The picturesque region of Munnar has become a famous tourist attraction and witnesses large footfalls from global and Indian travellers. Surrounded by lush landscapes and valleys, Munnar has something on offer for travellers of all ages. If you are heading to Munnar on a weekend getaway, then we have a list of the top Munnar attractions that you should visit.
Eravikulam National Park
Abode to the rare mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr, the Rajamalai mountain is the main attraction point of the Eravikulam National Park. More than half the population of this endangered species is found on this mountain. Other animals that can be found here are Sambar, Giant Squirrel, Lion-Tailed Macaque and many more. Do visit the Eravikulam National Park, to appreciate and enjoy the sight of these exotic species. A reminder - this place is closed during February and March.
Tata Tea Museum
Tata Tea is the world’s second-biggest tea manufacturer and an ode to the company’s founders is given in the form of this museum. Located about 3.5km away from Munnar bus stop, the Tata Tea Museum is situated in Nallathanni Estate. Standing grandly amidst the scenic beauty of Munnar, the museum is a must visit for those who want to understand the earlier methods of tea making, used in the 20th century.
Located at an altitude of 600 ft. and at a distance of about 15 kilometers from Munnar, the scenic beauty of Echo Point is quite captivating. This picturesque destination is situated right in the lap of a quaint lake and lush green mountains, which makes it a visual treat for one and all.
Mattupetti Dam, situated 13 km off Munnar at 1700 m above the sea level, is highly famous for the Indo-Swiss livestock projects. This picnic spot is also popular among its visitors for various activities like speed boating and horse riding.
Among the many beautiful waterfalls that can be found in Munnar, Lakkam/Lakkom Falls definitely gets a special mention. About 40 kilometres away from the city, it is situated in the heart of the dense wilderness. The refreshing water collected in the small pool at the base of the waterfall makes for a great choice to splash and enjoy around. The best of this falls can be captured between the months of October and January, just after the monsoon.
Photo Point is located 2 km from Munnar, on the way to the Madupetty Dam. It is a small area of land, filled with calm woods and a small, sparkling stream. Because of its picturesque serenity and calm environment, it is a very popular attraction in Munnar.
Located just 2 km from Munnar, the Forest Rose Garden blooms with forest rose and a variety of other rare flowers. The sight it presents is definitely worth a visit.
Elephant Arrival Spot
Lying 18 km from Munnar, you can board an Elephant ride here to explore the wilderness of the region.
Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnics site.
Pothamedu View Point
Pothamedu View Point, situated 6 km off Munnar, is adorned with stretching hills and lush green mountains. One can witness the spectacular wide views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations of the area.
Against the backdrop of tea plantations, you will find a well-manicured garden called Floriculture Centre. The park features a large variety of flowers and some herbal plants maintained by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation.