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1. Munnar Tea Plantations

Munnar Tea Plantations

1 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Perched at several feet over the sea level and boasting of misty skies above and green carpeted fields below, these splendid Tea gardens in Munnar are a must-visit for every traveller. Sprawling over vast acres of lands, the umpteen tea plantations are sure to lure you with their bewitching beauty and charm.

2. Atukkad Waterfalls

Atukkad Waterfalls
Must visit 3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnics site. However, the road to Atukkad is very narrow and needs a lot of experience to drive on. The pool formed at the base of the waterfall is suitable for taking a dip!

3. Rose Garden Munnar

Rose Garden Munnar
Must visit 3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

The Rose Gardens of Munnar, spread over 2 acres of land, is an excellent stretch that is brimming with a variety of plants, including spices, crops like cardamom and vanilla, and a variety of other fruit trees. You can also buy seeds of flowering plants from here.

4. Tata Tea Museum (KDHP Museum)

Tata Tea Museum (KDHP Museum)
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Located in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, the KDHP Museum is a tea museum housing old machinery used for tea processing, photographs and other memorabilia. The museum showcases the transformation of Munnar into a tea land.

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5. Pothamedu View Point

Pothamedu View Point
3.9 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Pothamedu View Point, situated 6 km off Munnar, is adorned with stretching hills and lush green mountains. One can witness the spectacular wide views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations of the area. Trekkers and hikers would love the adrenaline rush of this place.

6. Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam
Must visit 3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
6 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Mattupetty Dam, situated 13 km off Munnar at 1700m above the sea level, is highly famous for the Indo-Swiss live stock projects. This picnic spot is also popular among its visitors for various activities like speed boating and horse riding.

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7. Kalari Kshethra

Kalari Kshethra

7 km
from city center
7 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Kalari Kshethra is the centre of the oldest form of martial arts, Kalarippayattu and the traditional form of Indian Classical Dance, Kathakali. The centre conducts performances, workshops and classes but is famous for the Kathakali and Kalarippayattu show held every day.

8. Munnar Jeep Safari

Munnar Jeep Safari

8 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

The jeep safari in Munnar takes visitors through the many attractions of Munnar including its sprawling plantations, forests and valleys, providing glimpses of the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Kolukkumalai, Kannan Devan Hills, Lock Heart Gap and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the popular attractions explore on the safari.

9. Top Station

Top Station
Must visit 4.5 /5

21 km
from city center
9 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Top Station is the highest point in Munnar at 6276 ft. It is the top place to visit in Munnar to enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and valley of Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Every 12 years, the rare Neelarkunji flowers bloom here.

10. Photo Point

Photo Point
Must visit 4.4 /5

8 km
from city center
10 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Photo Point is located on the way to the Madupetty Dam. It is a picturesque site perched atop the low rolling slopes and undulating plains of Nilgiris in Munnar. In the backdrop of the stretches of tea gardens, this point serves as an excellent photographic opportunity.

11. Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park
Must visit 4.6 /5

13 km
from city center
11 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Located a 45-minute drive away from Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park (also known as Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary) is a UNESCO world heritage site. Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, small-clawed otter, and a rare tiger or leopard are some of the main animal species that can be spotted here.

12. Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

7 km
from city center
12 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Wonder Valley is an adventure and amusement park with facilities for rock climbing, paint ball, rope course and a video arcade. It is a perfect attraction for adventure freaks and for those who want to face and get rid of their fears. There's no age bar and the activities are designed for children, as well as for adults.

13. Spa & Massages in Munnar

Spa & Massages in Munnar

13 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Taking and Ayurvedic spa and/or a massage in the hills is the best form to rejuvenate and relax. The hill town is best known for its Ayurvedic massages and you can choose from shirodhara, deep tissue massage or a Balinese massage.

14. Anamudi Peak

Anamudi Peak
4.3 /5

13 km
from city center
14 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Anamudi or Anai Mudi Peak in Munnar is well known to be the home for the largest surviving population of Asian elephants in India. The peak itself is within the boundaries of the Eravikulam National Park and is a famous trekking destination. It is also famous for the Neela Kurinji flower which is known to blossom only once every 12 years.

15. Kundala Dam & Lake

Kundala Dam & Lake
Must visit 4.0 /5

20 km
from city center
15 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Situated in the laps of the lush jungle is Kundala Dam & Lake laying 23 km off Munnar. This arch dam is famous for its Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides and pedal boat rides. The area also has cherry blossom trees that bloom twice a year.

