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One thing that is highly underrated in God’s own country i.e. Kerala is the adventure of Munnar Trekking. Kerala brings with it a perception of rivers, forests, beaches, and much more but not many people see it as a spot for the adventure seekers. Munnar strives to change that thought with a beautiful amalgamation of tea plantations and their serenity with the thrill of some lovely treks.

Munnar is home to some of the biggest tea plantations established by the British and which cater to some of the biggest tea brands like Tata and more. Besides the lush tea plantations, Munnar is also quite popular for its Eravikulam National Park and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary which are home to some endemic and endangered species as well.

Besides all these beautiful places and experiences to have in Munnar, there are also multiple trails for some adventure-filled or serene treks. There are around 5-6 different treks in and around Munnar itself each with different experiences, difficulty levels and distance.

Munnar is home to the highest peak in the Western Ghats i.e. the Anamudi peak. It reaches a height of 2,695m and it makes for one of the most popular treks as well. Though difficult, it is one of the thrilling and memorable experiences. Forest officials generally only allow up to 2kms of a trek for tourists but you can trek to the top of the peak by taking permissions from the authority at the Eravikulam National Park.

Another gorgeous trek is the trek to the second highest peak in Kerala i.e. Meesapulimala Peak. This peak is said to be older than the Himalayas and even has the UNESCO world heritage status. This trek again needs an easy to obtain a permit from the forest officials. The trek features one of the most beautiful parts of Kerala i.e. the Rhodo valley famous for the Rhododendron flowers.

One of the most popular but not easy treks in the Kannan Devan Hills. It is a high difficulty trek but the route from the lush green surroundings to the tea plantations is totally worth it. Making it even more worthwhile is the presence of some endemic birds and animals throughout the trek. At the highest point, you can see the highest arch dam in Asia i.e. the Idukki dam.

Another beautiful trek is the Idukki trek. Different to the Kannan Devan Hills, this is an easier and more serene trek. The route guides you through the forests and the cinnamon plantations. If you are an adventure seeker, you can go for the Chokramudi trek. It is easier at first but the difficulty level increases when the real climbing starts. It is one of the highest peaks in Munnar and offers breathtaking views and experience. There are a couple of more routes like the Chummar trek and Chithirapuram trek in Munnar.

All these different yet equally beautiful experiences make Munnar trekking a must add in your bucket list.

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Traveller Tales from Munnar


Naresh Rajendran

11 July 2019

It Was an Awesome Trip To Munnar , Pros: Traveling On Month Of July (monsoon Season) Make The Place More Special . The Place Where The Camping Held Has Given Stunning Panoramic View Of The West...

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Bheeshma Guha

25 May 2015

My money spent on this trip was totally worth it and i strongly recommend this as a holiday point for you.Especially i liked that ride on the houseboat, which is a typical and very famous tourist attra

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Kanmani Thangapandian

06 July 2019

"If you are new to munnar then it is the best package for you to explore munnar... In this package the guide will pick you at 9 and will take you to around 10 sight seeing places in munnar around 72 km

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Suma Devar

12 May 2015

The enchanting of birds kept our trekking adventure fresh. Our trek started from the silent valley in Munnar which is a fabulous place.

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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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Rageshwari Deshpande

15 March 2014

There are some point which are really difficult to embark upon in Munnar hills. Our camp point is quite near to the Munnar town. Before starting the trekking we need to book the treks in Forest departm...

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Mayoor Pothuvaal

11 November 2015

This trip was my anniversary gift, and last month i went there with my wife, it was such an awesome experience to spend some quality time in kerala area. Everything was just perfect from management to

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Munnar

  • Q. Which are the best camping sites in Munnar?
  • Q. Which are the best treks in Munnar?
  • Q. What is the best time to go for trekking in Munnar?

    The best time to visit Munnar for a vacation is from October to March. Being a hill station, it may attract tourists in summers but the monsoon unpredictability in South India is a big reason to visit it after October. The winters aren’t harsh like the north Indian hill stations and make a perfect time to visit and experience Munnar trekking.

  • Q. Are guides available to assist trekkers?

