About Munnar

Munnar - Kashmir of South India

A mesmerising hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar derives its name from the 3 rivers that merge here. Adorned with lofty mountains amidst swirls of pale mists and low flying clouds; rich green slopes and velvety carpets of tea and spice plantations; hints of pinks, yellows, and sparkling blues dotting the landscapes; pine and oak trees lightly swaying to the cool mountain breeze filled with the refreshing aroma of tea – Munnar may just be the reason Kerala is often referred to as ‘God’s own Country’. With a plethora of Munnar tourist places to visit, this destination sweep one off the feet with utter delight.

Best Time To Visit Munnar

Munnar is a destination that has something for everyone, in every season. This might be a town that can be visited all year long, but it still has some particular days that one can visit this on. Make sure you pack your clothes as per the season you decide to visit.

The Winter Chill: December to February (ideal for honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts)
The Summer Breeze & Lush Tea Gardens: March to May

The weather gets very humid, and the scorching sun can make one feel exhausted and dehydrated quickly. The temperature during these months can vary anywhere between 22 degrees to 31 degrees

Popular Places In Munnar

There is an enthralling assortment of things to do in Munnar for visitors like plantation visits, trekking, camping, boating, parasailing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, rock climbing, fishing, & photography, which is why visiting all tourist places in Munnar makes up for an awesome getaway.

1. Echo Point: Hear The Hills Call Out Your Name

Scream your name out loud at this point and it will reverberate back within 3 seconds! Echo Point is a beautiful combination of cool, sweet breeze, green slopes, and a rejuvenating environment altogether.

2. Kundala Lake: The Blue Stretch Of Magnificence

Kundala Dam and lake is among the top tourist places in Munnar. It offers splendid natural beauty and serenity, with magnificent views of the hills on either sides of the crystal clear water of the lake.

Since they are located in the Bay of Bengal, it is coined as Shore temples. It belonged to the 8th century AD and was constructed by the Pallava dynasty. These temples are the best places to visit in Mahabalipuram.

3. Atukkad Waterfalls: The Furiously Gushing Ecstasysura

Located between Munnar and Pallivasal in the Idukki district and accessible only via a wooden bridge, the Attakud waterfall is among the prominent places to visit in Munnar, especially in the rainy season.

4. Elephant Lake: A Delight For Kids

The Elephant Lake is a serene lake surrounded by lush green carpets of tea plantations in every direction the eye can see. Elephants come down to the lake in order to drink water and take a bath, which is a fascination to watch for the tourists visiting the lake.

5. Anamudi Peak: The Highest Peak In South India

If one wishes to witness the beauty of the rolling hills and valleys with shimmering blue rivers weaving through them, the expanse of tea and spice plantations and the wildlife dotted about here and there in the Eravikulam National Park, they should trek to the Anamudi Peak. Located inside the park itself, the peak is among Munnar’s best tourist attractions.

6. Top Station: Best Of Both Worlds

Top Station, named after the railway station located on a massive height at Kundala Valley, this place offers mesmerising vistas of the town below. The cotton clouds enveloping the hills and valleys, the soft, bluish look of the destination owing to the presence of the rare Neelakurinji flowers, & the panoramic views of the Western Ghats, together make it a must on the list of Munnar’s tourist places one needs to explore.

7. Tata Tea Museum: Temple For All Tea Lovers

Established by Tata Tea many years ago, the museum exclusively showcases the origin and evolution century-old tea plantations in Munnar. The museum essentially pays homage to the fact that Munnar houses some of the best tea estates in the world, and is thus among the most significant places to visit in Munnar.

8. Devikulam: The Sanctum Of Spirituality And Divinity

The town of Devikulam apart from offering a breathtaking view of the Pallivasal falls and the Sita Devi Lake is heaven for pilgrims and temple-goers. With an assortment of temples located at the town, like the Ganesh Temple, Mariamman Temple, and Ayyanar Temple, Devikulam is among the important Munnar tourist places for worshippers.

9. Eravikulam National Park: Trekking Through The Wilderness

Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park has the largest population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and is home to 26 species of mammals. The park is also famous for providing magnificent views of the Western Ghats. The park’s continuous efforts towards protection and safety of endangered animals makes it one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India.

10. Mattupetty Lake & Dam: Water Conservation & Sports

Mattupetty has a few places of interest for tourists, out of which the lake and the dam built over it attract majority of them. The lake, surrounding hills, and nearby tea plantations offer a splendid view to visitors, and the presence of different bird species at the lake never fail to enchant bird watchers, owing which it is among the prominent places to visit in Munnar.

11. CSI Church: A Regal Blend Of History And Architecture

An important landmark and one of the eminent places to see in Munnar, the CSI Church was built in 1910 as a protestant church by the Scottish tea estate workers and managers. The key feature of this church are it’s awesome interiors which include stained glass windows, brass plaques, rows of rosewood benches and a grand chandelier.

12. Rose Garden: Chirps And Colors

A famous spot among nature lovers and couples, the Rose Garden near Mattupetty Lake is a sight for sore eyes. Home to a sea of almost every colour of rose known on the planet and a vast variety of bird species, this gorgeous garden is frequented by nature aficionados, rose lovers, and bird watchers.

13. Photo Point: Capture Nature’s Beauty

Sitting on the rolling grasslands of the Nilgiris plains is the most picturesque site one has ever witnessed named Photo Point. The vast stretches of tea gardens, the aromatic winds, and the swaying towering trees combine to offer the experience that this point has hidden. One of the beautiful places to visit in Munnar, Photo Point is as beautiful as it can get with the blessings of mother nature showering on it periodically. There are also many other aromatic species of plantations that can be found in this destination near Munnar.

14. Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Park: Walk With Nature

When we say that Munnar is one of the blessed destinations when it comes to mother nature, we don’t lie. But what makes this destination extraordinary is that it hides something for everyone within its stash of natural bounty. One of the most action-packed places to visit in Munnar is the Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park. This eco-friendly spot is sitting in the heart of nature and retains the natural landscape that the region adorns. It is perfect for travelers to get closer to nature as well as satiate their thirst for some adventure. From the little ones to the adults, there are several activities for one to be a part of.

15. Marayoor: Soak In The Aroma Of Sandalwood

Located a couple of kilometers, Marayoor is among the top places to visit in Munnar. This destination is mostly covered while one is touring around the main city. Marayoor is a quaint, scenic locale that is renowned for sandalwood forest and also dolmens from the era of the stone age. From the tiny hamlets to the massive sugarcane fields, from refreshing waterfalls to the crazy bamboo forests, Marayoor is a destination that has plenty to offer. Sitting on the Western Ghats, this destination also boasts about many other things including pre-historic sites, pristine River Paraiba, and the solid sugar molasses!

16. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary: Visit The Wild

There are a plethora of places to visit in Munnar for every kind of traveler, from nature lover to wildlife admirer. One such place that gives one a chance to embrace both at one spot is the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sanctuary is sitting in the Western Ghats and covers around 90.44 square kilometers of the area. The rich population of flora and fauna species, the tranquility in the atmosphere, and the thrilling activities that one can try out here in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are the experiences that one cannot find anywhere else.