10 Places To Visit In Munnar

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Munnar is a breathtaking hill station located in Kerala's Western Ghats. It is popular for its emerald tea gardens, misty mountains and cascading waterfalls. The place offers serene lakeside retreats, wildlife encounters, tea tasting and trekking opportunities, thus making it an ideal escape into nature's fold.

Navigating the curved roads with a jeep in the tea plantations of Munnar | Shutterstock

Tea Gardens

Munnar is famous for its vast tea gardens. Visitors can take a stroll through these lush plantations, witness the tea-picking process and enjoy the misty views of the hills around. Some famous tea plantations and attractions in the area include the Tata Tea Museum, the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and the Lockhart Tea Museum.

Young women harvest their produce from the tea plantations in the morning | Shutterstock

Eravikulam National Park

This national park is a sanctuary for the endangered Nilgiri tahr, a mountain goat native to the area. The park has diverse flora and fauna and there are even occasional wildlife sightings. The most famous attractions here include Rajamalai Hills, Anamudi Peak and the rolling grasslands.

Nilgiri tahr is an endangered species of goat seen in Eravikulam National Park | Shutterstock

Mattupetty Dam

Built in 1940, Mattupetty Dam is a popular picnic spot that offers mesmerising views of the surrounding hills and reservoir. Boating facilities are also available here. Famous attractions nearby include the Kundala Tea Plantations and the Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm.

Scenic view of foggy mountains and low level clouds in the early winter morning at Mattupetty Lake | Shutterstock

Top Station

Top Station is situated at 1,700 meters above sea level and offers stunning panoramic views of the Western Ghats and Tamil Nadu. Popular attractions include the Neelakurinji flowers (which blooms once in 12 years), Echo Point and the Shola forests.

View of Top Station, the highest point of Munnar | Shutterstock

Attukal Waterfalls

A picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, Attukal offers a serene atmosphere which is ideal for nature lovers and photographers. The cascading waters create an idyllic setting and popular attractions include trekking trails, the dense forests and peaceful surroundings.

A view of the Attukal Waterfalls | Shutterstock

Pothamedu Viewpoint

Photographers and nature enthusiasts adore Pothamedu for its stunning panoramic views of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, birdwatching, and sunrise and sunset views.

View from the picturesque Pothamedu Viewpoint | Shutterstock

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit destination for nature lovers as it boasts a diverse range of flora, fauna and avifauna. Notable attractions include Thoovanam Waterfalls, trekking trails, and sandalwood forests. Although it is slightly farther from Munnar, it is worth the visit.

Malabar giant squirrel at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary | Shutterstock

Kundala Lake

This serene lake is surrounded by lush green valleys and forests. It offers boating facilities and is an ideal spot for a leisurely picnic amid nature's tranquillity. Visitors can enjoy Shikara boat rides and the beautiful Neelakurinji flowers.

The calm Kundala Lake under overcast weather in Munnar | Shutterstock

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden in Munnar is spread across several acres and is a must-visit spot for nature lovers. It showcases a wide variety of roses, including rare and exotic species. The garden is famous for its thousands of rose varieties, manicured lawns and ornamental plants.

A red rose at the garden | Shutterstock

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

Visitors can enjoy boat rides amid serene surroundings at the Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, which is surrounded by lush tea gardens and dense forests. The area is also famous for its elephant rides, lush greenery and serene ambience.

A view around the Anayirankal Dam, Munnar | Shutterstock

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