The breathtaking beauty of Munnar Hill Station is well-known throughout the country. People from all over the world come here to experience a real haven of tranquility and peace. This pleasant tourist destination is set at an altitude of 6000 ft in the district Idukki. Munnar joins three most popular mountain streams, i.e. Muthirapuzha, Kundala and Nallathanni. The term Munnar literally means three rivers in Malayalam. The never-ending area of amazing tea plantations, immaculate mountains and valleys, call you to experience the green world. Really, Munnar is not less than a dreamland for the nature lovers. Apart from the natural beauty, Munnar is also a perfect destination for trekking.
Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Munnar For Honeymoon Couples.
Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations of the state Kerala. This is a perfect romantic locale, blessed with the list of amazing natural beauties. This beautiful scenic town is adorned with lots of greenery, tea bushes, and spice plantations. You can also enjoy the romantic walk, bird watching and trekking at Munnar. While visiting Munnar, you can’t miss to watch Tea and coffee plantation. They add to the beauty of this magnificent hill station.
This hill station becomes a superb sight when the valleys and hills get covered with the Neelakurinji blooms. Though Munnar has numerous destinations that are spread in each and every corner of this hill station but there are some places which are must visit places in Munnar hill station.
- Swiss County
- Club Mahindra
- Tea County
Fact Sheet and Climate
Location – Idukki district on the high ranges of the Western Ghats.
Altitude – 5000 to 8000 ft above sea level.
Area – 26.2 Sq kms.
Dec, Jan, Feb & Mar : 2C – 27C
Apr & May : 9C – 29C
Jun, Jul & Aug : 14C – 22C
Sep & Oct : 13C – 23C
Nov : 9C – 25
Best time to Visit – Sep to May.
Monsoon – July to Aug
On the way from Kochi to Munnar
Road – Munnar is accessible by frequent buses from Ernakulam (near Kochi), Kottayam, Thekkedy. Interstate buses runs between Bangalore, Coimbatore, Maduri, Theni, Palani to Munnar frequently.
Rail – Munnar is not connected with Rail. Ernakulam 130kms, Kottayam 147km, Madurai 162kms, Coimbatore 158kms.
Air – Nearest Airport Kochi / Cochin 130 kms 4hrs by road. Madurai – 142kms . Coimbatore – 167km. Trivandrum 302km.
Important Places to Visit
Attractions of Munnar Hill Station
Eravikulam National Park – Eravikulam National Park is situated at a distance of 15 km from Munnar. This incredibly beautiful park is spread an area of 97 sq kms. Eravikulam National Park is a home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The most popular Anamudi Peak is also found in the southern region of this park. In 1978, this park is announced as a National Park due to its extensive faunal, floral, ecological, geo-morphological and the zoological significance. If you want to see the best evergreen forest, then you must visit this park.
Mattupetty – Mattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 mts. This beautiful lake and dam is found at the distance of 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is renowned for the Indo-swiss live stock project, a joint venture of India and Switzerland. The extensive Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake are the other major attractions in its surroundings.
Rajamala – Rajamala is situated at 2695 Mts above the sea level. This is a natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr. Around half of the world’s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr is now found here. So whenever you plan to visit Munnar, you must watch this beautiful place which is just 15 km away from Munnar.
Tea Museum – Munnar is well-known for its tea plantations and this bequest of Munnar is preserved in Tea Museum. This museum is situated on the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar. This amazing Tea Museum offers unique photographs, machineries and other beautiful stuffs. All of these beauties portray the story of the origin and growth of tea plantations.
Other Activates & Attractions in Munnar
These are some major attractions around Munnar but you should also visit other prime locations of Munnar like Pallivasal, Chinnakanal & Anayirangal, Top Station, Echo Point, Attukad, Devikulam, Power House Waterfall, Nyayamakad, Mount Carmel Church and so on. These spots also offer ample opportunities to enjoy the charismatic beauty of Munnar Hill Station.
In Munnar you can enjoy various activities like watching the picturesque beauty of virgin forests, rolling hills, scenic valleys, several streams, extensive tea plantations, huge splashy waterfalls, winding walkways and much more. So get ready for the great holiday experience in Munnar.