Munnar Tourism
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Munnar Tourism

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Munnar is a place fully carpeted with tea gardens in a unique style, with wonderful climate, cool and a peaceful place. Not at all polluted, easily accessible, just four and half hours drive from Cochin airport, with beautiful landscaping, waterfalls & wild life makes it really beautiful. The highest tea plantations at Kolukkumulai Tea Estae is at a 8000 ft, we had a bumpy jeep ride but the view is really beautiful and exotic, its a MUST SEE this Organic Tea Factory, 75 years old..
I really loved Munnar and would love to visit it again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good Seafood is available here, Veg and non- veg both are available in the city restauarants, we liked their local snacks made in coconut oil Acchappam and banana wafers. Even home made chocolates are available here.Spices
Natural face packs, oils, aloevera gel and soaps are worth shopping. Tea gardens, flower gardens, kolukkumalai tea estate, Mattupatty dam, Rajamalai National park and Chinnar wild life Sanctuary are a must visit not to be missed out.

Activities & things to do: Trekking, shopping, Ayurvedic massages and spa. The location itself is so beautiful you would never want to mis any of its glimpse. You can also find wild elephants here,if you want to see them you could find them early morning during sunrise near the lakes.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The nearest airport and railway station to Munnar are at Kochi, which is 130 km away. Many buses and taxis ply to Munnar from Kochi, Coimbatore and Madurai. Nearest railway station to Munnar is Aluva which is 120 Kilometers away and Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam Junction which are 130 kms ...
But the ride is with lots of twists and turns so do take care of your medications.
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Subhash Subhash
  • Subhash Subhash
  • 1 Review

"A heavenly place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It is a must watch destination for all travellers across the world. The place is popular for natural beauty and the climate there is very cold upto -4 degree celsius. The place is popular of the tea plantations. It is recommended that you keep some food and some warm clothes.
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Tipu Sultanmaharaj
  • Tipu Sultanmaharaj
  • 1 Review

"A peaceful and calm place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The stay at Munnar was too peaceful and calm. A perfect place to take a break from the hectic life. Amazing natural beauty. Just loved the aura and beauty of this place. The local Chu's had lip smacking coconut curry. You can visit Munnar for an experience of life.
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Melven
  • Melven
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 18 Reviews

"A cool place to visit with family" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A good mountain range to visit and enjoy with family. A good time to visit is between June to August and have fog. A good walk, shopping, handmade chocolates, churches, tea estates, tea museums and various waterfalls in nearby area were really good. Staying at town, near bus stand and restaurant will enchant one's journey. The entire trip was a good experience.
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Mohammed Afshan
  • Mohammed Afshan
  • 2 Reviews

"A place covered with fog most of the time" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Top station in Munnar is one of the wonderful place in South India. After 5 pm its fully covered with fog which is very enjoyable for honeymoon couples. It is around 30 km from Munnar town. Best time to visit is early morning or after 4 pm. Mode of transport is car, cab or auto rickshaw. According to me, travelling in auto was a wonderful experience while travelling in Munnar as it is not covered by glass window. You can have real experience while travelling in an auto. If you have time you can also go to Thekkady.
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Gulsanober Mudassar
  • Gulsanober Mudassar
  • 7 Reviews

"Sights here will make your trip a great experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Munnar is a real attraction of Kerala. This hill station is cool throughout the year. There are many places where you can spend some relaxing time. There are no shopping spots but just the sightseeing will make your trip a great experience. Recommend everyone to carry warm clothes and umbrellas. You will face unexpected rains which makes the climate even more cooler. Overall, had a lovely time with my husband. A must visit place in Gods very own country.
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Harish Reddy
  • Harish Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"A romantic place for couples" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Munnar is one of the coolest place. The weather was very beautiful. In Munnar, you can visit places like Honey tree, Rose Garden and tea plantations. Monsoon time is best for visiting here. The tea here is very delicious and you will enjoy drinking hot tea in cool weather. For couples, this place is very romantic.
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Kamaldeep
  • Kamaldeep
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 5 Reviews

