Munnar Hill Station

Munnar Tourism, Kerala

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Tourism in Munnar

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About Munnar Tourism

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Lush meadows filled with tea and cardamom plantations and a cool climate characterize Munnar tourism. A Munnar tour guide comprises of leisurely coffee and tea plantation tours, treehouse stays, camping and trekking among the scenic landscapes, spotting rare wildlife species at the national parks and shikhara rides. It remains one of the popular hill stations in Kerala. Anamudi Peak, Munnar Tea Museum, Devikulam, and Mattupetty Dam are some of the main highlights of tourism in Munnar.  

Travelers can escape from the grueling summer heat to this hill station like the colonial rulers, who used this as a summer retreat. Though this destination can be visited throughout the year, the best time to visit Munnar would be from September to May, as this is when the weather is not too cold, but pleasant.

Romantic Places in Munnar

Honeymooners can enjoy exciting treks among the sprawling tea estates here and can spot the beautiful Neelakurinji flowers. Besides these activities, there are plenty of fun places to see and experiences that are part of any Munnar trip plan. These include a wildlife safari to spot the renowned Nilgiri Tahr, boat rides on the Devikulam Lake, visiting the cattle village of Mattupetty and exploring the highest tea plantation in India, Kolukkumalai.

Eravikulam National Park

Spread over an area of 97 square kilometers, this national park lies in the Idukki District of Kerala. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Eravikulam features 26 species of mammals, 132 species of birds, and 19 amphibian species. A jeep safari in Eravikulam National Park to spot elephants or Nilgiri Tahr to make your holidays special. Nature lovers can also plan a visit to the renowned waterfalls such as Valara and Cheeyapara.

Learn About History of Tea Making in Munnar

The rich aroma of the flavored tea leaves will enrich your senses. Make sure you pick up different kinds of tea like cardamom tea, Elaichi-flavored green tea, and longleaf black tea. Tea lovers, in fact, will love visiting this hill station as the Munnar Tea Museum is where you can actually pluck tea leaves to brew a cup of your favorite beverage. Besides tea and coffee, any guide to Munnar would also cite the delicious food here. Satiate your taste buds with some scrumptious Malabar cuisine while on a holiday tour here and experience the magic of Munnar.

Outdoor activities in Munnar

Adventure lovers will get their adrenaline rush from camping and trekking to elevated regions like the Echo Point and Top Station. As part of the travel guide for Munnar, visit Top Station, go on a shikara ride at Kundala dam and lake, and enjoy the romantic ambiance. After reaching these stations, you will get to see stunning views of the town and can also hear your own echo. Other ways you can get an adrenaline rush are from mountain biking on the slopes and trying watersports at the Mattupetty Dam.

The breathtakingly beautiful heaven of Munnar is perfect for nature lovers as there are lots of mountaintops, mist-covered hills, green meadows, rich forests, and pristine lakes. Travel and tourism in Munnar mainly focus on the rich natural beauty of this region and thus you can undertake nature walks at the tea estates of Kolukkumalai.

Wildlife in Munnar

Take a break from your action-packed day and spend time at the Eravikulam National Park to spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Other wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit on a trip to Munnar include Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot the grizzled giant squirrel and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary that is home to a variety of local and migratory birds. A fun way to unwind after such adventure activities includes a relaxing Ayurveda massage at a spa.  

Try the classical deep tissue massage, an authentic Shirodhara or a Balinese massage. After rejuvenating your senses, venture out to explore the various sights and sounds of this town like the Anamudi mountain, Hydel Park, Munnar Tea Museum, the Attukal Waterfalls, Marayoor Dolmens, and Lockhart Gap. You can also visit the church where a scene from the famous movie, “Life of Pi” was shot. Kids should check out the rides at the Fun Forest Adventure Park or head to the National Adventure Foundation to try rappelling and rock climbing.

Food in Munnar

Foodies should try the Kairali thali, idiyappam with vegetable stew, fish in Kerala curry, spicy chicken fry, appam and idli, and dosas. After devouring delicious food, pick up souvenirs like aromatic oils, dyed traditional Kerala clothes like saris, stoles and shawls, tea, spices like cloves, cinnamon, pepper and cardamom, local handicrafts and home ground coffee. There are also plenty of souvenirs you can pick up from this hilly escapade like spices, tea and coffee variants, and aromatic oils like lemongrass, eucalyptus oil, and citriodora.

On your trip to Munnar, enjoy the beauty of nature with misty hills, waterfalls, lush green meadows, tea estates, an abundance of flora and fauna, and exotic scenery.

