10 BEST Tourist places of Munnar
an amazing view point of tea plantation

Munnar – one of the most sought-after hill stations in God’s Own Country beckons you to an enchanting holiday! Nestled in the lap of nature, Munnar has an undulating terrain of misty mountains, beautiful valleys, alluring waterfalls & more. Every mountain slope you see is covered with the green carpet of the tea estates. A visit to Kerala is not complete without visiting the sightseeing places in Munnar. 

The picturesque hill station Munnar is situated at a towering height of 6,000 ft. from sea level and was once the winter capital of the Britishers. Today it is renowned world over for Kerala Munnar tourism. As a real paradise for nature lovers, there are many Munnar tourist attractions to watch out for.

The top Munnar places to visit include the Tea Gardens, Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Attukad Waterfalls & the Pothamedu View Point.  Munnar Points of Interest also cover the Photo Point, TATA Tea Museum, Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm, Lockhart Gap & the Kundla Dam.

Anamudi, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Alleppey & Kumarakom are the prominent tourist places near Munnar that should not be missed! 

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10 Best places to visit in Munnar

Munnar, with its mesmerising beauty, is an ideal holiday destination for travellers worldwide! Be it for a short visit or an extended holiday, and there are many famous places in Munnar that you should visit. 

Top Station, the highest point in Munnar, is one of the must-visit places in Munnar. The tallest peak in South India, Anamudi, Attukad waterfalls & Eravikulam National Park has reputed tourist places around Munnar, Kerala. The top 10 places to visit in Munnar are the Tea Gardens, Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Attukad Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, Photo Point, TATA Tea Museum, Mattupetti, Indo-Swiss Farm, Lockhart Gap & Kundla Dam. 

You can also cover many tourist places in Munnar for a one-day trip. The places to visit in Munnar in 1 day are Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Eco Point, Tea museum etc. If you are planning for a weekend trip, the main places to visit in Munnar in 2 days are Echo Point, Photo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Rose Garden & Tea Estates. Extend your weekend trip to cover almost all tourist places in Munnar for 3 days. 

Enjoy the beauty of the night at Munnar! The main places to visit in Munnar at night are the Pothamedu View Point, Top Station, Mattupetty Dam and the lake, Punarjani Traditional Village, Chokramudi & Marayoor hills, Meesapulimala Camp etc.

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Munnar Tea Garden

The Tea Gardens of Munnar hold a unique charm thanks to their undulating lush greenery! The slopes of Munnar covered with the cropped Tea bushes is undoubtedly a sight to cool your tired eyes! Munnar is home to more than 50 most beautiful Tea plantations in India. These gardens were initiated in the 19th century by the British who considered Munnar as their summer resort.  Today Harrison Malayalam, Michael's Tea, Brooke Bond, and AVT Tea are the most reputed Tea gardens in Munnar. A Tea plantation visit to see for yourself the making of Tea should be included in your visit to see the best places to see in Munnar.

Opening Hours: 9 A.M to 4 P.M ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: 75 for adult , 35 for children & 20 for camera; Holidays: open 365 days

Tea Garden
Photo Credits : Emy

Top Station

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Top Station with your loved ones and revel in the magical scenery of the place! Anything for that great feeling being at the top of the world with clouds touching your face! Top Station, the topmost point in Munnar offers a breathtaking view of the Western Ghats.  It’s a splendid sight to see when the Neelakurinji flowers bloom here once in every twelve years! You can enjoy hiking, sightseeing & photography here at Top Station, one of the best places to see in Munnar!

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: no entry fee; Holidays: open 365 days

Munnar top hill image
Photo credis : Das

Eravikulam National Park 

A nature lover’s paradise and one of the best places to see in Munnar! Eravikulam National Park is a 97 sq. Km dense forest area that has spectacular hillocks, verdant rolling meadows, and small perennial streams.  As the nature park has several species of rare butterflies, animals, and birds, you’ll enjoy trekking here. If you’re lucky, you can get a glimpse of the Nilgiri Tahr - an endangered species of the goat on the green slopes of Munnar. Eravikulam National Park brings you an enchanting view of the tea plantations and the lofty misty peaks. The whole park takes on a sheen of blue once the Neelakurunji flowers are in full bloom. Indeed a beautiful sight for tourists to Munnar, the slopes are covered by a carpet of blue, which is a magnificent sight for the travellers!

