Backwaters | Nature

#1 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 10 Kms from Munnar Bus Station, Mattupetty Dam is one of the most scenic places in Munnar situated on Top Station Road. This is one of the best places to visit in Munnar and also a great place to experience the beauty of Munnar along with boating. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Munnar packages.

Constructed in 1953, the lake and dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations, makes a great view. Boating in the Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience. If possible, hire an exclusive speed boat. Often, elephants from surrounded forest take bath in the waters of the lake and watching them (while boating) is a pleasant experience. This place is also famous for Eucalyptus Oil, which is sold near the dam. The tea plantations enroute the Dam might be crowded with visitors rushing .....

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Adventure | Wildlife

#2 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 16 Kms from Munnar, Rajamalai is a tiny hill station located inside Eravikulam National Park on Munnar - Udumalpet Road. The Eravikulam National Park was established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr. The park is extended into Tamil Nadu and known as Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Trip to Rajamalai is one of the top things to do as part of Munnar tour packages and among the beautiful places to see Neelkurnji flowers in South India as part of your wildlife tour in India.

This region is famous as the natural habitat of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Nearly half the world's population of this rare species is found in area. Other faunal species found in the park are elephant Gaur, Giant Squirrel, Leopard, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Tiger, and Sambar.

The national park is spread across an area of 97sq km and is a protected area. The park is divided into 3 regions - the core .....

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Nature

#3 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 3 km from Munnar Bus Station, Pothamedu Viewpoint situated on Bisonvalley road is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Munnar.

Pothamedu Viewpoint offers panoramic view of Kannan Devan Hills of Munnar region and it also offers a great view of the surrounding tea gardens. Pothamedu Viewpoint is one of the most popular tourist places in Munnar and a wonderful place to spend sometime in the lap of the nature with great views.

Pothamedu Viewpoint is easily accessible from Munnar by road.

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Museum

#4 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 3.5 km from Munnar Bus Station, Tea Museum is a wonderful place to visit in Munnar town. The museum is owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Limited owned by Tata Group. Visit to Tea Museum is one of the top things to do in Munnar.

The museum exhibits different equipment used in tea manufacturing from early 20th century to late 20th century. Some of the items exhibited in the museum include the tea leave cutting machines, power making equipment, etc. The process of tea manufacturing is also explained in the museum.

The museum is situated in a scenic location on Pooyankuty Road on the outskirts of Munnar town.

Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM. Monday Holiday.

Entry Fee: Rs. 75 for Adults, Rs. 35 for Children below 12 years, Rs. 20 for Camera

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Adventure | Nature

#5 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 32 Kms from Munnar, Top Station is a breathtakingly beautiful place on Kerala - Tamilnadu boarder. From here, one can get 360 degrees view of the Western Ghats. This is one of the best Munnar tourist places and among the prime place to visit on a Munnar tour.

At an altitude of 2200 meters, this place is also known for the Neelakurunji Plant, which flowers only once every 12 years (next flowering year is 2018). The view point is at a distance of 2 kms from the road point and has to be trekked down. The trek path is very steep with deep valleys one side. One should be very careful while trekking to the view point, which offers lifetime memories. Top Station is the highest approachable road in South India.

The viewpoint at Top Station offers breathtakingly beautiful views of Kannan Devan Hills. The valleys all around, the misty mountains and distant waterfalls all .....

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Nature

#6 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 4 km from Munnar Bus Station, Photo Point is a beautiful spot on Mattupetty road lined up with tea gardens on both sides. As the name suggests, this place is a famous photography point in Munnar due to its breathtaking background of mountains surrounded by lush green tea gardens. Photo Point is one of the best tourist places to visit in Munnar.

The tea gardens are owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Limited owned by Tata Group and it is a private property. Visitors can take photographs at the entrance of garden without disturbing the plantations.

This place is situated on the main road with running traffic and tourists are advised to be careful while taking pictures standing close to the road.

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Backwaters

#7 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 20 Kms from Munnar, Kundala Lake is a picturesque lake situated on the way to Top Station from Munnar. The tea estates spread across Kundala are a real feast to the eyes.