Attractions Near Munnar

Munnar is home to many awe-gasping wonders and the places nearby it are no different. Kumily is situated just 90 km away from Munnar. Well-known for its spice plantations, Kumily is one of the best places to visit near Munnar. Another worth visiting place is Peermade which is located at a distance of just 100 km. Kumily, Peermade, Parunthumpara, Periyar National Park, Chalakudy, Athirapally, Guruvayoor, Ernakulam, Nelliyampathy, Sabarimala, etc., are some of the destinations located nearby Munnar that one can visit on their trip. Therefore, Munnar is one of the most amazing places to visit in Kerala.


The breathtakingly beautiful heaven of Munnar is perfect for nature lovers as there are lots of mountaintops, mist-covered hills, green meadows, rich forests and pristine lakes. Travel and tourism in Munnar mainly focus on the rich natural beauty of this region and thus you can undertake nature walks at the tea estates of Kolukkumalai. 

The rich aroma of the flavored tea leaves will enrich your senses. Adventure lovers will get their adrenaline rush from camping and trekking to elevated regions like the Echo Point and Top Station. As part of the travel guide for Munnar, visit Top Station, go on a shikara ride at Kundala dam and lake, and enjoy the romantic ambiance. After reaching these stations, you will get to see stunning views of the town and can also hear your own echo. Other ways you can get an adrenaline rush are from mountain biking on the slopes and trying watersports at the Mattupetty Dam.

Take a break from your action-packed day and spend time at the Eravikulam National Park to spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Other wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit on a trip to Munnar include Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot the grizzled giant squirrel and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary that is home to a variety of local and migratory birds. A fun way to unwind after such adventure activities include a relaxing ayurvedic massage at a spa. While reading about Munnar tourism, you must have come across these Ayurvedic wellness centers. 

Try the classical deep tissue massage, an authentic Shirodhara or a Balinese massage. After rejuvenating your senses, venture out to explore the various sights and sounds of this town like the Anamudi mountain, Hydel Park, Munnar Tea Museum, the Attukal Waterfalls, Marayoor Dolmens, and Lockhart Gap. You can also visit the church where a scene from the famous movie, “Life of Pi” was shot. Kids should check out the rides at the Fun Forest Adventure Park or head to the National Adventure Foundation to try rappelling and rock climbing. 

Foodies should try the Kairali thali, idiyappam with vegetable stew, fish in Kerala curry, spicy chicken fry, appam and idli and dosas on this Munnar trip guide. After devouring delicious food, pick up souvenirs like aromatic oils, dyed traditional Kerala clothes like saris, stoles and shawls, tea, spices like cloves, cinnamon, pepper and cardamom, local handicrafts and home ground coffee. Thus, start planning your trip to Munnar to enjoy the beauty of nature with misty hills, waterfalls, lush green meadows, tea estates, an abundance of flora and fauna, and exotic scenery.

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Places To Visit In Munnar

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  • Top Station in Munnar

    The Western Ghats in Kerala have been used for tea plantation since the British Raj. One of these heavenly places in God’s Own Country is Munnar. This hill station lies within the largest tea-growing region in South India. Located about 32 kilometres from Munnar in Idukki district, Top Station offers an expansive view of th...

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  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Munnar

    If you are a nature lover, flock to the scenic and majestic Chinnar wildlife sanctuary where there are a variety of high sholas,  dry deciduous forests, and some grasslands. When you visit this wildlife sanctuary you will get to view the multitude of animal species like spotted deer, elephants, hanuman langur, peacocks, sam...

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  • Tea Museum in Munnar

    Opened by Tata Tea group in 2005, the Tea Museum diligently displays the origin and evolution of century-old tea plantations in Munnar. The museum is among the most significant places to visit in Munnar. This industry and history museum is located at Munnar town in the Idukki district of Kerala in South India. Officially na...

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  • Meesapulimala In Munnar

    Gurgling brooks, blooming rhododendrons and dazzling hillocks make Meesapulimala a natural paradise. This is South India’s second highest peak that is situated at a majestic height of 8724 feet above sea level. Literally meaning “ face of the tiger”, you can trek to the top of Meesapulimala after meandering your way aroun...

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  • Devikulam In Munnar

    Spend time in solitude with nature in the velvet lawns, and the charming hilly terrains of Devikulam. Enjoy the pious atmosphere of this quaint hill-station at the mythical Sita Devi Lake. According to local folklore, Goddess Sita bathed in this Devikulam Lake. This lake is renowned for its mineral water that helps treat sk...

