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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Sai bapeswara rao chinta

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  • Sai bapeswara rao chinta
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5096 readers

"Natural place to be" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Munnar stay is very great experience. It is a great city. The climate is very great. Nature clouds are very nice. The total sky is full of clouds. Excellent nature the forest area is very good. The tree plantation is very good.
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Girish Krishna

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  • Girish Krishna
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 16 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"Munnar - To flow with the clouds" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A hill station in Idukki, Kerala. Truly a paradise.
I had been here with my better half to celebrate my 1st wedding anniversary and the place is just ideal for couples. A must visit for people in love. I've heard people say its one of the best honeymooner destinations ... And believe me it's true. You gotbto see it to believe it!
In the midst of clouds we did redefine our serenity and rejuvenate our senses.
Do not miss the "echo point", top station mettupatty dam and eravikulam national park.
Try hiring a two-wheeler and ride alone the kannan Devan hills.
Overall Munnar is a great place !!
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Saumil Patel

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  • Saumil Patel
  • Lives in Baroda
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"The God I saw"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is heavenly! Trust me, this is something you don't wanna miss. Your guide will suggest you places like Mattupetty Dam, Echo point etc they are good but I bet there is lot more to see and feel! Most of the hotels/Resorts you'll find are in the jungle! So if you're wild enough to hear the birds' sounds all the day and strong knees to climb and explore sceneries (Heaven I meant) and of course tea gardens, this is the place for you met!
Recommended Hotel :- Bracknell Forest resort!
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Suresh Nair

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  • Suresh Nair
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is one of the best place, also for the couple best place for honeymoon. The beauty of the place you cannot compare because this is the God's own country. The tea garden and tea processing factory was good demo done by the staff about green tea and it's important. Good temperature in the summer so in the hotel you will not find the no AC.
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Chinnaraja Subramaniyam

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  • Chinnaraja Subramaniyam
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 30 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
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"Romantic place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Really a very good romantic place for travelers and visitors. I went with my friends for my weekend. Nice climate for romantic and enjoyable. Restaurant are nearby and sight seeing places so easy to visit every places. So many shopping and restaurants food court are located in and around. Munnar is better place for tourists and visitors
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Mr.vivek

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  • Mr.vivek
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's good, go again and again for your reliving stress and enjoy the environment as I enjoy there. Overall it is good place to enjoy in this summer day. I must go again if possible in few months. Munnar environment is so good and market is also good.
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Ramalingam ra

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  • Ramalingam ra
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"Very nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very nice place to visit. Need atleast 3 days to go around and visit all the places. Lush greenery everywhere. Though it is in Kerala, Tamil speaking people live there. Roads are narrow but very clean. Local transport is Auto & Jeep only. But very economic. Perfect place for holidaying. But will choke up in the coming years with more tourists coming along.
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Muruganantham marimuthu

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  • Muruganantham marimuthu
  • 2 Reviews
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"It's covered with full of mist even in day time"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When I was in Munnar it is covered with full of mist even in day time. We really enjoyed the mist cover in day time. My children walked inside the mist. It is unforgettable experience for us. In other hill stations like Ooty Diagonal we can't see mist in daytime.
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Lokesh Kumar

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  • Lokesh Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Superb t be"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Munnar is a very nice place to visit, the greenery was good and good feast to eyes which sees dry traffic in cities. Climate is awesome and much enjoyable, Hotel Sangeetha is good restaurant for Pure Vegetarians. For Non-Veg people hope there are plenty of hotels. During winter the climate will be too cool, but at summer it was much pleasant. Do not forget to visit "Top Station", also other places are very good.
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  • Jaivishnu Prabakar
  • Lives in Salem
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  361 helpful votes
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"Great place with good climate"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great place the climate was really good. The road ain't that good in the beginning. There are full of bumps. It's a place where couples can enjoy. The speed boating there is awesome, which must be experienced. Two of us went on the road trip from Coimbatore via Pollachi, Udumalpet & Thali. It's around 180km. It was one day trip. The total expenditure per person was 700 including fuel and food.
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