The lake is formed by Kundala artificial dam, which is a small dam in cured shape. The lake offer boating facility. The unique experience of boating in Kashmiri boats in this lake is a special attraction. These boats are also known as Shikara Boats. Kundala Lake is one of the best places for sightseeing in Munnar.

There is also a golf course which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd in Kundala village.

Boating Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Boating Fee (30 minutes): Shikara Boat - Rs 200 for 2 persons, Row Boats - Rs 150 for 4 persons, Pedal Boat - Rs 100 for 2 persons

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Hill Station

#8 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 18 Kms from Munnar Bus Station & 45 kms from Idukki, Devikulam is a cute hill station at an altitude of 1800 meters. This is one of the top tourist attractions in Munnar and also among the most visited Kerala hill resorts. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Munnar packages.

The name Devikulam is a combination of two words Devi from the goddess Devi and kulam meaning pond. According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi bathed in Devikulam Lake now named as Sita Devi Lake. The lake draws tourists not only because of its sacredness but also for the curative powers of its mineral waters. The lake is also idle for trout fishing. The scenic beauty, adventure sports, beliefs and religion come together to make the Sita Devi Lake a major tourist attraction in Devikulam.

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Nature

#9 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 15 kms from Munnar, Echo Point is a beautiful place situated on the way to Top Station between Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. This is one of the major tourist places to visit in Munnar. Echo point is situate on the main road towards Kundala Lake on the backwaters of Mattupetty Dam amidst rolling hills.

This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills. Trekking and nature walks are popular activities in this scenic destination with beautiful views of the green hills. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

This is a wonderful place for photography. Boating is also available at Echo Point.

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Nature

#10 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 16 km from Munnar Bus Station, Lock Heart Gap (also known as Lockhart Gap) is one of the most scenic places in Munanr situated on Munnar - Madurai (or Munnar - Thekkady) road. It is one of the prime attractions in Munnar.

Lock Heart Gap provides a panoramic views of the mountains and valleys of Munnar and it's one of the must visit place in Munnar. This is also a great sunset point on a clear day. This is situated close to the main road and easily accessible from Munnar. The road from Munnar to Lock Heart Gap is full of tea plantations and it is a nice stretch for photography.

The nearby Lockheart Tea Estate is another attraction which provides wonderful opportunity to learn tea dust making process.

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Waterfall

#11 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 10 Kms from Munnar, Nyayamakad Waterfalls is one of the highest cascading falls in Kerala. It is located on Munnar - Udamalpet road close to the entrance of Eravikulam National Park. It is one of the best waterfalls around Kerala.

The water here drops from a height of more than 1500 meters cascading through rocks over several steps. The water is collected into a big pool at the bottom which is great place to spend some time. This waterfall Is close to the Rajamalai entrance and can be visited along with Rajamalai / Eravikulam Park. It needs about 10 minutes walk from the main road.

Trekking is a popular activity here. One can enjoy the marvelous views of surrounding valleys of Western Ghats including Anamudi and other peaks. Trekking to some of the upper levels of the falls is possible through rock climbing though it's little risky in Monsoons.

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Nature

#12 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 41 km from Munnar, 70 km from Palani, 90 km from Idukki, 115 km from Valparai, 116 km from Coimbatore, 131 km from Dindigul, 164 km from Kochi, 168 km from Meghamalai, 172 km from Thrissur, 175 km from Kottayam, 190 km from Madurai, and 298 km from Trivandrum, Marayoor or Marayur is a scenic place situated in Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is one of the popular historical sites in Kerala and among the best places to visit as part of Munnar Tour Packages.

Nestled in the shadows of the Western Ghats, Marayoor is a pre-historic site and also the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. This scenic town claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 BC. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-buildings. As per the history, people of Tamil Nadu have migrated to this area when the Madurai king Thirumalainaicker was defeated by Tippu Sultan in the 18th century AD. They created five villages - Kanthalloor, Keezhanthur, .....

