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What You Should Know More About Munnar

  • Travel Advice:

    Munnar is a beautiful place that promises a wonderful journey to its visitors. However, there are a few tips that you must keep in mind:

    • Safe driving required: Munnar consists of numerous beautiful curvy roads. However, it can get quite tricky if you’re visiting the place for the first time or if you are a learning driver. Sometimes, the roads are covered with fog and will most probably blind your vision. Therefore, you need to be an expert.

    • Drinking laws: There are a few hotels which may provide alcohol especially during many festival holidays. However, you can build a rapport with the local hotel employees and ask them to get it for you. As far as restrictions are concerned, there aren’t too many hard and fast rules regarding the same.

    • Come prepared for the weather: Munnar is a refreshingly cool place to spend your holidays at. That’s for certain. However, temperatures here drop considerably after sunset. It can get quite chilly at nights and it is advisable for you to remain prepared for the same.

  • Things to do in Munnar:

    There are a variety of things to do in Munnar. Here’s the list:

    • Tea garden strolls in Munnar: One of the most fun-filled and refreshing activity to do in Munnar is to stroll through the beautiful, scenic estates situated in every nook and corner of Munnar. These locations are paradise in form of rich, green foliage. There is no better way of spending a soothing evening than by just taking a simple stroll.

    • Enjoy the waterfall of the Western Ghats: One of the primary attractions in the long-stretching Western Ghat is Munnar indeed. The beautiful landscape filled with steep, curvy hills and incredible plantations surround most portions of the Western Ghat. What’s more? Enjoy the majestic waterfalls while you’re at it.

    • Visit the Eravikulam National Park: Meet the exotic life protected within the many beautiful shelters of Munnar. For instance, the Eravikulam National Park. You may even get the glimpse of the rare Nilgiri Tahr, these friendly, docile sweet animals. You will surely have a fun time.

    • Visit the Top Station Viewpoint: One of the most popular destinations in Munnar for visitors is the Top Station Viewpoint. Get the panoramic view of the whole of Munnar from one of the highest points in Munnar. Situated on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road, take special attention of this rare Neelakurunji flower that literally blooms only once every 12 years.

    • Explore the adventurous spirit in you in Munnar: There are an array of sporting and adventurous sports that you can indulge in. Choose from a range of thrilling activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding and even cycling and start your day in a unique way. You will surely receive a unique perspective of Munnar through the numerous activities that are offered at the location.

    • Stroll through the Blossom International Park: The Blossom International Park of Munnar is filled with numerous gardens that consist of blooming flower-beds and amazing surroundings. This is among those must-do things in Munnar.

  • Recommended reads for destination

    Government websites: 

    Kerala Tourism 

    Recommended books: The Future Is Mine, Lonely Planet Kerala


  • What is the best time to visit Munnar?

    The climate in Munnar is present throughout the year, so you can visit anytime. Monsoons could be the best season to visit the place given its lush greenery during this time from the month June to September. However, it is definitely not the best time to trek there as the tracks might be slippery and dangerous. It could get extremely cold during the winters and it is best to avoid planning your visit during the months of December and January.

  • How to reach Munnar?

    The most convenient spot to reach Munnar is from the Cochin in Kerala with a distance of about 127 km to cover. The possible ways to reach Munnar from Cochin are:

    • Road – It takes maximum of 4 hours of travel to reach Munnar through road. KSRTC government buses are the cheapest option, whereas you could also take other bus options and cabs to get there.
    • Rail – Depending on the availability, you could choose from taking a train either from Coimbatore or Cochin Railway station.
  • Which are the best places to visit in Munnar?

    Basking in lush greenery, Munnar is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Popular for its’ tea plantations, there are also many good sightseeing places in Munnar. Some of them are:

    • Eravikulam National Park
    • Devikulam
    • Mattupetty Dam
    • Anamudi
    • Hydel Park
    • Pothamedu view point
    • Munnar Tea Museum
    • Kundala Dam Lake
    • Attukal Falls

  • Which are some best resorts to stay in Munnar?

    Some of the best resorts to stay in Munnar are:

    • Tea County, Munnar
    • Westwood Riverside Garden Resort
    • Windermere Estate
    • Great Escapes Resorts, Munnar
    • Camp Noel
    • Chandys Windy woods
    • Mountain club resort
    • Nature zone resort

  • Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Munnar?

    Munnar being situated in the state of Kerala offers the local Kairali Cuisine. Some good places to experience the local cuisine are:

    • Food stalls in the Bazaar
    • Mezbaan hotel
    • Thattu Kada
    • Gurubhavan hotel
    • Hill spice restaurant
    • Rapsy restaurant

  • What are the best public transport modes to commute around Munnar?

