When we hear about the best places to visit in Munnar, mountains covered with tea plantations, greenery, forests, wildlife, valleys, and trekking are the memories that come into our mind. Munnar has a lot of places that is a must visit when you go to Munnar. Munnar has beautiful views that inspires many painters and artists. Munnar in local language Malayalam translates into Three Rivers. The name would have originated from the fact that this hill station was located in the confluence of three rivers.
Munnar is one among the most loved hill stations in India. Acres of tea plantations and mountains covered with mist, beautiful valleys, refreshing breeze, mud roads between tea gardens and some adventurous ride through the hairpin curves would definitely be enthralling to anyone, in which Munnar Tourism is well known. Stretched along the Western Ghats, this ‘hill range’ as it is widely called, has many breathtaking sights and landscape perfect for a family vacation.
Best Season to visit Munnar
Munnar has emerged as an all-season destination. Like all the other popular tourist destinations in Kerala, The tourist season at Munnar also starts from August and runs up to March. However, unlike other destinations, Munnar has a summer season in April to May when crowds come to this cool hill station to escape the heat in the plains. Munnar is less crowded from June to July during the monsoon season.
Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Some of the most popular places to visit in Munnar include Tourist spots like Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Nyayamakad, Muniyara Dolmens, Attukal Waterfalls, Photo Point, Echo Point and Pothemadu and here is a list of Munnar Tourist Places that we should visit when we visit this tourist destination. Munnar is the most popular spot among the popular tourist places in Kerala.
TATA Tea Museum
Tata Tea Museum is located at the Nallathanni estate. The museum has curious and photographs that trace the growth and evolution of tea plantations in Munnar. It starts from the tea sapling to an automated tea factory where it is processed. The Museum is a fitting tribute to the efforts put on by the initial planters in transforming one of the most popular hill stations and the epicenter of the tea trade in Kerala: The entry fee to the Tata tea museum is Rs. 75 per person. We can the demonstration of the history of tea in Munnar.
Eravikulam National Park
A sanctuary located in Munnar to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is the Eravikulam National Park. The Eravikulam National Park is a place which is the natural habitat of this rare mountain goat which is facing extinction. The tourism zone of the Eravikulam National Park is Rajamala region. No visitor is allowed beyond the tourist area due to security reasons. The park closes during February-March for about 30 to 45. The park opens its gates at 7 am and closes at 6 pm.
From Pothanmedu View Point, we can watch the beauty of the Munnar that is engulfing the green hills. An old bridge and narrow roads can be seen during the drive to the Pothamedu View Point take and the views during the drive are very scenic.
Top Station is located at a distance of almost 40+ KM’s from Munnar. It is a viewpoint at the highest altitude in Munnar. We will be very lucky to reach top station when the sky is clear – without fog. It rains in Munnar frequently as a result of which fog covers the beautiful views from Munnar
Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.