Munnar is a town in Kerala, residing on the Western Ghats Mountain range. Munnar is known for its beautiful green slopes and marvellous tea plantations and it is also the home of the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr and known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Always come on top of the list of nature lovers and holiday planners.
Echo Point is at a distance of approximately 15 kilometres from Munnar with an altitude of 600 feet. Echo Point is surrounded by a clear lake, misty hills, and dense green forests. One of the most popular locations not only from Munnar but throughout Kerala, especially known for its echoing phenomenon, it is a stunning experience to hear the voice loud.
On the banks of the lake are three mountain ranges situated named Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala which gives you a picturesque view, while enjoying the beauty of nature here tourists can also enjoy boating and numbers of birds can be found here along with the rare Neelakurinji flower or Strobilanthes. Several shops are available here which sells local items as well. Overall, a good location to visit on your holiday due to the calm vibes and stunning beauty it presents. Tourists can visit here anytime between 06:00 am to 07:30 pm.
Top Station resides on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu approximately 32 kilometres away from Munnar, it is known as the highest peak of Munnar with a height of 6,276 feet. It is a spot to enjoy the wonderful view of Western Ghats and the low lying cloud serves this location at its highest form of beauty. It has its historic importance as well as a transhipment spot to deliver produced tea to Tamil Nadu.
Every 12 years this region witnesses the growth of Neelarkunji, shrubs blossom with blue flowers, just covering the whole area and the whole area looks like the blue layer on the mountains. Top Station is also known for its tea gardens. This place looks like a tiny paradise of Munnar, with picturesque landscapes along with the vibrant colours of nature. Numerous tourists visit this place every year to make their trip more peaceful and memorable. Tourists can visit here any day between 06:00 am to 06:00 pm. It gives you pleasant weather of 22-degree Celsius average.
Anamudi Peak stands at a height of 2695 metres above sea level, also called Anai Mudi Peak meaning 'Elephant's forehead'. Anamudi Peak is popularly known as 'Pride of Kerala'. This peak is credited to preserving the largest population of Asian Elephants in India and this peak itself comes under the boundary of Eravikulam National Park, presenting an opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna of its surroundings.
Anamudi Peak is considered to be the tallest peak in the southern Western Ghats and outside of the Himalayan peaks and recognised as India's greatest topographic isolation and it is also one of the most famous trekking destinations of Munnar. Anamudi Peak is another location to spot rare Neelarkunji flowers which bloom only once every 12 years. An ideal location for trekking lovers and selfie lovers as well. The pure beauty of nature gives you the perfect background to capture in your photos and makes you feel connected with nature and wildlife. Notably, the Anamudi peak remains closed from February to March.
Atukkad Waterfalls resides 2 kilometres away from Munnar, surrounded by beautiful hills and dense green jungles, this beautiful waterfall gives you the romantic vibes and is also considered as the perfect spot for a picnic and many tourists do enjoy taking a dip in the water. A location with the cool breeze and pleasant Munnar weather makes you stay here for long.
Kundala Dam and Lakes are at a distance of approximately 23 kilometres from Munnar, located amid the dense forest. Kundala Dam is very famously known for its Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides along with the pedal boat rides. This is an area surrounded by lush forests and greenery landscapes. Every year plenty of locals and outsiders visit here to enjoy the boat ride and to have some memorable moments with their families.
Pothamedu View Point is located approximately 5 kilometres away from Munnar amidst massive hills and huge green mountains. Tourists can have a stunning wide view of the tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations of the region. It is considered an ideal place to admire sunrises and sunsets. This location looks very vibrant with the first shine of sunrise and another great location to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.
Rose Garden covered the area of 2 acres of land, filled with numbers and varieties of plants and spices such as cardamom and vanilla and different types of some fruit trees such as Litchi, Strawberry and Gooseberry apart from it some seasonal crops also grow here such as cabbage, cauliflower, potato, beans, and banana. Rose Garden is located just 2 kilometres away from the main city and at a height of 3,500 feet above sea level. The whole area is covered with a variety of flowers which makes this place a paradise and tourists can also buy seeds of flowering plants. It is a location with the perfect aroma to make your trip full of fragrance.
