13 Places to see in Munnar

Munnar, Hill Station in Kerala

This article provides you in-depth knowledge of Places to see in Munnar for your next vacation.

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This article explains on must see places in Munnar. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in South India.  It is nestled in Western Ghats at an altitude of 6000 ft and is located in Idukki district of Kerala.  This picturesque hill station beckons nature lovers from far and near.

Large tea plantations, forests, hill ranges, valleys and wildlife makes anyone fall in love with this place. I am going to share 13 places that must visit in Munnar. And if you already visited Munnar recently, then I hope these will make you want to do another trip very soon!

1. Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty dam and its reservoir  is  located 13 km away from Munnar.  This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Its reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit. This is a good Places to see in Munnar

2. Mattupetty Dairy Farm

Mattupetty is also famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm. This is a highly specialized dairy farm  which comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Hundreds of high quality cattle are reared here and new varieties are scientifically developed. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

3. Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake is an artificial reservoir of a minor arch shaped dam huddled between the mountain ranges. It is about a 20 km drive from Munnar. There is boating facility there..and  don’t forget to go for a Shikara boat ride while you are there! This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

4. Top Station

It is about 40 km from Munnar and it is 1,880 meters above sea level. The panoramic view of the Western Ghats and the valley of Theni from Top station is simply breathtaking. Top station got this name from it’s being the uppermost located railway station on the Kundala Valley Railway. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

5. Echo Point

Echo Point  is about 15 km from Munnar. Go there and scream as loud as you can..and wait for a minute. You can hear your echo back! Its quite interesting. If you have kids with you..they will love it. They can experience this natural phenomenon firsthand. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

6. Rajamalai (Part of Eravikulam National Park)

Rajamala, part of Eravikulam national park, is located at about 15 kms from Munnar.  This region is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragas hylocres). It was converted to a national park to provide a safe sanctuary  for the already endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

7. Tea Museum

This tea museum is first of its kind in India. It is located at KDHP’s Nullatanni estate in Munnar. The aim of this museum according to its founders is to showcase the growth of more-than-a-century-old tea plantations in this region. Anyone visiting this museum will get a clear  picture of how laborious this tea processing really is. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

8. Marayoor Sandalwood Forests

This is located at around 42 kms north of Munnar through the Udumalppetta route. Marayoor is famous of the natural sandalwood forest. Not only that, this place is said to be part of the ancient stone age civilization dated back to 10,000 B.C. Stone age paintings, rock edicts and dolmens found there vouch for this rich heritage.

9. Attukad Waterfalls

Now this is a scenic waterfalls located between Munnar and Pallivasal. It is just 9 km away from Munnar. But this waterfalls will be in its full glory only after the monsoon (Rainy season). During other seasons, it is just a trickling mountain stream.

10. Blossom Park

Blossom International Park is about 3 km away from Munnar town and it spreads over 16 acres. It is a peaceful location to enjoy a calm and relaxing nature walk admiring flowers and surrounding green hillside. The park offer many activities for tourists like boating, cycling, roller skating etc. This is also a good Places to see in Munnar

11. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

 Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is about 60 kms from Munnar. It is situated on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Idukki district. It is an ideal spot for trekking and enjoying wildlife closely. It is the habitat for endangered Grizzled giant squirrel in India. Almost 34 species of mammals including panthers, spotted deers, elephants, tigers can be found here. It is also a bird watchers paradise. 245 species of birds live here!

12. Tea Plantations

How can one resist a tea garden tour when you are in Munnar? Rolling hillsides covered with tea plantations is a sight to behold. The lush greenery and the soothing cold wind with a mild aroma of tea leaves totally rejuvenates you. This is also a good Places to visit in Munnar

13. Lakkom Water Falls

 This waterfalls is about 25 kms from Munnar on the way to Udumalaipettai. Lakkom waterfalls is part of Eravikulam National Park. The cascading waterfalls and the scenic surroundings makes it tourists favorite hideout in Munnar.

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Have you been to Munnar?  Do you know some other hideouts in Munnar? Do share your experience.

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By Ratheesh R.Nath

Managing director at Paradise Holidays Cochin

180 comments

  1. wow mam you done such a great job.I have travel many cities across India but found munnar, kerala is fantastic

        1. Hi maam.. Me and my girl have been visited munnar in Feb 2019.And seems it was a short trip to cochin and munnar, where we had stayed only one night in munnar. Butthan we both loves the climax there. Now im planning to visit cochin n munnar with my family. Which means four (4) of us. But wondering how many days and how much it could be enough for us to visit all the beautiful places which u have introduce to visit in munnar. Pls advice. Thanking u in advance and have a nice day maam.

