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Munnar - The Famous Hill Station

Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Western ghats, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations, Mist and cool weather, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, aroma of spice scented cool air makes anyone fall in love with this place. Munnar got its name from its strategic location at the confluence of three rivers – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Rivers. 'Moonu' means 'three' and 'Aru' means 'river'. Apart from the superb resorts established here, visitors must tour below important places in Munnar.

Munnar Images

Tourist Attractions

  • A beautiful tea town, hill station with its cool and misty weather
  • The hills, mist, valleys, streams... everything exites a visitor
  • The waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna

Sightseeing at Munnar

Madupatty Direction -

  1. Flower Garden
  2. Forest Honey Bee Hive
  3. Photo Point
  4. Elephant Park
  5. Madupatty Dam
  6. Elephant Arrival Spot
  7. Shooting Point
  8. Echo Point
  9. Kundala Lake
  10. Top Station

Coimbatore Direction -

  1. Tea Museum
  2. Nyamakad Water Falls
  3. Eravikulam National Park(Rajamalai)
  4. Anamudi Peak View
  5. Luckom Water Falls
  6. Marayoor Sandalwood Forest
  7. Thuvanam Water Falls
  8. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kochi Direction

  1. Blossom Park
  2. Pothamedu View Point
  3. Cardamom, Coffee & Pepper Plantations
  4. Attukad Water Falls
  5. Sunset View (2nd Mile)
  6. Rose Garden
  7. Spice Plantation Visit
  8. Kallar Water Falls

Thekkady Direction -

  1. Lockhart Gap & Rock Cave
  2. Tea Plantation View
  3. Trekking Point
  4. Chinnakanal Water Falls
  5. Resort Village View
  6. Anayirangal Dam View
  7. Spice Plantation Visit

Fun Parks

  1. Fun Forest Adventure Park
  2. Dreamland Fun park

Address of Munnar town

Munnar Town is located in Devikulam Taluk, Idukki district of Kerala state, India - 685612.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Kochi - 130 km, Madurai - 155 km, Thrissur - 158 km, Thiruvananthapuram - 270 km
  • Nearest Airport: Kochi International Nearest Airport
  • Nearest Bus Station: Munnar
  • Nearest Railway Station: Angamaly - 112 km
  • Transport: Munnar is well connected by road. Buses are available from different parts within the state as well as neighbouring states.

Where to Stay

Hotels and Resorts in Munnar range from budget to 5 star with all the facilities.

Where to Eat

Munnar offers all types of cuisines for the tourist. There are many restaurants and small eateries that offer good food.

Shopping

Shopping at Munnar should include tea and spices.

Best Season & Time to Visit

August to March. The summer months of April and May are also pleasant with temperatures ranging from 15° to 25° Celsius. During the winter season the temperatures are lower with crisp mornings and bright blue skies and the nights being chilly. For those who love the rains, Munnar would be an ideal place in the monsoons with lush greenery and rolling mists everywhere.

Things to Take Care

Heavy woollens and adequate protection should be taken against the cold.

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