What to see and do in a day on your Munnar trip
There are many famous tourist destinations in Munnar, also called as ‘the Darjeeling of Kerala’. With its large spread of coffee plantation, Munnar has something for everyone, be it family, couples or friends.
Located 1600 metres above sea level in Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar has an exceptionally pleasant climate all through the year and is also home to exotic flora and fauna.
Tourists all over the globe choose this place for its expansive lush green valleys and mountains to get away from the busy, hectic lifestyle & relax in the lap of nature.Whether you are visiting for a week or even a day, A stay in Munnar is sure going to please you.
Here is what you can do in a day in Munnar
For your stay, we offer you rooms and suites that have everything in to add to your comfort level. Start your day with a hefty breakfast at our multicuisine restaurant as you would need the energy to visit the locations around here.
Among the important dams in Idukki district is the Mattuppetty dam.
The lake is surrounded by lush green forest giving you a relaxed and calm feeling when you visit this dam. One can enjoy the boat rides and delicious snacks served by the shacks on the lake’s shore.
The Echo point is where one can shout and get an echo back!
It is a lake with densely wooded hills on either side so when you shout out loud, you tend to hear exactly what you said. One can witness low-lying clouds which hang low over the lake creating a very spooky experience.
As the name says, it is on the top of hills where the road ends. One has to walk on foot to reach this viewpoint as there is no entry for cars or other vehicles. You can enjoy the 360-degree view of the clouds and western ghats from this point while sipping on a hot cup of tea.
Visting Munnar and not checking out the tea plantations here is a something one should be ashamed of. Visit the Kannan Devan Hills of Munnar. Here the Tata Tea plantation lies where one can see the processing of the leaves in the tea factory. One must note that the plantation shuts at 4 PM. So plan accordingly.
Visit Marayoor, a tourist spot renowned for its sandalwood trees. For art enthusiasts, there are some rock paintings and a special kind of tomb called dolmen. This place also exhibits rich fauna for the visitors
Eravikulam National Park
Home to endangered Nilgiri Tahr, the Eravikulam National Park is regarded as the main attraction of Munnar. The park remains open from 7.30 AM to 4 PM. Nature and animal lovers can have a good time visit this place as it offers some beautiful views of the tea gardens and flora fauna. To avoid the queue one can book their tickets online and save time. Adventurous ones can look out to trek the Anaimudi peak, the highest peak of the Western Ghats.