Distance (From Munnar): 41 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): Full Day
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Nature

#13 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 30 km from Udumalpet, 48 km from Coimbatore, 65 km from Valparai, 116 km from Munnar, 130 km from Dindigul, 163 km from Kochi, 191 km from Madurai, and 526 km from Chennai, Pollachi is a scenic town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu in India. It is the second-largest town in the district after Coimbatore and among the stunning offbeat places to visit in Tamil Nadu as part of Coimbatore Tour Packages.

Located on the tip of the Annamalai hills and the plains of Coimbatore, Pollachi is a largely visited tourist hub known for its rich greenery and amazing landscape. The ancient name for Pollachi was 'Pozhil Vaitchi' meaning 'the land of natural wealth and prosperity' in Tamil. The town was also called Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the reign of Kulottunga Chola III. Since ancient times, the Pollachi market called by the name of 'Pollachi Sandhai' has been considered as a prosperous bazaar that combines great natural wealth. The town markets .....

Distance (From Munnar): 116 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#14 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 47 km from Munnar, 105 km from Kochi, 239 km from Trivandrum, 101 km from Kottayam and 171 km from Madurai, Idukki is one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala and among the most beautiful Kerala places to visit. It is the second largest district in Kerala state (Painavu as headquarters). Idukki district is also home to South India's highest peak, Anamudi (2695 meters), along with 13 other peaks with a height of over 2000 meters. It is home to the popular Idukki Dam, one of the must include places in Kerala Tours.

Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centers and mountain treks. The district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam, Peerumedu and Udumbanchola taluks from Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from .....

Distance (From Munnar): 45 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Waterfall

#15 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 25 Kms from Idukki, 48 Kms from Munnar & 20 Kms from Thodupuzha, Thommankuthu Waterfalls is a marvelous seven step cascading waterfall dropping from a height of over 300 feet with pool at each level.

It is a best place to spend a day watching the nature and drown in the waters of the falls. Trekking into the surrounding picturesque hills is another popular activity at this place.

This place is connected by bus from Munnar and Thodupuzha. There are no accommodation facilities available near the falls.

Distance (From Munnar): 48 Kms
Trip Duration (From Idukki - Including Travel): 3 Hours
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Nature

#16 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 10 Kms from Idukki & 55 Kms from Munnar, Kalvari Mount, also known as Calvary Mount is an important tourist place in Idukki District.

The Kalvari Mount Viewpoint offers a charming view of Idukki Reservoir from Idukki to Ayyappancovil on one side and panoramic view of Kamakshy and Mariyapuram villages on the other side. It is one of the most scenic places in Idukki and a must visit place in the district.

The view point is situated near Thankamani Junction on Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala highway.

Distance (From Munnar): 50 Kms
Trip Duration (From Idukki - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
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Waterfall

#17 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 30 Kms from Idukki, 63 Kms from Munnar and 20 Kms from Thodupuzha, Keezharkuthu Waterfalls (also known as Rainbow Waterfalls) is a popular tourist sport near Idukki.

It is a cascading waterfalls falling through several steps from a height of over 1500 meters. It is also an ideal place for rock climbing & mountaineering. This place is good to visit throughout the year.

The falls are located in deep forest and can be reached by trekking through the forests for over 2 Kms.

Nearest town to the falls is Udambannoor, which is connected by Bus with Idukku, Munnar and Thodupuzha. From Udambannoor, the falls are about 6 Kms and there is approach road for about 4 Kms which can be reached by Jeep / Auto. The remaining 2 Kms is trek path.

Distance (From Munnar): 63 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Backwaters

#18 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 43 Kms from Idukki, 65 Kms from Kumarakom, 58 kms from Kottayam and 80 Kms from Munnar, Malankara Dam & Lake (in Idukki district) is a lovely place located at a distance of 7 Kms from Thodupuzha on Thodupuzha-Erattupetta route.

Malankara Lake, spread over 11 Kms is an artificial lake formed as part of Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation Project. The Dam is constructed across Thodupuzha River for irrigation purpose. This place is a very good picnic spot with boating facilities in the lake.

It is located on SH8 and easily accessible from Thodupuzha by Bus, Auto & Cab. Thodupuzha is accessible by Bus from all parts of Kerala.

Thommankuthu Waterfalls is about 27 Kms from this place which is connected by Bus from Thodupuzha.

