Sprawling tea plantations surround the serene hills of Munnar is mindblowing.
Sprawling tea plantations surround the serene hills of Munnar, which attract adventure travellers hungry for paragliding, treks to Anaimudi (South India's highest peak) and hikes originating at the confluence of three mountain streams. The stone Christ Church, built by the British in 1910, is adorned with renowned works of stained glass,
and Eravikulam National Park, about 10 miles away, is home to equally colourful wildlife, including the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex), ruddy mongoose and 120 bird species.
Places to visit in Munnar
Located on the way to Pallivasal amidst dense vegetation, the Atukkad Waterfalls are one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar. The water is cold and is also known as a great trekking hotspot in Munnar.
The romantic and secluded cascades of Atukkad are visited by several tourists throughout the year.
The Neolithic dolmens of Muniyara are located in a village called Marayur and can easily be reached through a taxi or a car. The Neolithic burial chambers are a famous archeological site in Kerala and are frequented by several tourists.
One can also experience some great views of the mountains covered in lush green vegetation,
Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park
The protected forest is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters above sea level and is home to several endemic and rare species of flora, fauna, reptiles and avifauna totaling at a whopping 750 species. The Eravikulam National Park is a home to rare and endangered species like Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur,
Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog and Dhole.
Constructed to conserve water to generate hydroelectricity, the Mattupetty Dam is one of the famous picnic spots in Munnar. The dam is built on the Mattupetty Lake which is home to several species of birds and animals due to the perennial supply of
water through the reservoir. One can enjoy a nice stroll by the lake or can try boating.
Located at a distance of approximately 40 Kilometers from Munnar, Top Station is one of the well frequented tourist hotspots in Kerala. The place is located at an average elevation of 1800 meters above sea levels in the Western Ghats. The tourists can experience breathtaking
views of the mountains and walk among the clouds for an out-worldly experience.
Also mentioned in the Hindu epic Mahabharatha, Marayur is said to have been visited by the Pandavas during their exile and is famous for its Neolithic era rock paintings and dolmens. Marayur is also home to the only natural sandalwood forests in Kerala.
The place is also famous for its medicinal plants and herbs.