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It is one of the four main waterfalls of Munnar and is very popular among adventure seekers, as the dirt mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukal Waterfalls. Take your swimwear as the pool at the bottom of the fall has enough water to dip and bath.
It is highly recommended that you visit Munnar during Monsoon season if waterfalls top the list of ‘places to visit in Munnar.’ Attukal waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal and can be reached by crossing a wooden bridge. The waterfalls in Munnar witness hordes of tourist every year and Attukal is one of those famous waterfalls which is mystically beautiful.
Location: 2nd Floor, Mermaid Complex, Nadaiyar road, Munnar 685612
Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM
Price: One can pay INR 100 per person to a guide who can lead the trek through the narrow mountain path.
Drenched in the mist and greenery, Pothamedu viewpoint is a spot worth trekking to. This viewpoint enables a panoramic vista of the valley and if the day is clear, you can also see Muthirapuzha River and Idukki Arch Dam from quite a height. The view is made of a series of emerald hill slopes where tea, coffee, cardamom, and pepper make a blanket of green all over the hills.
While you are enjoying the mesmerizing view of the valley, take a sip of ginger tea from the only tea shop nearby and you would love spending your evening at Pothamedu. Watching the sun slide down the horizon in the vast expanse of the Sahyadri ranges is one perfect way of spending your vacation in this quaint town. Pothamedu is one of the many places to visit in Munnar which have a refreshing environ.
Location: Pothamedu, Munnar.
Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM
Entry fee: None.
If you are lucky enough to make it during the show timings, you will learn a lot that day. From the early history of Tea Plantation to how British brought Tea culture and cultivation in the region, the toil and hard work of the people who endured during those days, the machineries and tools, the entire process of cultivating, plucking, drying and final packaging of Tea; almost everything you learn in just a half an hour documentary that is played here.
You will also get to see the typewriters, magneto phone, the hand tea roller, and manual calculators and iron oven which have been very useful tools during the earlier days. This is one of the best tourist places in Munnar.
Location: Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612
Timings: It remains closed on Monday and opens from 9 AM till 5 PM on all the remaining days of the week.
Entry fee: The entry fee for adults is INR 75 per head and for children of a particular age group is INR 35.
This isolated elevated piece of a hill is a site that hooks you for hours. Chokramudi is situated at 7,200 ft above sea level in the Eravikulam National Park. It is short and easy trek which can be done in a day and since it comes under the national forest it is masked by lush green Shola forest.
Pothamedu is the trek base which is situated an hour drive from Munnar and the trek can be of 4 to 5 hours covering a distance of 10 KM upwards. Soak in the fresh air when you reach the top of the peak, if you do an early morning trek, you can also witness the fiery sunrise and herds of Nilgiri Tahr departing for livestock. Chokramudi is indeed a great experience and one of the incredible places to visit in Munnar.
Location: Idukki, Kerala 685565
Timings: All day.
Price: Prices may vary depending on the trek group you chose.
This national park is home to the endangered Nilgiris Tahr, which is located in Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district and covers a total area of 97 square kilometers. After the Nilgiri Tahr, Neelakurinji flowers are the second major attraction of this park because this flower blooms once after every 12 years. Anamudi (2695 m), the highest peak of south India also takes abode in Eravikulam National Park.
It is under the care of the Kerala Department of Forest and Wildlife, Munnar and is situated along the crest of Western Ghats. The subtropical moist broadleaf forest and evergreen tropical forest are commonly known as “Shoals” in the region which is layered on the high hill slopes. The tributaries of Periyar and Chalakudy rivers chisel down these slopes in the form of small rivulets and you can also see Lakhom waterfall within the Park.
Location: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612
Timings: 7:30 AM to 4 PM on all the seven days of the week.
Entry fee: An entry fee of INR 65 for Indian citizens and INR 245 for foreign nationals.
Embark on a journey to Top Station and find this beautiful mirror-like lake after around 20 KM of a drive. The breath-taking backdrops of green hill slopes, the majestic sunrises, the unparalleled beauty of cherry blossoms and a blue blanket of the famous Neela Kurunji flowers which bloom only once every twelve year makes this place a dreamy location and is one of the main Munnar tourist places.
This artificial lake has Asia’s first Arch dam and the water engages the tourists in different kinds of boating experience such as rowboats, Kashmirishikara boats, and pedal boats. A vast golf course that belongs to Tata Tea Ltd and a nearby waterfall known as Aruvikkad Waterfall is also situated in proximity to the lake which can be visited in a single trip.
Location: Kundale Lake, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685615
Timings: All day.
Almost 13 km off the Munnar town, Mattupetty Dam is a famous holiday spot for tourists. This beautiful hill station is hemmed in by Anamudi Peak covered with undulating slopes of tea gardens with an emerald lake in the middle of the place where people often indulge in speed boating.
Carefully watch the stillness in water; you would notice the rippling reflection of the lush tea gardens on the sides. The height at which Mattupetty is located is around 1,700 m which makes the Dam to be one of the highest Dams in Munnar.
