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Munnar is a must see destination in Kerala, India, a place that is more beautiful than your dreams. This hill station is among one of the most visited tourist destinations in India.  The climate of Munnar is so pleasing is that it even makes the cherry plants and Apple trees to bloom, which makes it a must see destination in Idukki district.  The postcard perfect mountainous landscapes covered in lush green trees, waterfalls that looks like wall of blue stain threaded with silver, which ends in serene pools and tea plantations that produce one of the best tea in the world.  These beautiful traits of Munnar make it a magnificent place to see in Kerala. Munnar is blessed with many tourist spots and there are many things to do in Munnar. Here are some of the best tourist places in Munnar.  

 

1# Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is a must see destination in Munnar, located 7 km away from the Munnar town. This magnificent destination is home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar species, which makes it a unique tourist spot in Munnar.  Eravikulma has an elevation of 2000 meters above sea level and the famous Anamudi peak the highest peak in South India with a height of 2695 meters is part of the Eravikulam National Park.  Another speciality of this beautiful tourist spot in Munnar is the Neelakurinji flowers, which blooms only once in 12 years, the millions of flowers turns the valley into purple carpet an amazing event to see.    Apart from the Nilgiri Thar, the sanctuary is home to various other animals including leopards and elephants.  The park is closed during the month of February to March due to the breeding of Thar.  The wildlife, landscape and the amazing climate make this tourist spot one of the best places to see in Munnar.

 

2# Kolukkumalai

Kolukkumalai is the second highest peak in South India with a height of 7900 feet above sea level, is unique duo to the fact that it hosts the highest organic tea plantation in the world.    This amazing tourist spot in Munnar region is located 40 kilometres from the centre of Munnar town. Home to one of the oldest tea plantation in Kerala still uses the traditional methods to prepare the tea leaves.   The sunrise is a must see event from the top of the Kolukkumalai, travellers often find it enchanting. Jeep safari is a thing to do in Kolukkumalai apart from the tea tasting, tour operators provide the jeep ride to the top of the hill with a minimum cost, is a thrilling and amazing experience as the jeep rides through the tough terrain.  Kolukkumalai offers the panoramic view of the mountainous regions covered in tea plantations and blue sky. This tourist spot in Munnar is best for trekking, adventure jeep rides and photography tours.

 

3# Mattupetty dam

Located 13 kilometres from Munnar town Mattupetty dam is one of the most beautiful dams in Kerala and it is a must see destination in Munnar.  This beautiful dam is located 1700 meters above sea level which makes it a unique tourist destination. The mountainous landscape and lush green tea plantations add more beauty to this tourist spot in Munnar.  The mountains covered in mist and trees that surround the dam is best for trekking and photography tours. The forest is home to various birds and wild animals. The artificial lake formed by the dam is perfect for boating, travellers can enjoy the boat ride for small charges.  The land is blessed with small waterfalls and pools, which increases the beauty of this tourist spot in Munnar.   Mattupetty dairy farm is a place to see in Munnar, which lies close to the Mattupetty dam.  Opening timings for the Mattupetty dam is from 09:00 AM to 05:00PM and there are entry fees to visit the dam.

 

4# Marayur

Marayur/Maryoor, the land of sandal woods is one of the best places to see in Munnar. Located 42 kilometres away from the Munnar town, this amazing destination is blessed with many tourist spots.  The sandal wood forest is heavily protected by the government, but the travellers can walk through the forest and also can see the processing of the sandalwood in a sandal wood depot nearby run by the Government of Kerala.  Major tourist spots in Marayur are the ancient 10000 year old Muniyara dolmens and Ezhuthupara rock paintings. These two ancient sites are situated on the top of the hills which offers panoramic view of the surrounding area.  Another tourist spot in Marayur is the Thoovanam waterfalls, which is also one of the best places to see in Munnar.  Marayur Jaggery is famous all over Kerala, the local people still uses the traditional methods to make this amazing product.  The age old tourist spots, amazing waterfall and the landscapes make it one of the must see destination in Munnar, but it may take several days to completely explore the whole Marayur region.

 

5# Pothanmedu view point

The winding roads, cardamom plantations, tea plantations and the rolling hills make it and one of the most visited tourist spots in Munnar. Located 6 kilometres from Munnar town this amazing destination provides the panoramic view of the area. When the sky is clear travellers can see the Idukki Arch dam, which is located 60 kilometres away.  The mornings are perfect, which reminds the travellers of heavenly lights coming through the clouds, is a divine experience. This tourist spot in Munnar has an elevation of 1700 meters, which makes it a perfect destination for Photography tours and trekking.

