Top 5 Places To Explore In Munnar

Anamudi Peak is known for its hiking trails and endangered animals
Tea plantations in Munnar, Photo Credit Shutterstock
Tea plantations in Munnar, Photo Credit Shutterstock

Elevated at 1,600 meters above sea level, Kerala's Munnar region is formed as a result of convergence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. Previously serving as the summer resort for the British Government in South India, the hill station is known for its sprawling tea plantations and charming towns. Take a look at these top attractions of the region

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park, located near Munnar, is a notable regional attraction. The park is renowned for its conservation efforts of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Various rare butterfly species, animals, and birds are found here. The park offers excellent opportunities for trekking, providing stunning vistas of tea plantations adorned with misty veils. One of the park's highlights is the blooming of the Neelakurinji, a unique plant endemic to the Western Ghats, which occurs every twelve years.


Mattupetty, situated approximately 13 km from Munnar Town, is a popular visitor destination. It is renowned for its well-built masonry dam and the picturesque lake, which provides enjoyable boat rides and panoramic views of the surrounding hills and landscape. Another notable attraction in Mattupetty is the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project's dairy farm, which showcases various high-yielding breeds of cows.

Tea Museum
Munnar holds a legacy in tea plantations. Tata's tea museum in Munnar showcases the fascinating journey and evolution of tea plantations in the region. The museum exhibits a collection of artefacts, photographs, and machinery, each with a story narrating the origins and growth of tea cultivation in Munnar. Situated at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea, the Tea Museum provides a worthwhile visit for those interested in learning about the rich tea heritage of the area.

Chinnakanal & Anayirangal

Chinnakanal, located near Munnar Town, is home to the captivating Power House Waterfalls. These waterfalls descend from a steep rock about 2000 meters above sea level. The area offers a picturesque view of the Western Ghat ranges. Continuing your journey approximately seven kilometres from Chinnakanal, you will reach Anayirangal. The region presents a captivating landscape adorned with lush green tea plantations. A memorable experience awaits as you embark on a serene boat ride along the reservoir. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by scenic tea plantations and evergreen forests, enhancing the region's charm.

Anamudi Peak

Anamudi Peak is a popular hiking destination in the Nilgiri mountain range near Munnar. It is considered the highest mountain in South India, reaching 2695 meters above sea level. The trek to Anamudi Peak takes approximately two hours and starts from the entrance of Eravikulam National Park. Along the trail, you can appreciate the scenic beauty of tea plantations, spice plantations, and pristine rivers flowing through the valley. The region is also home to endangered animals such as Asian elephants, gaurs, and Nilgiri Tahrs.

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