Set at an altitude of 6000+ ft in Idukki, Munnar was the preferred summer resort of the former British leaders in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea estates ­ pristine valleys and mountains­ exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests ­ aroma of spice scented cool air ­ yes! This beautiful destination has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit ­ it’s the place you would wish never to leave. Munnar is such a gorgeous spot in Kerala, which can’t be shown in a single canvas. Everything and anything here will make us excited. The peaks, the valleys, the mist, the waterfalls, the streams, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna…. It is a beautiful tea town in Idukki district of Kerala easily accessible from Kochi and Coimbatore. The gorgeous hill station is ideally placed in the South Western Ghats of India. With an area of about 557 sq km, Munnar in Devikulam Taluk is the major panchayat in Kerala.

 Let’s explore some of the choices in and around Munnar that would deliver explorers plenty opportunities to enjoy the attractive hill station of Munnar.

Anamudi Peak

Situated inside the Eravikulam National Park. This is the tallest hill station in South India, standing at a height of over 2700 meter. Treks to the hill are allowed only with permission from the Wildlife and Forest authorities at Eravikulam.


Pallivasal, placed at about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar is the spot of the first hydro-electric project in Kerala. It is a place of immense scenic attractiveness and is often favoured by tourist as a tourist destination.


Another prime draw for tourists, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. Located at a height of 1700+ meter beyond the sea-level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the attractive lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Mattupetty’s prominence is also accredited to the dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where one can encounter different high soft breeds of cows.

Eravikulam National Park

This park is well-known for its vanishing occupant – the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also family to numerous species of exceptional butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for hiking, adventure touring the park offers a glorious view of the tea plantations caressed by blankets of mists. The park turn out to be a hot tourist destination when the hill slopes here get shielded in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of the Neelakurinji.

Tea Tasting and Tea Plantation Walk, Munnar

 Walk along the tall green hills of Munnar, which spread like a flooring of tea, in hundreds of kilometers. Revel at the tea tasting demonstration and satiate your thirst for fresh tea. Munnar is a hill station in the Idukki district and is now a common tourist place in Kerala. This comes under stunning destinations to stay in Kerala for its remarkable scenic valleys and tea estates. Witness the life of people who are responsible for this fine plantation in the southern part of India. Also get to know about nuances of tea making, from picking up sorted leaves to melodious stir, right from the start. You can experience visiting the green pastures of its massif tea gardens of this place, accompanied by a guide; or you can visit the recently opened Tata Tea Gallery, and go all nerdy about tea. Taste the premium of teas in the country and indulge in this enchanting experience with all fascinating flavors. Make your own tea or maybe get tips on becoming a qualified tea taster.

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