Munnar

Fascinating Viewpoints in Munnar

One of the popular Honeymoon destinations in India, Munnar is a fabulous hill station in Kerala perched at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet on the Kannan Devan Hills. Also known as ‘Kashmir of South’, Munnar is blessed with picturesque environment, lush green vegetation, scenic waterfalls, pleasant weather, splendid lakes, and mountains that draws millions of tourists throughout the year. Munnar is home to some of the world’s best tea estates where the majority of plantations are owned by Tata Group. Besides, this breathtaking hill station is also lined up with several mesmerizing viewpoints surrounded by lush greenery and dense forest that offer peace and solitude away from the hustle-bustle of the city as part of Kerala Tour Packages.

Pothamedu Viewpoint

Set amidst the tea plantations and undulating hills, Pothamedu Viewpoint is one of the most popular places to visit in Munnar where one can spend some time in the lap of the nature. This viewpoint offers splendid view of Kannan Devan Hills of Munnar region and also a great view of the surrounding tea gardens. Also, it is an ideal place to witness wonderful sunrise and sunset. Besides, one can also see Muthirapuzha River and Idukki Arch Dam on the clear day. The place is easily accessible by road from Munnar that takes you over an old bridge and narrow roads with scenic views. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you can trek through the beautiful cardamom, coffee and tea plantations to reach this point as part of Munnar Tour Packages.

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Top Station

Located on Kerala – Tamilnadu border, Top Station is one of the highest points in Munnar, and among the prime places to visit in Munnar. Perched at an altitude of 2200 meters, the viewpoint at Top Station offers picturesque views of the Kannan Devan Hills, the valleys all around, the misty mountains and distant waterfalls. Also, the place is known for its rare Neelakurinji plants, which bloom only once in 12 years, and envelope the hills in a bright blue colour. Besides, Top Station is also a wonderful trekking destination in Munnar, among the top hill stations in Kerala.

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Echo Point

Situated on the way to Top Station, Echo Point is a lovely place between Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. This scenic place got its name from the natural echo that one can hear resonating in the undulating hills.  Placed at an altitude of 600 feet, the panoramic view of mist clad hills and pleasing mountain breeze makes Echo Point worth visiting places in Munnar, among the most popular hill stations in South India. Also, one can indulge in a peaceful walk around the gentle slopes of the hills here or go for boating in the serene waters of the lake. Besides, the place is a paradise for birdwatchers, as many people come here to get a glimpse of the vibrant species of native and migratory birds.

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Lockhart Gap / Lock Heart Gap

Lock Heart Gap is one of the stunning places in Munnar situated on Munnar – Madurai (or Munnar – Thekkady) road. Also known as Lockhart Gap, it is one of the important places to visit in Munnar, among the popular tourist places in India. The place got its name from a gap located between two mountains which looks like the shape of a heart which can be witnessed from this vantage point. With fresh air and mist clad tea garden hills, the place provides a panoramic view of the mountains and valleys of Munnar that one should not miss on your Munnar Packages. Besides, Lock Heart Tea Estate is another nearby attraction that provides wonderful opportunity to learn tea dust making process.

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Kallipara Sunset Point

Kallipara Sunset Point is a splendid viewpoint located at Vithikudy near Munnar and among the prime places to visit in Munnar. A pure off-road drive to Kallipara gives you to experience a colorful sunset with a breathtaking view of the Anayirangal Dam. One can reach Kallipara on a 4WD jeep through the lush cardamom forests and the ride takes you about 20 minutes and this is followed by a 30-minute trek uphill to the sunset point, is one of the most adventurous activities to do in Munnar. Also, the trek uphill with the view of greenery interrupted with gushing streams in the valley below, and a culmination at the Shola sunset point is an ecstatic activity as part of Kerala Tour Packages.


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