Munnar Tourism

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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  • Tourist
  • Hinanafu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  54227 readers

"Awesome Place to spend honeymoon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days 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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  • 8 votes

Nisha sahni

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  • Nisha sahni
  • 1 Review
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  77512 readers

"Nice" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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  • 11 votes

Karan Khajuria

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  • Karan Khajuria
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 3 Reviews
  •  113 helpful votes
  •  236169 readers

"Karan khajuria" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's awesome .. Jeep safari, the ayyrvedic massage was must have .. Jeep safari offroad was a great experience ... Climate is best for honeymoon couples .. People are very friendly .. The food was food ... You can buy handmade chocolates from there.
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George nitin

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  • George nitin
  • 6 Reviews
  •  80 helpful votes
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"Its Eminence wyte mist not Emarald"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Not worth for money .. Name itself is misleading here itself you have named it as Emerald wyte mist but its original name is Eminence wyte mist hotel not of emarald group. 20km away from Munnar town situated on a lower elevation( not on hills so you can't experience Munnar weather here. Amenties mentioned are just for name sake. Swimming pool is something which doesn't really exist. Complimentary breakfast not even worth for Rs50. No tv in the room just a 10inch monitor of some brand named ibell(not iball managed to work as tv. Very very small room like some cheap lodges room they cal it as cottage but nothing as such
Located inside an estate so the entire property is quiet big but nothing there to make use of it for a traveller
I would never recommend this being a Kerala resident its just misleading reviews making people from other state to book this hotel
They are so many better hotel at lower cost at the exact hilly location of Munnar
This property is not in Munnar its just on the way to Munnar. Check on google earth with name wyte mist club Munnar
Its just a hype to call it as a 3star property can be rated as 2star property.
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Sunil kumar srivastava

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  • Sunil kumar srivastava
  • 3 Reviews
  •  121 helpful votes
  •  290858 readers

"Pleasant place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visiting Munnar would be pleasant if it is for maximum 2 days. Valley tour including sights of tea gardens and tea factory one day and sufficient 5 to 6 hours trip to Eravikulam National Park the other day would be sufficient. All other tourist points are only on the way of valley tour.
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Gokul Narendran

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  • Gokul Narendran
  • 2 Reviews
  •  97 helpful votes
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"Hotel experiemce"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Simply awesome
The overall experience was 6 out of 7
We stayed here when we visited Munnar few months back. A pretty and beautiful place and so is the hotel on the bank of a stream. My family loved this place. We got a river facing room. Its ideally located so that you can cover all tourist places. I stayed here in river view executive room which was spacious and nice views from the balcony. Breakfast is good in the river side restaurant. There is a small, but well maintained garden. Except river view rooms, other rooms are not so spacious and one may get disappointed. Location of the hotel is very near to city and good eating options are available outside.
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Harish Gunpati

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  • Harish Gunpati
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  87 helpful votes
  •  342168 readers

"Good hill station with beautiful tea estates"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Munnar is a pleasant and beautiful place. Must visit for couples during monsoon when the tea estates would look most beautiful. Gets really crowded during Onam and Durga Pooja time. Better to avoid during that period else will be on roads for hours. Nice place to stay in town with good view of mountains. Love the home made chocolates and fresh tea
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Vivek agarwal

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  • Vivek agarwal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  89 helpful votes
  •  364608 readers

"Relaxing place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is relaxing one all around you can find tea gardens and waterfalls. Ideal place for relaxation but not ideal place if you are comfort seeker as the place has no good food, phone network apart from bsnl don't work, hotels are not good but an average place to go
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  • Geetanjali Verma
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  • 14 Reviews
  •  97 helpful votes
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"A weekend getaway"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I went to Munnar with a friend of mine. We took a bus fm Blore to drop us at Munnar. The roads are curvy and get you nauseated. So be careful if you suffer fm motion sickness.
The tea gardens are pleasant to look at .. The beat of green sceneries which are picture perfect ... But you get bored of those in a while .. So best to go on a romantic holiday ... To spend some quality time indoors which you definitely would not regret.
It has a few sight seeing points and lakes .. Which can be covered in a day .. So go ahead and tk some pics there.
Well that's all Munnar ... The green land has to offer!
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  • Muhammed Riyas
  • 1 Review
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Munnar is one of the beautiful place in Kerala. It is famous for its natural beauty. I went to meesapulimala, it is a mountain around 26 km from Munnar maintown. Trekking to meesapulimala is a splendid experience and also it is adventurous. Arranged night stay near the valley of mountain. It is also nice experience.
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