16. Tree Houses in Munnar

Tree Houses in Munnar

16 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Staying in a Tree House is emerging to be the new vacation thing and it is definitely going to be one of the most exotic experiences of your life. Located amidst lush green spice plantations and tea estates, living here is one of the most unique things to do in Munnar.

17. Echo Point, Munnar

Echo Point, Munnar
Must visit 4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
17 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Echo Point is well known for its enthralling illustration of the phenomenon of echoing. As you scream, it is fun to hear your voice reverberate around the attraction again and again. It is surrounded by three mountain ranges, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. Boating is popular here.

18. Chokramudi Peak

Chokramudi Peak

8 km
from city center
18 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Located in the Eravikulam National Park at an altitude of 7200 feet, Chokramudi Peak is one of the highest peaks in Munnar. It is quite isolated from the range but provides a fabulous view of the surrounding valleys & mountains covered with stunning dense forestation and the lush green tea plantations. One can also get a beautiful view of the Idukki Dam located nearby.

19. Lock Heart Gap

Lock Heart Gap

12 km
from city center
19 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Named so because it looks like a locked heart, Lock Heart Gap is a viewpoint in Munnar famous for a breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys, mountains, the tea plantations and its thrilling trekking trails through the densely covered, cloudy, misty terrain. The view from the top during sunsets are a must-see.

20. Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
3.4 /5

25 km
from city center
20 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Situated close to Valara Falls is another beautiful waterfall known as Cheeyappara Waterfalls. These falls serves as a major attraction of the region cascading over seven steps. One can easily reach the place by a bus, taxi or auto rickshaw.

21. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Must visit 4.3 /5

29 km
from city center
21 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Being one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary houses species like grizzled giant squirrel, gaur, spotted deer, tufted grey langur, slender loris, crocodile, wild elephant, tiger, leopard and many birds.

22. Marayoor

Marayoor
Must visit 4.3 /5

23 km
from city center
22 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Located just 40 kilometres away from Munnar is Marayoor, which is famous for its naturally growing sandalwood forest and dolmens from the Stone Age Civilisation. Wrapped in a wispy blanket of glorious clouds, Marayoor has hamlets, sugarcane fields, waterfalls, and bamboo forests making it an enchanting landscape of exquisite green beauty.

23. Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala

16 km
from city center
23 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

The second highest peak in Southern India, Meesapulimala is situated at an elevation of 2641 meters above sea level. An ideal spot for trekking, the starting point of the trek is either Rhodovalley or Silent Valley which lies 6 km before Rhodovalley. After trekking for about 8 km from Rhodovalley, one gets to witness the grasslands, wildlife, rainforests, and small waterfalls. Amidst the lush green valleys and hundreds of Rhododendrons, tea estates, and bubbling streams, peace is what one gets to experience here in its purest form making it a must-visit destination for all the nature as well as adventure lovers out there. Also, considered as a hotspot of diversity, Meesapulimala has been recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.

24. Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

1 km
from city center
24 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm is a cattle development and research centre that spreads over an area of 469 acres of lush green grasslands and is home to a variety of high-quality cattle. The farm rears about 400 heads of cattle and is the headquarter of the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project that was launched in 1963 on mutual agreement between the Swiss and the Indian Government.

25. Lakkom Water Falls

Lakkom Water Falls
3.4 /5

23 km
from city center
25 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

This small little waterfall 25 km from Munnar is a part of Eravikulam stream of Eravikulam National Park. It is one of the main tributaries of Pampar River and is ideal for swimming in privacy.

26. Blossom Park

Blossom Park
Must visit 3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
26 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Spread across a lush expanse of 18 acres, Blossom Park is famous for its activities such as water cycling, boating and skating. It is covered with a wide variety of flora and has romantic little provisions of tree houses and ropeways. It is located at a mere distance of 3 km from Munnar.

27. Pallivasal Falls

Pallivasal Falls

4 km
from city center
27 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Pallivasal Falls is a stunning natural water body in the midst of dense forestation. It is famous as a picnic and sightseeing attraction in Munnar and draws nature lovers for soul-satisfying nature walks. The waterfall cascades down a rocky slope and doesn't quite have a height but the force it gushes with is sure to captivate one and all.

28. Trekking in Munnar

Trekking in Munnar
Must visit 3.6 /5

34 km
from city center
28 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

This place is a trekker''s paradise offering some of amazing trekking trails here. Trekkers would love the trails from Gap Road to Bison Valley Spices Village and from Pothamedu.

