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Munnar is a quaint town and an idyllic hill station located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in the district of Idukki, Munnar used to be the summer resort of the British rulers during colonial times. It is known for its green belt of lush forests and unending expanse of tea estates and is also home to some of the endangered species of animals like Neelakurinji and Nilgiri Tahr. It is known to be one of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India due to its pristine valleys, mountains, and exotic varieties of flora and fauna. 

Munnar is a spectacular spot in Kerala, and its beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year towards it. What makes Munnar even more popular is the presence of three rivers that flow through this area, namely Mattupetti, Periavaru, and Nallathanni. Various viewpoints are segregated throughout this area, from where you can have a look at the stunning valleys, hills, and rivers. It’s pleasant hills, pristine lakes, and rocky terrains have further made it a popular trekking and camping site. 

Some of the local attractions like Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and elusive Nilgiri Tahr attract tourists from all across the world over here. Nestled between the beautiful hills of Munnar is a pristine waterfall named Atukkad Waterfall, where you can come for a romantic escapade. Photopoint is another stunning destination in Munnar filled with sparkling stream and calm woods and is an ideal spot for taking photographs. 

Trekking and camping are the most popular activities that you must try during your visit to Munnar. Apart from this, you can stay in a treehouse or visit the tea plantations for a surreal experience. Safari tour of Eravikulam National Park and Shikara ride in Kundala lake should also be the top things to do in Munnar.

The weather in Munnar remains quite pleasant throughout the year, but in summer, people especially come to this place to escape from the scorching heat in other parts of the country. During monsoon season Munnar experiences heavy rainfall that might hamper your travel plan as most of the activities are restricted during this time of the year. The best time to visit Munnar is between March to September when the weather stays very pleasant. 

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COVID-19 : MUNNAR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 06 May 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to MUNNAR?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing is mandatory for all in public areas.
  • Theatres and multiplexes remain shut while open air theatres are permitted to open from September 21
  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks will remain shut
  • Containment zones will remain shut and under lockdown
  • No e-pass required for entry
  • Travellers entering Munnar will have to register on the Jagratha portal or register manually at entry points.
  • All supermarkets, malls and shops are open
  • A 14-day home quarantine will be mandatory for all travellers arriving in Munnar
  • Travellers must be registered at the Jagratha prortal or register themselves at the borders on entry points.

Cochin airport is the nearest airport to Munnar. Flights are functional to Cochin airport from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and 10+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Buses and taxis are functional in Munnar

Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines issued by the Kerala government and tourism board and practice good personal hygiene to stay extra safe.Register on the Jagratha portal before leaving for Munnar.

Kerala restricts entry to places of worship, malls, restaurants from June 8 under strict conditions Updated: 06 May 2021

Kerala has restricted entry to religious institutions, hotels, dine-in restaurants and shopping malls that stayed shut for more than two months due to the lockdown in India.

Tourism in Munnar To Resume By October Updated: 23 Sep 2020

The Kerala government is planning to reopen tourism in the entire state by October. This includes the reopeneing of hotels, resorts, home stays and all wellness centers across Kerala.

Entry to Munnar no longer requires an e-pass Updated: 23 Sep 2020

Entry to Munnar and other cities & towns of Kerala no more requires an e-pass. Although, travellers will need to register on the Jagratha app or register at the checkpoint when entering the state borders.

Travel restrictions & curfews lifted in Munnar Updated: 23 Sep 2020

As per the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, most travel restrictions and all curfews have been lifted from Munnar.

