16 Enthralling Things to Do in Munnar

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About Munnar

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Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is one of South India’s most beautiful hill stations. It is popularly dubbed the Kashmir of South India owing to the beautiful hills and the greenery. The hill station is mostly untouched, meaning it is a great place for tourism. You can enjoy wildlife at its barebones. Use Redbus Offers from CashKaro to book your trip there!

The scenic hill station of Munnar is known for its vast tea estates, beautiful water bodies nestled in the lap of nature and amazing biodiversity which entails a number of activities which can be undertaken by travellers.


Things to do in Munnar

16. Get Enthralled by The Vast Expanse of Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

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Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is the world’s highest located tea estate and produces some amazing flavours of teas. Visiting this scenic tea estate should top the things to do in Munnar. You can also visit the tea factory in this place and get hands on knowledge about tea production.

Location: Navigate


15. Stay in a Tree House

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Known as ‘Erumadam’ is local lingo, the tree house accommodations are getting popular in Munnar. This eco-friendly accommodation can accord a unique experience to its visitors who want to get close to nature.


14. Go Trekking at Munnar

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Munnar is an adventure enthusiast’s paradise. The place has several high elevation spots where you can undertake trekking such as

  1. Echo Point where your voice echoes back naturally

Location: Navigate

2. Top Station, the highest place in Munnar gives a mesmerising view of Munnar town encompassed in verdant green mountains and valleys


13. Have Fun at the Many Waterfalls

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Located in the midst of nature, there are many waterfalls in and around Munnar which can serve as a picnic spot for travellers as well as locals. Some of these gorgeous cascading waterbodies are

  1. Atukkad Waterfalls. Navigate
  2. Chinnakanal Waterfalls
  3. Lakkom Water Falls
  4. Thoovanam falls

12. Capture Nature’s Bounty

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Munnar is a photographer’s paradise given its landscaped tea estates, water streams and the many oak trees which line its winding roads. The two most photogenic points in Munnar are

  1. Photo Point
  2. Pothamedu View Point. Navigate

11. Get Amazed by the Colourful Flora

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Munnar is home to parks which display many varieties of blossoms, spices, fruits and vegetables. Below are some noteworthy parks

  1. Rose Garden. Navigate
  2. Blossoms Park
  3. Floriculture Centre

10. Experience Biodiversity at the Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries

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The dense forests, national parks and sanctuaries of Munnar are home to many rare and endangered species of plants, birds and animals. These amazing sanctuaries are listed below:

  1. Eravikulam (Rajamalai) (National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site). Navigate
  2. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

9. Enjoy Cycling in the Mountains

Cycling in the Mountains

It is sheer fun to traverse the rolling roads of this tea estate town on a bicycle. The meandering roads and the green hillocks along the way offer a refreshing experience to any mountain biker. The following places are suitable for mountain biking in Munnar

  1. Marayoor. Navigate
  2. Suryanelli
  3. Vandanmedu
  4. Kundala

8. Relax With The Kashmiri- Shikara Style Rides

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Take boat rides at the Kundala dam and lake. You can opt for the more popular Shikara rides at the lake and if lucky can even spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers which bloom once in 12 years close to the lake.


7. Enjoy Water Rides at Mattupetty Dam

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Mattupetty dam serves as an ideal picnic spot for its visitors. The reflection of the tea garden in the dam waters is a sight to behold. Water sports activities such as speed boats and motorboats can be availed at the Mattupetty lake.

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6. Explore Wilderness at Elephant Arrival Spot

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This spot is located about 18 km from Munnar. Explore nature by riding on the majestic elephant’s back. This ride is quite cheap and can be enjoyed especially by kids.


5. Climb a Rock

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Munnar is dotted with many hilly areas making it a perfect place to undertake rock climbing and related activities such as rappelling. The National Adventure Foundation hosts many such adventure activities in Munnar. You can indulge in adventure sports activities at the following places in Munnar

  1. Fun Forest Adventure Park
  2. Tea Valley Resort in Pothamedu. Navigate

4. Reenergise with Ayurvedic Treatments

Spas in Munnar

Munnar is well known for its ayurvedic spa and wellness treatments. You can avail varied body massages at the Ayurvedic wellness centres enlisted below

  1. The Grandspa Ayurvedic Wellness & Research Centre. Navigate
  2. Mayura Ayurvedic Centre
  3. The Silvertips
  4. Fragrant Nature Munnar
  5. Broad Bean Resort & Ayurvedic Spa

3. Learn All About Tea at KDHP Museum

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The Tata Tea Museum showcases tea roller exhibits such as ‘Rotorvane’ used for making CTC tea. The museum also houses other memorabilia such as colonial era telephone systems and manual calculators. You can also pluck tea at the tea estate and taste some flavourful varieties of teas.

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2. Enjoy Shopping for Local Produce

You are sure to get spoilt for choice for the number of flavourful tea varieties that Munnar has to offer. Choose from long leaf black tea, dust tea, green tea, elaichi flavoured tea, masala tea etc. You can also purchase spices and aromatic essential oils from the many street shops in Munnar. Below are some popular shops from where you can buy authentic teas, spices and essential oils:

  1. Tata Tea Company
  2. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
  3. Munnar Town Local Market
  4. Hindustan Spice World

1. Enjoy the Delectable Coastal Cuisine

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You should definitely try out the traditional Malabar cuisine at the many restaurants which serve authentic local cuisine. Some restaurants which you can try out are:

  1. Saravana Bhavan
  2. Rapsy Restaurant
  3. Hotel Sri Nivas
  4. Gurubhavan
  5. Copper Castle

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How to Reach Munnar

Nearest Airport:

Cochin International Airport (110 km away)

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Nearest Railway Station:

Aluva Railway Station (100 km away)

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Nearest Bus Stops:

Munnar is well connected from all major cities of Kerala. You can also get public transport from Tamil Nadu to Munnar.

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Rent A Car

You can also rent a car in Munnar. The roads are beautiful and fun to drive on. You can also book cabs to travel in and around Munnar. You can use the following offers to save money when you book a cab or rent a car:

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Where to stay in Munnar

The Fog Munnar (Resort & Spa) | Chandy’s Windy Woods | The Panoramic Getaway | The Tall Trees

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