Many want to explore its sky-high hilly tea gardens or many wish to fall in love with the refreshing air, sight of flowing waterfalls and criss-crossing rivulets.
However, many are aptly want to experience both and even a lot more, because Munnar in Kerala is enclosed with heavenly beauty of nature that leaves every traveller awestruck.
With plethora of natural and man-made attractions in Munnar, here Travelogy India will help you in exploring the major tourist attractions of Munnar.
1. Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm
Nestled between the hill ranges “Mattupetty”, concrete gravity dam (used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects) has beautiful lake in its local region where you can enjoy serene nature and boat ride.
Mattupetty which is also famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, a highly specialised farm where more than 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared and new varieties are scientifically developed is one of the sites visited by many tourists.
Here tourists are allowed to enter only three of the eleven cattle sheds as the rest are off limits.
Suggested Tour : 3 Days Munnar Tour Packages
2. Kundala Dam Lake
“Kundala Dam Lake” considered as Asia’s first arch dam is one of the major tourist attractions of Munnar. So if you are here don’t forget to enjoy dense green surroundings and breath-taking views at sunset with a Kashmiri-Shikara or pedal boat ride.
Suggested Tour : 5 Nights Kerala Honeymoon Tour
3. Top Station
On the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this “Top Station” place is perfect to view Munnar and the rare Neelakurinji plants, which bloom only once in 12 years and cover the hills in a bright blue colour.
4. Echo Point
The topmost point in Munnar “Echo Point” (on the way to Top Station) has earns its name because of the natural echo. So here scream as loud as you can....and wait for a minute, you can hear your echo back!
Suggested Tour : 10 Days Hills and Backwaters of Kerala Tour
“Rajmala”, a small scenic hill station or charming place of rare wildlife species like Nilgiri goat also known as Nilgiri Tahr is not only a site of natural habitat but here you can spend time by exploring the hills and nearby valleys also.
Suggested Tour : 8 Days Discover of Kerala Tour (Culture, Wildlife, Beaches)
6. Kannan Devan Tea Museum
The first tea museum in India “Kannan Devan Tea Museum” showcases the origin and growth of century - old tea plantation – from a simple tea roller to the present fully automatic tea factory of Madupatty.
Here you can't watch the early 20th century royal furniture like magneto phone, cash safe, wooden bathtub, iron oven and typewriters but you can visit on the tea-manufacturing unit where you can see different steps of tea processing.
To savour the taste of different teas, must attend the tea tasting session inside the museum.
7. Attukal Waterfalls
Set in the midst of rising hills and the dense forests, one of nature’s most fascinating creations, “Attukal Waterfalls” in Munnar are truly eye-catching and an ideal spot for family picnic or a romantic evening stroll.
8. Blossom Park
Sprawling over an area of 16 acres “Blossom International Park” is one of the peaceful location that comprises not only several rare species of flowering plants, lofty trees,tree houses, ropeways and swings but its lot of amusing activities, such as boating, cycling, roller skating etc. make it a place worth visiting.
Suggested Tour : 16 Days South India Wildlife Tour
9. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary also popular as huge repository of medicinal plants is a perfect place to closely see around 225 species of native and exotic birds and animals like Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Guar, Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Sambar, Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur and more in the lush forests.
10. Tea Plantations
To refuse a tea garden tour when you are in Munnar is impossible!! Rotating hillsides covered with tea plantations is a sight to behold. The lush greenery and the soothing cold wind with a mild aroma of tea leave totally rejuvenate you.
Suggested Tour : 11 Days Goa with Kerala Tour
11. Lakkom Water Falls
Set in the midst of thick flora and rolling hills “Lakkom Waterfalls” which is known for its bewitching beauty and majestically cascades down from the rocky cliffs of the splendid Eravikulam Plateau (7300 feet above mean sea level) would ensure give memorable moments with the company of your loved ones.