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11 July 2019
It Was an Awesome Trip To Munnar , Pros: Traveling On Month Of July (monsoon Season) Make The Place More Special . The Place Where The Camping Held Has Given Stunning Panoramic View Of The Western Ghats and the Valley of Theni. On Way To Campsite You Can Also have A Chance To Encounter With Wild Animals Which is also an Thrilling Experince. The Dinner and Breakfast Which Provided By the Tour Company Was Quiet Decent. Memorable Moments And FunFilled Trip Is Guarantee . Cons : Food are Really Expensive on Outside Of The Campiste Residency If You Are Planning A Other Activities Than Camping Beware Of The Activities You Pick bcoz In Some Places( Example :Elephant Safari,Etc..) They Charge You More Than It Deserve Since I Had Private Tour I Did Not Have Problem With Restroom Facilities (because Campsite Was Near The Building Of The Tour Company ) I havn't Seen Any Restroom On The Places Of Group Tour Camp So Please Enquire Before The Begging Of Your Camping. --- At Last One Line Decrption --- " Nature Always Wears The Colors Of The Spirits " Live In The Moments In Munnar Have A Good Life :)
"If you are new to munnar then it is the best package for you to explore munnar... In this package the guide will pick you at 9 and will take you to around 10 sight seeing places in munnar around 72 kms up and down ... "
"Simply Amazing. If you love adventures , this is a must try. There's Jeep safari, off-roading through the tea estates, Fog covering the way when you reach the top, Mesmerizing view, Quechua Tents, Tasty food, Campfire, 2 km trek to the top of the mountain and last but definitely not the least breathtaking sunrise and feel of heaven on the top. The team organizing this is super helpful and super friendly. Had some difficulties contacting the vendor in the beginning but once we met things went super smooth and the team at the top (Oscar and team) definitely deserves an applause.\nP.S.: Don't miss the Sunrise from the top of the mountain for which one has to trek for 2KMS. "
11 February 2018
For anyone who loves camping, this is the place to be. In the midst of mother nature - at Kerala's highest resort, what else can you ask for. A bunch of dedicated and professional tour guides who ensured that your stay is a memorable one. These guys are indeed the best :)
16 March 2015
My three days trip to munnar hills is unforgettable....It was my first trekking expedition ever and i completed it with so ease and comfort ... And all thanks goes to our tour guide who were very experienced trainers... Apart from that camping moments were also very sweet for me.
04 November 2020
Arun is really a gem of a person. He is very informative, really kind and soft spoken. He shared knowledge about tea plantation and Munnar history too. Arun is also a good photographer and he captures amazing shots. The view is lovely as fog passes by. Also the trek is amazing given the distance and route. Arun also managed to provide a light snack and lunch on our way and we spent a fantastic time. The seven hills Lakshmi trek is really beautiful way to look at beauty of Munnar. Highly recommended.
The trip to Kerala was so good, I went to Kerala with my friends and we enjoyed a lot there. We explored 2 beautiful cities of Kerala- Kochi, and Munnar. We went to so many places and the waterfalls in Munnar was beautiful and mesmerizing. The stays were comfortable and the food was also tasty. The cab facility was also good.
The trip to Munnar was an amazing experience we had a lot of fun during the trip. The city is so beautiful and calm. The waterfalls and tea, coffee plantations make it more charming. It was fun bathing in waterfalls and visiting the Eravikulam National Park, We even enjoyed playing and feeding the elephants. It was a wonderful trip!!!
Excellent budget stays, the manager and the whole staff were nice and helpful, my family and I were appreciated it.
Once heard the name Munnar what came to our mind were tea-garden, lust-greenery, mountains, valleys, and lake, Yes, the place has what we expected...we did some research before we booked and we were glad that we get exactly as we expected...Beautiful place which takes our stress away...Our tour guide was very informative and make sure that we enjoyed the tour...

How to Reach

  • How to reach Munnar by Air
  • The closest airport that you can fly to is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi and it is 110 kilometers from the city. From here you can take a cab or train to reach the hill station.
  • How to reach Munnar by Rail
  • The closest major railway stations to Munnar are Aluva and Ernakulam and they are 140 kilometers away. However, there is a functioning rail station at Udumalaipettai that is some 85 kilometers away that you can reach.
  • How to reach Munnar by Car/Bike
  • From Bangalore
  • Distance: 476 kilometers
  • Traveling Time: 9 hours 26 minutes
  • Route Map: Bangalore – Salem – Coimbatore - Munnar
  • From Kochi
  • Distance: 130 kilometers
  • Traveling Time: 3 hours 38 minutes
  • Route Map: Kochi – Kothamangalam - Munnar
  • From Coimbatore
  • Distance: 157 kilometers
  • Traveling Time: 4 hours 26 minutes
  • Route Map: Coimbatore – Udumalpet - Munnar
  • How to reach Munnar By Bus
  • From Bangalore
  • Total Distance: 464 kilometers
  • Traveling Time: 11 hours 20 minutes
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Starts at ?1150
  • Ticket Price Non AC: Starts at ?500
  • Starting Bus Stand: Kalasipalyam
  • Ending Bus Stop: Udumalpet - Munnar
  • Route Map: Bangalore – Dharmapuri – Coimbatore - Munnar
  • From Kochi
  • Total Distance: 134 kilometers
  • Traveling Time: 5 hours
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Starts at ?350
  • Ticket Price Non AC: Depends on the bus and service provider
  • Starting Bus Stand: Fort Kochi
  • Ending Bus Stop: Munnar
  • Route Map: Fort Kochi – Kothamangalam – Adimali - Munnar
  • From Coimbatore
  • There aren’t any direct buses that start in Coimbatore and take you directly to Munnar.

