Top Trekking Trails In Munnar in 2022 for the adventurous you!
Have you ever thought of getting engaged in the true essence of adventure while exploring the beauty and glory of Munnar? Well, despite admiring mountainscapes and their majestic views, Munnar also promises some thrilling awe-inspiring trails to please the adventurer inside you.
Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level hence making it a perfect destination for a relaxing retreat and adventure. Munnar with its enchanting beauty adorned with vast tea plantations, mesmerizing waterfalls, exquisite flora and fauna and picturesque towns has become one of the most visited hill stations in India.
Truly a haven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
It is connected by major national highways. So if you prefer biking all the way, Munnar is a delight for you. Perched atop the peaks of the Sahyadri range, Munnar is a paradise for trekkers.
Best Time For Trekking
The best option to visit Munnar for trekking is right after monsoon till summer – that is, from September to March. For the budget traveller the off season offers good weather too and cheaper rates at hotels, which is a win win.
Here are a few trekking trails that you can explore:
It is located inside the Eravikulam National Park. This is the highest peak in South India, standing at a height of over 2700 m. Literally meaning “Elephant’s forehead,” the peak is home to the largest surviving population of Asian elephants in India.
This peak is located about 13 km from Munnar Town, Mattupetty. Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Also the reflection of the tea gardens into the water makes a captivating sight.
Top Station, which is about 32 km from Munnar but travelers make it a point to visit Top Station to enjoy the view it offers of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. It is at a height of 1700 m above sea level. Early morning trips to top station are also worthwhile as you get to catch mesmerizing sunrise with the feeling of the clouds being right beneath your feet.
The Meesapulimala Peak is situated at an elevation of 2640 m above sea level making it the second-highest peak in the Western Ghats. While on the trek you will come across tea plantations, thick forests as well as pine plantations. This would be a slightly harder trek and would be recommended to the seasoned individuals who are used to trekking long distances.
Situated on the banks of a lake, the calm and serenity of this place is quite mesmerizing. It is located at an altitude of 600 ft. and at a distance of about 15 kilometers from Munnar. This place is known for its phenomenon of echoing. The beauty of Echo Point is the junction of three mountain ranges, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. You can go for a peaceful stroll or enjoy boating in the serene waters of the lake.
Pothamedu View Point
Pothamedu View Point, situated 5 km from Munnar, is adorned with stretching hills and lush green mountains. From this point one can have breath-taking views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations of the area. This is an ideal place to witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
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