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1. Top Station

Top Station
Must visit 4.4 /5

21 km
from city center
1 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Top Station is located about 32 kilometres away from Munnar, on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It the highest point in Munnar 6276 ft to enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and valley of Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Top Station with its low-lying clouds and abundant foliage, is an excellent example of natural beauty.

2. Echo Point, Munnar

Echo Point, Munnar
Must visit 4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
2 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Echo Point is located 15 kms away from Munnar, on the way to Top Station. As you scream, it is fun to hear your voice reverberate around the attraction again and again. Echo Point is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala, and hence is a very scenic place to visit.

3. Atukkad Waterfalls

Atukkad Waterfalls
Must visit 3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 47
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!

4. Photo Point

Photo Point
Must visit 4.4 /5

8 km
from city center
4 out of 47
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.

5. Tata Tea Museum (KDHP Museum)

Tata Tea Museum (KDHP Museum)
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Located in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, the KDHP Museum showcases a variety of antiquities, the most famous being the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, dating back to the 2nd century AD.

6. Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park
Must visit 4.4 /5

13 km
from city center
6 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Located a 45 - minute drive away from Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park (also known as Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary), houses a rich and diverse variety of flora and fauna and 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.

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7. Pothamedu View Point

Pothamedu View Point
3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 47
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.

8. Marayoor

Marayoor
Must visit 4.3 /5

23 km
from city center
8 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Located just 40 kilometers away from Munnar is a scenic locale by the name of 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. Add to it, the natural blessing of a sea of fragrant sandalwood trees; this place is a sensory experience like no other.

9. Kundala Dam & Lake

Kundala Dam & Lake
Must visit 3.7 /5

20 km
from city center
9 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Situated in the laps of 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.

10. Anamudi Peak

Anamudi Peak
3.4 /5

13 km
from city center
10 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Anamudi, the highest peak (2,695 m) of Western Ghats and South India lies south of the Himalayas and towers over the sanctuary. The slope of the hills is home to the Atlas moth, Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, and tigers.

11. Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam
Must visit 3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
11 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Mattupetti 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.

12. Pallivasal Falls

Pallivasal Falls

4 km
from city center
12 out of 47
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.

13. Pallivasal Tea Garden

Pallivasal Tea Garden

4 km
from city center
13 out of 47
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.

14. Munnar Tea Plantations

Munnar Tea Plantations

14 out of 47
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.

15. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Must visit 4.3 /5

29 km
from city center
15 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Being one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary forms an integral part of the 1,187 km sq. block of protected forests straddling the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, in the region of the Annamalai Hills. The Sanctuary is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.

16. Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
3.4 /5

25 km
from city center
16 out of 47
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.

17. Rose Garden Munnar

Rose Garden Munnar
Must visit 3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
17 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Located just 2 km from Munnar, the Forest Rose Garden blooms with forest rose and a variety of other rare flowers. The sight it presents is definitely worth a visit.

18. Sevenmallay Tea Estate

Sevenmallay Tea Estate

0 km
from city center
18 out of 47
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.

19. Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

7 km
from city center
19 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park is an eco-friendly park located in the midst of nature. The park retains the natural landscape of the region to take its guests closer to nature and offers a thrilling experience through its adventure trails and activities. 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.

20. Elephant Arrival Spot

Elephant Arrival Spot
Must visit 3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
20 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

Lying 18 km from Munnar, you can board an Elephant ride here to explore the wilderness of the region.

21. Chinnakanal Waterfalls

Chinnakanal Waterfalls
Must visit 3.6 /5

14 km
from city center
21 out of 47
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.

22. Trekking in Munnar

Trekking in Munnar
Must visit 3.6 /5

34 km
from city center
22 out of 47
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.

23. Lock Heart Gap

Lock Heart Gap

12 km
from city center
23 out of 47
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.

24. Chokramudi Peak

Chokramudi Peak

8 km
from city center
24 out of 47
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.

25. Rock Climbing and Rappelling in Munnar

Rock Climbing and Rappelling in Munnar
3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
25 out of 47
places to visit in Munnar

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

26. Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

1 km
from city center
26 out of 47
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.

27. Blossom Park

Blossom Park
Must visit 3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
27 out of 47
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.

28. Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala

16 km
from city center
28 out of 47
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.

29. Lakkom Water Falls

Lakkom Water Falls
3.4 /5

23 km
from city center
29 out of 47
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.

30. High Range Club

High Range Club
3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
30 out of 47
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.

31. Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm

Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm
3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
31 out of 47
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).

32. Chithirapuram

Chithirapuram
3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
32 out of 47
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.

33. Floriculture Centre

Floriculture Centre
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
33 out of 47
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.

34. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
3.4 /5

39 km
from city center
34 out of 47
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. Valara Falls

Valara Falls
3.4 /5

24 km
from city center
35 out of 47
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.

36. Kalari Kshethra

Kalari Kshethra

7 km
from city center
36 out of 47
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. Kalarippayattu is often called the mother of martial arts, the source from which the modern hand combat techniques like Kung-Fu and Karate have been evolved over the years. The centre conducts performances, workshops and classes that one can opt for to get an essence of the ancient art forms.

37. CSI Christ Church

CSI Christ Church

1 km
from city center
37 out of 47
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.

38. Nyayamakad Waterfalls

Nyayamakad Waterfalls

5 km
from city center
38 out of 47
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.

39. Kuthumkal Waterfalls

Kuthumkal Waterfalls

17 km
from city center
39 out of 47
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. Tree Houses in Munnar

Tree Houses in Munnar

40 out of 47
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.

41. Mountain Biking in Munnar

Mountain Biking in Munnar

41 out of 47
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.

42. Spa & Massages in Munnar

Spa & Massages in Munnar

42 out of 47
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.

43. Tea Shopping

Tea Shopping

43 out of 47
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.

44. Elephant Lake

Elephant Lake

44 out of 47
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.

45. Anayirankal Dam

Anayirankal Dam

2 km
from city center
45 out of 47
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.

46. Lockhart Tea Museum

Lockhart Tea Museum

7 km
from city center
46 out of 47
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.

47. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

17 km
from city center
47 out of 47
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.

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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