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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Muhammed Riyas

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"Munnar" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Munnar is one of the beautiful place in Kerala. It is famous for its natural beauty. I went to meesapulimala, it is a mountain around 26 km from Munnar maintown. Trekking to meesapulimala is a splendid experience and also it is adventurous. Arranged night stay near the valley of mountain. It is also nice experience.
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Muhzin firoz

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  • Muhzin firoz
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"Wonderful Place to visit." new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
One of the most beautiful places in Kerala. This place makes Kerala the Gods own country. The road is fantastic. One must try to visit the wonderful waterfalls and also tea gardens. There is a good road to Idukki from which you one can take diversion to reach Munnar with much more scenic beauty. Nature has blessed this place enormously. If your stay is in a good place you are never going to forget this place.
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Krishnakumar.r

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  • Krishnakumar.r
  • Lives in Alappuzha (Alleppey)
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"Best in South India" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I used to visit Munnar through out all my vacations. It's around 180 km from my home town. During night, climatic conditions are very low, don't miss this misty and cool hill station. It has many tourist places to visit, for stay you will get rooms in between 1000/- to 10000/- easily.
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Himanshu Raj

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  • Himanshu Raj
  • Lives in Kochi
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"Awesomeness at its highest level .." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Munnar-A hill station? A tourist paradise? A heaven?
Whatever it be in simple words it has got a lot more to it than one can imagine!
The hills, the tea plantations, the sloppy roads, the breathtaking clouds, the waterfalls or in short everything about the city is just something that one can never forget ..
The place has a weird kind of smell in its air ... In a matter of a day or so u'll get so attached with it that u'll definitely give it a thought to spend some morr days here ... Not for seeing new things just to enjoy the old ones again and again ❤ ...
Memories is all you create and fun is all you get ... Free from the world of miseries.
The nice little breeze blowing every time, the sweetness of the sunlight, the chanting of birds and the silence of the nights makes you feel to be in another world where you have only you and your group ... Nothing else .. No one else ...
Summing it all, Munnar is a heaven on earth and surely it wont let your demons hide once you are here!
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Mr. nipunj vyas

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  • Mr. nipunj vyas
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Awesome place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Great destination and wonderful scenic views. Very well said it's Gods country, nature is that awesome.. The hotel is situated exactly in the nature's womb had an excellent stay...
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Suraj Sabat

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  • Suraj Sabat
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"The Beautiful Munnar" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
After finishing with Kochi I started travelling towards Munnar and to reach here you need to take Kochi -Dhanuskodi highway. The roads (the ghat area) are really fantastic unlike Munnar-Udumalpet highway (You need to take this highway if you are coming from Bangalore/ Coimbatore). But yes at some point the view in Munnar-Udumalpet highway is really nice. Most of the time it rains in Munnar which makes, according to me, the best to visit during March- Early June and Aug-October.
There are plenty of places you can visit - Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Dam, Top Station View Point, Echo Point, Pothamedu View Point, Attukad Waterfall, Punarjani Traditional Village, Lakkam Waterfall - these are the places I visited. Beside these you can visit Kolukumalai Tea Estate and on this way you can stop at Lockheart Gap, Powerhouse Waterfall.
Do take warm clothes, jackets, shoes as the temperature is below 20 most of the times though it depends which month you are visiting. Also take multiple clothes because if you are wet it becomes hard to dry as rarely you find any sunshine.
Bsnl and Airtel networks are good not sure about the rest.
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"Mesmerizing Munnar, Western Ghats, Anamudi Peak (Highest in South India)" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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.
Tea gardens would be the highlight of Munnar as it is very evident with the vast sparse of hills being dressed in lush green. Calm and peaceful if visited off season.
We stayed at Munnar terrace greens a sterling resort. The property is well located with awesome view from room. The food was awesome but costly.
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Vinay Raichur

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  • Vinay Raichur
  • Lives in Belgaum
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"Scenic hill station with beautiful views" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Tea gardens would be the highlight of Munnar as it is very evident with the vast sparse of hills being dressed in lush green. Calm and peaceful if visited off season. Boating is a must if you visit Munnar. There are a lot of hidden trails and water falls. Lots of restaurants to choose from so you never run out of options.
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"Munnar: God's Own Country" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Munnar is a town and hill station in the southwestern state of Kerala, India. Munnar is situated around 1600 m above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains. The name Munnar is believed to mean "Three rivers", referring to the location at the confluence of Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kindly rivers. It is situated on the Kanan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk.

We visited Munnar in the month of June which was the season of early monsoons, so as expected we saw the picturesque beauty of Munnar with low rainshowers or some sort of drizzling. The place was very damp, though. We started from Bangalore Friday night and reached Munnar Saturday morning. We reached there 3-4 hours late from the scheduled arrival time.

DAY 1: We began our trip at around 1:30 in the afternoon. We got the jeep and booked it for both the days. The place was so beautiful that you can click pictures almost everywhere. The roads were narrow and the clouds were floating around. There was no sign of the sun first day. We saw hydel dam in between our trip. Then we reached Mattupetty dam, boating option is available there. There is a place called as view point where the full view of tea plantation is available. The greenery and the plantations are perfect at that place. Best suited for photography.

After that we moved to Echo point which was equally amazing. Then an elephant park, rose garden and at the end did some marketing. The specialty of Munnar is its tea. Don't forget to buy some different varieties of tea like masala tea, cardamom tea, ginger tea, etc. Also, try handmade chocolates in Munnar. They also sell varieties of spices. We wrapped our day by having authentic fish curry.. :)

DAY 2: This day we saw sun in the sky. The sky looked so good and all the colours were complimentary. Such an awesome view!! The first thing we saw was the Pothamedu view point and it was a delight as the sky showed its colors, blue sky and white clouds plus the greenery of the area.

We moved to Attukal waterfalls but the amount of water flowing was a bit low. Then we had to see the making of tea, for that we visited Kanan Devan museum and were totally fascinated with the process. Then the much anticipated one, Eravikulam National Park but there was a big queue and the waiting was of 1. 5 hours, we catch that one as we had our returning bus at 4:30 pm. Do visit this national park as you can catch a glimpse of Nilgai there which is very rare. So at the end we had lunch and then moved back with lots of memories and the beauty of the place stored in our minds.

The place was perfect, an impressive beauty with people being so simple and helpful. Only problem you can face is the language one. Hindi and English speakers were kind of low there. And yes, forget your cellphones, the place has a very low network coverage. It is very good actually as you can experience its awesomeness without any disturbance. Feel the beauty & the winds and this journey will make you feel alive.
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"Nice place for holidays" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Munnar is one of the best hill station of south and is all about tea plantations miles and miles where your eyes can see. Such a beautiful place with clouds are touching to your body, mesmerizing scenery. Spice garden visit, elephant ride and more. Very nice and pleasant weather.
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