Distance (From Munnar): 80 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Wildlife

#19 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 12 km from Marayur Bus Stand and 55 km from Munnar, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected reserve situated in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is one of 12 wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala and among the top places to visit near Munnar.

Located on the eastern ranges of the Western Ghats, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary spreads across 90 sq.km and is canopied by lush, evergreen, and thorny scrubs. It is richly populated with a wide array of indigenous flora and fauna which makes it a popular tourist destination. The sanctuary has earned the name for an only rehabilitation center for Indian star tortoise in India. Along with the Western Ghats and the Anamalai sub-cluster, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is under consideration by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site.

Situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, it is bordered with Eravikulam National Park in the south, Indira Gandhi Wildlife .....

Distance (From Munnar): 55 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Waterfall

#20 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 8 km from Marayoor, and 45 km from Munnar, Thoovanam waterfall is a stunning waterfall located inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Marayoor. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Kerala and among the must-visit places in Marayoor as part of Munnar Tour Packages.

Situated on Munnar - Udamalpet Road, Thoovanam waterfall is formed by the Pambar River. It is also a popular trekking route in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This cascading fall is a wonderful place to enjoy nature, dip & swim in the crystal clear water of Pambar River. Since it is located inside the Cinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek to the falls also provides a great opportunity for animal sighting.

The waterfall has to be reached by a 4 km trek from Alampetty Checkpost, which is situated on Munnar - Udalampet highway. The Thoovanam waterfalls trip is a guided trek (forest guides must be accompanied) and usually takes 2-3 hours from the check post. This is a moderate level trek through dense forest .....

Distance (From Munnar): 45 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Waterfall

#21 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 15 km from Marayoor Bus Station and 26 km from Munnar, Lakkam Waterfalls is a mesmerizing waterfall situated at Gundumalai village near Marayoor. Located between Marayoor & Munnar, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Munnar and among the must-visit places in Marayur.

The beautiful Lakkam Waterfall is set amidst dense flora and rolling hills, which add to its bewitching beauty. It is formed by Eravikulam Stream which is originated in the Eravikulam National Park and is a tributary to the Pambar River. The fall cascades down from a height of about 50 feet into a small pool at the bottom which offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy its cold mineral-rich waters. The spectacle of the gushing waters crashing against the rocky terrain is a feast to the sore eyes.

It is the perfect spot for those who love to photograph and explore the natural beauty. The waterfall is equally popular for trekkers as they get immense opportunities to explore the dense jungle & .....

Distance (From Munnar): 26 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 2 Hours
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Adventure | Wildlife

#22 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 20 Kms from Munnar, Anamudi Peak in Western Ghats is the highest point in South India and also the highest point in India outside the Himalaya-Karakoram, at an altitude of 8842 feet. Anamudi is also famous for Kurunji flowers that blossom once in 12 years. It is one of the places most commonly represented for Munnar Tourism and among the best trekking places for adventure lovers as part of Kerala Packages.

Located inside the Eravikulam National Park, it is a famous trekking destination in Kerala which offers breathtaking views of Western Ghats and a lifetime experience with wonderful nature views. This is also one of the top tourist places to visit in munnar. Anamudi, together with the Eravikulam Park, is home to one of the largest surviving populations of Asian elephants, Gaurs and Nilgiri Tahrs. Anamunid is one of the top .....

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Waterfall

#23 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 16 Kms from Munnar, Power House Waterfalls (also called as Chinnakanal Waterfalls) is located near Chinnakanal village after Devikulam about 1 Km from NH49 (towards Thekkady - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary).

Falling through a steep rock from a height of about xx feet, this cascading waterfall is a wonderful place to spend few hours. The stream is said to be originated from scenic & sacred Devikulam Hills. It is one of the best waterfalls in Munnar. There is a natural pool at bottom of the falls.

Best time to visit the falls is during post monsoon season. It is possible to reach the bottom of the falls by trekking down the hills. Swimming in the pool at bottom of the falls is a memorable experience.

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Waterfall

#24 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 38 Kms from Munnar, the famous Cheeyappara Waterfalls is located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar to Kochi highway (NH49).

