Munnar Tourism
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Munnar Tourism

Munnar Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1700 m
  • Pincode: 685612
  • District: Idukki
  • Language: Malayalam,Tamil
  • STD code: 04865
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 35°C, Winter 11 to 32°C

History of Munnar

This hill station in the Western Ghats came into the limelight only in the late 19th century after the British leased some of the lands in the area. They started cultivation of crops such as coffee and cardamom before settling on tea as the ideal crop for the area. In the 1960s, the Tata Group forayed into the tea business and floated Tata tea Ltd. It was in the late 20th century that Munnar emerged as a tourism hotspot.

People and Culture of Munnar

The cultural heritage of Munnar is an amalgamation of that of the British, the Malayalis, and the Tamilians. The locals lead a simple life still untouched by globalisation. They believe in traditions and pass them down over the generations. Hinduism is the predominant religion and many festivals are celebrated with Onam being the most popular.

Things To Do in Munnar

Mother Nature has been generous in showering her bounty on this hill station. Most tourists come on a trip to Munnar in the hope of spending quality time in the lap of nature and they are never disappointed. A majority of the places to see in Munnar are outdoors such as the Rose Garden and Echo Point. Mattupetty is one of the famous picnic spots in Munnar which has a storage concrete gravity dam for hydroelectricity generation purposes. The Kannan Devan tea Museum, Top Station, Tata Tea Museum, Kundala Lake, and Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the popular Munnar tourist places.

Food and Shopping in Munnar

In addition to the pleasant weather and soothing scenery, Munnar has plenty to offer when it comes to food options for people sightseeing in Munnar. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike can enjoy authentic Kerala cuisine served on fresh banana leaves. Breakfast eats can range from idiappams or appams with stew to masala dosa or idli and are considered Munnar attractions by many. Lunch and dinner is primarily rice with sambhar or rasam, stir fried vegetables, and salads are some of the vegetarian dishes. Non-vegetarians get to choose from various fish and meat preparations. Spicy fish curry, fish fry, and biryani will all appease the taste buds of visitors taking a break from Munnar sightseeing.

Some tea packets inevitably find their way into the baggage of those returning home from a Munnar tour. Shopping for Kerala spices, aromatic oils, homemade chocolates, and naturally-dyed clothes are also on the list of things to do in Munnar.

Accommodation in Munnar

One decision you will need to make before embarking on your journey from your home is to determine how to reach Munnar. The closest airport is in Cochin-Ernakulam and is about 110 km away. Madurai airport is slightly further away at around 140 km. State and private buses offer connectivity to various cities while the nearest railway station is at Aluva, a distance of around 110 km. There are many hotels and resorts in Munnar offering all kinds of amenities and luxuries to visitors. If required, they can also provide assistance with directions to Munnar places to visit. Deciding beforehand on what places to visit in Munnar can ensure you have a relaxed holiday.



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Dr natesa sarma Gopalakrishnan

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  • Dr natesa sarma Gopalakrishnan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  44 readers

"A nice place to unwind! Worth visiting sometime in life." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
A nice place to unwind! Worth visiting sometime in life.
Though the weather has changed a lot from the olden times, it is still a cooler place ... To relax with family or friends ...
When you travel to Munnar, remember to choose the best hotel by quality, and not by tariff!
Lots of places to see ..
A real experience we can have ... Away from this hurry burry life style!
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 40 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Definitely not South's Kashmir !!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Better change this South's Kashmir title & give it to deserving Kodaikanal. Munnar is average, there are lot of tea plantation gardens. No such tourist attractions as mentioned on internet. In April, its just hot as normal city not cool like hill station.
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Prasad ganji

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  • Prasad ganji
  • 2 Reviews
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"It's not up to mark" new review

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Not that good place. Just can spend 1 day. And people are not helpful and friendly. They are not speaking other languages. As we don't no local language. The places are not good specially national park. Gaeden is not well mentioned. Only tea plantation is good.
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Ramesh kumar

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  • Ramesh kumar
  • 2 Reviews
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"A perfect place to relax" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A must to visit to all sightseeing placesand wild life sanctuary
For vegetarians except hotel sarvana bhavan there are no pure veg hotels. In Munnar. Drink hot / warm water
This place is pure sightseeing
You need to travel by road
Must carry warm clothes, wear shoes when going outside slippers while staying in hotel. Petrol bunks / hotels / restaurants/ some shops do not have pos machine / paytm need to carry cash worst thing
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Siddhartha Mohta

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Pristine and crowded" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Munnar certainly is the coldest and the best sightseeing place in whole of Kerala, I was stumped by the lake and tea plantation, the only thing one should remember is avoid this place on weekend and on national holiday, it gets packed and everythings pre booked and the prices shot up, one should spend atleast 2 days in Munnar, one to check the sightseeing and the other to leisurely relax. To get the best experience it's better to start early as every place gets crowded as the day proceeds. Instead of hotels try the homestay or stay in plantations, they aren't costly and provides an amazing rustic experience.
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Sandeep Samanta

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  • Sandeep Samanta
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Tea Garden, Spice Garden, Tea museum, Hill Station" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Good Hill Station with Tea Garden, Boating, Water Fall, Tea Museum, Chip rate spice packs available at every stores. Home Made Chocolate available at most of the stores. Full one day is enough to cover most of the spots. Local cab is available for all site seen. Try to stay near to main market or near Silver Leaf hotel. Shukh Sagar & Maharani are good north Indian restaurants place at main market. Krishna Spice Shop have reasonable price Spice. Try to Buy Tea from Tea Museum ... You will get different types of Tea packets, Green Tea in very reasonable price.
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Arun madhusoodhanan

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  • Arun madhusoodhanan
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"God's own Munnar"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is my 8th or 9th visit to Munnar. The landscape of this city is its main attraction. Tea plantations adds its beauty. One should visit this place in the month of December or January. So you can enjoy the fog also. Hotels in Munnar are too expensive in these months. So you can opt a stay at Anachal or Devikulam. You can get good stay at minimum rates. Anachal is a small village near to Munnar. The distance between Munnar town and Anachal is around 10 km. In my opinion, top station is the best place to visit in Munnar. The particular point top station is not much attractive. But the way/route to this place is awesome. View point and Eco point are some attractions in this route. In view point there is a small lake. If you are interested you can enjoy boating in this lake. Mattupetty, Eravikulam National park are other attractions in Munnar. If you return back by Devikulam you can also visit Idukki.
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Sangeeta Chokhani

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  • Sangeeta Chokhani
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Lovely location in midst of the misty mountains"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lovely weather, excellent greenery, lovely flowers. Nice places to visit, fresh air, zero pollution. Great food and ambience of resort Mulbarton tea country resort. Best facilities and activities, morning trek, Kerala spree draping, lots of photos points in the resort itself. Will come back Defn.
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Hinanafu

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"Awesome Place to spend honeymoon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Munnar is just called romantic climate place. The environment and atmosphere is **** cool. The place is very cool and lovable. I bet everyone will enjoy lot here. I recommend for couples for Munnar and best honeymoon enjoyable place. So what is waiting for, just visit honeymoon and enjoy nature and life ... Cheers
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Nisha sahni

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  • Nisha sahni
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"Nice"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had nice experience in Munnar. We have spent two nights in Red Sparrow Hotel and resort. Hotel staff were polite and supportive. They have provided us best facilities they can, specially Mr. Jenson. On our small issues they have listened us calmly and resolved immodestly. Ambience of restaurant was awesome .. And food was tasty.
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