Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, and for all the good reasons. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys, Munnar is located in the Idukki district in the state of Kerala, and is known for its sprawling tea plantations, rolling hills, scenic views, and gorgeous scenery.
Destinations in Munnar
Once you are in Munnar, there are plenty of things to see and do. There are a number of great places to visit here, as follows:
The Eravikulam National Park is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and a variety of flora & fauna. This happens to be a great place for a hike and to see some of the local wildlife.
Anamudi Peak, the tallest mountain in South India, is also nearby and is worth a visit. You can also take a cable car up to Anamudi Peak, the highest point in South India. Anamudi Peak offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
Mattupetty is another popular destination, and is known for its beautiful lake and dam. There are a host of great hiking trails in this particular area. For those interested in seeing some of Munnar’s famous tea plantations, Mattupetty is worth a visit.
Pallivasal is a small village located near Mattupetty, and is home to a number of waterfalls. If you are looking for something a bit more relaxing, you can go on a boat ride on Mattupetty Lake or visit one of the many waterfalls in the area.
Chinnakanal and Anayirangal are two more beautiful spots; the latter is especially popular for its stunning views. Chinnakanal is home to a number of tea plantations, and is a great place to learn about the local tea industry. Anayirangal is a beautiful lake, and is a popular spot for boating and fishing.
Top Station, as the name suggests, is one of the highest points in Munnar, and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. It is also home to a small tea museum, which is a great place to learn about the history of the local tea industry.
The Tea Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of the local tea industry.
Getting to Munnar
Getting to Munnar is relatively easy, and there are a variety of transportation options available. You can fly into Kochi airport and then take a bus or taxi to Munnar. There are also a few different routes you can take if you are driving. Also, there are regular buses and trains from major cities like Kochi and Thrissur.
Devi Royal Residency
No matter what you decide to do, you are sure to have a wonderful time in Munnar. Stay at Devi Royal Residency while you are on your Kerala tour to have an awesome holidaying experience in the beautiful state.