Cascading down in 7 steps, Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Kerala. This is also a great place for trekking. It is noted for 2 acres of evergreen forests upon a huge rock. The rock is more than 500 acres in area and an ideal spot for mountaineering.

The waterfalls are just adjacent to the highway. The falls offer spectacular views with full glory during summer and it's not possible to reach the bottom of the falls or enjoy in the waters of the falls in monsoon.

This place is connected by buses running between Munnar and Kochi.

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Waterfall

#25 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 39 Kms from Munnar, the magnificent Valara Waterfalls is located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar to Kochi highway (NH49), near Cheeyappara Waterfalls.

Valara features a chain of waterfalls falling from a height of about 1000 feet and provide a magnificent view. These waterfalls are surrounded by lush, dense forests that are home to a variety of animals and birds. It is one of the top waterfalls near Munnar.

Though the falls are visible from highway, it demands good amount of trekking to reach the bottom of the falls. The surrounding places of the Valara Falls are good for trekking. The falls offer spectacular views in monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.

This place is connected by buses running between Munnar and Kochi.

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Hill Station

#26 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 75 Kms from Munnar, 68 kms from kottayam & 60 Kms from Idukki, Nadukani is a small hill station in Ernakulam district. It is 35 Kms from Thodupuzha, close to NH49 near Kothamangalam.

At an altitude of 3000 feet, Nadukani is an ideal destination for trekking and mountaineering. On the sunny day Nadukani offers a clear view of the areas extending to Thodupuzha. The excellent view of the Muvattupuzha River that forms Malankara Lake on Malankara Dam is feast to the eyes.

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Backwaters

#27 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 24 Kms from Munnar, Anayirankal Dam is a lovely place located on NH49 (towards Palani, after Devikulam).

The surroundings of the falls are full of tea plantations & forests and appear like a green carpet. It is one of the earliest Dams built in India using concrete. Elephants are also spotted in the vicinity of reservoir.

This place is connected by frequent buses from Munnar. All buses towards Palani stop here.

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Waterfall

#28 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 24 Kms from Munnar and 36 Kms from Idukki, Kuthumkal Waterfalls is charming waterfall located in Kuthumkal near Rajakkad (4 Kms) in Idukki District.

This cascading waterfall is a good picnic spot to enjoy the nature and play with the waters of the falls. The falls are very close to the main road and accessible by easy trek. It is possible to get into the waters at bottom of these falls.

Rajakkad is connected by bus with Munnar & Adimali (24 Kms). The falls are 4 Kms from Rajakkad and can be reached by Auto/Bus.Kuthumkal water falls is located 21 kms from Munnar.

The picturesque Ponmudi Dam (7 Kms from Kuthumkal Falls and 17 Kms from Adimali) built across Panniar River is another popular attraction near the Waterfalls. It is connected by bus with Adimali-Rajakkad service.

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Hill Station

#29 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 95 km from Dindigul, 117 km from Madurai, 169 km from Coimbatore, 469 km from Bangalore,272 km from Kochi, 162 km from Munnar, 253 km from Ooty & 528 km from Chennai, Kodaikanal, also referred to as Kodai is a beautiful hill station in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the best hill stations not to miss in a South India tour and among the top places to experince the Tamilnadu Tourism.

Often referred to as the 'Princess of Hill stations', Kodai is one of the popular places to visit in summer as part of honeymoon trip. It is situated at an altitude of about 7000 feet (2133 m) on the southern tip of upper Palani hills. It has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination. Coaker's Walk, Silver .....

Distance (From Munnar): 162 Kms
Trip Duration (From Munnar - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Waterfall

#30 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 8 km from Munnar Bus Station, Attukad or Attukal Waterfalls is a striking waterfall situated in Munnar, Kerala. Located on Munnar - Pallivasal Road, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Munnar and among the must-visit places during your Munnar Trip.

