Top Station Overview

Ranked 1 of 63 sightseeing in Munnar

Top Station was an important trade centre in the early days. Top Station is situated about 1700 m above sea level at about 41 km from Munnar town, on Munnar – Kodaikanal road.

Top Station is a favourite spot for many, as it provides a panoramic view of Munnar and surrounding areas. As Munnar has a varying altitude of 1500 - 2450 m above sea level, it appears mostly as a green carpet from Top Station. The Shola forests, rolling grasslands, valleys, water bodies and tea, coffee and spice plantations when viewed from this location provides a breath-taking experience.

Top Station is the highest point in Munnar which is easily accessible to tourists. It is also the natural habitat of the rare Nilakurinji plants (strobilanthus). Nilakurinji plants, which bloom only once in twelve years, envelope the hill sides of Top Station in bright blue. The next bloom of Nilakurinji plants is supposed to take place in the year of 2018.

Top Station, situated atop Munnar, borders Idukki District of Kerala and Theni District of Tamil Nadu. It is a place mostly shrouded with mist. But when the sky is clear, Madurai District of Tamil Nadu can be viewed from this spot.

What travellers are saying about Top Station

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  • Excellent 34
  • Very Good 24
  • Good 14
  • Poor 2
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Below Average 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation

Top station of Munnar

Review and Ratings

Rajdeep singh5.0/5

2 reviews

Scenic Munnar (Top Station)

These picture were clicked at the Top Station of Munnar. As we all know Kerela is known for it's scenic beauty. By seeing the top station of Munnar I realized why Kerela is named 'God's Own Place'. The place is so beautiful that know one can miss going there. Specially the 4*4 rode on the jeep was tremendously amazing. It took around one and a half hour to reach there, but seeing such a scenic and sarene view those one and a half hour travelling become worth. Basically, this place is at the border of two south India states namingly Kerela and Tamil Nadu. There's a tea factory on the top hill which is a must to go. I recommend everyone if travelling to Munnar, don't miss the Top Station. It's worth a penny.

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Shvetang Gupta4.3/5

32 reviews

Top view

A must visit place in Munnar. This place is border of Tamilnadu and kerala. You will get combine mixture of entertainment and scenerio. When you see place you will really enjoy and will say "WOW". On the way you will find tea garden which looks awesome. I think it is a must seen place.

Nithin krishin5.0/5

3 reviews

Top station

I had been just today to this place, and I first started with this place because this is at the top most point and if you cover this place early it is better or you will see too much crowd and traffic. On the way you will enjoy the nature, full of greenery.

Deepak babu5.0/5

13 reviews

Panoramic view

This is Must visit destination in Munnar.It is tough to reach at point but after getting a valley view we can relief. Note.If you are planning trip with tour operators make sure your itinerary includes Top station.

Vibha Singh5.0/5

6 reviews

Picturesque view of the tea-estates

This place is the border of two states Kerala and Tamil Nadu.You can actually see the border and you will experience welcome messages from your mobile service providers as you go at this place :P You can roam in to the tea gardens and click pictures.The route to the place is amazing. Visit this place in morning if you want to see the misty mountains and enjoy the chilling cold.

Ashutosh Singh5.0/5

18 reviews

Found my soul

It looks like an Album cover of a great artist. Long trees and a blue hill range of this location doesn't need any description. It's majestic, wild and splendid at the same time. These kind of landscapes make you forget everything else in your life. I would like to come here with Dad and show him this place just to make him understand what I am up to in my life as photographer. This photo was captured on my way to Top station. It's at distance of 2/3 hours from Munnar city.

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Biju Varughese5.0/5

1 review

Myladi to Munnar

From myladi munnar is exactly134 km. Home stay available. you can visit thekkdy munnar and kumarakom in 2 days. continue not. 9496431059. best time to visit is September to February. you will get free assistance of guides for entire tour. you will be charged for transportation and stay only. food is optional

Mayank Singh4.3/5

8 reviews

A little hyped point but amazingly beautiful

You have to walk almost a quarter km to reach the ticket counter, Rs.25 for Indians, and you will see warning signs for height phobic and heart patient people. From this point you have to descend for another quarter km to reach the top station. A disappointment for people who would expect to go higher and hoping to get a selfie at a scary height. But still the view is astounding and you can see two parallel mountain ranges and the beautiful valley with clouds hovering above, with Kerala on one side and Tamil Nadu on the other.

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Chandan Adiga4.3/5

30 reviews

Awesome view, mountains, horizons, depth

Top station is around 36km from Munnar city. Mattupetty dam & devikulam are on the way. You need to walk approximately a kilometer to reach the view point. There is an entrance fee of 20INR. From the gate you need to climb down the hill to reach view point. Climbing up back is the tough part. But the view is worth. It's quite, qast and deep. Try spending some moments there!
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Mohandas Muthalpuredeth4.6/5

17 reviews

The greenery and sunset was amazing

While returning from Eco point we had a visit to top station ..very dirty place plastic bottles thrown by the tourists hence environment was very bad. But the greenary and sunset was amazing. We 7 member team enjoyed the sigght5 on April 12th , 2016