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Munnar

The Kashmir of Kerala

14.2/5(1349 Ratings)

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'.

Reasons to go to Munnar

1The gorgeous greenery!
The gorgeous greenery!

HolidayIQ reviewer Praveen says, "Munnar is a place of tea gardens. Rose garden had a lot of variety of flowers. Must go visit was Wonder Valley for adventure sports. Children too have a lot to enjoy in Wonder Valley. Wear good quality shoes in wonder valley. Shooting point is good to take snaps."

HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul bajaj shares: "It's has got a wide range of activities like bungee jumping, rope climbing, horror theatre, 7D movie, gun shooting, rope bridge crossing, cycling...

2For the one and only Attukal waterfalls
For the one and only Attukal waterfalls

HolidayIQ Reviewer Joji Joseph adds, “Water falling from the top of the mountain is a marvelous sight; About 9 kms away from the Munnar town on the way to Pallivasal, we will reach this waterfall which is one of the attractive destination in the area. The main attractiveness of the Attukal Waterfalls is the sight of the water falling from the top of the mountain and apart from that we will enjoy the roaring sound of the waterfalls, the scenic view of the hills around, the greenery and the fresh and cool atmosphere. Those who like ad...

3Places Where The Waterfalls Will Leave You in Awe
Places Where The Waterfalls Will Leave You in Awe

Hill | Nature | Greenery | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ria Das shares, “The spectacular view of the plantation amazed me. The sun was playing with the clouds and our jeep was playing and romancing the bends of the road uphill. The road was very rough and patchy with stones. We crossed some beautiful streams and waterfall. The jeep driver was a great photographer and took our amazing pics with my DSLR. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer SUNIL KUMAR JELLA says, “Cruising through Munnar This is a place, a nature traveller has to see. Best season...

4South Indian Destinations That are Mesmerising in Winter
South Indian Destinations That are Mesmerising in Winter

HolidayIQ reviewer TravelerInme says, "Munnar for me is synonymous with colour blue (skies), green (plantation) and white (clouds) - Dreamy, right!! Moonu Aar - literally means three rivers as it lies at the confluence of river Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. There are some places that leave an indelible mark in your heart, Munnar is one such place for me."

5Escapes To Make you Fall in Love With Water
Escapes To Make you Fall in Love With Water

Nature | Boating | Dam | Lake

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “A nature park set in a vast stretch of wooded land for nature walking, adventure trails, boating in tranquil waters, watches migratory water birds, enjoy the aroma of fresh mountain flowers or become playful in the vast stretch of tempting lawn.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer ravi unni shares, “Enjoyed the speed boat ride at Mattupetty dam and was privileged to view a small herd of wild elephants. Most memorable part was the visit to Eravikulam National...

Video Reviews

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation  Video Review

Top Station

Ekta Poddar
24th Jul 17

A pleasant visit on a sunny day

A pleasant visit on a sunny day  Video Review

Kundala Lake

Ekta Poddar
24th Jul 17

Echo Point, come if you are in the area

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

Echo Point

Ekta Poddar
24th Jul 17

Nice tea garden

Nice tea garden  Video Review

Tata Tea Museum

Anup Singh
7th Feb 17

Garden spice

Garden spice  Video Review

Munnar Spices And Ayurvedic Garden

Anup Singh
5th Feb 17

Rose garden Munnar

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose Garden

Geetanjali Arora bajaj
9th Jan 18

Rose garden Munnar

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose Garden

Alpna Gupta
9th Jan 18

Rose garden Munnar

Rose garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose Garden

Sanya Gupta
9th Jan 18

Visit at Rose Garden

Visit at Rose Garden  Video Review

Rose Garden

Kanchan Bhatia
9th Jan 18

Rose Garden Munnar

Rose Garden Munnar  Video Review

Rose Garden

Kanchan Bhatia
9th Jan 18

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Debashish Dash

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Reviews (1349)

"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
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Anil B

Anil B4.3/5

2 reviews

Great place

" Munnar ". Its Reilly beautiful place, three hours run from airport, by taxi view is mesmerising, surrounded by tea gardens, I visited Munnar in June with my family, plenty of hotel options in Munnar I stayed in fog resorts Munnar, its location is bit far from city But really good place . Must visit place

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.



Photos of Munnar

Rajamala Estate, Munnar

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Jyoti Dagar

Beautiful tea garden in Munnar
Thoovanam Falls, Munnar

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Thiyagarajan

Thoovanam waterfalls
Anamudi Peak, Munnar

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Rohit Pal

Anamudi Peak, Munnar
Echo Point, Munnar

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Utsav Agrawal

Echo Point, Munnar

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