Best Time To Visit

  • Munnar is one of the hill stations and towns in the Idukki district of Kerala and in the mountain range called the Western Ghats. It is also named as the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular location for many honeymooners. There are plenty of times that you should visit, but some seasons are better than others and here is everything that you need to know about the ideal seasons to visit the area.
  • Winter (September to March) – This is the best time to visit the city and the temperature will be on the colder side. There is also some occasional rain showers that would make the area green and even cooler. The best month to visit is in December and the temperature stays around 5º and you can enjoy some snow at this time. Christmas, as well as New Years, are a popular time to visit the area, so make sure to make your plans well in advance if you want to come.
  • Summer (April until May) – During the summer the temperature rarely goes above 20º, which means that it is also a good time to visit. You can wander around the hills and the forests and enjoy the tea estates as well during this time. You need to ensure that you are bringing appropriate clothing since it can get colder during the evening. This is the most common time that most people visit to try to escape the heat and the bustle of the city.
  • Monsoon (June to August) – If you want to enjoy some rain while you are visiting the hills, then this is the perfect time to visit. However, the end of June and beginning of July should be avoided as those are the times with the heaviest rainfall. You can enjoy the tea gardens that abound in this area, but make sure to travel during the day as the night time is very misty. The temperatures during this time can sometimes dip to below 0º, so make sure to carry some warm clothing.

People Also Ask About Munnar

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Munnar?

    1. Eravikulam National Park: Home to a diverse range of local flora and fauna, the Eravikulam National Park has been a home to various wildlife species. Being a UNESCO world Heritage site, this national park has been housing various endangered species, including lion tailed macaque, motors, tigers and leopards.

    The species of mountain goats known as Nilgiri Towers are also finding their home here. The most famous aspect of this national Park is that it is a home to Neelakurinji flowers which bloom every 12 years.

    Location: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Kerala 685612.
    Price: INR 90 to INR 370 per person.
    Timings: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    2. Echo Point: 
    A natural vista popular for being a camping site, Echo point is a go to spot for locals as well as tourists. Overlooking the green meadows and low-lying areas, this location provides the tourist with a very beautiful panorama of the skies.

    People usually visit here during the sunset and sunrise to gaze into the crimson coloured sun. Around the Echo point One can easily find hiking trails. The most famous feature of this place is that it lies away from the noises of the city; thus providing a peaceful getaway to nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

    Location: Kannan Devi Hills, Munnar, Kerala.
    Price: INR 30 per person.

    3. Mattupetty Dam: 
    One of the very famous places of Munnar, the Mattupetty Dam is preached at a height of 1700 m above the sea level. This town was a project of Indo Swiss livestock and since then this place has been a very popular picnic spot among locals as well as tourists. Featuring a beautiful lake in its centre, the dam overlooks Anamudi Peak.

    People usually visit here to take part in activities like boating, camping, hiking and trekking. If travelling with family or on a romantic vacation with your partner, this place will let you enjoy numerous activities based on your choices. The scenery of a lake having a mountain as a guard behind it makes it a very famous spot among photographers and nature enthusiasts as well.

    Location: Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616.
    Price: INR 10 for entry and INR 500 for boating.

    4. Attukad Waterfalls: 
    Being a multi tiered waterfall, the Attukad waterfalls have been a popular tourist destination in Munnar. Ideal for trekking and picnics, this waterfall is located in the middle of rolling hills and reaching here is an adventure in itself.

    Being a feast for the eyes in a true sense, one can gaze into various cascading streams here, meeting together at a point and creating a big pool of foam. The waterfall remains in its full strength in monsoons and one can enjoy activities like swimming around that time as well. Having lush green jungles all around makes it a romantic escapade and a perfect place to spend some time with your loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Location: Attukad Waterfall Rd, Pallivasal, Kerala 685565.

    5. Top Station: 
    Staying true to its name, Top Station is one such location which lies on the highest grounds of Munnar. Preached at the height of 1700 m from the sea level, this place boasts of offering some of the most scenic and panoramic views of the Western Ghats. Once you reach here, you can gaze into the unparalleled and unrestricted views of Theni district.

    You will be surrounded by low-lying clouds and an abundance of natural beauty. Away from the hustle and bustle of the City, the Top Station is famous for providing solitude to nature enthusiasts and peace seekers. If wishing to spend some time away from the noises of the city, then you can plan a camping session here and spend a night under the starry sky.

    Location: Top Station, Munnar.

    6. Pothamedu View Point: 
    If wishing to spend your day at a location from where you can gaze into the uninterrupted views of the rolling hills, mountains lined like guards and low-lying valleys, then Pothamedu View Point is the best location for you.

    Overlooking the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, this viewpoint has been a go to spot for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Reaching the Pothamedu View Point is an adventure in itself, and one will have to trek for around 1 to 2 hours to finally reach here.

    Location: Pothamedu View Point, Munnar, Kerala, 685565.
    Price: INR 10 per person.

    7. TATA Tea Museum: T
    racing back to the second century AD, the tea estate around this museum has been attracting tourists from all over the world. The TATA Tea Museum is a very important part of tea supplying and manufacturing in Munnar.

    Once a factory where tea making process used to be done, now the TATA Tea Museum has been converted into a museum showcasing a variety of machinery, antiques and written work related to the tea making procedure. On your visit here, do not forget to take back the freshly grown packets of tea and sip at your own comforts.

    Location: KDHP House, NH 49, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612.
    Price: INR 75 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    8. Kundala Dam Lake: 
    Preached at a height of 1700 m above the sea level the Konderla dam Lake lets you experience a Kashmir like feeling. With an array of houseboats and Shikaras, this dam lets you enjoy a thrilling session of boating through its pristine waters.

    The wonderful surroundings and The cynic lapse of lush green jungle makes this place worth visiting. The best part about Visiting here is that the surroundings of the lake are loaded with Neelakurinji flowers which only bloom once every 12 years.

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    9. Anamundi: 
    Anamudi is a beautiful mountain located in the Western Ghats of Munnar. Loaded with splendid scenery of greens and home to colourful flora, this mountain peak is famous among adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts. The trail to the peak is famous for offering trekking tails and hiking paths. People from various corners of the country visit here to conquer its peaks and enjoy a thrilling experience.

    10. The Blossom International Park: 
    Entertaining tourists with an array of activities like skating, boating and water cycling, the Blossom International Park is a very famous picnic spot and a tourist attraction. Home to a wide variety of colourful local flora, this park is dotted with various tree houses apt for taking a break and clicking various memorable pictures.

    Location: Bus Stand, Highway, Aluva - Munnar Road, near KSRTC, Moolakadai, Munnar, Kerala 685612.
    Price: INR 10 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  2. Which are the must do things in Munnar?

    There are a variety of things to do in Munnar. Here’s the list:

    1. Tea garden strolls in Munnar:
    One of the most fun-filled and refreshing activity to do in Munnar is to stroll through the beautiful, scenic estates situated in every nook and corner of Munnar. These locations are paradise in form of rich, green foliage. There is no better way of spending a soothing evening than by just taking a simple stroll.

    2. Enjoy the waterfall of the Western Ghats:
    One of the primary attractions in the long-stretching Western Ghat is Munnar indeed. The beautiful landscape filled with steep, curvy hills and incredible plantations surround most portions of the Western Ghat. What’s more? Enjoy the majestic waterfalls while you’re at it.

    3. Visit the Eravikulam National Park:
    Meet the exotic life protected within the many beautiful shelters of Munnar. For instance, the Eravikulam National Park. You may even get the glimpse of the rare Nilgiri Tahr, these friendly, docile sweet animals. You will surely have a fun time.

    4. Visit the Top Station Viewpoint:
    One of the most popular destinations in Munnar for visitors is the Top Station Viewpoint. Get the panoramic view of the whole of Munnar from one of the highest points in Munnar. Situated on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road, take special attention of this rare Neelakurunji flower that literally blooms only once every 12 years.

    5. Explore the adventurous spirit in you in Munnar:
    There are an array of sporting and adventurous sports that you can indulge in. Choose from a range of thrilling activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding and even cycling and start your day in a unique way. You will surely receive a unique perspective of Munnar through the numerous activities that are offered at the location.

    6. Stroll through the Blossom International Park:
    The Blossom International Park of Munnar is filled with numerous gardens that consist of blooming flower-beds and amazing surroundings.

  3. How to reach Munnar?

    1. By Air: Kochi International Airport is the closest airport to Munnar if you are travelling by plane. Cars for hire are available right outside the airport to take you to Munnar.
    2. By Train: The nearest railway station is at Angamaly which is 120 km away, while Kochi railway station is 130 km away.
    3. By Road:  You can also avail regular buses and taxis that ply to and from Munnar from nearby cities.

  4. What is the best time to visit Munnar?

    If you are planning to visit Munnar, make sure you plan your trip between September and March. This is the time when the area experiences pleasant winters and beautiful springs. Summer months last from April to June. It is slightly warm during this time, but also a feasible time to visit. Try to avoid the place between July and August, when there is heavy rainfall, the roads are dangerous and most tourist attractions are closed.

  5. Is Munnar safe for adventure sports?

    Yes, Munnar is extremely safe for adventure sports, as the professional guides are always there to train you regarding the activity that you want to opt for. You’re given proper sports gear, and then only you’re allowed to take part in the adventure activity.
  6. Is one day enough for Munnar?

    No, you need a minimum of three days when you are visiting Munnar. There are many attractive sites worth visiting such as Hydel Park, Pothamedu area, Forest Flower Garden, the Chinnakanal area and much more. You also need to take time to visit all the primary viewpoints to get an authentic impression of the place, because Munnar truly has so much to offer.
  7. Is Munnar a good place?

    Yes, Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is home to rolling hills and valleys that are full of flowers and greenery. Three main rivers flow through the area and you can witness these beautiful natural elements from several viewpoints. It is also a relatively uncrowded hill station, making it one of the best tourist destinations in the state.

  8. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Munnar?

    There are quite a few ways you could use to commute around Munnar. They are:

    1. Bus – Public buses are available for prices as cheap as INR 5 to INR 25 and can take you in and around Munnar.
    2. Taxi – If you want to get dropped off right at the doorstep of your location, taxis are available.
    3. Auto-Rickshaws – Auto rickshaws are cheaper than cabs and usually have a meter that you can pay by.
    4. Bikes – To leisurely discover the place by yourself, you can rent a bike for yourself for around INR 300 per day.
  9. How many days should I spend in Munnar?

    You should spend a minimum of three days when you are in Munnar. Even though it is also the perfect place for a weekend getaway from the mundane city life, Munnar deserves your time and attention for longer than a weekend, considering all that it has to offer. With natural features, pleasant weather, historical sites, National Parks and sanctuaries, it is truly a memorable place worth visiting.
  10. Which city is closer to Munnar?

    The closest city to Munnar is Cochin or Kochi, located at a distance of 110km from the city. The closest airport to Munnar is also located in Kochi, which is the Cochin International Airport. Other cities that are close to Munnar include Bangalore which is 476km away, Ernakulam which is 126km away, Alleppey, which is 176km away and Chennai, which is 584km away from Munnar.

  11. What are the best adventure things to do in Munnar?

    There are many Munnar adventure activities, which you can try to pace up your adrenaline level.

    1. Trekking at Mathikettan Shola Rainforest: 
    Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Munnar as you trek through Mathikettan Shola Rainforest that is known for having a rich biodiversity. You’ll get to witness a wide range of animals while trekking over here such as elephants, sambar, and giant squirrels. This trek takes you through a myriad of plantations until you reach Shantanpara.

    Location: Kochi - Dhanushkodi Road, Pooppara, Kerala 685619.
    Timing: 9 AM-4 PM.

    2. Mountain Biking: 
    Munnar is home to some of the best biking trails meandering its way through cardamom estates, dense woods, and tea gardens. The majestic areas like Marayoor, Suryanool, Vandanmedu, and Kundala can be explored on bikes over here. So grab your biking gear and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you rush past the splendid countryside and tackle the mountain trails on your bike.

    3. Rock Climbing: 
    The hills of Munnar provide you with an opportunity for rock climbing. You can even take the help of professional rock climbers to guide you while enjoying this Munnar adventure activity. This sport offers you unlimited thrill adventure and strings of new memories in your memory lane.

    Location: Gap Road
    Timing: All-day
    Price: Rs 500.

    4. Elephant Safari: 
    Your Munnar adventure is incomplete if you don’t try elephant safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park. This thirty-minute ride takes you through the winding hill roads and the lush green forests of the elephant park.

    Location: Mattupetty Road, Munnar, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685612.
    Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM
    Prices: Rs 400.

    5. Enjoy boating at Mattupetty Dam: 
    Get ready for the best Munnar adventure by enjoying boating at The Mattupetty Dam, which is located around ten kilometers from Munnar. You can choose either speed boats or paddle boats to enjoy a serene boating experience through this dam. You can also witness elephant herds while boating over here.

    Location: Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616.

    6. Enjoy thrilling rides at Dreamland Fun & Adventure Park: 
    A hoard of Munnar adventure activities such as cable cars, zip lines, and mountain biking awaits at Dreamland Fun & Adventure Park. This open-air park offers thrilling rides such as zip bike, skywalk, and tyre walk for a fun-filled adventure with your family. Bungee trampoline, ladder climbing, multi vine, and human washing machine are a few more thrilling activities that you must try over here.

    Location: PO, Anachal, Chithirapuram, Kerala 685565.
    Timing: 9 AM- 7 PM.

    7. Hike to the trails of Anamudi Peak: 
    Get the real taste of Munnar adventure by hiking up the bewildering trails of Anamudi Peak. Located at the height of 2700 m, this place is a paradise of nature brimming with a wide variety of plants and flowers. The best thing is that it is considered to be an easy hike and is the best for beginners. You can even get some training from a professional guide before you take up this activity.

    Location: Ernakulam district, Kerala India.
    Timings: Anytime.

  12. Which are the best places to stay in Munnar?

    In Munnnar you may find a variety of places to stay ranging from tea plantations to the one amidst clouds to a jungle stay. We have here curated the best places to stay in Munnar that might help you:

    1. Forest Camping in Munnar @ Rs 3000 only
    2. Luxurious Homestay Amidst Hills, Munnar @ Rs 2100 only
    3. Homestay Amidst Nature, Munnar @ Rs 1500 only
    4. Camping Amidst Tea Plantations, Munnar @ Rs 1600 only
    5. Camping Amidst Clouds, Munnar @ Rs 1480 only 
  13. How many waterfalls are there in Munnar?

    There are several picturesque waterfalls in Munnar. Some of the more notable ones are: 
    1. Lakkam Waterfalls 
    2. Attukal Waterfall 
    3. Valara Waterfalls 
    4. Thoovanam Waterfalls 
    5. Kuthumkal Waterfalls 
    6. Chinnakanal Waterfall 
    7. Pallivasal Falls

  14. Are there any beaches in Munnar?

    Yes, there are beaches in and around Munnar as well. Here are some of the most popular beaches: 
    1. Varkala Beach 
    2. Kumarakom Beach 
    3. Lighthouse Beach 
    4. Fort Kochi Beach 
    5. Cherai Beach

  15. What are the camping sites available in Munnar?

    Here is the list of the best camping sites in Munnar-

    1. Suryanelli: 
    Dotted with immense greenery and lush forests, Suryanelli offers the best camping experience to the visitors. Located against the beautiful backdrop of Munnar hills, you can have a view of spell-binding tea-plantations while camping over here.

    2. Top Station: 
    Located at 1880 m above the sea level Top Station offers a splendid view of the Western Ghats and Theni Valley. The campsites over here offer many indoor games and food to make your camping experience unforgettable.

    3. Meesapulimala: 
    Meesapulimala is an ideal camping destination that offers a splendid view of the waterfalls and lush green valleys. There are many tent cottages located here where you can enjoy local food and a bonfire. Stargazing is a popular activity that you can enjoy over here.

    4. Cloud Farm: 
    Considered to be the highest camping site in Munnar Cloud Farm is an absolute haven for camping enthusiasts. The camp has Shola forest and grasslands around it, making it a treat for nature lovers. Along with awe-inspiring natural beauty, you can also enjoy bird watching and wildlife photography over here.

  16. What are the best trekking trails in Munnar?

    Munnar is home to some of the most awe-inspiring trekking trails, as mentioned below.-

    1. Anamudi Peak: 
    One of the Best Trekking Trails in Munnar is Anamudi Peak, which is located in Eravikulam National Park. It takes around two hours to reach the summit of the peak, depending upon your pace. During the trekking expedition, you’ll be greeted with some of the best flora and fauna that will leave you totally mesmerized.

