9 Best Things To Do In Munnar, India

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Munnar town is located in India’s Kerala state. It is in the Western Ghats mountain range in India, Kerala. The place is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations which were started in the late 19th century. The place is home to 2.7-kilometer (1.7-mile) tall Anamudi Peak, the Lakkam Waterfalls and hiking trails. Here are some of the best things to do In Munnar, India:

1. Mattupetti Dam

Mattupetty Dam
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This dam, Mattupetti Dam is actually a shortage concrete gravity dam. It means that the dam has built under the Hydro-electric project in the late of 1940s. The motto is for water conservation and power generation. Due to this power generation project, Mattupetti Dam has become the main source of electricity generation in this Munnar Town. Also, it has become a haven for many wild animals and birds just because of the constant availability of water at this place.

The most attractive portion of this damn is its water which gives the pure reflection to the tea garden around. One can find here different activities can be done in the water. At least you should go for boating where there are different options such as the pedal boat, motor boat, speed boat and row boat. Adventure lovers can find their fun over here too! Here is the Shola forest where you can go for Trekking. The serene aura of the lake takes you to the world of peace.

Mattupetti Dam

Address: Mattupetty Dam, Mattupetty, Kerala

Website: Mattupetti Dam

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2. Eravikulam National Park

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Get ready to explore the dark and thick forest. Eravikulam National Park is the most visited and attractive place in Munnar. The park is spread over a giant area of 97 kilometers (60 miles). The place is located 15 kilometers (9 miles) away from Munnar. Eravikulam National Park is very famous and most important tourist destinations in Kerala.

This park is managed by the Munnar, Kerala Department of Wildlife and Forest. You can find only high rolling slopes as most of the areas of the park are hill plateau. The highest peak is Anamudi at 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles). The forest over here known as shoals means evergreen subtropical and tropical forest with moist broadleaf. Coming to the history, in 1975 Eravikulam has declared as Wildlife Sanctuary and after that in 1978, the title of a national park was given. But nowadays the park is famous for numerous protected species.

Eravikulam National park

Address: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala

Website: Eravikulam National Park

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3. Hydel Park

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Blossom Hydel Park has located 3 kilometers (2 miles) away from the town Munnar which is towards the way to Old Munnar. This is the immersed gift of nature to yourself. This beautiful place has Muthirappuzha river, fresh blooming flowers, lush green landscape, mountain butterflies, migrating waterbirds. These are the unique features of this Hydel Park, which attract tourists even from long distances. You can be relaxed and rejuvenated as this park offers green gardens, artificial waterfalls and landscape mountains. You can go for boating and natural walk, here!

Hydel Park

Address: Aluva - Munnar Highway, Moolakadai, Munnar, Kerala

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4. Munnar Tea Museum

Posted by Pallabi Pakrasi on Thursday, 23 February 2017

In the Nullatanni estate in Munnar, the Kannan Devan Tea Museum is situated which is the first tea museum in the country. This museum was just a simple tea roller in the century-old tea plantation. Currently, it is fully automatic tea factory in Madupatty. The museum has the granite sundial in the entrance which was made in 1913 and designed by the very famous the Art Industrial School at Nazareth of Tamil Nadu.

Do not miss out on seeing the different steps of tea processing at the tea manufacturing unit. A tea lover would also love to taste different teas, so visit the tea tasting session at the museum. The place opens at morning 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. It is open every day except Mondays so plan your visit accordingly.

Munnar Tea Museum

Address: KDHP Munnar, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala

Website: Munnar Tea Museum

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5. Echo Point

This Top Station and Eco Point is the place situated amongst these three mountain streams of Nallathanni, Kundala, and Mudrapuzha. This place is most visited and crowded by the visitors in the whole year. The places are known as the “Echo Point” because of its natural echo phenomenon at scenic lake bank. It means, when you scream, your voice will come back to you. This place is located 15 kilometers (9 miles) away from Munnar which is on the way to the Top Station.

The echo phenomenon works here because of its high altitude of 183 meters (600 feet). The place is full and covered with the dark lush green sceneries which give greenish look to Echo Point. You will love this place if you are an adventure lover because you can go trekking over here. You will find clean air, dark lush green garden and waterfalls – a satisfactory view to your eyes.

Echo Point

Address: KDHP Munnar, Munnar - Udumalpet Rd, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala

Website: Echo Point

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6. Rose Garden

Posted by Rajib Ghosh on Thursday, 6 October 2016

Rose gardens in Munnar having one hectare (two acres) of land in the midst which has perfectly cool and calm environment. The place is surrounded by long rivers, hills and waterfalls. This rose garden has many spices and some crops like vanilla, cardamom and varieties of fruits including Rambutan, Amla, Lichi and many other flowering plants. Here, the environment is eco-friendly. You can have fresh honey served from the growing beekeeping unit.

Rose Garden

Address: Karadippara, Kerala

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7. Atukkad Waterfalls

Lovely seen of Atukkad Waterfalls. A Must visit place in Munnar.

Posted by Shrinivas Thantri on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Atukkad Waterfalls is 9 kilometers (6 miles) away from the town Munnar which is on the way to Pallivasal. This is the place which you really should not miss while on your Munnar Trip. It offers the beauty of pure waterfall from the high altitude mountains. The memories you are going to collect from this roaring water of waterfalls and lush greenery, you can never forget. The adventure lover will definitely enjoy trekking here.

Atukkad Waterfalls

Address: Munnar - Udumalpet Rd, Marayoor, Kerala

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8. Pothamedu View Point

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The place Pothamedu View Point is 6 kilometers (4 miles) away from Munnar town which is on NH 49. The place is in the midst of coffee and tea plantation. You can have a panoramic view of Munnar from these adjoining valleys. This viewpoint is a popular spot for nature lovers, photographers, hikers, and trekkers. One can also have the vision to Idukki Arch Dam and Muthirapuzha River which are around 60 kilometers (40 miles) away from Munnar Town.

Pothamedu View Point

Address: Munnar, Kerala

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9. Photo Point

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The place itself named as Photo Point only. Photo Point has located 3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Munnar which is on the way to Mattupetty. Small rivulets, rolling hills, woods and Dense tea plantations make this place ideal for the nature lover and leisure travelers. This place is the most photogenic spot in the Munnar and so is called as Photo point. It is also famous as “Shooting Point” because people used to come here for the shooting purpose as it is an ideal place having scenic beauty created by green tea plantations and silver oak trees.

Photo Point

Address: KDHP Munnar, Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Ikka Nagar, Munnar, Kerala

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Beautiful journey of different parks & museum

Munnar is a place for different parks and museums, you can always enjoy this place with your family and friends. Your kids will love to explore its history. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now for Munnar.

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