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Hill Stations Around Munnar

1. Thekkady
2. Vagamon
3. Ponmudi
4. Idukki
5. Nelliyampathy
6. Kodaikanal
7. Lakkidi
8. Ooty
9. Wayanad
10. Peermedu

Located amidst the misty rolling hills of the Western Ghats, Munnar emerges as a picturesque haven of tranquillity and natural splendour. This charming hill station is famous for its lush tea plantations, mist-covered hills and serene ambience. Munnar is one of the most sought-after destinations in South India and it offers a delightful retreat into the lap of nature.

Surrounding Munnar are several other enchanting hill stations, each offering its own unique charm and attractions. Among these is the idyllic hill station of Thekkady, famous for its wildlife sanctuary and scenic beauty. Then there's Ponmudi, with its misty hills and cascading waterfalls, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A little further away is the hill station of Vagamon, a hidden gem renowned for its rolling hills, lush green meadows, and tranquil ambience. Nearby is Peermedu, nestled amidst the Western Ghats, offering amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and a serene retreat for city dwellers.

These hill stations near Munnar provide various experiences, from trekking amidst pristine forests to boating on serene lakes.

Here are some of the best hill stations near Munnar:

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01

Thekkady

Thekkady is one of the most captivating hill stations near Munnar and is famous for its serene beauty and abundant wildlife. Thekkady is home to the Periyar National Park which has a wide variety of flora and fauna.

They offer thrilling jungle safaris and boat rides on the scenic Periyar Lake. This picturesque hill station is a haven for nature lovers seeking tranquillity amidst Kerala's lush landscapes. 

Ideal duration:  2 to 3 days.

Distance from Munnar: 90 kilometres away from Munnar.
Altitude: 900 metres to 1800 metres above sea level.
Best time to visit: 
  • October to February.
  • Temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C

02

Vagamon

Vagamon is a serene hill station near Munnar that enthrals and captivates with its unspoiled beauty and tranquil ambience. Located amidst the Western Ghats in Kerala, it offers lush green meadows, misty hills, and cascading waterfalls.

This enchanting hill station is an ideal retreat for nature lovers with its pleasant climate and scenic vistas. Vagamon is a hill station in Munnar that promises a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 days
Distance from Munnar: 93 km away from Munnar
Altitude: 1200 metres above sea level
Best time to visit: 
  • September to March
  • Temperatures ranging between 10°C to 25°C
03

Ponmudi

Nestled in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, Ponmudi, is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Munnar. This hidden gem is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and verdant vistas.

 Its rolling hills, dense forests, and pristine waterfalls create a picturesque haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.With its cool climate and abundant flora and fauna, Ponmudi offers a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Ideal duration: 1 to 2 days
Distance from Munnar: 225 km by road
Altitude: 1100 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • September to March
  • Temperatures ranging between 10°C to 25°C

04

Idukki

Idukki is a beautiful hill station in Munnar and it offers a plethora of attractions for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. It is famous for having Asia's largest arch Dam the Idukki Arch Dam and the serene backwaters of the Idukki Reservoir.

The wonderful region of Idukki boasts breathtaking vistas and you can explore the lush forests of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. You can enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive through picturesque tea plantations.

Ideal duration: 2 to 3 days
Distance from Munnar: 43 km by road
Altitude: 750 metres above sea level
Best time to visit: 
  • September to March
  • Temperatures ranging between 15°C to 25°C
05

Nelliyampathy

Nelliyampathy is one of the most enchanting hill stations near Munnar and it is famous as a serene hill station. It is particularly famous for its lush greenery and panoramic views. Its rolling hills, dense forests, and cascading waterfalls create a picturesque backdrop for exploration.

Key attractions include the stunning Nelliyampathy Hills, Palagapandi Estate, Seethargundu Viewpoint, and the enchanting Kesavan Para Viewpoint, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Ideal duration:2 to 3 days
Distance from Munnar: 160 km by road
Altitude:1000 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • September to March
  • Temperatures range between 15°C to 25°C
06

Kodaikanal

Located in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is a picturesque hill station renowned for its natural beauty and serene ambience. Some Of the most popular attractions here are the scenic Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker's Walk offering panoramic views, the tranquil Bryant Park, and the enchanting Pillar Rocks.

You can also explore the mystical Silver Cascade Waterfall and indulge in boating, trekking, and horse riding amidst the lush landscapes.

Ideal duration: 3 to 4 days
Distance from Munnar: 150 km by road
Altitude: 2133 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • October to March
  • Temperature ranging between 15°C to 25°C
07

Lakkidi

Lakkidi is an enchanting hill station filled with serenity and tranquillity. It is famous for its natural beauty and mist-clad landscapes. While here make sure you visit the Lakkidi Viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Also, visit the serene Pookode Lake which is ideal for boating and picnics. You can also explore the lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity.

Ideal duration: 1 to 2 days 
Distance from Munnar: 180 km by road
Altitude: 700 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • October to March
  • Temperatures range between 15°C to 25°C 
08

Ooty

Ooty is a charming hill station in Tamil Nadu, renowned for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. Some of the most famous attractions here include the Ooty Lake, the Government Botanical Garden, the Rose Garden, and Doddabetta Peak offering panoramic views.

You can also explore tea estates, go to tea-tasting picnics near waterfalls, and enjoy a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Ideal duration: 2 to 3 days
Distance from Munnar: 240 km
Altitude: 2240 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • October to June
  • Temperatures ranging between 10°C to 25°C
09

Wayanad

Wayanad is a captivating hill station in Kerala famous for its lush greenery and rich biodiversity. Some of the best attractions here include the imposing Chembra Peak, the ancient Edakkal Caves with prehistoric petroglyphs, and the serene Pookode Lake.

While here you can also explore coffee and spice plantations, waterfalls like Meenmutty, and wildlife sanctuaries such as the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ideal duration: 3 to4 days
Distance from Munnar: 280 km
Altitude: 700 to 2100 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • October to May
  • Temperatures ranging between 15°C to 30°C
10

Peermedu

If you are looking for a serene hill station near Munnar with lush green landscapes and pleasant climate then Peermedu is just the place for you. Some of the best attractions here include the tranquil Peeru Hills offering panoramic views, the enchanting Pine Forest, and the picturesque Parunthumpara viewpoint.

The best things to do here are visit tea and spice plantations, trekking, or enjoy boating at the serene Panchalimedu Lake.

Ideal duration: 2 to 3 days
Distance from Munnar: 95 km by road
Altitude: 915 metres above sea level
Best time to visit:
  • October to March
  • Temperatures ranging between 10°C to 25°C

People Also Ask About Munnar

  1. What is the famous hill station of Munnar?

    Some of the famous hill stations of Munnar include Idukki, Thekkady, Peermedu, Devikulam, and Nelliyampathy. Most of these hill stations are within 100 km of the main town of Munnar.
  2. Which mountain range is near Munnar?

    Munnar is surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats mountain range. These lush green, rolling hills enhance the scenic beauty of Munnar and the terrain offers numerous trekking trails, waterfalls, and viewpoints for you to enjoy. Munnar has some of the most breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding landscapes that you can find in this region.
  3. How many hills are there in Munnar?

    Some of the best hills in Munnar with great viewpoints are Anamudi Peak, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Echo Point and Photo Point. Munnar, a picturesque hill station in Kerala, is formed due to the convergence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala.
  4. Why is Munnar so famous?

    Munnar located amidst the imposing Western Ghats is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, lush tea plantations, and cool climate. It offers a serene escape into nature with its mist-covered hills, cascading waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna. These and more make Munnar one of the most sought-after destinations for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
  5. Which is the highest hill station in Munnar?

    Anamudi Peak towers at an elevation of 2,695 metres making it the highest peak in the Western Ghats and the highest hill station in Munnar. This spectacular hill station offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes and it is a popular trekking destination as well.
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11 July 2019
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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 :)
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"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 ... "
Puneeth Kumar Forest Camping in Munnar
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"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
Excellent
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
Mahesh Arora Neelakurinji Trek
Excellent
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
Excellent
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.
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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.
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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!!!
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Excellent budget stays, the manager and the whole staff were nice and helpful, my family and I were appreciated it.
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Munnar is a place you should not miss, the beauty of the place wins the heart of everyone...Tea Museum/plantation & Mattupetty Dam was our highlight...3-days spends in Munnar was such a great experience...Nice-tour! everything was properly organized and arranged.

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