This is one of the attractions in Munnar that goes on everyone’s to-do list because Mattupetty is dream destination Munnar and the Dam falls en route. Just a few kilometers away from the Dam lies the lake which is settled amid the tea gardens and Shola forest; one of the places to visit in Munnar that goes without saying.
Location: Mattupetty, Munnar, Kerala 685616.
Timings: All day.
Entry fee: INR 10
This is a picturesque curve on the Nilgiri slopes which is located at a distance of around 3 km from Munnar on the way to Top station and Mattupetti. Photo point truly justifies its name and if you do not think the location has nothing as such to offer while driving through the undulating plains, take a pause, come out of your car and get clicked here, you would notice how photogenic the place is.
The flickering leaves of the tea garden and the twittering brooks, the scenic hills, and the floating clouds; everything in one picture, it is really an amazing location to take out your camera which makes it one of the best Munnar tourist places.
Location: SH18, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685612
Timings: 10 AM - 8 PM
Entry fee: None.
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Traveller Tales From Munnar
28 December 2018
"Simply Amazing. If you love adventures , this is a must try. There's Jeep safari, off-roading through the tea estates, Fog covering the way when you reach the top, Mesmerizing view, Quechua Tents, Tas...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
10 December 2018
A bit overpriced. But compared to many other treks I have done, this was really a fresh experience. The beauty of the place is absolutely wonderful. Nature lovers should visit Meesapulimala. The misty ...
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 ...
02 March 2017
The routes to the location was smooth but you have to face some challenging hairpin bends. It was the trickiest part of the tour. There were the steep routes through the forests, the walk through it wa...
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Munnar is known as the Kashmir of the South, due to its unparalleled beauty and picturesque attractions, which make up for a scenic tour, one to remember forever at least. Munnar has everything a tourist would want in a place, from scenic locations like Echo Point or Atukkad Waterfalls, lusciously stunning tea plantations, magical display of flora and fauna in Eravikulam National Park and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary to the some of the best trekking routes in the entire country for the adventure enthusiasts.
Some of the best things to do in Munnar are-
Munnar has something in store for everyone. The trek-lovers can take one of the many trekking routes. The people who came for a solo retreat can visit the nearby sightseeing spots to enjoy the stunning views of nature and spend some time amidst the serenity of the place. The adrenaline junkies have their share of fun too, as Munnar is home to some amazing adventure parks and resorts that provide all sorts of adventure sports facilities. Some of the popular adventure activities to do in Munnar are-
Munnar has some challenging and beautiful trekking trails for the trekking enthusiasts which is surely bound to satisfy them. Some of the best and most adventurous trekking trails in Munnar are-
Munnar has some of the best camping areas in Southern India. Located in a favourable area overlooking the Western Ghats. Munnar thus has a unique and perfect location for camping activities which is why there are many camps around Munnar, as trekking and hiking are very popular with the tourists. Some of the best campsites in Munnar are-
If someone thinks that Munnar is just about tea plantations and sight-seeing, then they are wrong, because hidden behind the picturesque and serene beauty of the nature in Munnar is a world filled with fun, adventures and adrenaline rushes. Munnar provides an array of adventure sports for the adrenaline junkies. Among the other adventure sports, ziplining is a very popular activity. Munnar has many adventure parks and resorts around it that provide these ziplining facilities.
Rock Hill Adventure Park and Wonder Valley are two such adventure resorts for ziplining.
Jeeps are a very popular method of going around in Munnar. So it's no surprise that there are some scenic jeep safari tours in Munnar. A tourist can take a jeep safari tour of the tea plantations, or of the mountains, or even visit the nearby Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary for a night safari experience. The Kolukkumalai jeep safari tour is very popular as Kolukkumalai is the highest peak in South India, and the open hooded jeep tour gives a stunning view of the mountains and the valleys. The Kolukkumalai tour costs around INR 3500 whereas the night safari in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary costs around INR 4100.
Munnar is home to a wild variety of flora and fauna and the government does its best to preserve it in the several national parks around it. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Rajamalai National Park are the three wildlife sanctuaries in and around Munnar.
The Rajamalai National Park is a UNESCO Heritage site and a safari takes you in the park and to the different attractions near it.
The most popular safari would be the night safari at Chinnar. Home to several exotic wild animals, the safari lets you spot elephants, tigers, bisons, panthers and spotted dears, an experience of a lifetime.
One can have the best experience of a Munnar trip by cycling around, through the tea plantations, forests and spice plantations. See up close how tea leaves are plucked manually by the tea plantation workers or the daily life of the local tribes. Cycle through some of the most breathtaking tea growing regions in the world, satisfying your body and your mind. There are many local tour operators which provide mountain cycling tours, along with a guide for maintaining the safety and comfort of the tourists. Some resorts provide cycling tours too.
