Things to do in Munnar

One of the most popular hill stations located in the beautiful state of Kerala, Munnar has always beckoned countless holiday seekers, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts from far and wide. With its pristine natural beauty covered under thick layers of emerald forests and sprawling tea and spice plantations, it undoubtedly makes for a perfect holiday destination where tired souls can spend few days in utmost peace and tranquillity, away from the humdrum of the chaotic city lives. Needless to say, the tranquil little town is a delight for adventure seekers too; with its hill terrains and luxurious greenery, it calls for countless trekkers and campers from across the nation to explore its hidden trails sprinkled with panoramas of captivating waterfalls, sparkling rivulets and teeming birdlife. Munnar is a definite addition to your Kerala package.

Your Munnar holidays are incomplete without visiting Mattupetty dam. The reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit. Mattupetty is also famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm. This is a highly specialised dairy farm where high-quality cattle are reared and new varieties are scientifically developed. Kundala Lake is an artificial reservoir of a minor arch shaped dam huddled between the mountain ranges. It is about a 20 km drive from Munnar and is one of the popular places to visit in Munnar.

Amongst the points of interest, Echo Point is an unmissable one, where you can actually hear your echo if you scream out loud. Don’t miss the Rajamala, which is a part of the Eravikulam National Park, located at about 15 km from Munnar.  This region is the natural habitat of the NilgiriTahr, which is endangered. Amongst the things to do in Munnar, a visit to the tea museum is a must. It is the first of its kind in India. The aim of this museum is to showcase the growth of more-than-a-century-old tea plantations in this region. The beautiful waterfalls in this region are Attakud, Lakkom and Ethirapally falls. They are stunningly beautiful and in their full glory after the monsoons.

You cannot resist a tea garden tour when you are in Munnar. Rolling hillsides covered with tea plantations is a sight to behold. The lush greenery and the soothing cold wind with a mild aroma of tea leaves will totally rejuvenate you.

For the shopaholics, tea and spices are the most important items that can be purchased in Munnar. Besides spices, aromatic oils like eucalyptus oil, lemon grass, and citriodora are things you may take home.  You can also indulge in thrilling adventure activities like paragliding, boating and trekking. Anumudi Peak, Rajamala Hills, Top Station, Devikulam, and Eravikulam National Park are the areas popularly known for trekking in Munnar. Rappelling, rafting and rock climbing are also enjoyed by the adventure sports lovers in Munnar.

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