"A place to relax with beautiful sights" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a very nice place to visit. It was like Manali of South India. Sightseeing was very good to cover in two days of stay. I recommend to visit for three to four days. Not only sightseeing but also a place to relax.
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Sgshah
  • Sgshah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"A cool place to visit any time of the year" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Munnar is really the Kashmir of the South. In fact, except ice, it is far better than Kashmir. The only issue is the language for the tourist. Else, it is an excellent place. A very good hill station and a place to get relaxed with nature. Spice gardens and spices are available fresh and in stock.
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Shreyas
  • Shreyas
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"The best place for honeymoon couples" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The whole trip was amazing . We enjoyed the weather as well as the natures beauty. Overall, the best place for honeymoon couples. During monsoon, it gets very beautiful. One should carry warm clothes as well as umbrellas. Also nature lovers can stay n click pictures.
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Arjun Reddy
  • Arjun Reddy
  • 1 Review

"Had a nice time" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Munnar is a never miss destination in gods own country, Kerala. Munnar is very cool place. I went to Munnar in March 2014 with my friends. I love this place because sightseeing was very good. I like tea plants very much. We enjoyed boating there.
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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

The hill station of Munnar is situated in the Idukki District in the eastern part of Kerala, bordering the state of Tamil Nadu. Popularly known as Kashmir of the South, Munnar is well connected to all the cities in Kerala.

Munnar is located amidst mist-covered mountain ranges and evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, at a varying altitude of 1,600 m (5,249 ft) to 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above mean sea level, at the foot hills of Anamudi, the highest peak of the Western Ghats (2,695 m).

History of Munnar

The name Munnar was aptly given to this place since it is located at the convergence of three rivers, which are Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. The vast tea estates and coffee plantations are the primary base for the flourishing economy of Munnar, besides tourism.

The recorded history of Munnar can be dated back to the 10th century, though many pre-historic relics linking Munnar to the Stone Age has been discovered. During the 17th century, a group of people of Tamil origin, known by the name ‘Muthuvans’ migrated to Munnar and they settled at Munnar and nearby areas.

By the 19th century, Munnar had become a part of Anchunadu, a small tribal kingdom believed to be one among the earliest tribal settlements of South India. The fertile soil of Munnar was used for the cultivation of cardamom, ginger, etc. in those days.

It was the Spanish planters who brought Munnar to the limelight and the first notable personality to visit this place was the Duke of Wellington. John Daniel Munro from the British East India Company visited Munnar around the middle of the 19th century and he gathered permission to acquire 588 sq. km. of land from the Maharaja of Poonjar.

With the assistance from Kannan Thevar, the tribal chief of Anchunadu, Mr. Manro and his companions took over some of the mountains and hills of Munnar. In 1895 Messrs Finlay Muir & Company procured Munro’s land and in 1976 Tata-Finlay Ltd. procured it.

Things to do in Munnar

Munnar is an idyllic tourist destination with rolling hills, grasslands, dense forests, brooks and rivulets, diverse flora and fauna, numerous waterfalls, lakes, tea plantations and walking trails. Some of the major attractions of the region are CSI Church - the landmark of Munnar, Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Elephant Lake etc. Because of its scenic beauty and pleasant climate Munnar has become a popular destination for honeymoons as well as weekend getaways.


Food & Shopping in Munnar

Munnar offers all types of cuisines for the tourist. There are many restaurants and small eateries that offer good food.
 
Shopping at Munnar should include tea and spices. Tourists can buy tea sold by the KDHP (Kannan Deven Hill Plantations)

Travelling to Munnar

The nearest airport to reach Munnar is at Kochi, about 125 km away. The Kochi International Airport is not only well connected to the rest of the country but also to different parts of the world. From the airport taxi services are available which might cost around INR3000.


The nearest railway station is at Angamaly, which is at a distance of 120 km. Angamaly lies on the Ernakulam – Thrissur route and is well connected to other major cities in India. Taxis can be availed from the rail station to Munnar.


Munnar is also well connected by road. Bus services are available from different parts within the state as well as neighbouring states. These are operated by the state governments but private operators abound. Most of these buses stop at the Town bus stand in the main bazaar area near the confluence of the river and the Tata headquarters.


The best time to visit Munnar is from the months of August to March. The summer months of April and May are also pleasant with temperatures ranging from 15⁰ - 25⁰ Celsius. During the winter season the temperatures are lower with crisp mornings and bright blue skies and the nights being chilly. Heavy woollens and adequate protection should be taken against the cold. For those who love the rains, Munnar would be an ideal place in the monsoons with lush greenery and rolling mists everywhere.


Accommodation Options in Munnar

Hotels in Munnar range from 5 star to Budget hotels with all the facilities. Situated on the highest peak in South India, Munnar is ideal for trekkers, honeymooners and even family travelers. 
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