|Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is basically a hill station that is located at a height of 1520 meters above the sea level. This area is very attractive for its natural beauty. Munnar literally means the confluence of three mountain rivers. This region is very famous for its tea plantations|
When one visits Munnar, one has the feeling of being transported to the colonial times. This place still has a old world feel about it.
Munnar has a rich and vibrant cultural heritage; the local people here speak Malayalam. The best part is that most of the locals here can speak, read and write English
The most popular tourist attractions are the beautiful lakes and forests in and around Munnar. The Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary is at a distance of 60 kilometers from Munnar. Tourists have the opportunity to see wild animals like elephants, deer, and samba.
The Mattupetty Lake is at a distance of 14 kilometers from Munnar and is a popular tourist attraction. The other places worth visiting are Devikulam, Rajamalai, Top Station and Marayoor. Tourists get an exclusive opportunity to observe the complete process tea plantation, manufacturing tealeaves and the packaging process
The High Range Club that is almost a hundred years old is a very popular resort. There are several resorts and hotels like the Tea County Hill Station Resort, West Wood Hotel, Hotel Oak Fields, the Munnar Inn and the Siena Village that are very popular with tourists
Tourist Destination in Munnar
Situated at a distance of around 6 km from the town, Pothamedu is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar. Views of coffee, tee, and cardamom plantations are excellent from here. It is also an ideal place for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains, rolling hills, and breathtaking scenery.
A place of immense scenic beauty, Pallivasal is situated around 8 km from Munnar. It has the distinction of being home to the first hydropower project in Kerala.
The place is highly rejuvenating with its panoramic waterfalls and rolling hills. An ideal place for long trekking, Attukal is situated between Munnar and Pallivasal.
An idyllic hill station, near Munnar, Devikulam is an out-of-the-world experience among exotic flora and fauna, cool mountain air, and velvet lawns. The Sita Devi Lake situated here is an ideal picnic spot with its picturesque surroundings, mineral water, and trout-fishing facilities
An excellent picnic and trekking point, Nyayamakad is situated at a distance of 10 km from Munnar near Rajamala. Nyayamakad is a land of scintillating waterfalls with water cascading down from a height of around 1,600 metres.
Once the favourite of the British, this small hill station exudes an old-world charm with its old playgrounds and courts, bungalows, and sleepy little cottages. Situated at a distance of around 10 km from Munnar, Chithirapuram is home to Pallivasal hydel power project.
Here, you can come across natural echo phenomenon. It is situated at a distance of around 15 km from Munnar on the way to Top Station