Munnar is the ultimate destination for a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat in the hills. It is the most popular pick among many beautiful honeymoon destinations in South India. Tourist attractions in and around Munnar are plenty.
Go Camping and Trekking in Munnar
Munnar is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and fitness freaks, especially trekkers. One of the most preferred things to do in Munnar is Trekking till high elevations like Echo Point and Top Station. Located 15 km from Munnar, Echo Point is a fascinating destination where voice resonance occurs naturally. Top Station is the highest point in Munnar and offers stunning view of the town surrounded by hills and valleys. Trekking 32 km up to Top Station requires lot of stamina and is quite exhaustive. If one can accomplish the target, the workout quota for the entire week is taken care of. Do not forget to carry your walking shoes and trekking gears.
Spot rare animal and bird species at the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries
Explore the biosphere reserves, national park, thick and dark forests, and sanctuaries of Munnar. The most visited and popular wildlife areas of Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. The Eravikulam National Park national park is famous for endangered Nilgiri Tahr, which is located in the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. The forest spread over an area of 97 sq km is divided into; core area, buffer area and tourism area. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a habitat to elephants, deer and leopards which is located 60 km from Munnar. We may spot the nearly extinct grizzled giant squirrel. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is also known as Thekkady Bird Sanctuary. It is located 73 km from Munnar which houses plenty of local and migratory birds. Sri Lanka frogmouth, and Indian hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill and Nilgiri wood pigeon can also be spotted.
Go Mountain Biking
Some areas of Munnar suitable for mountain biking are Suryanelli, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, Marayoor and Vandanmedu. Even cycling enthusiasts have a chance to rejoice in the tea estate town of Kerala. It is ultimate fun to ride along the hairpin bends and rolling roads, conquering the hills and meadows on a two wheeler. We can rent a cycle from cycle rental services in Munnar and many hotels and resorts arrange biking trips for the guests. KDHP House in Idukki District and Gokulam Bike Hire are two popular ones.
Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park
Carmelagiri Elephant Park is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Munnar, especially for kids. It is an ideal place for family-friendly fun and a great way to get close to these lovable herbivorous giants. The park offers short elephant rides of 10-15 minutes, which is located on Mattupetty Road. It’s fun for kids and adults to take an elephant safari in the rocky topography of Munnar.
Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar.