Are you planning to visit Kerala? then you must visit Munnar. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Munnar and explore the greenery of this gorgeous state.
Take a break from your usual routine and explore Munnar that is situated amidst the panoramic scenery of nature, these tourist attractions are a great getaway from your busy life. Whether you want to visit with your friends or family, you will have a memorable time here with beautiful views and fun adventures.
Echo Point, Photo Point and Top stations are some of the best places to visit in Munnar for sightseeing.
Today we will take a look at some of the top places to visit in Munnar:
- Echo Point
Situated just 15 kilometres away from Munnar and 600 ft. above sea level is the popular Echo Point. It is known for its natural echo where you can hear your voice back when you shout. You can also see the ecstatic Kundala Lake. Echo Point is surrounded by misty clouds, hills, forests and so much more. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Munnar.
You can go boating at the lake, do bird–watching as it is home to many local and migratory birds. You will also find the rare Neelakurinji flowers here (Strobilanthes) that bloom only once in 12 years that elevates the beauty of the valley. If you are lucky, you will see its blooming stage!
The best time to visit Echo point is during summers and winters. The month of March to May and September to February is a great time to visit Echo Point.
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- Munnar Top Station
Situated at a height of 1700 m and you can see the exquisite panoramic view of the Western Ghats. The view makes it one of the best places to visit in Munnar.
This top station is a great location for adventure lovers and who love visiting lush green mountains. Even here you will find the rare Neelakurinji flowers.
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- Attukad Waterfalls
Attukad Waterfalls is situated in the Idukki district on the way from Munnar to Pallivasal where you can see this waterfall cascading down. It is surrounded by abundant greenery with a calm and beautiful environment.
The best time to visit Attukad Waterfalls is between monsoons and clear seasons. It is a great place to visit in Munnar for day picnics or trekking.
As it is the most commonly visited tourist spot, you can easily reach there by car, auto-rickshaw or public transport.
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- Tea Estates
Visiting Kerala and not checking out tea estates is not allowed! Just like Assam, Kerala is popular for its tea estates too. As you walk by them, you will be filled with the fragrance of tea plants, fresh tea leaves, and processed tea leaves. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Munnar.
There are more than 50 tea estates that you can check out!
- Eravikulam National Park
This national park is located 45 minutes away from the main city of Munnar and situated at the Western Ghats. Spread across 97 kilometres it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Munnar for sightseeing. It is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Previously a game reserve, Eravikulam National Park is also called Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. There are around 132 different species of birds, 19 amphibians and 26 mammalian species, 20 orchid species and 101 butterfly species. Nilgiri langur, Atlas moth, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter, Lion-tailed macaque, and a rare variety of the leopard and lion are some of the chief wildlife to be spotted here.
The best time to visit this national park is the end of monsoons (September to October) and summers (April to May).
- Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park
This amusement park is the best place to visit in Munnar for all adrenaline junkies and adventure lovers. Enjoy a plethora of fun activities like Dashing Cars, zip-lining, natural waterfall, 12D rider, Charlie Chaplin Walk and so much more.
From rain dancing to enjoying the wave pool, there are tons of water activities you and your family can enjoy. You can also go for adventure rides like rock climbing, rainforest trek trails, bungee jumping etc.
You can visit this amusement park from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- Blossom Park
Parks filled with flowers is a great stress buster, freshen up your mind when you visit Blossom Park that is just 3 km away from Munnar. The Park is home to migratory waterbirds, mountain butterflies, lush green flora etc.
You will get to see green landscapes, fountains, artificial waterfalls, lawns that will make you feel as if you are in the middle of a natural ecosystem. It is a must-visit destination for all nature lovers.
- Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide range of exotic and endangered species including the Great Grizzled Squirrel of India.
The dry deciduous forest offers a stunning yet calming and pollution-free environment to the sanctuary.
You can go for a fun trekking adventure around the rough terrain of the sanctuary while catching glimpses of herds of elephants and gaurs walking by the forest.
These are some of the top places you can visit when you visit Munnar, Kerala.
Kerala is known for its beautiful backwaters and up teem greenery. It is a wholesome experience to enjoy the best of green nature! Also, check out 13 food items to boost your immunity and 5 food items that are degrading your immunity