Located in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Munnar is a picturesque town and an idle hill station for tourists in the Southern region of India. The town is located at an elevation of 6000 ft in the Idukki district.
During the time of the British rule in our country, this town was the summer resort to the officials, giving to its quaint beauty and the vast belt of lush greenery and tea plantations. Not only that, the hill station is also famous for housing some of the most exotic species of animals, including two that are endangered, namely the Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji. So, if have been waiting long to go on a holiday then perhaps it's the right time to apply for a leave-in your office and head out on a perfect adventure to explore this hearty, serene and charming tourist destination, but before that, have a look at the travel guide that you can use before visiting Munnar.
How To Visit Munnar?
Munnar is a perfect set uphill town in the beautiful state of Kerala, the mountains, the valleys, and the flora and fauna of this place add up to make this place as breathtaking as it is. To reach Munnar, you have three ways, one, is to take a flight to the Cochin International Airport which is located at a distance of 125 km from here.
Two, you can take the railways and get down at the Kochi Railway station or the Aluva Railway station. And third, you can also go for the roadways if you love road trips, and you can hire a cab/taxi from Kochi or Aluva or also board the Kerala State Road Transport.
Where To Stay In Munnar?
Talking about the best places to stay in Munnar you will find very cosy and comfortable stays around the town at an affordable price. Most of the hotels offer great service in terms of cleanliness, comfort, views, staff, and support. Further, you will also find hotels and spas combined wherein you actually unwind and relax to get rid of the tiredness from the journey.
Here are some of the top-rated hotels and resorts in Munnar:
- Chandys Windy Woods
- Parakkat Nature Hotels & Resorts
- Amber Dale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Munnar
- SpiceTree Munnar
- Elixir Hills
- Fragrant Nature Munnar
- Tea Valley Resort
- Monsoon Grande
- Le Celestium
- Blanket Hotel & Spa
Places To Visit In Munnar
Take a look at some of the must-visit destinations in Munnar:
Carmelagiri Elephant Park
Ride on the elephant’s backs and indulge in a day tour of the tea estate amidst the sky-high trees in the Carmelagiri Elephant Park.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Take a day out to get one with nature while spotting some of the most charming animal species in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary(top 5 national parks in India).
Tata Tea Museum
Visit the Tata Tea Museum to witness how the Britishers brought the tea plantation culture to this area.
Just like in the movies, Munnar has this extravagantly resplendent echo point surrounded by majestic mountains that give you a perfect panoramic view while your voice echoes back to you.
This is one of the major attractions in the town, a dirt mountain takes you up to this breathtakingly pristine point where you can dip and bath and have fun at the small stalls set up around this place.
Things To Do In Munnar
Needless to mention that in a place so enthralling as Munnar the best thing to do is let the views soak in. But if you still want to make your holidays more amazing and thrilling then take a trek up through rocky terrains of Munnar, where the lakes and rivers beautify the path even more and more to make you go absolutely speechless and observant. Besides that, you can build a collection of incredible pictures for social media at the Photopoint in Munnar which is known for its peaceful ambiance and glimmering streams of water, which makes it totally instagrammable spot.
Camping and jeep safari are another very famous activity to do other than that, you can also stay inside the treehouse and enjoy the calming vibes of this amazing holiday destination.
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