Munnar, located in Kerala, is one place recognised for its well-preserved natural beauty of the virgin forests. The climate and environment of Munnar are very healthy that compels you just to chill and relax. There are coffee gardens, waterfalls and scenic valleys where you can stroll and have the ultimate time of your life.
Best Time To Visit
The weather is pleasant throughout the year. However, the best time to travel Munnar is between August and March.
Major Tourist Attractions:
- Mattupetty Dam
- Eravikulam National Park
- Kundala Lake
- Top Station
- Echo Point
- Tea Museum
- Marayoor Sandalwood Forests
- Attukad Waterfalls
- Blossom Park
PLACES AROUND MUNAR
Mattupetty – Mattupetty is located at a height of 1700 m above the sea level. Mattupetty Dam and Lake is a beautiful picnic spot with the scenic view of the tea plantations and the lake. Boating facilities are also available for enjoyment in the reservoir.
Rajamala – It is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Nearly half of the world population of this rare mountain goat is found here, which is fastly becoming extinct.
Echo Point – This Point has a natural echo phenomenon and presents panoramic views.
Anamudi Peak– It is the highest peak (2695 m) in western ghats. Moreover, outside the great Himalayan Mountain Ranges, loaded with rich flora and fauna. A popular place for trekking and tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi.
Eravikulam National Park – It stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling sholas and grasslands which spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills.
Sree Ayappa Temple -This Temple is situated at 15 km from Munnar. This temple is especially dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The six-day annual festival starts with the ceremonial hoisting of the temple flag (Kodiyettam).
Elephant Arrival Lake – The Elephant arrival lake is where elephants love to get a sink and visitors who come here love to click as many pictures as they can.
Facts about Munnar:
Famous as: Hill Station
Languages: English, Malayalam
Best Season: From November to February
Weather: Winter 11 to 32°C, Summer 19 to 35°C
Altitude: 1700 m
STD code: 04865
Restaurants in Munnar
- Al Buhari
- Hotel Sri Nivas
- Saravana Bhavan
- Rapsy Restaurant