29. Chinnakanal Waterfalls

Chinnakanal Waterfalls
Must visit 3.6 /5

14 km
from city center
29 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Flowing from a height of 800 m, Chinnakanal Waterfalls is a sight of sheer beauty. These falls lays just 16 km away from Munnar.

30. Sevenmallay Tea Estate

Sevenmallay Tea Estate

0 km
from city center
30 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Established in 1900, Sevenmallay Tea Estate is owned by the Tata Tea Company. The estate sprawling over hundreds of acres of land is a like a paradise on earth. A quaint charming bungalow located right in the heart of the estate adds to the charm of the place. You can also buy tea produced at the estate-outlet.

31. Mountain Biking in Munnar

Mountain Biking in Munnar

31 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Mountain Biking is undoubedtly one of the best things to do in Munnar. The thrilling activity is taken up by localites and tourists alike as the picturesque areas like Suryanelli, Vandanmedu, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, and Marayoor can be best explored on these bikes. Besides being a form of exercise, you can also wander about the beautiful tea estates without any fear of pollution or fuel availability.

32. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

17 km
from city center
32 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Located 35 km off Munnar is the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, perched at an altitude of 7000 ft. above sea level. This orthodox tea factory lays claim to being one of the highest in the world and is famous for its flavoursome tea. It takes about 52 minutes to reach here by jeep from Munnar. At the tea factory here, tea leaves are still handpicked, rolled, cooled, fermented and manually packed for distribution.

33. Chithirapuram

Chithirapuram
3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
33 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Situated 10 km off Munnar, Chithirapuram is a place famous for its rustic environ and old world charm. It also houses old playgrounds and courts, bungalows, sleepy little cottages and tea plantations adding to the charm of the village.

34. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
3.4 /5

39 km
from city center
34 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Bird watching and spotting can become an addictive joy with the help of trained guides. The Thattekkad Sanctuary is home to some of the rare species of birds such as Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron.

35. Tea Shopping

Tea Shopping

35 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Besides tasting delicious steaming tea, you can also buy premium quality tea leaves from Munnar to take away with you as a souvenir. You can explore the local markets for dried tea leaves, aromatic oils, coffee variants, essential oils and other spices as well. The oils extracted from citriodora, eucalyptus and lemongrass are very useful to treat body and joint pains and are used in cooking and everyday products as well.

36. Lockhart Tea Museum

Lockhart Tea Museum

7 km
from city center
36 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Situated at a distance of 9 km from Munnar on the Thekkady Road, Lockhart Tea Museum is one of the newest editions to the tourist places in the city. Opened on the 22nd of January, 2014 for the public, the museum is a part of the Lockhart Estate which is a major tea plantation estate. The museum offers a historical insight into the first ever tea plantations of Munnar which date back to 1879.

37. Nyayamakad Waterfalls

Nyayamakad Waterfalls

5 km
from city center
37 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Nyayamakad Waterfalls is situated 10 kms from Munnar between Munnar and Rajamala in Kerala. Falling down at a height of 1600 m, the waterfalls are a popular picnic and trekking spot. The perfect time to visit the waterfalls is during monsoons.

38. Pallivasal Tea Garden

Pallivasal Tea Garden

4 km
from city center
38 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Pallivasal Tea Garden is situated a few kms away on the outskirts of Munnar in the village of the same name. The tea gardens are known for their haven like beauty and beautiful meadows of tea plantations. From these gardens you can also see the Sahya mountain range in the backdrop.

39. Kuthumkal Waterfalls

Kuthumkal Waterfalls

17 km
from city center
39 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Kuthumkal Waterfalls is situated 24 kms from Munnar in Rajakkad. The waterfalls are a popular picnic spot in the region and boast of pleasant climate and mesmerizing water cascading down a lengthy height from a cliff.

40. Elephant Arrival Spot

Elephant Arrival Spot
Must visit 3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
40 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Lying 18 km from Munnar, you can board an Elephant ride here to explore the wilderness of the region. This is a fun spot for both adults and children equally as you get to view the expanse of Munnar hills and forest riding an elephant.

41. Rock Climbing and Rappelling in Munnar

Rock Climbing and Rappelling in Munnar
3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
41 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Rock climbing and rappelling are some of the popular activities offered in and around Munnar.

42. High Range Club

High Range Club
3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
42 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Run by Corporate Planters, this High Range Club is associated with 41 other clubs in the country and also with 2 overseas clubs offering a variety of amusement activities.

43. Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm

Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm
3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
43 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Established in 1961, Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm is a place where Tamil migrant labourers had once reared their cattle. Today, this highly specialized dairy farm bestowed with cool climate and abundance of fodder is managed by the Kerala Livestock Development and Milk Marketing Board (KLDB).

44. Floriculture Centre

Floriculture Centre
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
44 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Against the backdrop of tea plantations, you will find a well-manicured garden called Floriculture Centre. The park features a large variety of flowers and some herbal plants maintained by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation.

45. Valara Falls

Valara Falls
3.4 /5

24 km
from city center
45 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Fed by the Deviyar river, Valara Falls is located at 40 km from Munnar. Enveloped by Neriamangalam town in the east and Adimali in the west, the place offers some absolutely stunning sights.

46. CSI Christ Church

CSI Christ Church

1 km
from city center
46 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

CSI Christ Church is over a century old church famous for its religious & historic significance and its gothic style architecture. The church was built in the memory of the beloved wife of Henry Knight, Ilianor Knight, in the early 1900s. The site also served as a cemetery for the British Planters. The structure is made of granite and is adorned with beautiful stained glass work and brass plaques.

47. Elephant Lake

Elephant Lake

47 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

Situated amidst exuberant tea plantations, dense green woods, rolling hillocks and vibrant grasslands, Elephant Lake, also known as Anayirangal or Elephant Arrival Lake is one of the most idyllic and picturesque spots located at a distance of 22 kms from Munnar. Popular as a booming picnic destination, the scintillating lake offers panoramic views of the calm reservoir and foggy clouds, all in the backdrop of lush green Tata Tea Estates.

48. Anayirankal Dam

Anayirankal Dam

2 km
from city center
48 out of 48
places to visit in Munnar

The Anayirankal Dam is located right in between a verdant carpet of tea plantations and a thicket of evergreen forests. It is one of the largest earthen dams and was completed in the 1960s. It is also one of the earliest dams made with concrete.

FAQs on Munnar

Can you suggest an itinerary for Munnar?

Day 1: Arrive at Cochin International airport, and enjoy a scenic ride via the hills to Munnar. Explore one of Munnar’s popular hotels for dinner like EastEnd or SN Restaurant.

Day 2: Leave for the city tour in the nearby areas. Tour the famous lush green tea gardens of Munnar, and enjoy the freshly brewed tea prepared from the freshly picked tea leaves. Visit Echo point, the most famous place of Munnar. End your day with a trip to the Tea Museum.

Day 3: Leave for Eravikulam National Park in the morning. The national park is famous for it rich flora and fauna and is home to a number of endangered species. Spend the day at the National park. Catch some local performances of kathakali and kalaripayattu in the evening at the Punarjani Traditional Village.

Day 4: Visit the Top Station which is famous for its beautiful view of the hills. Further, explore some of Munnar’s popular restaurants like Taste the Brew cafe for breakfast or the Rapsy Restaurant for lunch. Later, pay a visit to the various waterfalls located on the outskirts of Munnar such as Lakkom waterfall, Attukad waterfall and Thoovanam waterfall.

How can I commute within Munnar?

Bus
Local government buses are available with ticket priced between INR 5 - INR 25

Cab
Local cabs are easily available for hire. The fare is approximately INR 1000 to INR 1500 for 150 km.

Auto-rickshaws
Most of the autos have metres and they are a cheaper mode of transportation than taxis

Bike-rental
Bikes are easily available for rent at a tariff of INR 300 - INR 400 for one day.




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How much does a package cost for Munnar?

The packages for Munnar start at INR 4498 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Munnar?

The top sightseeing places in Munnar are Echo Point, Munnar, Photo Point, Atukkad Waterfalls, Top Station, Pothamedu View Point, Tata Tea or KDHP Museum.

What are the top activities in Munnar?

The top activities in Munnar are Monsoon Meesapulimala Trek and Camping 2019, Jeep Safari from Munnar to Vattavada, Camping Amidst Tea Plantation in Munnar, Dark Forest Tour in Munnar, Tiger Trail Trekking in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar Sightseeing Package from Kochi.

What are the top hotels in Munnar?

There are 402 Hotels in Munnar which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Munnar are Tea Castle Munnar, Rainforest Munnar, Flower Valley Plantation Homestay, Exotic 1BR Stay in Adimali, Munnar, Tranquil 1BR Stay in Anachal, Elakai. You can see all the hotels in Munnar here
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