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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Anil behera

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  • Anil behera
  • 2 Reviews
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"God's own country" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Such a beautiful place with clouds touching the body. Mesmerising scenery, good hospitalisation, good people love to visit again. The weather is just awesome. Specifically the stay at the hotel wind Munnar was memorable. The chocolates are just yummy.
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Sudheer kumar

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  • Sudheer kumar
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nice place for holidays" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Munnar is one of the best hill station of South. Pleasant atmosphere, good hotels, nice sightseeing. The speciality is the Tea, Masalas, Homemade chocolate, varieties of oils. A small hill station surrounded by tea gardens. Nice view. Every type of food available.
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Maulik Shah

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  • Maulik Shah
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"A small paradise" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Munnar is all about tea plantations, miles and miles where your eyes can see... Also cardamom plantations and the nilgiris... Echo point and Mattupetty dam are a must visit... On the way to echo point don't forget to click photos at various photo points enroute.. Very pleasant weather in August... Also a special mention for Punarjani village which is a place of performing classic and martial arts of Kerala... A must visit...
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Rahul bajaj

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  • Rahul bajaj
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  •  1 helpful vote
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"Munnar is beautiful place to visit and enjoy" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hello there! This place is literally good. The weather is so beautiful. Please do not forget to visit below places -
1) Dream land - INR 600 per person : Its has got a wide acivities inside like. Bungee jumping, rope climbing, horro theatre, 7D movie, gun shotting, rope bridge crossing, cycling, gravity crane and many more selfie points.
2) Elephant ride - INR 200 per person : 20 minutes ride on elephant. Good control over there moves. The controller ask you if you want to take some photos. Thats again a good part of it.
3) Spice garden - INR 100 entry fee per person : This has got a good farm of the over all herbal products and its information. Latter you will be taken to its store if you want to buy anything. The farm is approx 40 feet down so you would be asked to go down with a jeep.
4) Kathakali - INR 200 per person : It has got a complete 1 hour show which is daily at 5 pm. This show is a traditional performance of the kathakali followed by drumming and expressions. I was little bored between 5. 25 pm to 6. 00 pm. But the outfit and the make up is too good to see.
5) Marshal arts show - INR 200 per person per show : Here guys this is something which is of more interest. The show starts at 6 PM. You would really enjoy the complete 1 hour show.
6) Rose garden - INR 30 per person : This has got good garden its basically a well maintained garden and has got more tourist attraction from domestic as well as international. Take as many pictures as possible. Please don't forget to take the round cap (INR 150 quoted, negotiated to 120 / cap) to fight against sun light and also the goggles.
7) View point : This place was just a stop over the road to take the snaps. So don't be so excited.
8) Echo Point : Guys you should never miss to visit this place specially if you are in Munnar. Please visit this place as it is surrounded by mountains and tall trees.
9) Boat point : You must visit this place to enjoy a speed boat ride which will ask you to reduce the weight of your pocket by INR 750 per boat.
10) Hydel garden : This was established by the Kerla government. The worst part of my visit was with this garden. I got little bored with this place as it has only the garden and nothing else. Entry fees INR 30 per person + INR 10 four wheeler (car only). Inside there is a aquarium entry fees INR 30 per head.
11) Old Munnar : This place has got so many good restaurants and resorts and you can purchase few things from this place. Please note the normal Tea packet 500 gm is almost INR 60/- Initially the seller will ask you to pay 120 so you can negotiate till that value.
*Massage rate : INR 1500 per person full body, INR 800 feet massage etc
*Best Pure veg restaurants : Hotel Annapurna - Old Munnar, Hotel Patel - Munnar.
*Nearest Railway station : Ernakulam Town, 87 km.
*Nearest Airport : Cochin International / Domestic Airport. (COK)
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Harsh Rajan

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  • Harsh Rajan
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 2 Reviews
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"A wonderful place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Wonderful place with lots of mountains running by clouds over them. And great waterfall embedded on those mountains add beauty to that place. It's highly admirable. One should definitely visit this place in life for once.

The hospitality and environment over there is also good of people and place respectively.
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Harsh Rajan

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  • Harsh Rajan
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"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a nice place to visit. The environment is the best over there. One could see enough of greenery over there. Added with great beautiful waterfalls. The clouds running through the mountains are magnificent.

People over there are also so decent and cooperative. Everyone seems to be very educated enough as they used to talk in english with us. We felt very convenient and secure by their hospitality. One should visit the peaks of Munnar for once in there life. Your heart could be touched.
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Sachin

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  • Sachin
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
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"God's own vacation place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Munnar is like greenery everywhere. Although the greenery is mostly man made, it's just marvellous. If you ever visit Munnar, don't forget to visit kolukumalai. It's 1 hour off roding from suryanelli, a town 14 km away from Munnar. The jeeps charge 1. 2k per jeep but it's worth more than anything money can buy. This is one of the rarely visited places around Munnar as its never publicised as the road is a private road
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Ravindra Nath

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  • Ravindra Nath
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"Superb place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Munnar is superb experience.. Could have been better enjoyed if there was no rain.. Fantastic moments to enjoy.. More and more pleasure by experiencing the ultimate nature.. In the excellent monsoon season for the families.. Truly tremendous enjoyment in the land of gods.. In a single word it is superb experience.
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Priyesh

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  • Priyesh
  • Lives in Palakkad
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This June 2016 me and my best friends traveled Munnar via Uthumalpet such a wonderful journey. Trekking to Munnar Hill station awesome trip and we are visited Irravikulam National Park, Mattupetti dam generating station etc. Next vacation also planned to Munnar trip.
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Sai bapeswara rao chinta

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  • Sai bapeswara rao chinta
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"Natural place to be"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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