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a small picturesque hill station, is located in the eastern part of Kerala
at an altitude of 1524 meters. The serene hill station is perched on the lap
of Kannan Devan hills and is situated at the backdrop of three mountain
streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The place has greenery, lakes,
reservoirs and some of the highest tea estates in the world. The place also
has good facilities for adventure sports. Today more and more people are
visiting this hill station to enjoy its mind relaxing surroundings and
rejoice its breathtaking beauty.
» Sightseeing :
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The main attractions of
picturesque Munnar include Anaimudi, Christ Church, National Adventure
Foundation and the virgin forests and tea plantations of the place.
» Eating-out :
The resorts of Munnar like Gayatri,
Chancellor, Oak Fields and Siena Village have some of the best multi cuisine
restaurants. They serve both Keralan local cuisine and continental dishes.
» Adventure Sports & Trekking :
ambience, the salubrious atmosphere and the ideal trekking routes makes
Munnar one most perfect destination for the trekkers. Trekking is a sheer
joy at Munnar. Gliding and hiking are also most popular with the visitors.
You can also indulge in boat rides here.
» Anaimudi :
A breathtaking view of
Anaimudi, the highest peak of southern India at an altitude of 2,695 meters
is available from Munnar. The virgin forests and tea plantations: Munnar
provides a great panoramic view of the unadulterated forests and hills.Quiet
walks and hiking around this small hill station is very popular among
tourists. The lush green tea estates of Munnar are a real treat to the eye.
One can witness and learn the entire tea making process right from plucking
to processing and packaging of tea at the Kundala tea plantation of Munnar.
» Attukal :
People who have a flair for adventure
please make sure that you visit Attukal which is an ideal place for long
trekking. Attukal is ideally situated between Munnar and Pallivasal and is a
feast for the eyes with its panoramic waterfalls and rolling hills.
» Christ Church :
This is an important place to
visit in Munnar. It was constructed in stones by the British in 1910. Today,
it is known for its stained glass windows and a number of brass plaques in
memory of the tea planters of Munnar.
» Echo Point :
Echo Point is situated at a distance
of about 15 km from Munnar and derives its name from the natural echo
characteristics here. The Echo point comes on the way to Top Station from
» Rajamala :
Home of the Nilgiri tahr, Rajamala is
situated at a distance of about 15 km from Munnar, at a height of 2695 m
above sea level. The total number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated
to be over 1300.
Situated at a distance of about 20 km from Munnar, Kundala is
a picturesque town of Kerala The main attractions of the place are the Golf
Course, which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd and the Kundala artificial dam.
Aruvikkad Waterfall is also near Kundala.
» Power House Waterfalls :
The Power House
Waterfalls is situated at a distance of about 18 km from Munnar. On the way
to Thekkady from Munnar cascades down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level.
The place is beautified with the picture perfect Western mountain ranges,
and is an ideal place for a break en route to the Periyar Wildlife
» Malankara Reservoir :
Situated at a distance of
about 6 kms from Thodupuzha is the Malankara Reservoir. Located on the
Thodupuzha - Moolavattom road, this artificial lake is accessible by road.
If interested in boating and fishing, then this is the place for you.
» National Adventure Foundation :
like hiking and para gliding are very popular in Munnar. In this regard, it
becomes imperative to make a mention of the National Adventure Foundation.
The foundation conducts courses on para gliding for the adventure lover.
Boating in the sparkling lakes of Munnar is another option available for the
tourists. Without doubt, Munnar is the best place for those who love nature
and adventure to the hilt.
Munnar is a beautiful hill station of Kerala and is surrounded by
alluring destinations which are a delight to visit. Some of them are
Pothamedu (6 km), Devikulam (7 km), Power house waterfalls (18 km), Kundala
(20 km) and Vilara which is 10 km from Adimalai on the Kochi-Madurai
highway. If time permits you can extend your tour and visit these stunning
places around Munnar.