Munnar Tourist Attractions

Surrounded by sprawling tea plantations, picturesque landscape, scenic tourist spots and soothing climate all over, Munnar is the most sought after hill station placed in the Idukki district of Gods own Country Kerala in South India. Munnar which literally translates to ?three river? owes its name to the three rivers namely Nallathanni River, Kundalay River and Madhurapuzha River which confluences in this place.

Major Attractions

Mattupetty Dam: A storage concrete gravity dam constructed to preserve water for hydro electricity, Mattupetty Dam is a picturesque spot where you can spend some time amidst nature. Boating facilities are also available on this dam site to explore the larger parts of this place in lesser point of time. Speed launch boat and slow motor boat are avail on lease. Picnicking can be another alternative to spend some time. Visitors can also visit the dairy farm which is known for its high yielding cattle.

Attukal Waterfalls: Positioned at a distance of 9 km from Munnar between Munnar and Pallivasal, Attukal is a scenic place famed for its waterfalls which are all adorned with emerald surrounding, rolling hills and spontaneous beauty. Visitors can trek to reach the top of the falls which offers an astounding view of the surrounding environ.

Things to Do

There are lots of things to do while in Munnar, besides strolling along the tea and plantations estate.

Echo Point: Scream loud as you can and wait for some time to hear what you screamed, Echo Point is a famed place for nature lovers and honeymooners, placed about 15 km away from the town of Munnar.

You can also relish long natural walks in and around the site of this place for spending some tranquil moments with your partner, family or with your friends.

Eravikulam National Park: Eravikulam National Parks is another attraction of Munnar where you can spot the wild animals and the endangered Neelakurunji flower which blooms once in every twelve years. Spread over an area of 97 square km in Devikulam, 13 km away from Munnar, the park also houses several animals including the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, sambar deer, golden jackal, jungle cat, Nilgiri marten, Roody mongoose and many other faunas.

This protected area was declared a sanctuary in 1975 and owing to its ecological importance where large number of endangered floras and fauns were residing it was declared as a National Park in 1978.

The park is also home to the South India?s highest peak, Anamudi peak which stands at an elevation of 2,695 meters above the sea level. Visitors can enjoy trekking to the top of the peak which provides promising views of the surrounding areas.

Devikulam: A beautiful hill station nestled at a height of 1800 meter above the sea level, Devikulam, placed 5 km away from Munnar is gratified with lush green hills and gorgeous lakes. The green tea plantations, Sita Devi Lake, blue and yellow gum tree plantation are the major attractions of Devikulam.

Best time to Visit: Though Munnar is enjoyable and agreeable throughout the year, the best time to visit this hill beauty is from the month of August to May when Munnar enjoys soothing and invigorating climate.

Accommodation: Munnar houses many luxurious, mid range and budget hotels as it is one of the premier hill station of South India, some of the hotels which you can opt for stay are Silver Tips and Munnar Rock.

Make sure to advance book the hotels, as Munnar remains thronged by tourists throughout the year making it hard for tourists to find hotels.

How to Reach

  • By Air: Cochin International Airport at about 125 km is the closest airport.
  • By Train: Angamaly and Alwaye, both positioned approximately at a distance of 120 km from Munnar are the nearest available railheads.
  • By Road: Munnar is well connected by road to the cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu including Angamaly (120 km), Cochin (125 km) and many other cities.

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

The Indo Swiss Farm is one of the prime attractions of Mattupetty, which is located at an altitude of about 1,700 m. The farm is home to a prestigious livestock project of the Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) Ltd. Tourists can explore this farm, which houses hundreds of high yielding cattle. The project is stretched over an area of about 191 hectares and is considered as a ‘holy land’ for the cattle herders who come to this place from different parts of the country.

Cochin Thekkady Kanyakumari - 8 Nights

Tour cost in INR/ two persons

Places Superior Deluxe Sup. Delux Cochin Castle rock Wyte Fort Avenue Regent Munnar Forest Haven Deep Woods Swiss County Thekady Sandra Palace Periyar Medows Spice grove Kuma rakom Kalathil Resort lagoon view Kalathil Resort lake view Back water Ripples Alleppey Lake haven Pagoda Resort World Backwaters Kovalam Swagat Resort Swagat Resort Iso ladi Cocco Kanya kumari Singaaar Sea view
48,500.00 INR

Cochin Munnar Thekkady kumarakom Houseboat Kovalam 8 nights

Tour cost in INR/ two persons

Places Superior Delux Sup.Delux Cochin Castle rock Wyte Fort Avenue Regent Munnar Forest Haven Deep Woods Swiss County Thekkady Sandra Palace Periyar Medows Spice grove Kumarakom Kalathil Resort - Dlx Lagoon Front Kalathil Resort - Dlx Lake Front Backwater Ripples Alleppey Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat Kovalam Swagath Resort Swagath Resort Isoladi Cocco APR-SEP Cost
48,800.00 INR

Munnar Thekkady kumarakom Houseboat 6 Nights

h4 style="color:#FF9900">Tour cost in INR/ two persons

Places Superior Delux Sup.Delux Munnar Hotels Forest Haven Deep Woods Swiss County Thekkady Sandra Palace Periyar Medows Spice grove Kumarakom Kalathil Resort - Dlx Lagoon Front Kalathil Resort - Dlx Lake Front Backwater Ripples Alleppey Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat OCT-MAR Cost Rs.36500 Rs.38000 Rs.47500

 

37,500.00 INR

Munnar Houseboat 3nts

Munnar Houseboat Tour- 3 Nights Places Superior Delux Sup.Delux Munnar Hotels Forest Haven Deep Woods Swiss County Alleppey Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat Deluxe Ac Houseboat OCT-MAR Cost Rs.21900 Rs.22800 Rs.27500

Itinerary

Day: 01: Cochin - Munnar

22,500.00 INR

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