Munnar is one of the most renowned hill stations of Kerala and was once a getaway to escape from the scorching heat of summers for the British rulers in India (it still is for the Indian and foreign tourists). Three mountain streams merge here viz Kundala, Mudrapuzha and Nallathani which almost make it a heaven for nature buffs. The lofty Western Ghats nestle within themselves the tea plantations of Munnar, meandering lanes and the best of tourism facilities so, no reason for Munnar to go unnoticed on the tourist map.
Munnar Vacation Options
Munnar offers several vacation options as it is aptly situated at the confluence of three rivers and is near to Anaimudi (2694 meters) which is the highest mountain peak in the South India. The landscape views that you get here are among the best possible ones. If you are interested in nature walks then nothing like it as then you’ll be able to explore the surroundings and the nearby tribal villages where people are extremely warm and friendly.
You can experience their traditional lifestyles and homes to get that unforgettable experience. Never ever miss a chance to visit a high altitude tea plantation (Munnar tea gardens are among the highest in the world). You can also go to Devikulam, which is an attractive hill station having the Sita Devi Lake with its beautiful surroundings. Other places that are worth a visit are Muttupetty Dam, Slot Sbobet, Echo Point, Rajamala and Marayur.
Activities to Do
You must spend a day at Mudapetty Dam which is 10 km away from Munnar. It is a prominent picnic spot having facilities for boating and horse riding.
Go to Rajamala which is only 17 km from Munnar and is the natural habitat for Nilgiti Tehr (an endangered mountain goat).
If you are interested in the areas that are not so frequented, you should choose the cycling options as that would be the ideal way to know the area around.
Visit Eravikulam National Park to see many exotic animals such as lion tailed macaque, elephants and the Nilgiri Tahr.
Visit Pothamedu and have nice views of coffee, tea and cardamom plantations while trekking and hiking in these green mountains.
Hotels in Munnar
- Club Mahindra Lake View Resort
- Tea Country- KTDC Resort
- The Siena Village