An Ultimate checklist of Memorable Destinations in Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is one of the most-voted vacation spots with a number of amazing locations to explore. With breathtakingly beautiful mountains, misty hills, lush green meadows, pristine lakes, and legendary waterfalls, there is not a part of Munnar that wouldn’t amaze you. Here is a list of must visit places in Munnar, curated especially for you

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Attukad Waterfalls: The famous Attukad waterfalls, located in the Pallivasal area of Munnar are abundantly surrounded by greenery. You can go for an arduous trek or rappelling around the huge rocks if you are an adventurous spirit or bask under the sun on those huge rocks by the falls if you are a peace lover. During the rainy season, Attukad waterfalls roar with all their might.  You can spot exotic species of animals like Nilgiri Marten, Striped Necked Mangoose, and birds like Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, Nilgiri Flycatcher etc. The best time to visit Attukad is from mid-June to September as the forests bloom with colorful flowers. Yet you can enjoy outdoor activities during summers and do more of adventure activities like rock climbing and trekking during winters. There are other attractions near the falls like the Attukad village, Kannan Devan tea estates and Devikulam.

Tea Museum : The name Munnar might have been unheard, if it was not for the world famous tea produced here. The legacy of tea is a pride for Munnar even today. TATA tea museum was established in 2005 in the Nallathanni estate. The museum will show you many treasures of the past like the Rudimentary Tea Roller, the Pelton wheel etc. A major attraction here is the tea tasting. You will be awestruck knowing about the wondrous varieties of tea leaves grown here. 

Eravikulam National Park: The national park is famous for the abundance of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The sanctuary, spread over an area of 97 sq. kilometers, is divided into three sectors. Tourism area, Buffer area and Core area.  It is Open from morning 7 to evening 6 and with an entry fee of Rs. 90/- you can watch this beautiful sanctuary

Mattupetty Dam : The huge dam has always been more than a unit that stores water. The concrete structure can be divided into parts which can work independently. It can hold up to 55.4 cubic meters of water. Built in 1949, a total amount of 220 lakhs was then spent for its construction. You can spot elephants coming down to drink water here. Mattupetty was once referred by a traveller as the ‘Switzerland of Kerala’, not only for its breathtaking beauty, but also for the Indo Swiss projects once launched here once. There are other places you can visit near Mattupetty dam like Cowboy Park and Yellapetty Viewpoint.

Pothamedu Viewpoint : This viewpoint offers you a visual feast of evergreen meadows and bluish sky. You can see endless stretches of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. Being a scenic spot, people come here for wildlife photography as well as for picnics. There are is no entry fee or specific timings. You can go there any time, all year around.

Lakshmi Estate : Situated in the northern part of NH 85, the signature trek through Lakshmi estate takes you through lush green carpeted hills covered with misty clouds and endless tea estates. You can see all three types of tea (White, green and black) grown here. You may also join to experience tea plucking with the local women.  Though not high as Meeshapulimala , there are much prettier landscapes on the way. The first route passes through tea estates, and then comes the beautiful shola forests. There are four peaks here. The first two are easy to climb while the third and fourth are challenging and not suitable for all age groups.

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Anakulam : The lake Nallathanni situated to the west of Mankulam flows through the borders of Ernakulam before it reaches the Periyar. The stream is also known as the bamboo stream as it flows through a range of bamboo forests. The pond is a favorite spot of elephants as a water source. After the sunset, you can see herds of elephants coming from the other side of the pond, covered with dense forests. If you wait patiently on the banks with dimmed headlights, you can witness baby elephants playing in the pond. It is amazing that these herds have never attacked any humans.

Meesapulimala: Meeshapulimala is the second largest peak after Anamudi. UNESCO has recognized it as one of the world heritage centers. You have to reach 2:30 PM at the forest department office of Munnar in order to start the Meeshapulimala trek. The trek starts from Rhodovalley, which is situated at an altitude of 8861 feet. The trek through pretty rhododendrons flowers covers over 8 hills

Kolukkmalai : Located at a height of 1700 meters from sea level, this ecstatic destination has become a favorite destination of tourists in the past few years.The hillside  gives an excellent view of the nearby plains of Tamilnadu. Kolukkumalai is an offbeat location where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise as well as a peaceful starry night. You can take a jeep from Sooryanelli and go for an off-road ride all the way up to the hilltop. You can also trek the whole hill in 3 to 4 hours. If camping is your cup of tea, you can experience it at Kolukkumalai tea estate.  The Singapara is a famous photo spot where you can see a naturally carved stone in the shape of a lion’s face. In the early hours of sunrise, it seems like the sun is directly coming from the lion’s mouth. 

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