Tea stations and plantations are what come to mind when we talk about Munnar. The exotic beauty of Munnar with it long spread greenery of tea, the cool atmosphere, being the perfect picnic spot etc keep its charm. Munnar has been in the top list of favorite tour destinations in Kerala for long years. Hill stations and luxurious resorts demand tourists for further visit. The tea estates started by the British still continue to impress the eye of tourists. One also gets the best quality tea from here.
Munnar Sightseeing Places
Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajamala wildlife sanctuary, which is famous as a natural habitat of many indigenous species of goats is just 15 km away from Munnar. Travelers can watch mountain goat in Rajamala which is very rarely is found. The goats otherwise called as Nilgiri Tahr live and reproduce here. Those live in Rajamala comes more than half of the total number of mountain goats in the world. Munnar is also a place that receives heavy rainfall.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National park is of great importance to the visitors of Munnar. The Anamudy Peak is a part of this national park. Eravikulam has been considered as an ever green area of land. The Nilgiri Tahr lives here which are rare in number. The park came in to existence as a place for letting the Nilgiri Tahr live and reproduce. The hills and greenery of the place gives great excitement to the tourists.
Mattupetty is another famous place in Munnar which has a dam and lake in its credits offering boating and other leisure activities to the people. It is considered as a amazing picnic location. The place is also well known for the dairy farm. 100s of types of cattle are born and brought up in this place. There are several cattle sheds and many of them are allowed for visitors. This stocking of cattle is known by the name Indo-Swiss Live Stock Project.
Devikulam, one of the visiting spots in Munnar is famous for trout fishing. The beauty of the mountains and hills, the wide spread lawns and tea plants etc offer great view for every visitor.
Munnar Supply Association or MSA is also of importance. It is a departmental store which is more than 100 year old.
Anamudy Peak is a must visit place within Eravikulam national park, which has rare species in it. The beauty of the peak is due to its flora and fauna. Leopards, tigers and macaque are also found in this forest. It offers trekking facility for tourists up to 2 km.
Marayoor is the one and only place in Kerala dedicated to the growth of sandal woods. There are lot of factories and parks for children.
There are small waterfalls found in Munnar like Naimakkadu Water Falls, Lakkam Falls etc.
Kundala lake is another visiting point in Munnar. It is a dam giving boating experience to visitors. The dam was built as an artificial reservoir. It is situated in between hills and so is exciting.
Echo point in Munnar is famous for the number of visitors coming. The place is often crowded and lot of people screaming is a funny sight. Kids are more interested in it.
Tea Museum is a piece of interest for visitors and other people. It showcases the working of tea production, packing etc. The museum is intended to make people understand the functioning of tea estates and plantations.
Blossom International park is a great spot of interest spreading over 16 km. it has lot of varieties of flowers in it and viewpoints. It offers cycling and boating facilities. You can also see children doing roller skating.
The pride of Munnar is the Chinnar wildlife Sanctuary. People who love trekking will surely find it interesting and the beauty of nature is closely shot here. Various wild animals are also seen in the deep forest. 100s of types of birds also live here. Chinnar is a place where we find the rare and endangered giant squirrel can be found.
Photo point and Flori culture center are other places that attracts people. Picnic photos and family gatherings are mostly conducted here. The Flori cultural center offers description and showcases different varieties of plants and flowers. People from other states of India come here often.
Elephant ride is the main attraction of Elephant arrival spot. Giving a small fee, one can enjoy the superior riding on top of an elephant. There are still many less acclaimed waterfalls and less explored hill sides in Munnar. The basic activities one can do in Munnar includes cycling, skating, boating, rock climbing and rappelling, trekking etc. There are also spots where one can learn and practice yoga, enjoy the organic dining and natural health preservation etc.
The tourist can also buy a lot of first quality tea, coffee, spices and handcrafts etc from different locations of Munnar. Wide variety of resorts and eat out huts are also designed for tourists.
See a great waterfalls at Munnar which attract many travelers.