Munnar – Hill Station in Kerala
About Munnar – Hill Station in Kerala
Munnar is a popular hill station of Kerala that is located 1600 m above the sea level. It is one of the most picturesque locations of the state with some great holiday facilities and is located at the confluence of the Rivers Nallathanni, Mudhirapuzha, and Kundaly.
The tea plantations, exotic flora and fauna, stunning hills, forests and great trekking spots like Anamudi mountain peak, make Munnar a perfect honeymoon as well as family holiday destination.
Activities To Do in Munnar
Munnar has a host of things that can be enjoyed no matter whether you are on a family picnic or a honeymoon. Many people enjoy sightseeing in these beautiful hills. Animal sighting at Eravikulum national park is popular with tourists and many people also go trekking in to the Anamudi peak. The locations here are extremely serene and honeymooners can also enjoy the tea plantations, resort stay amidst the scenic villages and the dense forests of the nearby regions can also be enjoyed.
- Jeep Safari to Kollukkumallay
- Elephant Safari and Plantation Tour
- Speed boating in Mattupetty Dam
- Trekking and Camping
- Rock Climbing and Rappelling
- River Crossing
Facilities in Munnar
Food and Beverages:
Munnar have many resorts, restaurants, coffee/tea shops, snacks courts, wine and bear parlor etc are available. While on a trip to Munnar, one must try the local Kairali cuisines. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is easily available.
Most public facilities including public toilets, security, police stations and public transportation is readily available in Munnar.
What makes Munnar a major tourist attraction?
Munnar is a captivating hill station of Kerala and is mostly known as a honeymoon destination and thus the place has many hotels & resorts as well places of scenic beauty. The place offers fantastic options for a surreal holiday including resort stays among tree plantations and the breathtaking Western Ghats. The tourists can also enjoy idyllic retreats between sprawling tea estates. Couples can enjoy the green vegetation and spend time in the haven of nature while also visiting the waterfalls and lakes in the region. The highest point of the Munnar – Kodaikanal road is known as the ‘Top Station’ which is located at a height of 1700 mts and provides a panoramic view of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. Here are some of the top places to visit while at Munnar:
- Munnartea plantations and tea museum
- Pallivasal Hydroelectric Plant.
- Eraviculum National Park
- Trekking to the Araimudi Peak
- Visiting the scenic towns of Chinnakanal and Anayirangal.
- Boat rides in Mattupetty lake
- Visit the top station
- Visit the Power House and the Lakkam waterfalls nearby
- Stay in the hill retreat and enjoy the spectacular views of the western Ghats
Best Time to Visit Munnar:
The winter months from November till February are the best time to visit Munnar. The temperature at this time is pretty soothing and thus the pleasant weather makes it a perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon. Avoid to visit Munnar in the monsoon months.
How to Reach at Munnar:
Munnar does not have an airport of its won and the nearest airport is the Cochin International airport, 110 km away from here.
The nearest railway station from Munnar is the Aluva station at a distance of 110 kms from Munnar and the rest of the distance is to be travelled by road. The Ernakulum and the Madurai railway stations are at a distance of 130 and 135 kms approx. From here, a cab or a taxi can also be hired all the way to Munnar.
Many private as well as state run buses ply from almost all major towns of Kerala and Tamil Nadu to Munnar.