Munnar – Surrounded by rolling hills, dotted with tea plantations, wrapped with green leaves is a hill station named the heavenly Munnar.
Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill station situated in the Western Ghats mountain range in Kerala, India. The sloping lush green tea plantations, the curved roads, the heavenly atmosphere makes the place an ultimate beauty travel destination.
Are you ready to experience Munnar? Add Munnar to your to do list and make a plan now.
Attractions in Heavenly Munnar
Let’s make your trip successful and get a chance to explore the exotic beauty of Munnar. There are plethora of good things to do in Munnar. Make your plan and book your perfect booking to enjoy the picturesque Munnar. You will just love the place for hundreds of reasons.
Munnar is made up of three mountain streams: Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Basically, known for the tea gardens and hills, Munnar has a jaw dropping beauty to explore.
Before moving ahead to the things to do in Munnar, let us know the fact file of the place.
Location: Idukki District on the high ranges of the Western Ghats
Altitude: 5000-8000 ft above sea level.
Area: 26.2 sq. km.
Temperature: 0°C – 25° C (Summer : 15.2°C – 25°C ) (Winter : 0°C – 10° C )
Rainfall: 275 cm
Best time to visit: September to May
Clothing: Woolen and cotton
Languages: Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English.
Surrounded by boundaries:
North : Coimbatore
South : Pallivasal Panchayath
East : Vattavada Panchayath
West : Kuttampuzha Panchayath
Interesting and Amazing Things to do in Munnar
Munnar at a glance.
“You will be mesmerized to find a dreamy and heavenly Munnar”. Have a look below.
Pleasure of Staying in a Tree House
A tree house – does not it sounds very adventurous and eco-friendly. Well, if you miss the chance of staying in the tree house, you will miss a big part of your trip. Add this to your bucket list.
Tree house is locally known as the “Erumadam”. The house is made in the top of a tree with bamboo, coir and hay. From the top of the house, you will get the chance to view the beautiful Munnar. Spend some days of your vacation in Munnar staying in a tree house.
Sing and Dance in the tea estates of Kolukkumalai
The exotic beauty of the tea estates will mesmerise you with its fresh aroma. Do you know Kolukkumalai is one of the highest tea plantations of the world? Yes, it grabbed the top position. You will just love the zigzag roads between the tea gardens.
You can also pay a visit to the famous tea factory to taste different types of teas. There is an entry fee to get into the tea gardens. It is just Rs. 75.
“Capture your fulfilled memories in the green tea gardens”
Go adventurous – Go Trekking
Munnar is wrapped with the best camping and trekking places. Now if you have planned for Munnar, don’t forget to go for a trekking.
The famous trekking points in Munnar are the Echo Point and the Top Station in Kurangani Hills. Echo Point is 15 Km from Munnar.
Some other gorgeous trekking in Munnar is Chokramudi Trekking, top valley trekking, Mountain Trekking, Forest Trekking, Trek to the 7 Hills Mountains, Sunrise Point Trekking, Grassland Trekking, Lakshmi Hulls Trekking, Tea Plantation Trekking, Trek to Camp Footprint in Yellapatty.
Jeep Safari – Rent a Jeep and head to Kolukkumalai
Wow! Jeep safari, it really sounds exciting, isn’t it?
Maximise your enjoyment by an exciting open jeep safari amidst the beauty of Munnar. Drive through the tea garden’s curved gaps, hilly areas, and much more. Reach the top of Munnar by road and the scenic beauty.
If you want to have a glimpse of the sunrise, make your journey bit early and reach the sunrise areas to view that awesome beauty.
Jeep Safari in the Moonlight to Chinnar
If you love adventurous and wild enjoyment, head to Night Safari in Chinnar, Munnar. You will get proper guidance to the point. A night jeep safari to the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary will mesmerise you.
You will have the chance to see all the wild animals coming out. If you are a wildlife photographer, this is a golden chance to capture the moments of your loved wild animals. Pose, enjoy and capture the memories for lifetime.
Photo at the Photo Point
Photo point is 3 kms from Munnar on the way to Mattupetty. This is a perfect place to capture moments. The place is wrapped with silver oak trees and green tea plantations.