 

6# Chinnar

Chinnar wildlife sanctuary where travellers sleep in tree houses is a must see place in Munnar.   Located 18 kilometres from Maryoor and 60 kilometres from Munnar town this destination is blessed with rolling hills, tea plantations and wildlife.   The wildlife sanctuary is home to many endangered and rare species of animals. Chinnar is best for trekking and photography tours, it is one of the best places in Kerala to see the wild animals in their natural habitat. Permission must be taken to visit this unique eco-system.

 

8# Echo Point

‘You scream and the nature will scream back at you’ that is the best way to describe Echo point, one of the most visited tourist spot in Munnar.  Walk down to the water’s edge and give a shout or whistle it will echo through the surrounding hills. This place in Munnar is best known for the natural echoing effects, the calm lake the surrounding forest make it  an ideal place for photography.  Echo point is located 18 km from Munnar town on the way to Top Station Munnar- Kodaikanal road.  

 

9# Rajamala hills

Rajamalai is the natural habitat of the mountain goats called as Nilgiri Thar, is a beautiful place to see in Munnar.   The scenic landscape is best for photography and trekking.  The mountains covered in fog and the lush green terrain increases the beauty of the famous tourist spot in Munnar.

 

10# Kundala Lake

The picturesque Kundala Lake is one of the best places to see in Munnar, it is located on the way to the Top Station, a major tourist spot in Munnar.   Travellers can enjoy the boat ride in the lake and the local shops provide delicious traditional food items. Kundala Lake has some Cherry trees, due to the perfect cool climate the Cherries bloom twice in a year is a delightful scene. This picnic spot in Munnar is best for sightseeing and photography.  Aruvikkad Waterfalls, Sethuparvathy dam and the Top Station view point are the nearby tourist attraction in this region.   

 

11# Anamudi

Anamudi is a major tourist spot in Munnar, which attracts millions of travellers every year.  Anamudi is the higest peak in the Western Ghats with a height of 2695 meters, which itself makes it a must see destination in Munnar. Located in the southern region of Eravikulam national Park, this tourist spot is situated 8 km away from the Munnar town.  Anamudi is buzzing with wildlife activities and the peak offers stunning views of the surrounding areas. The sunset and sunrise are the best thing to see in Anamudi and the climate is unbelievably amazing.  Anamudi is best for photography tours, trekking and sightseeing.

 

12# Meesapulimala

Meesappulimala is a major trekking destination in Munnar, standing at a height of 2640 meters. The mountain resembles the face of the tiger that is how it has got its name Meesapulimala.  The trek requires high-level of energy and enthusiasm as it can take up to eight hours. The hiking trail goes through the grass lands, the thousands of blooming Rhododendrons, tea estates and the rolling hills make it one of the best trekking spot in Munnar.  Meesappulimala is one of the best destinations in Munnar.

 

13# Top Station view point

Top Station view point is a must see destination in Munnar,   an unspoiled place  that hasn’t been changed for the last few millions of years and it feels like an apex of green roof when you it from the valley below.   This stunning tourist spot in Munnar has an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level, it offers the panoramic view of the Western Ghats.  From the top of the Top Station travellers can see the low lying valleys that covered in white fog which resembles the clouds, which makes it a beautiful place to see in Munnar.  Travellers must trek few kilometres to reach the top of this tourist spot in Munnar, which increases the excitement once you reach the top the view is breath-taking. Top Station is best for photography, trekking, picnics and it is best to visit this destination during the months from September to February.

 

14# Mattupetty dam

Located 13 kilometres from Munnar town Mattupetty dam is one of the most beautiful dams in Kerala and it is a must see destination in Munnar.  This beautiful dam is located 1700 meters above sea level which makes it a unique tourist destination. The mountainous landscape and lush green tea plantations add more beauty to this tourist spot in Munnar.  The mountains covered in mist and trees that surround the dam is best for trekking and photography tours. The forest is home to various birds and wild animals. The artificial lake formed by the dam is perfect for boating, travellers can enjoy the boat ride for small charges.  The land is blessed with small waterfalls and pools, which increases the beauty of this tourist spot in Munnar.   Mattupetty dairy farm is a place to see in Munnar, which lies close to the Mattupetty dam.  Opening timings for the Mattupetty dam is from 09:00 AM to 05:00PM and there are entry fees to visit the dam.

 

Munnar is a must see destination India because of its exotic beauty, amazing climate and beautiful landscapes.  Don’t forget to visit this brilliant tourist spot in Idukki district of Kerala, India.

 

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