    There are quite a few ways you could use to commute around Munnar. They are:

    • Bus – public buses are available for prices as cheap as INR 5 to INR 25 and can take you in and around Munnar.
    • Taxi – If you want to get dropped off right at the doorstep of your location, taxis are available.
    • Auto-Rickshaws – Auto rickshaws are cheaper than cabs and usually have a meter that you can pay by.
    • Bikes – To leisurely discover the place by yourself, you can rent a bike for yourself for around INR 300 per day.

  • What are the best places of shopping in Munnar?

    The main shopping that you can do in Munnar is for their Tea. Some places where you can shop in Munnar are:

    • Krishna Shopping Mall
    • Main Bazaar
    • Tea factories
    • Coffee factories
    • Aranya Naturals
    • Tata tea’s srishti welfare centre

  • Which are best tea estates for tea garden strolling in Munnar?

    The town of Munnar has more than 30 tea plantations in and around the hill station. Walking around the beautiful tea gardens with the fragrance of tea all over is by itself a pleasurable activity. The thought of a visit to Munnar goes hand in hand with exploring the Tea Gardens. The town also has a tea museum owned by the Tata Group that you must visit. Among the numerous tea gardens, the best ones to stroll amongst are:

     

    • Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
    • Windermere Estate
    • Kannan Devan Hills

  • Where can we go for a wildlife safari in and around Munnar?

    Some good places to witness wildlife safari in and around Munnar are:

    Eravikulam National park

    • Timings: 07:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    • Things to carry: Comfortable shoes, water bottle.
    • Price: INR 90 for adults and INR 65 for children

    Chinar for a Night Safari:

    • Timings: 04:00 PM to 10:00 pm and 09:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    • Things to carry: Flashlight, sweaters/jackets, comfortable shoes, water bottle.
    • Price: approximately INR 5000 per person

  • How is Munnar as a honeymoon destination? What romantic things can be done in Munnar?

    Given the comforts of little cottages and resorts amidst the lush dense greenery of Munnar, it is a nice hill station for a honeymoon. The place by itself is very romantic, however, there are many romantic things to do on the honeymoon. Some are:- 

    • Take a walk at the tea gardens of Kolukkumalai
    • Have a picnic at the beautiful Lakkam Waterfalls
    • Take a boat ride in Kundala Lake – INR 10 per person for 20 minutes
    • Try some ayurvedic spa in Antara AyurSpa, Spandini Spa or Tattavam Spa.

  • Which are some trekking trails in Munnar?

    Munnar is a great place for trekking. Some of the best trails in the region are:

    • Chokramudi – altitude of 7200 feet, varying range of trek.
    • Idukki – altitude of 4000 feet.
    • Chummar Trek – through the Tea plantations.
    • Kannan Devan Hills – 1950 metres above sea level

Traveller Tales from Munnar

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Madha Van

11 February 2018

For anyone who loves camping, this is the place to be. In the midst of mother nature - at Kerala's highest resort, what else can you ask for. A bunch of dedicated and professional tour guides who ...

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Rati Gill

15 August 2013

There is some magic in the hills of Munnar, that caught our attention, trull the place is the best holiday destination for all. When we were entering Munnar we saw endless gardens of coffee and it was ...

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Mahesh Arora

16 March 2015

My three days trip to munnar hills is unforgettable....It was my first trekking expedition ever and i completed it with so ease and comfort ... And all thanks goes to our tour guide who were very exper...

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Girindra Deshpande

14 September 2014

The spectacular views are quite enogh to steal your heart... Definately Munnar is the favourite hotspot of trekkers and other tourists...While trekking we also reached Mattupetty hills and then discove...

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Vaidehi Ahuja

11 December 2014

we explored all beautiful places of Munnar like the jungle the hills and the grassand. Everthing was just awesome. I loved to trek amidst the tea gardens and then climbing up hills.

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Prashansa Bhuwania

19 June 2017

"Firstly, I'd like to mention how we were pleasantly surprised by how good the service is. You wouldn't believe it if you haven't been there. The three guys assisting us were very considerate. We were ...

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Aaditya Mehra

02 March 2017

We were a group of four friends and this was the first trip of ours to Kerala. We have heard a lot about Munnar but Kurangini Hills were an amusement for us. The pathways to the hilltop was really tou...

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Gandharv Malik

02 March 2017

We have tried the special tea from there and it was the tastiest ever. Fresh, natural tea you get there. The tent stay was also peaceful amidst with bonfire. It was cold outside, so we had to be covere...

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Shreya Bhat

15 September 2014

Trekking in munnar was my dream and last summer my dream came true after the amazing visit to Munnar....I loved it ... The scenic beauty of the place lies in the magnificient hills , though terrain, th...

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