Set amidst undulating terrains and dense jungles, Attukal Waterfalls is a white stream of water slanting down the rocky hills into a pool at the bottom. This pristine waterfall is a charming spot frequented by tourists as well as locals. The fall looks like a glittering silver line from a distance but as you come closer, you will see the pearly white water cascading from a towering height. One can visit the place throughout the year, but it is best to visit the place immediately after the monsoon season since the waterfall cascades at its full glory during this time. However, visitors are not allowed to enter during the rainy season due to extreme flow but still, the waterfall is overflowed with natural beauty .....

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Adventure

#31 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 22 km from Munnar, Chokramudi Peak is a mountain peak in Munnar, Kerala. Situated between Bison Valley and Munnar, it is one of the highest peaks of Munnar and among the best places of trekking in Munnar.

Situated at an altitude of around 7,200 feet in Eravikulam National Park, the Chokramudi Peak stands isolated from other hill ranges but provide 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 Anamudi Peak and Idukki Dam located nearby. Since it is located in Eravikulam National Park, the hill is filled with lush evergreen Shola forest, and the park is home to large number of animals such as Nilgiri Tahrs, Gaurs and Asian Elephants.

The Chokramudi Trek is a short and easy trek that can be done in a day. The trekking spot of Chokramudi is an ideal place for the amateur trekkers who wish to have an awesome beginning. The starting point of .....

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Adventure | Nature

#32 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 35 km from Munnar, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is a sprawling tea plantation situated at Kottagudi village in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Located near Munnar, it is one of the most beautiful tea estates in India and among the must-visit places as part of Munnar Tour Packages.

At an altitude of 7900 feet, Kolukkumalai is the world's highest elevation tea plantation and one of the premier South Indian industries in India. This tea estate is a part of Tamil Nadu but Munnar is the most popular gateway to Kolukkumalai tea estate. The estate was built-up by the British from 1920 to 1927 with the assistant of Chettiar Brothers belonging to Bodinayakkanur, Tamilnadu, India. Sprawling over an area of 81 hectares, the estate was run by the Chettiar Brothers from 1935 to 1971. Thereafter, Chettiar brothers transferred their rights to AJ Group in 1971. Since 1971 the estate is being looked after by the AJ Group.

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Park

#33 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 1.5 km from Munnar Bus Station, Blossom Park is a beautiful park located in Munnar, Kerala. Situated near KSRTC Bus Stand, it is one of the well-known places to visit in Munnar.

Located at the heart of Munnar, the Blossom Park or the Blossom Hydel Park is famous for the scenic beauty and natural aspect. This park is a part of the Sylvan hill resort of Munnar and is located nearby the beautiful Muthirappuzha River. Covering over an area of 16 acres, it has a vast stretch of landscaped mounts, flower gardens, artificial waterfalls & lush green lawns, that offer a wide range of facilities to make visitors feel relaxed and rejuvenated all at the same time.

The park also has varieties of recreational activities like adventure trails, boating, nature walks, bird watching, roller skating, badminton, etc. Also, tourists can enjoy the aroma of fresh mountain flowers that are found in abundance here and experience boating through the serene waters of Muthirappuzha River. .....

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Adventure

#34 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 25 km from Munnar Bus Station, Meesapulimala is a mountain peak in the Western Ghats near Munnar, Kerala. Situated near Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, it is one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats and among the popular places of trekking in Munnar.

At an altitude of 8,661 feet, Meesapulimalai is the second highest peak in the Western Ghats after Anamudi Peak. It is one of the most popular trekking places near Munnar, especially for ardent trekkers. Meesapulimala gets its name as the peak resembles a tiger's face. The mountain range is sandwiched between Annamalai Hills and the Palani Hills, which are located near Suryanelli. Considered as a hotspot of diversity, Meesapulimala has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Meesapulimala is a must-go place for ardent trekkers. Meesapulimala is a trek through eight hills, passing through the shared border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This is one of the mesmerizing treks which will start at an altitude of 1500 .....

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Waterfall

#35 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 17 km from Munnar Bus Station, Pallivasal Waterfalls is a stunning waterfall situated near the Pallivasal Power House in Munnar. Also Known as Pallivasal Power House Falls, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Munnar and among the must-visit Munnar tourist places.