    Yes. Guides will definitely be available to assist the trekkers during trekking in Munnar. They will be there to help the trekkers pass through the difficult trails and cope up with any kind of situation which comes up.

  • Q. What You Should Know More About Trekking in Munnar

    Munnar, in the state of Kerala lies in the scenic Western Ghats of India and is one of the favorite hill stations of the southern India. This means that one of the best activities that you can experience is Trekking in Munnar. Munnar is home to many scenic trekking routes, like the Chokramudi, Idukki and the highest mountain of South India, Anamudi. Trekking here is extremely safe, fun and you will see views that will take your breath away as you trek above the sheet of clouds.

  • Q. What are the accommodation facilities available for trekkers in Munnar?

    Tents will be provided for the accommodation of the trekkers in Munnar. They will have all kinds of required facilities like bathrooms, mattresses and more. The tents can be on sharing basis or individual which depends upon the type of booking the guest has made.

  • Q. Where is Munnar? How can I reach Munnar?

    Munnar is a hill station in the Western Ghats of the state of Kerala, on the Kannan Devan Hills to be exact. You can get to Munnar in the following ways:

    1. By Road-
    Munnar lies on the Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway, about 130kms from Cochin
    2. By Train- Nearest Railway stations are Ernakulam and Aluva (approx 140 km by road)
    3. By Air- The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (110 kms by road)

  • Q. How far is Munnar from Bangalore?

    Munnar in Kerala is approximately 475 kms from Bangalore in Karnataka

  • Q. Which animals can be spot on treks in Munnar?

    Animals like tiger, gaur, sambar deer, Indian giant squirrel, Champak squirrel, and panther can be spotted while trekking in Munnar. Adding to that, you will find around 184 species of birds in Munnar.

  • Q. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during the trek?

    Food will be provided during the trek. You will have to carry water yourself. It is advisable to take at least a bottle for 2 liters for the trek.

  • Q. What type of treks are available near Munnar?

    There are six different types of treks available near Munnar which are listed below:
    1. Chokramudi
    2. Idukki
    3. Chumar
    4. Kannan Devan Hills 
    5. Chithirapuram 
    6. Lakshmi Hill Trek
    You can opt for any one of the treks and book a package from Thrillophilia. All the arrangements will be made by the campsite and you can carefreely enjoy your trekking and camping in Munnar.

  • Q. What is the level of difficulty of trekking in Munnar?

    The difficulty level in Munnar trekking varies from the trek to trek.

    1. Treks like the Idukki trek and the Chummar treks are pretty easy as they go through tea plantations and the lush green strips that do not involve steep climbing or any issues.
    2. The Kannan Devan trek and Chokramudi trek after a point become quite difficult. They involve steep climbing and passages where you might need the help of a local guide to reach the top of the trek.
    3. The trek to the Anamudi peak, that is, the highest peak in Munnar is extremely difficult. It involves slippery grass strips with steep climbing. It is so difficult that the officials allow only trek up to 2kms of the peak for tourists.      If  you want to climb to the top, you have to get special permission from the authorities at the Eravikulam National Park.


  • Q. Do I need training for trekking?

    No. You do not need training for trekking. The only thing you will need is a basic level of fitness, which you can easily attain by watching your diet and infusing light physical exercise in your daily routine.

  • Q. Is there any specific list of things I should carry during trekking?

    It is suggested that you take care of the following things during trekking:
    1. Comfortably fitting sports shoes
    2. Track pants
    3. Cotton t-shirts
    4. Slippers
    5. Hat
    6. Sunglasses
    7. Torch
    8. Water bottle
    9. Mosquito repellent

  • Q. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

    The fitness level of participants is dependent on the trek you are choosing. But nevertheless, the main thing you need to work on is stamina and endurance. The easier treks are anyway quite easier with mostly just walks and no steep climbs. For the more difficult treks, the participants must have good stamina, strength, and endurance, as, without it, things may get tougher with the ascent.

  • Q. What will be the cost of trekking in Munnar?

    The cost for trekking in Munnar is something that will depend on the package you choose. Options for only trekking will start somewhere at INR 700/- and average at around INR 1200/-, while options for treks with camping will start at INR 2200/- and go as high as INR 4500/- based on the number of days and amenities provided in the package.

