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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Saravanan

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  • Saravanan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
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"Tourist spots were crowded" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
It was a relatively hot Summer at Munnar but definitely better than other non-hill station locations nearby. Munnay stay was good but the tourist spots for visit nearby was crowded due to Summer Vacation.

Eravikulam National Park was overcrowded and due to inefficient monitoring by the Forest Authorities, we(like other tourists) has to wait for almost 2-2&1/2 hrs to take the vehicle after getting the ticked. Tourists should book online to see this, as Online ticket holders get the preference over the counter booking.

It was not worth waiting to visit the place except the view of Tea Estates on the way to the National Park.
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Manzoor ahmed

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  • Manzoor ahmed
  • 2 Reviews
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"A pleasant destination" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Munnar is no doubt a tremendous place to witness nature very closely. There are some breathtaking views which will make you fall in love with nature more. The place must be explored with guides who are very much local and know the place very well, since there can be some inexperience guides who doesnt know much about places in there and can spoil the show.
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Jagannath

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  • Jagannath
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"An excellent experience" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
A very excellent experience. Recommending my colleagues, friends and relatives not to miss this place. The person who want to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty. Food had at Saravana Bhava, we had a bad experience last time at other part of kerala, since we are pure veg. Elephant ride, horse ride, dreamland and tea estate was a favourite places to my daughter.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Munnar is an important stop in the tourist circuit of Kerala" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I had been to Munnar in February 2016 by road. Munnar is an important stop in the tourist circuit of Kerala. Munnar is located in Idukki District. The must-visit attractions around Munnar include Anamudi Peak, Devikulam and the Eravikulam National Park. Anamudi means "Elephant foreheads" and is the highest peak in the western ghats and located 2695 meters above sea level. This is also home to some animals such as the Asian elephants and the Gaur. Devikulam is located 1800 meters above sea level and is located 9 kilometers from Munnar. Devikulam offers a nice view of the majestic Pallivasal waterfalls. The Eravikulam national park spans a land area of 97 square kilometers and is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The National Park is located 2000 meters above sea level.
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Arun

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  • Arun
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  111486 readers

"A good destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Beautiful place for tourists. Large expanse of tea plantations, forests, wildlife, valleys and mountains. It was the breeding time in Eravikulam National park (March). I had a good time in Munnar. Traveling experience towards Munnar was quite good. Enjoyed except the regular climate in Munnar.
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Srinath Ramesh

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  • Srinath Ramesh
  • Lives in Kochi
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"Excellent place to go" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you want to spend some peaceful time amidst nature. Munnar is the place. Lush green surroundings. Hills are covered with tea plantations. This place has got a lot of tea gardens, so the tea reactivates your body and the view rejuvenates your soul. The pleasant views of nature that you see when you are driving around Munnar is enough. It's a very nice place with lush green hills of tea & spices. Also there are very beautiful waterfalls. We have also visited eravikulam national park. It's the coolest place in Kerala.
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Bivash Barua

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  • Bivash Barua
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Lush green tea gardens - tonic to the eyes !!" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you want to spend some peaceful time amidst nature. Munnar is the place. Lush green surroundings. Hills are covered with tea plantations. Get a relaxing Kerala massage and a tour to Kanan Devan Hill Property Museum to learn more about tea manufacturing process. Also take a tour of the spice gardens. As Kerala is a place where you can find most of the spice plantations and is also the hub for Ayurvedic herbs. The weather is very pleasant during April and the peaceful surroundings makes you realize that you are in God's own country.
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Raj Varma

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  • Raj Varma
  • Lives in Mapusa
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"The view rejuvenates your soul" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This place has got a lot of tea gardens, so the tea reactivates your body and the view rejuvenates your soul. The pleasant views of nature that you see when you are driving around munnar is enough to make you feel younger and closer to mother nature. If you don't mind losing some pounds take a walk instead of driving.
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Shoury bansal

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"Excellent place with lush green hills" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's a very nice place with lush green hills of tea & spices. Also there are very beautiful waterfalls. We have also visited eravikulam national park. It's the coolest place in Kerala. Home made chocolate and spices are fabulous. Also during night must visit Kathakali center to see famous dance. It's a nice place to relax & enjoy the natural beauty with your wife.
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"A must visit place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A cool place in summers, it is a must visit for people who want a relaxing holiday. Covered with tea estates this place doesn't fail in attracting people with its beauty! From purchasing spices to kerela sarees, I was thoroughly entertained in my 3 day visit in Munnar. A must visit place!
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