Pallivasal Falls is formed over Muthirappuzhayar River and is surrounded by lush green forests. Though a little small in size, the waterfall is an excellent spot for picnicking and sightseeing for those who want to spend a day away from the buzzing madness of cities. Rich in diverse flora, the area around the waterfalls provides the perfect setting for hikes and nature walks. With unspoiled scenic beauty in abundance, the waterfall is a perfect attraction for photographers and lovers of nature.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free

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Heritage

#36 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 10 km from Munnar Bus Station, Kalari Kshetra is a cultural center located at Chithirapuram near Munnar, Kerala. It is one of the best places to witness the rich cultural heritage of Kerala and among must-visit places in Munnar.

Kalari Kshethra is the center of the oldest form of martial arts of Kerala - Kalaripayattu and Kathakali, the traditional form of Indian Classical Dance. The center is the place where one can witness the rich cultural heritage of Kerala showcased in the form of dance. The center conducts performances, workshops, and classes that one can opt for to get an essence of the ancient art forms.

Famed as the mother of all martial arts, Kalaripayattu is the traditional martial art practiced in Kerala. The martial art is said to be more than 3,000 years old. This ancient art-form is believed to have been adapted into various martial art forms like karate, kung-fu, and judo. The one-hour evening performance show of Kalaripayattu in Munnar includes .....

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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#37 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 1 km from Munnar Bus Station, CSI Christ Church is an old church located in Munnar, Kerala. Situated on Kochi-Dhanushkodi Road, it is one of the beautiful places of heritage in Munnar and among the top places to visit in Munnar.

Carrying the legacy of a century, the CSI Christ Church is the most revered place of worship in Munnar and the headquarters of the CSI Munnar Pastorate with over thousand Tamil families and 18 outstation churches. The history of CSI Christ Church goes back to the missionaries who arrived here in the early 20th century. The church was built in the memory of the beloved wife of Henry Knight, Ilianor Knight, in the early 1900s. Later, it was made an exclusive cemetery for British planters. When the British left Munnar in 1981, they handed over the charge of the church to CSI North Kerala Diocese.

As per the history, the foundation stone of the church was laid in March 1910 by Sir A.K. Muir and was inaugurated on 16th April 1911 by Rev. .....

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Waterfall

#38 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 19 km from Munnar Bus Station, Ripple Waterfalls is a stunning waterfall in Munnar, Kerala. It is one of the magnificent waterfalls in the Idukki district and among the best places to visit in Munnar.

Ripple Falls is situated at Sreenarayanapuram, a diversion of Kunchithanny - Rajakkadu road from Thekkinkanam. The perennial Ripple Waterfall is formed over the Muthirappuzhayar River. Maintained by the forest department, it is an idyllic spot to detach oneself from the chaos of the busy city life and spend time amidst untouched beauty of nature. KTDC has made fences and footpaths near the waterfall. There is a pavilion to view the distant beauty of the area.

There are 2 waterfalls, one is converted as a waterfall park, and the next one is the actual waterfall, which is just less than 1km away from it. To visit this waterfall, one needs to take down some stairs from the road. If you are interested to take a bath in the waterfall, this is the best place. But one .....

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Backwaters

#39 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 14 km from Munnar Bus Station, Chengulam or Sengulam Dam is an artificial dam located in Munnar, Kerala. It is one of the mesmerizing places to visit in Munnar.

Chengulam Dam Munnar is the latest dam site area and is part of the Chengulam Hydroelectric Project under the administration of the Government of Kerala. Surrounded by Letchmi hills on the north, Chokramudi peak on the east and the valley of Vellathooval and Adimaly Panchayat and Pettumudi peaks on the South- West, one can a get a spectacular 360-degree view from the lakeside.

The dam site also offers visitors the chance to indulge in boating around the lake in pedal boats, speed boats pontoon boats and large boats. The speed boat ride is one of the best attractions and activities here. There is a Games Corner, Fish Spa and a small park by the side of the dam where you can spend some time with family and friends. During summer months occasionally fishing is also allowed. One can also go for cycling .....

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Park

#40 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 4 km from Munnar Bus Stand and 2.5 km from Top Station, Rose Garden is a well maintained flower garden situated on Munnar - Top Station Highway in Munnar, Kerala. It is one of the top places to visit in Munnar.