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    • Lake
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    • Temple
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Things To Do In Munnar

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  • Trekking In Munnar

    Revel in the adventurous spirit of Kerala and its charming landscapes by indulging in trekking in Munnar! You will not only get to witness the beauty of Munnar at its best, but will also experience the real thrill! Trek through the spectacular tea plantations and climb till the top, where you can relax in your own camp. Sto...

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  • Paragliding In Munnar

    Soar across the majestic skies of Munnar while paragliding in this hill town. You will not only get to enjoy the beautiful views of this hill town but will also be able to cool climates of this hilly landscape. Situated in the Western Ghats above located around 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar is the perfect spot to go p...

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  • Kathakali In Munnar

    Enjoy the amazing kathakali show in Munnar in one of the most charming hill stations, Munnar. This traditional dance form originated in this southern state and allows you to view it in its traditional essence. Witness the magic of Kathakali in Munnar as performed by skilled artists in an art performance temple called Kooth...

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  • Rock Climbing And Rappelling In Munnar

    Munnar’s hilly landscapes provide the perfect terrain for rock climbing and rappelling. Adventure enthusiasts can trek right up to the top of the misty peaks here and also hike off a steep cliff. This is one activity your entire group will enjoy as you will get an adrenaline rush like no other in one of the most charming hi...

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How To Reach Munnar

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By Air

Munnar has no airport of its own, however, the Cochin International Airport is close by.  By road, it is approximately 110 kilometers away. The other nearest airport to Munnar is the Madurai International Airport. This airport is around 140 kilometers away by road.  You can easily get a taxi or cab from either of the airports to Munnar and a normal taxi fare costs around Rs 3000. You will have to pay an additional premium of 15-25 per cent to account for night charges (7 PM-6 AM).

By Train

As Munnar does not have a railway station, you will have to travel to the nearest station, Aluva. This is around 110 kilometers from this city. You can also travel to Ernakulam, that is around 130 kilometers away. If you are traveling to this station, you can get down at either Ernakulam Town (North) or Ernakulam Junction (South). This is one of the major railway stations of Kerala and is considered one of the A1 graded stations in the Southern Railways.

The other closest station is Madurai which is about 135 kilometers away. These stations are all operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and falls under the arena of the Thiruvananthapuram railway division. You can always take a taxi from these stations till Munnar for around 2500 rupees.  Book a pre-paid taxi or cab well in advance to avoid any hassles when you reach here.

By Road

Munnar has a well-established road network and it is easy to travel from this hill town to other parts of the state. You can board regular buses from the bus station at the main bazaar here. There are direct regular buses start from 6 am.  A fun way to travel in this town is by hiring a car so that you can enjoy the beautiful views whilst breathing in the cool mountain breeze. If you drive from Munnar to Ernakulam, it will take you around 4.5 hours and if you drive from Munnar to Thekkady, it takes around 4 hours.

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    Prabhash's 5 days trip to Munnar

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    Devdatt's 5 days trip to Munnar

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    Abhishek's 5 days trip to Munnar

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    Mathewkiranb's 4 days trip to Munnar

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    Vishi's 4 days trip to Munnar

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    FAQ's of Munnar

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    Home to extensive plantations of both tea and coffee, both the beverages and their local preparations are specialities of Munnar. Being a hill station, the weather is also something that makes Munnar quite special. Even in the summer months, Munnar's average high temperature is 26-28 degrees celsius. The Anamudi Peak which is near Munnar is also worth mentioning as it is the tallest peak in South India. The Eravikulam National Park is also home to the Nilgiri Tahir.

    Paddle Boating, speed boat ride, and horse riding are some of the activities you can do at Mattupetty Lake in Munnar. In the vicinity of the dam, tourists can visit the beautiful tea gardens that are a treat for nature lovers.

     

    There are rooms available from Rs.800 a night to Rs. 15,000 a night. Restaurants are plenty, mostly connected to hotels and serve various cuisines for roughly Rs. 200-300 per person for a meal. There are also cars available on rent for transport and cost anything between Rs. 600-2500 for half a day or the full day. At the very least, a day in Munnar would cost you Rs.1000-1500.

    As a lot of the attractions in Munnar are a little far from the main town, there is no specific ideal area to stay in Munnar. It is better to check according to the hotel that you are planning to stay in and get an idea of it's quality.

    Munnar being a hill station, there is no bad time to visit really. Every season has it's own charm in the city. Though most people go in winter for trekking or in the summer to escape the heat, monsoon in Munnar is incredible as well. Heavy rains and lush greenery everywhere make it a beautiful experience. Monsoon is also the time when Munnar is the least crowded

    Munnar has again started receiving tourist footfall. Many hotels are accepting bookings. Moreover, common tourist roots are open for tourist activities. 

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