    2. Idukki Trek: 
    This trek is perfect for nature lovers as the trail will give you a beautiful view of the Cinnamon hills and rare medicinal plants. It will take 4 to 5 hours to reach this trek from Munnar.

    3. Kannan Devan Hills: 
    This is the most challenging trail in Munnar, and it takes around 5 hours to reach this trek. While trekking through this route, you’ll be greeted with some of the most amazing varieties of flora and fauna.

    4. Chumar Trail: 
    This trail is meant for beginners, and one can enjoy the view of grasslands and meadows over here. One can also feel the fragrance of tea leaves while trekking through this route.

  17. Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Munnar?

    Munnar being situated in the state of Kerala offers the local Kairali Cuisine. Some good places to experience the local cuisine are:

    1. Food stalls in the Bazaar
    2. Mezbaan hotel
    3. Thattu Kada
    4. Gurubhavan hotel
    5. Hill spice restaurant
    6. Rapsy restaurant
  18. What is the Best time to visit Munnar for Adventure Activities?

    The best time to try adventure activities in Munnar is from March to May as the weather is delightful during this time.
    One should not travel during the rainy season at Munnar because rainfall might disrupt the plan for many adventurous activities.

  19. Where can I go biking in Munnar?

    Here are some of the best places where you can experience biking in Munnar:

    1. Suryanelli: 
    Biking is one of the best adventure activities in Munnar and Suryanelli is an ideal spot to try this activity. Dotted with lush green trees and thick cover of forests, it offers you a splendid view as you bike through this region.

    2. Kundala: 
    Kundala is another popular destination where you can enjoy some of the best adventure activities in Munnar, including biking. As you wear your biking gears and race your bike through this region, the aura of nature will surely mesmerize you.

    3. Marayoor: 
    Get ready for tons of thrills and adventure as you enjoy biking at Marayoor that is a peaceful retreat for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It also offers some of the other adventure activities in Munnar like hiking and cycling.
  20. What are the best places of shopping in Munnar?

    The main shopping that you can do in Munnar is for their Tea. Some places where you can shop in Munnar are:

    1. Krishna Shopping Mall
    2. Main Bazaar
    3. Tea factories
    4. Coffee factories
    5. Aranya Naturals
    6. Tata tea’s srishti welfare centre
  21. Where can I go for paragliding in Munnar?

    Here is the list of the popular destinations for paragliding in Munnar.

    1. Vagamon:
    It is an emerging paragliding destination in the South of India. This area has a cold climate most of the year and offers some panoramic views.

    2. Varkala:
    It is a beachside Paragliding destination where you can enjoy the beautiful view above the refreshing green valleys of Munnar while paragliding!

  22. Which are best tea estates for tea garden strolling in Munnar?

    The town of Munnar has more than 30 tea plantations in and around the hill station. Walking around the beautiful tea gardens with the fragrance of tea all over is by itself a pleasurable activity. The thought of a visit to Munnar goes hand in hand with exploring the Tea Gardens. The town also has a tea museum owned by the Tata Group that you must visit. Among the numerous tea gardens, the best ones to stroll amongst are:

    1. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
    2. Windermere Estate
    3. Kannan Devan Hills
  23. How much does paragliding cost in Munnar?

    The cost of paragliding will differ according to the place you choose for this activity and the operator from where you select the package. Ideally, it will cost between Rs 3500-to 4000.
  24. Where can we go for a wildlife safari in and around Munnar?

    Some good places to witness wildlife safari in and around Munnar are:

    1. Eravikulam National Park:
    Timings: 07:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    Things to carry: Comfortable shoes, water bottle.
    Price: INR 90 for adults and INR 65 for children

    2. Chinar for a Night Safari:
    Timings: 04:00 PM to 10:00 pm and 09:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Things to carry: Flashlight, sweaters/jackets, comfortable shoes, water bottle.
    Price: approximately INR 5000 per person
  25. How is Munnar as a honeymoon destination? What romantic things can be done in Munnar?

    Given the comforts of little cottages and resorts amidst the lush dense greenery of Munnar, it is a nice hill station for a honeymoon. The place by itself is very romantic, however, there are many romantic things to do on the honeymoon. Some are:-

    1. Take a walk at the tea gardens of Kolukkumalai
    2. Have a picnic at the beautiful Lakkam Waterfalls
    3. Take a boat ride in Kundala Lake – INR 10 per person for 20 minutes
    4. Try some ayurvedic spa in Antara AyurSpa, Spandini Spa or Tattavam Spa.