Tourism in Munnar

Munnar is one of the most beautiful destinations engulfed by hills covered with tea plantations. Munnar in the local language means three rivers. The scenic hill station is located at the confluence of these three rivers.  The endless area of tea plantations, mesmerising valleys and red coloured mud roads are views to indulge your wanderlust.

For a nature lover this place is definitely a paradise. The clouds, roads and the greenery bestows an aura around this place which is unbelievably splendid. The breathtaking sights and serenity additionally adds to the charm. Munnar is one among the most loved hill stations in India and Munnar Tourismis well known for magnetizing tourists from across the globe.

A Trip to Munnar will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and refresh your senses. For more information, you can check out ourtravel guide to Munnarto plan exciting holidays for yourself.

Best Time to Visit Munnar

Munnar in Winter (August to March) : Munnar has emerged as a favourite destination in all season. However, winters are considered the best time for a trip to Munnar. The temperature goes down to almost 11°C during this period. Moreover, winter is ideal for trekking, rock climbing and rappelling here.

Munnar in Summer (April to May) : Summers are the time when people flock to this place to escape the heat of the hills. The temperature in April reaches to a maximum of 25 degrees and in May it slightly rises to a maximum of 35 degrees and the minimum being at 22 degrees.

Munnar in Monsoon (June to July) : Monsoon season is the time when less number of tourist visit this place. If you want to enjoy the place when it is less crowded then this is the ideal time to visit Munnar as hotels are cheap too.  Also, Munnar looks beautiful in monsoon with lush greenery and high mountains.

How to Reach Munnar

By Flight : If you are planning to travel by flight then Munnar does not have an airport. The airports near Munnar include Kochi, Coimbatore, MadhuraI and Calicut. You can take a taxi and travel to Munnar by road from these places.

By Train : Munnar does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is 90kms away in Aluva which is a major town close to Munnar.

By Road : In case you love road trips and want to plan a road trip to Munnar then direct buses are available.  Major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are connected by road to Munnar.

Best Place to Visit in Munnar

  • TATA Tea Museum

Tata Tea Museum is located at the Nallathanni estate. It is one of the best places to visit in Munnar. It is known to have photographs that traces the growth and evolution of tea plantations in Munnar right from the tea sapling to an automated tea factory where it is processed. The fee to the Tata tea museum is Rs. 75 per person along with which you can also enjoy a fresh cup of tea.

  • Blossom Park

Blossom Park is also known as the Hydelpark and is situated near the Pallivasal hydro-electric project. This place caters to your sports whim and you can enjoy activities like Cycling, boating and roller skating. This is an ideal picnic spot for families who are looking for holidays.

  • PothameduViewPoint

Pothanmedu Viewpoint is famous for giving you a mist filled view of Munnar. The drive to the PothameduViewPoint takes you over an old bridge and narrow roads. The drive gives you endless scenic views which are breathtaking.While you are there, indulge in a hot cup of tea along with the views.

  • Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls is one of the top sightseeing places in Munnar. You can enjoy the waterfall amidst hills and jungles. The waterfalls are located between Munnar and pallivasal and the views along the road to reach are extremely beautiful.

  • Top Station

Top Station is situated at the highest altitude in Munnar which is more than 40kms away. The place is mostly shrouded with mist and clouds. If you are lucky you might miss the mist however this is a rarity. The drive to the viewpoint is mesmerising.

  • Kundala Lake

Pedal Boating inKundala Lake is a popular activity. Kundala is Asia’s first arch dam. The valley and hills  around the lake are places where NeelaKurunji flowers bloom once in twelve years. 2018, is the year when they are going to bloom once again and enthral everyone.

  • Echo Point

Echo Point gets its names from the echo that is generated when you shout. Enjoy the beautiful blooms with echo at this destination.

Experiences Not to Miss in Munnar

  • The tea plantations and high mountains aretop attractions in Munnar. The experience of trekking during the day and camping at night in the forest is something one should indulge in Munnar.
  • Mountain biking is an interesting way to discover your surroundings during your Munnar tour. Biking enthusiasts can also go on the Cardamom trail, which starts from Munnar and finishes inPeriyar Tiger Reserve. It takes upto 4 days to complete the trail.
  • Holidays in Munnar are incomplete without water activities like speed boating, rock climbing, cycling and many more.

We hope that this Munnar tour guide helps you to plan your next trip to Munnar. For more information, get in touch with Travel Bug India.

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