  • Q. Is it safe to trek in Munnar?

    Yes, all the treks in Munnar are completely safe. All these treks pass through lush green strips with tea plantations and easily walkable stretches. There are no unsafe passages throughout the trek except the Anamudi peak where you need some expertise to tackle the harsh route.

    The wildlife is known to be distant as well. The weather conditions in Munnar are generally great for trekking and they do not get harsh like the north Indian hill stations. It can get difficult in the monsoons but otherwise, Munnar trekking is completely safe.

  • Q. Which is the best time for trekking in Munnar?

    Winter months from December to February Are the best time for trekking in Munnar. It is post-monsoon months when the surrounding beauty is at its best just after the monsoon. You will find greener grass, better flora, and gushing waterfalls. Moreover, this is the best time for rock climbing as well.

  • Q. What kind of climate is there in Munnar?

    The climate in Munnar is usually warm and humid. However, if we talk season-wise then summers are warmer with slight rainfall which is still fine if you are from North India. Winters are pleasantly cool with the beauty of the surroundings at its best after the monsoon. Though monsoon receives very heavy rainfall which is not as pleasant for traveling as other seasons.

  • Q. Which is the highest peak for trekking in Munnar?

    Anamudi Peak, with the height of the summit at 2,695m above sea level is the highest point for trekking in Munnar, and is also the highest peak in the entire southern India

  • Q. Do we need to book a group tour for Trekking in Munnar? Can a solo person do it as well?

    No, there are certain treks that a person can choose to take on solo. However it is advised that you do not venture into the hills on your own without proper precautions

  • Q. Can we camp in Munnar along with trekking? What sort of tents will be there?

    Yes, camping can be done in Munnar along with trekking. Tents can be set up in a double or triple sharing basis. Moreover, they are quite comfortable along with sleeping bags and basic amenities nearby.

  • Q. Is there a chance of facing wild animals while trekking in Munnar?

    Many of the hills in Munnar come under the forest reserve here and the rest don’t. This means that depending on the package you choose, you might or might not run into wild animals here.

  • Q. What should I wear while trekking in Munnar?

    While trekking in Munnar Light-coloured full arm clothes are preferable

  • Q. What things I must carry while trekking in Munnar?

    Things that you must carry with you on your trekking adventure in Munnar are-

    1. Any personal medication
    2. Backpack of 20 liters
    3. 2 liters of water
    4. Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc)
    5. Sports shoes (for better grip)
    6. Camera (optional)
    7. Rain Coat (Suggested)
    8. Torch

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Munnar?

    Yes, it is completely safe for a solo female to trek in Munnar since all the treks are properly taken care of and monitored by the officials. But it is advisable that you do not venture on your own in the wild without proper precautions

  • Q. What kind of Food will be provided to me during trekking in Munnar? Will it be packed food or not?

    You will get the local food which, depending on the duration of the trek, will either be packed for shorter durations, or will be freshly prepared.

  • Q. What kind of sleeping bags will be there during the trek in Munnar?

    You can rest assured that the sleeping bags provided on the trekking expedition would be clean, comfortable and waterproof.

  • Q. What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Munnar?

    There is a lot more to do in Munnar apart from trekking. These activities are a good way to kill time and feel excited about while you are here. Some of the best things to do Munnar are listed below-

    1. Mountain Biking
    2. Camping
    3. Sightseeing
    4. Wildlife Safaris
    5. Rock climbing
    6. Boating in Kundala Lake
    7. Watersports at Mattupetty Dam

  • Q. What kind of homestays can I find in Munnar?

    You can find a lot of variety in Homestays in Munnar. There are nature homestays, Tea Estate homestays, wild homestays and hilltop bungalows that you will easily find in almost every corner of the hill station

  • Q. Can I get transportation from Bangalore to Munnar?

    Yes. There are at least 7 buses that go straight from Bangalore to Munnar which you can avail to get here. Apart from that, you can take a train from Bangalore to Salem and then take public transport to reach Munnar. Or if you wish to take the fastest way there, then a flight from Bangalore to Ernakulam, and then a road transfer to Munnar will get you there in slightly above 5 hours.