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.

Munnar is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kochi (Cochin) and Coimbatore.

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Aishwarya Dwivedi

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  • Aishwarya Dwivedi
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
  •  223 readers

"Magic of Tea and Mountains" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The beauty of Munnar is so stunning that it's trouble believing that such place can even exist. It can not be captured in either words or photos, it can only be experienced.
What is Munnar? Munnar is a small hill station in Idukki district of Kerala, that acted as the summer resort of the British. They started planting tea here which soon became a major economic activity in the region. You can see vast tea gardens spread over thousands of acres of land amidst the beautiful mountains and forests of Western Ghats.
Top places to go:
Top Station
Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
Echo Point
Mattupetty Dam
Pothamedu View Point
Local Markets
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Divya Gupta

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  • Divya Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very good place one must visit at least 3 days. Nice weather. There is one temple, one church. Many spice garden, tea garden etc. Its worth to visit. Temperature is very less around 20 degree. In and around many places like national park, dam etc. One of the best hill station. Overall green. There I enjoyed eating mango, pineapple.
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Shashank Dhargalkar

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  • Shashank Dhargalkar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"Munnar A paradise on Earth!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had visited Munnar on December last year. Secnic landscapes, beautiful tea gardens and pleasant climate makes it one of the best destinations in India. Must visit for every traveller. A visit to the tea factory makes you aware of the tea making process and taste the variety of tea flavours.
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Ranganathan ganesh

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  • Ranganathan ganesh
  • Lives in Erode
  • 3 Reviews
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"Pristine paradise"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Munnar is a beauty. Endless mountains and tea gardens are a treat to eyes. Weather being so pleasant is an added comforting factor. Rains make it more enthralling. It is a real paradise on earth. Hope it stays so for generations to relish. Roads are narrow but that too is a thrill for car driving enthusiasts.
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Krishnakumar Nair

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  • Krishnakumar Nair
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2 Reviews
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"Prostine air and wild flora"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A hill station with characteristic steep rocks. Most resorts are amidst wold flora. Quite a few detours available for visit of neighbouring places including trekking.
Don't expect colonial type hillstation, rather tea plantation based.
Its a breath of fresh air
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Mukesh jain

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  • Mukesh jain
  • 4 Reviews
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"Munnar visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We have visited Munnar from 06 to 07 may 2017.
It's one of best tourist place in Kerala. A very small town.
One need to enjoy the climate and
And tea plantation in near by area of Munnar on both sides. About 15 km both sides.
The sight seeing points are just for namesake. Half day sight seeing is sufficient visiting one or two points. Some shopping in market area can be done for tea and spices.
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Arun sasidharan

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  • Arun sasidharan
  • 2 Reviews
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"Excellent place for Relaxation- Adventures- Romance- Heritage and Mountain"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2017
Couples - No need to think about other place in Kerala, it a excellent place who loves romance.
For adventurous people - it's a great place for trekking, hill climbing and night stay at mountains.
For groups- it's a good place with lot of sceneries and lakes.
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Nagendra Kushwah

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  • Nagendra Kushwah
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Trip to lap of nature. GOD'S OWN COUNTRY"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2017
Hello all, totally confused where to start. We visited on 19 dec 2016 to Munnar, actually it was our honeymoon trip and I wanted to make it memorable forever so I opted for Munnar. If you are a hardcore nature lover then do visit Munnar as well as Alleppey backwaters. We stayed at Sterling Resorts at Munnar and Havelli backwaters Resorts at Alleppey, service was awesome. To some extent it was slow at Sterling initially but was fine as the time passed. No one wants to return from Kerala but can't. Must watch places are Rose Garden, Tea Estate(photo point), Echo point and last but not the least Spice garden famous for all aromatic oils, spices plants & from there one can purchase spices and all. Rose garden where you find different and unseen rare variety of flower plants. Climate was not that cold there in December but was awesome with slight cooling effect. If one is interested in relaxing body and soul then do try the natural spas there, you will definitely find the difference between. Local food is very spicy and delicious, there is everything for vegetarians as well as for non vegetarians ... For vegetarians there is variety of idli, dosa, rasam, iddiam and all and for non veg lovers there is fish curry, fresh fish fried in coconut oil do try it, crabs and all. Local shopping is not that enough as compared to other states.
I enjoyed Alleppey most which is 200 km away fm Munnar. Alleppey is famous for its backwaters and I bet you wont't find peace more then here then in pan INDIA. You will be very amazed to see the life of locals near the backwaters and they teach us how to care for nature. Best season to visit Munnar and Alleppey are in winters and in rainy season lush green environment is at its peak. Last but not the least Kerala is the place where there is everything for everyone like hill station, beaches, temples, tea states, elephant rides, wild life sanctuary and all. So friends do visit Munnar and Alleppey once, you will definitely visit again.
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Vinit Singh

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  • Vinit Singh
  • Lives in Gumla
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Nice place to stay in and enjoy nature's beauty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 29, 2017
Very beautiful place. Climate was pretty good. All surrounded by mountains and valleys. You can stay for a week and enjoy nature's beauty. The rates of everything is pretty decent and not so much hived like other hill stations. There are good restaurants around the city for people coming from different parts of India.
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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"South best hill station"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2017
This is the best south India hill station. This hill station is famous for tea plantation. Tea plantation is done in very organized way. There are few beautiful lake in Munnar. Tea garden is the main attraction in Munnar. Market of Munnar is very small and very ordinary.
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