Opening Hours: 8:30am–4:30pm ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: 90 per indian , 65 for children & 370 for foreiners; Holidays: open 365 days

Eravikulam National Park Entry Point
Photo credis : Tony

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Attukad Waterfalls 

The jaw-dropping beauty that attracts you with its sheer magnificence - The Attukad waterfalls at Munnar is one of the best places to see in Munnar! As the waters cascade down through the rocks, they mesmerise you with their captivating beauty. It’s just the very spot for picnics and a great trekking destination as it has a long trekking route instead. The waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal in Idukki District and is a tourist puller with its dense jungle setting. The waterfall is reachable only through a wooden bridge, and it’s a spectacular sight to view the waterfalls from the bridge! Quite awesome! 

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: no entry fee; Holidays: open 365 days

Scenic view of Attukad Waterfalls
Photo credits: Rajesh

Photo Point 

Bring out your photography skills to capture the perfect photo of your Munnar holiday at one of the best places to see in Munnar - the Photo point! It is a picturesque spot with the striking backdrop of the stretches of tea gardens, the glistening silver oaks and rolling meadows. It’s a beautiful sight to behold the blue skies making a sharp contrast against the greenery of the tea gardens and the lake! The Photo Point is a great picnic spot and filming destination and has been the setting for many a film.

There is not much to see here, but the route up to the Photo Point is really out of this world with its natural beauty and makes the entire journey worth it. The area is also known for aromatic spices. 

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: no entry fee; Holidays: open 365 days

An awsom tea garden
Photo credis : Tintu

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate 

Take time off to visit the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, one of the most beautiful destinations in Munnar! The highest elevation Tea plantation in the world is at 7900 feet from sea level. Kolukkumalai is where you get a taste of pure organic Tea grown in pollutant-free air. 

The plantations were started in the early 1900s & Tea leaves are hand-picked and processed using the traditional method in the old Tea factory using the age-old machinery set up by the British. The Tea Factory has a 'Make your Tea' programme that allows visitors to pick Tea leaves and process to make their cup of Tea.

Opening Hours: 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: 75 for adults; Holidays: open 365 days

Tea estate amazing view
Photo credis : Jisna

Anamudi 

A favourite haunt for Adventure lovers! Anamudi, the tallest peak in South India, stands proud at an imposing height of 2695 metres at the famous Eravikulam National Park. It is densely covered with evergreen forests and has rare species of fauna, flora and vibrant migratory birds.

At the slopes of the Anamudi peak, you’ll be able to see the Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur and Elephants roaming about. A great spot for trekking, it’s also a top destination for wildlife lovers, adventure enthusiasts and photo fanatics. Anamudi peak is one of the most loved tourist attractions in Munnar. Anamudi offers excellent photographic opportunities as you can have fantastic views of the surroundings & wild animals and colourful birds in their natural habitat.

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: no entry fee; Holidays: open 365 days

Anamudi Hill Long View
Photo credis : Athira

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Lockhart Tea museum 

Get ready to set out on a historical journey through the origins and evolution of tea plantations at the Lockhart Museum, Munnar!  Munnar is famous for its Tea plantations which were started by the British in 1879. The Lockhart Tea museum incepted in 1936, has many artefacts and literature to take you through all the facets of the evolution and growth of tea plantations in the high ranges of Kerala.  The Lockhart Tea Museum has many artefacts, photographs, and machinery associated with Tea manufacturing and is one of the most important places to visit in Munnar.

Opening Hours: 8am–6:30pm ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: 80 for students ; Holidays: open 365 days

Outside view of Lockhart Tea museum
Photo credits: Raj

Nyayamakad Waterfalls 

One of the best places to visit in Munnar! Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Nyayamakad waterfalls with its shimmering cascade of water falling down a height of 1600 meters into a shallow pool. An exotic collection of native flora and fauna make this waterfall, a preferred choice for tourists worldwide. 

Situated between Munnar and Rajamala, waterfalls is at a distance of 10 km from the town. When you walk up the Nyayamakad falls, you can take in spectacular vistas of the Munnar town and the sprawling tea gardens. Check out the most exciting trekking opportunities amid verdant tea plantations and sandalwood forests near the Nyayamakad falls!

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: no entry fee; Holidays: open 365 days

Amazing Water falls
Photo Credits : Manoj

Mattupetty Dam

Nestled in the hills of Munnar near the Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty Dam site is excellent to be one with nature. It is situated about 13 km from the Munnar town at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Mattupetty is renowned for its storage masonry dam and the enchanting lake 

The Mattupetty dam is a part of the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the 1940s and now powers the energy requirements of Munnar. When you go boating in the lake, you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding hills and beautiful landscape. There is also a dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, with different high yielding breeds of cows at Mattupetty.

Opening Hours: 24 hours ; Time Required:  1 - 2 hours

Entry Fees: 10 per person; Holidays: open 365 days

Dam
Photo Credits : Resmika

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