Kerala, tourists are sure to have a gala time during their vacation.


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Munnar Top Station: Perched at a height of 1,700 meters and overlooking the panoramic Western Ghats, Top Station leads the list of Munnar tourist attractions. Trekking to high elevations like Top Station which 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 across an area of 97 kilometers, this is one of the most sought-after places for Munnar sightseeing.

Pothamedu Viewpoint: Drenched in mist and greenery, Pothamedu Viewpoint is an important aspect of Munnar tourism and a stunning locale perfect for trekking and gazing at the panoramic views of the surrounding Nilgiri hills bathed in cotton-candy clouds.

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

Suryanelli: A resort settlement in the Chinnakanal village in the Idukki district, Suryanelli is surrounded by carpets of lush green tea plantations. Conquering Munnar's hills and meadows with a fun ride through its hairpin bends and winding roads 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 myriad fun activities like Dashing Cars, 12D Rider, Charlie Chaplin Walk, and a natural waterfall all under one roof. This is one of the most thrilling Munnar tourist places packed with oodles of fun and joy and it has something for everyone.

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

Mattupetty Dam: Set right in the lap of nature and Munnar's most scenic hills, the Mattupetty Dam is a popular locale for Munnar sightseeing. This picturesque dam and its surrounding lake area, hills, and forests make up one of the most excellent Munnar tourist places where you can relax, have a picnic, and soak in the stunning sceneries of mist-covered hills.

Anamudi Peak: Rising to a towering height of 8,842 feet, Anamudi is the most sought-after Munnar place to visit. Being the tallest peak in the Western Ghats, it is named the “Everest of South India”. The captivating beauty of this peak brimming with exotic wildlife in Munnar attracts many photographers and nature lovers.


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Things to do in Munnar


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


Stay in a treehouse: Situated amidst a vast stretch of untouched wilderness and scenic tea and spice plantations, the treehouses in Munnar hill station in Kerala offer a peaceful retreat for anyone who wants to escape the town for some time. Staying in a treehouse in 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 1,880 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: Tucked high up on a mountainous plateau, Eravikulam National Park in Munnar district offers a chance to spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Home to the rare floral species of Neelakurunji that bloom once every 12 years, this national park in Munnar India is a treat to the eyes and an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with nature and experience exotic wildlife.

Enjoying a shikara ride in Kundala Lake: Built on the Periyar River and surrounded by the Western Ghats is the picturesque Kundala Dam and Lake lying 23 km off Munnar. Located at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level, the top of Kundala Dam offers a panoramic view of natural greens. Riding through its sparkling blue water surrounded by lush greenery on a shikara boat is the perfect way to explore Kundala, the paradise of flowers.

Hiking to Anamudi Peak: Rightly called the “Everest of South India”, Anamudi Peak is an idyllic destination for adventure activities like trekking and hiking. Rising to a towering height of 8,842 feet, the captivating beauty of this peak in Munnar hill station Kerala attracts many photographers.

Mountain biking at Suryanelli: Ride through hairpin bends and winding roads of Munnar for the most exhilarating experience! Conquering its hills and meadows as you bike through the most enchanting landscapes of Munnar tourism. Mountain biking through the beautiful countryside of Munnar is one of the most exciting adventure activities in Munnar.

Picnic at Lakkam Waterfalls: Surrounded by vega trees and surging cascades, Lakkam Waterfalls is the perfect holiday destination for couples during their Munnar trip. If you want to relax in the lap of undiscovered nature, Lakkam Waterfalls in Munnar is the best place to be!


While the hill station itself is a relatively typical urban center (if a little downtrodden), just a few kilometers 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!


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

Popular Questions About Munnar

Best time to visit Munnar

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You can visit Munnar throughout the year except for the Monsoon season in Kerala. The best time to visit Munnar is October and November and then from January to May when it is comfortably cold.


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 colorful festivals.


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It's still wise to avoid the monsoon months if you're traveling for outdoor excursions and adventure. On the other hand, if you're looking for an off-season quiet holiday, you can visit during the monsoon period when the excessive rainfall turns Munnar's scenery most breathtaking!


The monsoon season spans from June through October. Torrential rain and widespread drizzles replenish Munnar's greenery. 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 outdoor activities and sightseeing in the plains. Munnar, however, still enjoys comfortably cool weather during this time. It stays relatively cool due to its high elevation, enabling travelers to explore to their heart's content!


So, when planning your Munnar holiday, you should consider visiting it in the best time to visit Munnar between September and March.


How to Reach Munnar

The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi International Airport which is well-connected to many international and domestic metros like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kochi. The nearest train stations are Aluva, Ernakulam, and Madurai.


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Regular KSRTC bus services, private coaches, pre-paid taxis, and cabs are available at all the bus stops, KSRTC terminals, airports, and train stations to keep Munnar connected to the rest of the state and neighboring states.


Distance from other cities

Kochi to Munnar: 124 km (4 hours)

Bangalore to Munnar: 527 km (10.5 hours)

Chennai to Munnar: 589 km (11 hours)

Alleppey to Munnar: 162.5 km (4 hours 49 minutes)

Thekkady to Munnar: 91 km (3 hours)

Coimbatore to Munnar: 155 km (4.5 hours)

Ernakulam to Munnar: 122 km (4 hours)


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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. It's also connected to cities in South East Asia and the Middle East. From Kochi, you can travel by bus, train, or cab to Munnar. Pre-paid taxis are also available.

By Bus

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

By Train

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. Though economical, traveling by a KSRTC bus can be a hassle with excess luggage.

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