Munnar Rose Garden is a beautiful garden with hundreds of rare varieties of flowers and herbal plants. With large tea plantations in the background, this place can be visited during a trip to Munnar. The garden is operated by Kerala Forest Development Centre (KFDC), a Govt. of Kerala undertaking. Spread across a few acres of land, this place has an amenity center for tourists and a sales outlet, in addition to hundreds of rare varieties of flowers, cactus, shrubs, creepers and herbal plants. The amenity center inside the garden has toilets, shop, snacks, coffee etc.

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Person

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Miscellaneous

#41 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 7 km from Munnar Bus Station, Carmelagiri Elephant Park is a private park located at Carmelagiri in Munnar, Kerala. Situated on the way to Mattupatty Dam, it is one of the interesting places to visit in Munnar.

Located in Kannan Devan Hills, Carmelagiri Elephant Park woos visitors with their enthralling elephant safaris through the zig-zag hilly paths between Munnar Tea Gardens. The park gives trippers various riding times which ranges from 15 minutes to 1 hour and even a full day safari. A maximum of three persons can travel at a time on an elephant and there are around eight elephants in total. While in the park, one gets to know in person on the daily routines, special exercise walks, bathing rituals, training procedures and specific diets of elephants.

One can also feed the elephants and talk to the mahouts about their behavior and learn about their moods. The elephants are trained and well cared for by the mahouts, who help educate tourists about the .....

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Wildlife

#42 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 34 km from Munnar, Mathikettan Shola National Park is a national park at Poopara village of Udumbanchola taluk in Kerala. It is one of the protected reserves in Kerala and among the best places to visit in Munnar.

The Mathikettan tract was notified as a Reserve Forest by the Travancore Government in 1897. Some parts of the land, before becoming a national park, had been leased out for the production of Cardamom. It was declared as a national park in 2003 to protect the wildlife and rich biodiversity of the area. The Shola forest in the area is bestowed with geological fauna and flora and geomorphological wealth. Still, certain parts of the forest are used to cultivate cardamom.

The name Mathikettan has been derived from a Tamil word which refers to 'mind confuser'. It has been so named as the paths inside the forest is quite confusing and one who enters the park can easily get lost, according to the local folks. Three streams namely Uchillkuthi Puzha, Mathikettan .....

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Adventure | Nature

#43 of 43 Places to Visit in Munnar

At a distance of 39 km from Munnar, Kallippara Sunset Point is a beautiful viewpoint situated at Vathikudy near Munnar, Kerala. It is one of the best viewpoints in Munnar and among the prime places to visit in Munnar.

If you like to go for an off-road drive, head towards Kallippara where you experience the panoramic views of orange-red sunset skies, Anayirangal Dam and the soaking mist. One can reach Kallippara on a 4WD jeep through the lush cardamom forests. The ride takes about 20 minutes and this is followed by a 30-minute trek uphill to the sunset point, which is one of the most adventurous activities to do in Munnar. Also, the uphill trek with the view of greenery interrupted with gushing streams in the valleys below, and a culmination at the Shola sunset point is an ecstatic activity. And, this is the perfect way to end your day.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free

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Most Asked Questions on Munnar


  • What is the best season to visit Munnar?

    Munnar can be vistited through the year, however, winter & summer from September to June are the best seasons to visit Munnar. Summer is the busiest season and hotels are usually very expensive in this season. Monsoons usually experience heavy rains.

  • How many days are required to visit Munnar?

    Munnar usually requires around 3 days to visit the most important attractions. There are several wonderful destinations around Munnar like Thekkady which usually take 2 additioanl days.

  • What is the budget required to visit Munnar?

    Budget of Munnar trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Munnar tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5000 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 7500 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Munnar?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Munnar like Meenmutty Dam, Tea Musuem, Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Devikulam, etc. Munnar is dotted with several wonderful tea estates and can be visited as well.

  • What to buy in Munnar?

    Munnar is well known for quality tea and most of the tourists buy tea powder in Munnar. Spice are also available at reasonable price.


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