From mountains covered with tea plantations, forests, wildlife to beautiful valleys, exotic sceneries, and adventure pursuits, Munnar is one of the prime attractions of Kerala tour packages. Stretched along the Western Ghats, this hill range is an all-season destination. The tourist season starts from August and goes up to May. Due to the monsoons, the place remains less crowded in June and July. The best attractions of Munnar include:
Located at a distance of 15 km from Munnar, Echo Point lies in the lap of a calm lake and lush green-carpeted mountains. As the name suggests, it is famous for its enthralling phenomenon of echoing. The spot marks the confluence of three mountain ranges—Mudrapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni. The place has its own aroma with its wide variety of tea gardens, coffee plantations, and spice gardens.
Located 13 km from Munnar, Mattupetti Dam and Lake is famous for the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Speed boating and horse riding are some of the popular activities here. The still water of the dam reflecting the tea gardens in the mountains around is a sight of an absolute bliss.
Located just 2 km from Munnar on the way to Mattupetti Dam, Photo Point is a small tourist spot. It is mall area of land filled with calm woods and a sparkling stream. The surrounding tea gardens and the exotic greenery add to the natural beauty of the place and making it an ideal spot for photography.
Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
Located 35 km off Munnar, Kolukkumalai is home to the highest tea plantations in the world. Located 7,900 feet above the sea level, the place holds a special flavour and freshness.
Pothamedu View Point
Located at a distance of 6 km from Munnar, Pothamedu View Point is adorned with lush green mountains and stretching hills. Do not forget to sip the hot tea from nearby tea stalls. The place is also famous among trekkers and hikers.
This pristine waterfall is located 2 km away from Munnar. The waterfall amidst the beautiful hills and lush green jungles make the spot perfect for picnic and romantic getaways.
The view point is located at the highest altitude in Munnar at a distance of around 40 km from Munnar. With the low-lying cloud and the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats, Top Station is an enchanting sight to behold.
Eravikulam (Rajamalai)National Park
The park was initially established to protect the NilgiriTahrwas declared a national park in 1978. Located 45 minutes drive from Munnar, this 97 sq. km national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park houses a rich and diverse variety of flora and fauna. You can also spot Anaimudi Peak in the southern region of the park.
The beauty of Munnar is something that cannot be explained, you need to experience it. That is why it is called ‘Kashmir of South India’ and is the most popular place among various Kerala tour packages.