Capture your moments with your loved ones at the famous Photo Point and treasure it for lifetime.
Off-roads Mountain Cycling
This is indeed a jaw-dropping thing to do in Munnar. Well, this is not a racing. You will get immense pleasure cycling between the tea gardens, mountains and more.
Some suitable places for mountain cycling are Suryanelli, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, Marayoor and Vandanmedu. You can rent your vehicle at a very low cost and head to the destination.
There are lovely picnic spots in Munnar. Picnic near the waterfalls is an added enjoyment. Some of the best and beautiful waterfalls are Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam. The place is surrounded by green trees and the environment is just spellbound. You will have a great time with your family and friends.
Shikara ride in Kundala Lake
You can add Shikara ride to your to do list in Munnar. You will experience an amazing time in the Shikara. You have a glimpse of the Kundala Lake while going to the Top Station. This is an artificial dam and Asia’s first arch shaped dam.
Morning Walk in Munnar
You will love to walk in that lovely morning feeling the breezy air amidst the tea gardens, the lovely flora and fauna, the amazing sunrise, mountains and hills.
Well, who hates shopping? Grab some Munnar special items from the market. You will get all the items like tea, spices, natural oils, fresh coffee beans, etc. In addition, do not forget to buy the aromatic tea from Munnar.
Pay a Visit to the Tea Museum
Tea Museum in Munnar is one of the popular destinations among tourist. Pay a visit and see the traditional tea making process, rollers, power generating ‘Pelton Wheel’ and Kundale Valley Light Railway Engine, model bungalow furniture besides old typewriters, wooden bathtub, magneto phone, iron oven, manual calculators, etc.
Lick the World-famous Delicacies of Munnar, Kerala
Kerala cuisines has awesome taste. I bet you will love the Kerala foods. Rice and cassava (Tapioca) is the staple food of Kerala. Despite this, go crazy with the foods of Kerala.
Some of the famous cuisines to eat in Munnar are: Puttu and Kadala Curry (breakfast dish), Appam with Stew, Dosa Ghee Roast with Kerala Style Sambar, Idiyappam, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry), Kerala Prawn Curry, Kallumakkaya Ularthiyathu (Mussel Stir Fry), Kerala style Fish Molee/Moly, etc. If you are a foodie, you will just love to eat all of them.
Enjoy the Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park
Carmelagiri Elephant Park is located in the Mattupetty Road. If you love to ride an elephant, get high into the giant elephant and ride the park at his back. Take your selfie stand with you to capture the amazing elephant rise moment.
Don’t escape yourself without climbing the jaw dropping rocks in Munnar. This is indeed a thrilling experience you will get to enjoy. You will get proper guidance from our professional experts.
Visit the Wildlife Sanctuaries
Munnar is a place that is wrapped with the wildlife blanket. You will get to see heavy forest, wild animals, national parks, bird sanctuary and much more.
There are animals like elephant, deer, tiger and more. You will get to see different birds like crimson-fronted barbet, eagle, owl, Malabar grey hornbill, Sri Lanka frogmouth, and Indian hornbill and Nilgiri pigeon, and more.
Pay a visit the CSI Christ Church
This is the old CSI Christ Church located in Munnar. It has amazing architects and interiors. Light a candle and make your wish.
The Famous Ayurveda Spa
You are Kerala and if you miss the world-famous Ayurveda Spa and therapies, you will miss a big thing. After the thrilling enjoyment in Munnar, rejuvenate with a spa. People from across the world come to Kerala to have this Ayurveda Spa and therapy. Some of the famous treatments offered in various centres are as follows: Balinese massage, classical deep tissue massage, authentic shirodhara and many more.
You will be treated as the God’s person by the staffs. The cost is also affordable. Relax your body at the best spa and wellness center in Munnar before heading to your native place.
Some of the kids’ friendly attractions and fun activities are also available for our small and cute children.
- Rose Garden
- Fun Forest
- Anamudi Shola National Park
- Hydel Park
- Munnar Tea Museum
So, what is there to wait, fix your date, book your tickets, pack your bags, and head toward the heavenly Munnar.