          1. Hi Komathei,
            Three to four days would be good to cover most of the places in a relaxed mode. But it can be done in 2 days also. And again, you can add more days as per your convenience.

        1. You can visit Munnar at any time. Even though May is the hottest time in Kerala, you can expect summer rain in Munnar which makes cooler in the day time . Also, the Munnar Flower Festival is going on.

  2. super ! i got so many information from this article for planning our summer trip . So THANKS
    by , chinmaya achu suresh

  3. Hello, unfortunately, there is no publicity for this beautiful places for tourism and for example, I’m from Kuwait, I do not know about these beautiful places, but when I decided to visit India for tourism and searched on the Internet and found Kerala. I wish to India and the people of India all the best . thank you .

  4. Can you tell me from where we will start our journey to keral. within 6days we will finish and come back to bbsr.journey date in october2013

  5. Just visited you Thekady blog post and commented therein. This is another nice post tempting a traveller to make a trip to Munnar and not miss places of interest. Thank you, – R. J.

  6. Great Blog..

    Well written and has all the vital information that will be a boon to a first time traveler to Kerala.

    Thanks to Sunu and Paradise Kerala team !!

  7. Hello Mam, I have never seen such a beautiful detailed work done from any tourism dept. This page has helped me alot to find details about kerela….I just need your help in planning my trip as we have tight schedule.

    Our journey is from 13 to 19 oct 2013…. 15th we are reaching cochin and going to munnar on 16th. Now please help me that how much time will it take us to reach munnar , caz we have to leave munnar on 18th at any cost, and if we go to allepy from munnar, wats the distance and time taken to reach allepy? Will it be good for us to go to allepy caz 19th we have flight back from cochin.

  8. me and my husband planning our honeymoon in kerala.. this is such a fruitful info to get abt whr to go… thanks… loved it

  9. Hi, I am planning to visit cochin for 2 days. can you please plan our visit?
    I will be landing in Cochin on 30th Nov at night, so i have 1st and 2nd Dec full day and night. i have to catch flight on 3rd dec around 6pm.
    Please arrange some fruitful trip so that i can cover most of the things around Kochi, munnar, allepy, thekkdy. I like to visit backwaters, national park, some beautiful sceneic beauty or waterfalls.. if needed i can also change my flight and make it 4th Dec early morning(if at all required).
    Please let me know asap so that i can book my flight tickets.

    Neha

      1. dear
        i read abt munnar i highly impress by u bcz by ur help i got knowledge for munnar.i m also talk with ur compnay s executive vandana abt my tour package for kerala i m from Gujarat n i promise u i will forward ur mail to my friends i m retd. senior police office n i have large group entire gujarat

  10. Dear Mr.Ratheesh,
    Hope u r doing well.We ,a group of 15 are planning to visit munnar on the 14th of dec 2013.Please do let me know the timings of the park,boating,safari if any..As of now we r planning to stay there 2 nights ,14th and 15th and shall leave on the 16th morning to either aleppey or kumarakom.appreciate ur valuable comments by giving me the details of a nice homestay in munnar,kumarakom or aleppey ,houseboat trip .

    Many Thanks in advance.
    Aneesh

    1. Thank you for dropping by. I will forward your query to our travel team and they will be able to give you the best solutions and details to help in your Kerala tour planning!

  11. Hi,

    We are planning to visit 2 Days in Munnar and 2 Days in Thekkady . Our travel arrangements have been made already. This blog is really informative. Can you please contact me for arranging local transfers and sightseeings if you provide such service?

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

  12. It is a splendid job done. The photography is excellent and tempting to anybody who is interested in a trip to Munnar, Kerala. It would have been even better if a approx. time span is assigned to cover these particular places .

    A map of Munnar is very essential depicting the aforesaid places to make your post perfect in all respect.

    For my personal interest I would like to know that if it is feasible to cover all these places in Two days and Two Night time .

    Cochin – Munnar-Cochin.

    Waiting eagerly for some more interesting posts .

  13. Hello,

    I am glad I came across such a wonderful blog, crisp and very well written. I am planning for a trip to Kerala and would like to have a fun filled adventure trip. I would appreciate if you would help me plan it.

    Thanks,
    Tousif

  14. Can you please let us know how many days are required to cover all places and what will be best way to cover these places

  15. Hello,

    I am planning my honeymoon to Munnar 3 night 4 days with 1 night at boathouse. Can you please help me to plan the itenary so as to cover most of the exotic places around Munnar.

    Thanks,
    S. Mitra

  16. Thanks for such a nice article 🙂 Around 10-15 of my friends are planning a trip to Munnar next month. Please let me know if you can conduct a package trip for us or if you can provide us accommodation and local transport.

