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Things To Do In Munnar

Your perfect Munnar tourism guide designed as per the suggestions by millions of trusted travelers
Munnar Tourism

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Sep - May



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Family Trip Trekking Hill Station

Best Things To Do In Munnar

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

Nestled among the Western Ghats, Munnar is a pretty and charming hill station with lush landscapes and glistening waterfalls. There are plenty of things to do in Munnar on a holiday here including going on shikara rides, enjoying the beauty of the waterfalls, staying in a treehouse, plucking tea leaves and brewing a hot cup and trekking through the mist-laden slopes.

One of the top things to do in Munnar includes taking a leisurely stroll through the tea and cardamom plantations of this region. This is perfect for couples as they can tour the sprawling Kolukkumalai Tea Estates hand in hand while sipping on a cup of steaming hot tea. Cuddled amidst green meadows that are mist-laden, you can enjoy the crisp cool breeze while taking in the beautiful views. You can visit the tea factory and watch how tea is processed and can even help in plucking the tea leaves on your own. This is also a good option for nature lovers and budding photographers as this is nothing short of a visual spectacle.

Another place where you can learn all about the art of tea making is the Tata Tea Museum which has some of the oldest tea factories in Munnar.<readmore>

After getting your fix of caffeine for the day, you can head out to the elevated stations of Echo Point and Top Station. This is considered one of the fun things to do in Munnar as you can shout out your name here and your voice echoes. Kids will especially love shouting out their names here and listening to the echo!  The views from these elevated regions will take your breath away.

While on the way to Top Station, you can enjoy a Shikara boat ride at Kundala dam and lake. This is one of the best things to do in Munnar as you not only get to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the region but you may also get to spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers.


Spectacular views of the city during a trek through the evergreen hills
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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. Stop...

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Enjoy the bird's-eye view while paragliding in Munnar
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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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Enjoy a vibrant Kathakali performance in Munnar
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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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Experience the thrills of rappelling in Munnar
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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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What is special about Munnar?

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.

What activities can you do at Mattupetty Damn in Munnar?

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.

How much does staying in Munnar cost per day for a person?

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.

What is the best location to stay in Munnar?

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.

When is the best time to visit Munnar?

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

Activities to do in Munnar

For those who love wildlife, visit the Eravikulam National Park to spot the rare Nilgiri Tahr. There are also a number of other species you can spot here including sambar deer, gaurs, small-clawed otters, Indian muntjacs, golden jackals, mongoose and Indian Bisons. You can also go on an Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park, take photos and gift the elephant a fruit hamper.

Families can enjoy a fun picnic near Lakkam, Attukal, Thoovanam and Chinnakanal waterfalls and plunge into the pools. If you go on a picnic in Attukal Waterfalls, you can trek to the hillocks.<readmore>

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy fun adventure activities in Munnar like mountain biking through Anamudi Shola, Suryanelli, Marayoor, Vandanmedu, and Kundala. Bike through the rolling roads and conquer the meadows and hills.

You can also go paragliding, rappelling, rock climbing, cycling, trout fishing and hiking as part of an adventure-laden trip in Munnar. To enjoy a more cultural activity, head to the Thirumeni Cultural Centre and watch a live Kalaripayattu and Kathakali performance.

As you can see, there is no dearth of options when it comes to spending a holiday here in this hilly paradise. Plan your weekend escapade here and enjoy!