Monsoon Season in Munnar resides from July to September and Munnar Temperature in this season ranges between 23 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius. It is a season that presents the beauty of Munnar to its zenith.
Munnar weather is very pleasant with the cool climate and fresh air makes your trip to enjoy your senses more and amazing forests views and misty atmosphere makes you stay long here, highly recommended to visit Munnar in this season for nature enthusiast and in this season places like Pothamedu viewpoint, Kundala Lake, Carmelagiri Park, Eravikulam National Park, and Lakkom Waterfalls are worth spots to visit. Tourists will be able to get the best deals and offers on travel and accommodation in this season as well.
The season of November to February is considered winter in Munnar and this season Munnar temperature fluctuates between 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius and sometimes also reaches zero in some elevated regions. This season gives you the truly chilled vibes with frosty foggy air which also makes the atmosphere very cosy and romantic, hence, numbers of honeymoon couples do visit Munnar in this season.
Amazing landscapes with the touch of mist derives you to spend more time with your loved ones. Places like Lockhart Tea Factory, Old Train Station, and Mount Carmel Church are some of the spots to visit in this season. However, this is recognised as a peak season of holiday here and numbers of travellers do plan to make a trip to Munnar in this season hence, it is suggested to make prior bookings on travels and accommodation to avoid the rush.
The summer season in Munnar stays from March to June and in this season Munnar temperature ranges between 23 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius. In this season days can be quite warm and nights would be chilly but still, it is comfortable for sightseeing and trekking and some of the places to visit in this season would be Tea Museum, Echo Point, Blossom International Park Mattupetty Dam, and Chinnakanal Waterfall.
Clear blue skies along with the dense green forests motivate travellers to engage in several activities like biking, camping, hiking, and picnicking. Tourists are suggested to make you book a little early on travels and accommodations to avoid the rush.
How to Reach Munnar by Air- Cochin International Airport, situated approximately 110 kilometres away from Munnar is the nearest Airport for the destination. Numbers of flights travel from major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi regularly and many airlines do operate the travel to Cochin Airport such as Air India, IndiGo, Spice Jet, Sri Lankan Airlines Gulf Air, and Jet Airways. Tourists can easily avail the services of taxis and buses to reach Munnar from outside the Airport, it would be an approximately 3-hour journey.
How to Reach Munnar by Train- Ernakulam Junction Railway Station in Cochin is the nearest railhead which is approximately 130 kilometres away from the Munnar and well versed connected to major cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Mangalore, Chennai, and Trivandrum via vast railway networks.
There are trains from these mentioned cities that travel to Ernakulam Junction on a daily basis. Again, from outside the railway station, the services of bus and taxis are available for tourists to reach Munnar.
How to Reach Munnar by Road- Reaching Munnar would be a great experience due to well-maintained and smooth roads. However, it would be a time taking journey but simultaneously tourists would reach Munnar at very reasonable costs.
Numbers of State Buses are available from major cities like Coimbatore, Cochin, Madurai, Wayanad, and Kozhikode. Even from Bangalore, the bus service is also available which takes around 10 to 11 hours and those visitors who want to visit from their vehicle can take NH-69 followed by NH-209 if they are headed from Coimbatore.
The Panoramic Getaway is located in the hill station of Munnar is one of the top options to stay in, it gives you the services of two rooftop heated swimming pools, two restaurants, and a spa and wellness centre, and free Wi-Fi and other amenities.
Blanket Hotel and Spa located at Munnar features the services like free Wi-Fi, outdoor pools, spa centre, garden, restaurant, private parking, and other services and friendly staff as well. Elephant Passage resides 13 kilometres from Munnar Tea Museum, 22 kilometres from Anamudi peak, and 26 kilometres from Eravikulam National Park and gives you the services of restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, private parking, garden, shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour help desk.
Fragrant Nature Munnar- "A Classifies Five Star Hotel'' is situated in Munnar and approximately 28 kilometres from Munnar Tea Museum provides you with the services of restaurant, private parking, garden, fitness centre, concierge service, tour desk, currency exchange, and 24 hours help desk and other amenities as well. These are some really good options to stay and make your trip more convenient.