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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Munnar Traveller Reviews

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Nagendra Kushwah

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  • Nagendra Kushwah
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  3526 readers

"Trip to lap of nature. GOD'S OWN COUNTRY" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Hello all, totally confused where to start. We visited on 19 dec 2016 to Munnar, actually it was our honeymoon trip and I wanted to make it memorable forever so I opted for Munnar. If you are a hardcore nature lover then do visit Munnar as well as Alleppey backwaters. We stayed at Sterling Resorts at Munnar and Havelli backwaters Resorts at Alleppey, service was awesome. To some extent it was slow at Sterling initially but was fine as the time passed. No one wants to return from Kerala but can't. Must watch places are Rose Garden, Tea Estate(photo point), Echo point and last but not the least Spice garden famous for all aromatic oils, spices plants & from there one can purchase spices and all. Rose garden where you find different and unseen rare variety of flower plants. Climate was not that cold there in December but was awesome with slight cooling effect. If one is interested in relaxing body and soul then do try the natural spas there, you will definitely find the difference between. Local food is very spicy and delicious, there is everything for vegetarians as well as for non vegetarians ... For vegetarians there is variety of idli, dosa, rasam, iddiam and all and for non veg lovers there is fish curry, fresh fish fried in coconut oil do try it, crabs and all. Local shopping is not that enough as compared to other states.
I enjoyed Alleppey most which is 200 km away fm Munnar. Alleppey is famous for its backwaters and I bet you wont't find peace more then here then in pan INDIA. You will be very amazed to see the life of locals near the backwaters and they teach us how to care for nature. Best season to visit Munnar and Alleppey are in winters and in rainy season lush green environment is at its peak. Last but not the least Kerala is the place where there is everything for everyone like hill station, beaches, temples, tea states, elephant rides, wild life sanctuary and all. So friends do visit Munnar and Alleppey once, you will definitely visit again.
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Vinit Singh

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  • Vinit Singh
  • Lives in Gumla
  • 11 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  783 readers

"Nice place to stay in and enjoy nature's beauty" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very beautiful place. Climate was pretty good. All surrounded by mountains and valleys. You can stay for a week and enjoy nature's beauty. The rates of everything is pretty decent and not so much hived like other hill stations. There are good restaurants around the city for people coming from different parts of India.
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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Vikash Agarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 38 photos
  • 98 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
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"South best hill station" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is the best south India hill station. This hill station is famous for tea plantation. Tea plantation is done in very organized way. There are few beautiful lake in Munnar. Tea garden is the main attraction in Munnar. Market of Munnar is very small and very ordinary.
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Jay  Tom

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  • Jay Tom
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  2224 readers

"Best tourist destination in south india" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall you need atleast 2-3 days to go around Munnar. Its a lovely place. You will forget everything once you are in this hill station. At few places, you may feel too many tourists, still you have enough places which is calm and can enjoy the nature at its best.
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Santosh sharma

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  • Santosh sharma
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1128 readers

"Munnar so good" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Best hill station in India, super climate, everything is there. Any time rain may come, wind speed is so good. I enjoyed there but local people is so bad illiterate. We can't go again in future because zigzag road to reach Munnar.
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Sunny varghese

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  • Sunny varghese
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1060 readers

"Popularly Known as the " KASHMIR OF THE SOUTH "" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Munnar, Part of Gods Own Country, " Kerala " Situates in the western ghat, Highly scenic, mountains & landscapes, around 6500ft above sea level. The panic beauty
Of the Tea Plantation is Fantastic. Madupetty & Kundala Dams are highly exploitable.
Speed boating and normal boating are available. Wild elephants are seen nearby.
Top station View point, A very Height place, at down we can see Tamil Nadu, Distant places, SO Beautiful, From there we can go to a village known as Vattavada, a place where fruits, Vegetable, grown abundantly, Highly " Organic ". Another Spot Rajamala The highest peak in the south, We can see, a vast area, highly beautiful places, and the very rare NILGIRI THAR. Another place, Kolukkumala, and "MEESAPULIMALA " where we can touch the clouds, So, Fantastic,
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Monika Garg

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  • Monika Garg
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 19 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  1291 readers

"Nice place with beautiful valley view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visiting the Munnar Town (main market area) has nothing worth to spend time at all. There is a Church if in the town if you want to visit else the market is all full of Spices & Chocolate shops. Those are also available in a every nook & corner on the highway.
Also there are Tea Plantations on the way which gives an immensely beautiful view in the valley.
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Indu Eby

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  • Indu Eby
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  8866 readers

"Escape into the clouds"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This, despite the current rise in people and trade, is a place that can take you to touch the clouds. The steep hills, the hairpins and the view from there, the green blanket, the long roads are completely worth it for the nature lover. I'm not yet good at reviewing hotels and places. Will soon update.
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
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  • 27 Reviews
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"Dream destination for hill lover"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
As I had visited Ooty 2 times and it was very good. I was expecting the Munnar will be not so good but as I travelled from Coimbatore to Munnar I was totally amazed by the natural scenes of this place. It was great experience to visit this beautiful natural hill station in rainy season. Greenery of the hill is such gorgeous that I forgot QUEEN of Hills Ooty and fall in love with this destination. I really loved the experience of various place in this hill station would love to visit it again and again.
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Sreeni

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  • Sreeni
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Kolukkumala"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a nice place. Must visit one-time in our life. But unfortunately 90% tourists don't knowledge about this place. This place is located near suryanelli. 25 km from Munnar town. We can't reach kolukkumala with our own vehicle. We must hire Jeep from suryanelli . .
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