Night jungle safaris are a popular attraction in Munnar provided in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Put on the adventurer’s hat and experience this thrilling trip through the forests of Munnar, while spotting exotic wild animals in a beautiful environment. This safari gives you the chance of a lifetime to spot bisons, tigers, panthers, elephants and spotted deer outside a zoo. The tour is done in a jeep with proper protection, with a guide provided with the tourists. So it absolutely safe to go. The cost of the safari is around INR 4100.
Munnar is famous for its tea plantation and estates. The British bought land from the royal family of Travancore and started a tea plantation. Seeing that flourish, others opened up soon and has been a must-see feature of Munnar. One can experience the beauty of the lush tea gardens by living inside them. Wake up to the view of the plantations and the majestic Western Ghats range. One can experience tea plantation stays in Gruenberg Tea Plantation Haus and Talayar Valley Bungalow in Munnar.
Some famous tea plantations are Kokkumalai Tea Estate and the Nallathanni Tea Estate, the latter of which is owned by the famous Tata Tea group.
Kerala is known as the “Land of Spices” for the broad variety of spices that are farmed here. Black pepper originated from here and changed cuisines and culinary history. Munnar’s spice plantations draw flocks of culinary enthusiasts from all around the world not just for viewing but so that they can take back authentic Indian spices back home. Some spice gardens have resorts inside them that let a tourist stay and get the stunning views of the garden all day long. They are most definitely worth visiting and can be visited throughout the year.
Bird watching or spotting is an addictive activity that one doesn’t get the hang of. With the help of a professional guide, birding can be a great and informative way to spend time. Munnar is home to Thattekad Sanctuary, known better as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary named after the famous ornithologist, which is home to some of the rarest birds in the world like Night Heron, Black-winged Kite, Sunbird etc. Different rare breeds of birds are seen in and around Munnar throughout the year, which is home to 200 bird species.
Other than Thattekad, one can also take a walking bird watching tour of Munnar with a guide.
Munnar has some of the finest biking routes in South India. The routes pass through tea gardens, spice estates and forests, giving the cyclists a sightseeing experience to remember. These biking trails make Munnar a favourite to an amateur cyclist as well as a professional. The best cycling routes in Munnar are-
One can begin a day’s tour from Munnar camp, which is catered to give someone a ringside view of the tea gardens and tribal families in Munnar
A four-day cycling tour that begins in Munnar and ends in Periyar near the world famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. This route passes through the spectacular Cardamom Hills and Anaerangal Lake, along with several tea and spice estates.
Carmalegari Elephant Park in Munnar provides elephant safaris to the tourists for a fifteen to twenty-minute short tour of the park. One can experience the thrill of an elephant safari with their loved ones, which they probably only see in a movie, while getting mesmerized by the beauty of the forest, here in the park. The park charges anything from INR 400 to 800 per head based on time of the year. One also has to shell out INR 100 for getting the chance to feed an elephant and INR 250 for getting a professional photographer to take High definition photos of their ride, which they are provided immediately in a CD.
Munnar is known for its adventure sports facilities, one of the few places in India where it is found. Rock Climbing is an adventure sport that is very popular with the tourists, especially rappelling. Jumaring and free hand Climbing are other rock climbing activities which are also popular here. Places like Munnar Adventure Resort provide rock climbing facilities for the experience of a lifetime. One must make sure they have a professional and trained guide with them and are equipped with working and quality checked special safety gears before they begin the climb as a precaution.
Free hand climbing is very popular in Munnar with the adventure seeking tourists. There are adventure parks in Munnar where one can go to experience free hand rock climbing. Free hand climbing is indeed safe, as professional climbers are always present and they make sure that one is equipped with all safety gears before starting the climb and adventurous, as it is quite thrilling to climb a rock on our own, reliving an experience only seen on films.
You can do free hand climbing in Rock Hill Adventure Park and Munnar Adventure Resort at good prices.
Rappelling is an enthralling and thrilling experience that involves combining the techniques of both mountaineering and rock climbing. It is also known as abseiling and it involves climbing steep peaks while you are harnessed by all safety gears. Rappelling is the perfect activity for someone who wants to shed their daily routine life away for a thrill. Rappelling is done in the different adventure parks located in Munnar. Most of the hotels and resorts in Munnar provide rappelling services by connecting the tourists with professional rock climbers.
Rock Hill Adventure Park and Wonder Valley are two adventure resorts where one can enjoy rappelling.
Rock Hill Adventure Park, which is located in Munnar is Kerala’s largest adventure park. It is a perfect place to unleash one’s body, mind and soul by challenging yourself. Rock Hill Adventure Park provides a wide array of things to do like Polaris ATV’s, Paintball Shooting, Rock Climbing, Tree Top Adventure, Ziplining, Commando Net Climbing among others.
The park has several rate packages –
1) Activity Day package which includes all activities other than Paintball, Ziplining and ATV @ INR 800 for Adults and INR 500 for Children
2) Day Camping which includes all activities once along with drinks, lunch, and evening snacks @INR 1800
3) Overnight Camping which includes all activities once along with food for the entire day and next morning, night accommodation in tents @ INR 2800