The Kashmir of Kerala

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Munnar Tourism

Munnar is famous for

Mother Nature has been generous in showering her bounty on this hill station. If Kerala is God's Own Country Munnar is god's abode. The vivid flora and fauna, wild life, adventure sports, beautiful lakes all come together in Munnar. It is rightly called the 'Kashmir of Kerala'.

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"Boon to lovers of nature- Munnar "

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta5.0/5

7 reviews

Awesome destination to chill out away from city life

1. Planned to spend at-least three days, though everyone says to spend two. I just want people to feel relaxed when they are on holiday and additional one day helps to get complete relaxation. 2. Perfect places to enjoy scenic beauty, day 1 - Garden, Photo point, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, kundala lake, top station. Don't forget to get the photos clicked from local photographers who will give you prints in 20-30 rs each, you can really get one album photos done here on this route. 3. Second day you can cover - Tea Museum or fectory, Eravikulam National Park, Nayamakad Waterfall, Lakkom Water Falls. Don't forget to book advance ticket/reservation for Eravikulam National Park to be on track or else not only you gonna waste time in standing big queues for ticket and yo may end up getting ticket for later day. 4. Third or last day you can keep it for relaxation. You can actually spend one D/N in 5 start hotels to get the real feel of valleys or waterfalls. I tried this, real thumbs up for this plan. 5. Though I visited in May, I still enjoyed the weather, scenery, falls, peak points, beautiful green tea gardens.

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  • Awesome destination to chill out away from city life
  • Awesome destination to chill out away from city life
  • Awesome destination to chill out away from city life
  • Awesome destination to chill out away from city life

Pinal mehta

Pinal mehta5.0/5

2 reviews

Nature ‘ child Munnar

Munnar is the place to be if you want to relax in the lap of nature. Kerala is truly captioned Gods own country. Lush green slopes with effervescent waterfalls and forest of eucalyptus and rubber trees and bamboos and manicured tea gardens takes you to different world altogether. Discipline and cleanliness of Kerala should be taken to other states. Maharashtra need to take training on how to make our state plastic free. Hotels provide complimentary water to avoid buying bottled water in plastic.

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Munnar Video Reviews

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation  Video Review

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation

A pleasant visit on a sunny day  Video Review

A pleasant visit on a sunny day

Echo Point, come if you are in the area  Video Review

Echo Point, come if you are in the area

Nice tea garden  Video Review

Nice tea garden

Garden spice  Video Review

Garden spice

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose garden Munnar

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose garden Munnar

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose garden Munnar

Visit at Rose Garden  Video Review

Visit at Rose Garden

Rose Garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose Garden Munnar

Munnar Overview

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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