    Thanks

  17. I believe Chinnar and Lakkom are quite farther from Munnar, which is not good to be told. Coz 60 and 25 Kms are not in radius of Munnar…

    Regards,
    Ronald

    1. Thank you Ronald for taking time to comment. Its always better to be informed ..right? And again, if I am staying for 2 or 3 days at a place, I would certainly don’t mind checking out some faraway places if they are good!!

  18. Thankx for your valued information. Will anyone help me to provide some cheap hotels in munnar & periyar for accomodation and restaurant for fooding .

  19. Thanks for such a nice article 🙂 Around 35 of my friends are planning a trip to Munnar next month. Please let me know if you can conduct a package trip for us or if you can provide us accommodation and local transport.

  20. Hi sunu, we have planned to to holiday in kerala . Please help us and you arrange my package and accommodation with transport facility

  21. Hai its very good informatiön.i am a pg student.our colg frnds plan a tour 2 days at munar.can u help me? Kollam to munar..

  22. It is better, if u should take a print out of all the 14-15 places which is near to munnar while on journey. I spent more that 5 days there and it is really fentastic.

  23. dear madam,

    last year we visited thekkady and munnar.
    this april end we are planning to visit munnar again.
    your info is very useful. the places we missed will be done this time. thanks.

  24. We will reach trivandrum at 5 pm on 26 may. We have to leave for banglore at night of 1 june.
    We have planned to spend 2 nights in kovalam. Next one night in alleppey.
    And other 2 nights in munnar.
    We have one night extra.
    Where it would be better to spend that.
    Whether in Kovalam or munnar or somewhere else

  25. We are 2 guys, currently in coimbatore want to visit Munnar and Wildlife activities.
    Could you please calll us on +91 9987939300 for further details…

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sandeep Singh

  26. I had been wanting to go to Munnar for quiet a while. Now that I have seen this page, I have made a decision to go at the earliest.
    I don’t know any of the following places personally, but I found it in my search.
    In case they are worth going to, do add it to your list of places.

    1. Ponthamedu View Point
    2. Devikulam Tea Plantation
    3. Anayirankal Dam
    4. Santhappara

  27. By the way, does any one know the exact location of the 1st photography on this page taken from wikipedia

    1. I got the image from Wikipedia and I have seen many sites using this image while writing about Munnar. But I don’t know where exactly this shot is taken in Munnar.

  28. Please plan a 3 Days Munnar – Valparai trip incl. 4 star hotel accommodation for 3 families of 9 Adults + 4 Kids.

    We plan to start the trip from Kollam by 18-Jul-14 to 3 days.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Anil Kumar

  29. Hi

    I’m planning to visit munnar and would like to buy a birthday cake for family when we are there. Any recommendations for a super tasty cake in munnar?

    1. Hi Abhijeet, thank you for commenting. Number of days depends on how you want to spend time there. For a relaxed vacation in Munnar, three to four days will be good.

  30. in mentioned places we need 7 days 6 nights package.can you please guide us for estimated expenditures and hotels.we want to cover all the beautiful places(dont want to leave any good places).we are planning in december mid.

  31. Hi sir/mam
    it was really nice visiting ur site. Your feedback is really helpful. I am planning for a visit to Munnar and a halt of 4 days. Will u Plz guide where to land first and further tour accordingly. Is it feasible in the same trip to visit alleppy. If so how long will it take to reach alleppy. just guide me.
    With regards
    Girish
    07621859559
    IAF

  32. Hello I was exploring some options for a 5 days honeymoon trip, found this blog informative & interesting, Can anyone help me in covering as many places as possible in and around Munnar/Cochin in the order of priority?

  33. Hi I’m from chennai and coming for a family trip to munnar on Nov 28 to 30. I want to know the places I can visit in this period and want to be a memorable one. Please advise. Thanks

  34. Very informative site… Am planning to visit Munnar from 22nd to 25th Oct… Pls get in touch so that you can plan some sight seeing for us… I will be with my wife and an adult daughter… Staying at Tall Trees…Thanks

  35. Hi Sunu,

    I am planning to visit the above mentioned 13 places in Munnar by hiring a bike.
    Can it possible to cover all the 13 places in 2.5 – 3 Days by staying in Munnar?

    Waiting for your Reply,

    Regards.
    Ramesh

  36. Hi,

    I am Nagendra from Bangalore. I am planning to visit munnar for two days. I am ok for days 27 to 28 (or may be next two day). I need help to get good hotels for stay with my family. And also need help to see the places around munnar.

    Thanks in Advance for any help.

    Regards,
    Nagendra

  37. Dear Sir/madam, I am planning to visit Munnar and all the nearby places along with my family in the last week of March 2015, can somebody guide and help me in my trip.
    Thanks,
    Shashi Mohan

  38. Thanks for sharing all the information on this website. i have not been to munnar and now im planning to visit that place with my family…. 🙂

  39. Sunu,

    Thank you very much for your valuable informations. Pl give me your contact details for food and accommodation before our planning to munnar.

  40. Thanks Madam, your explanation is very much brief, to the point, no confusion, easily decidable. Finally this blog very helpful to decide what to do in Munnar.

    Thanks again

  41. Thanks for the information on tourist spots.I am planning to visit Munnar, Can you please help me planning my visit.

  42. Thanks for this informative post on Munnar. The pictures are fantastic. The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”,and there are many places to visit in Munnar. It is a calm and soothing vacation spot in Kerala.

  43. I am from Delhi and we planning to Visit Munnar in the mid of June 2016. We are three…Me, My wife and 14 year old Son…. We are planning to reach Cochin around 13-14 June and want to Visit Munnar and Thekkady…..and then back to Delhi… Our trip will be of 5-6 days. In case something else can be covered please let me know…

    Please send a detailed planner of our trip so that the same can be booked as early as possible.

    1. Hi Khushi,
      If you are planning to travel by flight, the main airport to reach Munnar is Kochi International Airport. From there you’ll have to either board a bus or car to reach Munnar.
      If you wish to travel to Munnar by train, Ernakulam and Aluva are the nearest stations. You can book the train to any of these stations based on availability. You can choose to get down at any of the mentioned stations and from there you can reach Munnar by bus.

      And please refer to the article to select the places you want to visit. Please feel free to contact us at info@paradise-kerala.com if you need any more help.

  44. Hi,

    Thanks for your post. spending few days this month in Munnar will add up few colors ? Is this the best month ?

    1. Hi Sudharsanan,
      The temperature in Munnar will be low in this season but if you are interested in adventurous activities like rock climbing, trekking and rappelling this is the best time.

  45. Thanks for such a nice article 🙂 Me and my husband with 3 yr old kid are planning a trip to Munnar-Alleppy-cochin in dec this week. Please let me know if you provide us some info for local transport/taxi.

  46. Hi my name is charan. we are 6 people, planning to visit munnar on 29th jan and we will stay upto 31st jan. so, could you help me in guiding the best places to visit in munnar and main thing i want to know is about the hotel. because the hotel should not be far from the tourist places which will take lot of time to travel. so i want to know about the information of the hotels also which are with all travelling facilities and nearest to tourist places.

    Thanking You,
    Charan

  47. Hi Mam,

    Thankyou for this wonderful article. I have been really searching hard for the best places I can visit in Munnar. I could find it here…

    We a team of around 15 members (including family) are planning to visit Munnar on February 17, 18, 19 of this year. We all are from Trivandrum. We would like to start on Friday 17th evening(after 6pm) , spent Saturday 18th the whole day visiting places, need one night stay on Saturday 18th (we would love to have Campfire at night) and can spent next day Sunday 19th morning session for roaming around and should return on Sunday 19th evening , so that we can reach Trivandrum by Sunday night.

    With these requirements , could you please help me with the best options of visiting places in Munnar?

    Thanks in advance.
    Aswathy

  48. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Munnar on 14.04.17
    Can you advice some good hotels/resorts where we can have camp fire in the night.

    And also good restaurants.

    Thanks

  49.  Hi I want to visit Munnar for 2 days on coming on 8th July night via air and then leave late on 10th July via air again, please advise me the airport pickup drop and hotel transfer plus sightseeing package

  50. Hi,
    Thank you for the information on beautiful places. Already Planned holiday in Kerla including Munnar through Paradise holidays in August 2017. I am very much excited. I will share my experience as well.

  51. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love places with amazing beauty. I will be sure to visit this location. Thank you for sharing!

  52. Munnar has never been on my bucket list, but after reading this, I think I have to include it in my itinerary!! Thanks in advance!

  53. Hi,

    Thank you for the detailed information. I am Planning of family trip to Kerala from Dec. 14, 2018.

    Can you please tell me, which areas of Kerala are affected due to recent floods and should be avoided.

  54. Very significant Information for us, I have think the representation of this Information is actually superb one.

  55. Literally I was searching for these kind of places. Munnar is one of my favorite place in Kerala which we are planning to go in August so I was collecting list of places to visit. I will bookmark you blog and definitely visit some of these places by sure. Thanks for sharing!

  56. Hi friends

    i would like to visit Cochin, Munaar and aleppy , can anyone help me to get contact number for local guide.

  57. Are there local travel agents who plan day tours in and around these Munnar tourist spots? I’m planning to make a recent trip.

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