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Munnar is a town and hill station in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range.

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1 - Mattupetty Dam

   7 km away

Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.

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2 - Eravikulam National Park

   6 km away

Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km² national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. Situated between 10º05'N and 10º20' north, and 77º0' and 77º10' east, it is the first national park in Kerala.

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3 - Safaris in Munnar

Nature of Tour : Short drive By taxi - maximum 3 person ( Guideand water are included) Attraction ; 1,Home made spices gargen Visit ( 08.30 am - 5.30 pm , INR 100/- per person is excluded in the package) 2,KFDC Flower Garden ( 08.30 am - 5.30 pm , INR 25/- per person is exclude in the package ) 3,Photo Point ( Tea plantation view ) 4,Honey Bee Tree 5,Mattupetty Boating 6,Mattupetty Tea Factory visit ( 08.30 am - 5.30 pm , INR 100/- per person is excluded in the package ) 7,Shooting point 8,Echo Point 9,Wild Elephant arrival point 10,Kundala Lake ( pedal Boating ) 11,Top station ( old ropeway Station & Valley View) (08.30 am - 5.30 pm , INR 25/50/- per person is excluded in the package)

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4 - Devikulam

   6 km away

Devikulam is a small hill station about 5 kilometres from Munnar in the Idukki District of the southern state of Kerala, India. It lies 1,800 metres above sea level.

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5 - Western Ghats

   9 km away

The Western Ghats or the Western Mountain range is a mountain range that covers an area of 160,000 km² in a stretch of 1,600 km parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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6 - Climbing in Munnar

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7 - Reserve Forest

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8 - The Blossom International Park

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9 - Wildlife Watching in Munnar

Mankulam and Anankulm which is located near Munnar , Idukki is one of the less explored tourist spots. This region is mostly covered forest and less crowded places. Nature can be explored without much fuss with safety and securely. The probability of seeing Animals and Birds are higher in this area.

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10 - Echo Point

   11 km away
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11 - Konnathady

   16 km away

Konnathady is a gram panchayat village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is situated 14 km south of National Highway 49, just south of the Mullayar River.

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12 - Mountain Bike Tours in Munnar

Nature is best enjoyed when you get amidst her and what better way to experience this than cycling.Tour is perfect for anyone who is thinking of getting into our tea estates to get an off road riding experience.

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13 - Top Station

   19 km away

Top Station is a tourist destination located in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Even though located in Tamil Nadu, the only road connecting it to the outside world is through Kerala.

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14 - Kurangani Hills Trekking

   21 km away
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15 - Multi-day Cruises in Munnar

Experience an overnight stay on a deluxe houseboat on this private overnight tour with just you and your family or friends. Admire the beautiful scenery of paddy fields and coconut palm as you cruise along the backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey). Alappuzha, also known as the "Venice of the East", is an important tourist destination in India and the backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise on these backwaters will be a very delightful and unique experience for you!

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16 - Cheeyappara Waterfalls

   26 km away

Adimali is a town in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. National Highway 185 is a highway in India running from Adimali to Kumily through Kattappana and ends in Adoor in Kerala.

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17 - Idukki

   29 km away

The Idukki Dam is a double curvature Arch dam constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between two granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi in Kerala, India. At 168.91 metres, it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. It is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board.

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18 - Valparai

   29 km away

Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. It consists of Anamalai Tiger Reserve. It is located 3,474 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats. There are a total of 56 estates here.

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19 - Ramakkalmedu

   37 km away

Ramakkalmedu is a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. The place is noted for its panoramic beauty and numerous windmills.

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20 - Kattappana

   38 km away

Kattappana is a municipal town in the Sahyadri of Kerala state, India. It is the main urban centre in the high ranges of Idukki district, situated about 2,788.71–2,952.76 feet from sea level, Kattappana is a Tier-3 Semi-urban centre.

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21 - Kulamavu

   38 km away

Kulamavu Dam is a gravity/masonry dam on the Periyar river. It is one of the three dams associated with the Idukki hydro electric power project in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Why traveling to Munnar?

Munnar, a picturesque hill station in Kerala, India, is an ideal destination for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and honeymooners. Known for its lush green tea plantations, winding roads, misty hills, and exotic flora and fauna, Munnar offers a refreshing and rejuvenating experience to all visitors.

How to get there?

The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport, which is about 110 km away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Munnar. If you prefer traveling by train, the nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km away. Again, taxis and buses are available from the railway station to Munnar.

What to book in advance?

It's advisable to book accommodation and travel arrangements in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons (September to November and January to March). If you're planning to visit popular attractions like Eravikulam National Park, pre-book your tickets online to avoid long queues.

What are the costs?

Munnar is quite affordable compared to other tourist destinations. Budget accommodations start at $10 per night, while mid-range hotels cost around $30 to $60. Luxury resorts can go up to $200 per night. Meals at local restaurants cost around $5 to $10 per person. Entrance fees to attractions range from $2 to $6.

Best things to do

1. Explore tea plantations and visit the Tea Museum to learn about the history and processing of tea.
2. Go for a trek or nature walk in Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
3. Visit Mattupetty Dam and enjoy boating on its serene waters.
4. Take a stroll in the beautiful Rose Garden, showcasing a variety of roses and other flowers.
5. Visit the Top Station for breathtaking panoramic views of the Western Ghats.

Where to eat?

1. Saravana Bhavan: Known for its delicious South Indian cuisine, especially dosas and idlis.
2. Rapsy Restaurant: A popular spot for trying local Kerala dishes and mouth-watering biryanis.
3. Eastend Munnar Dining: Offers a multicuisine menu, including Indian, Chinese, and Continental dishes.

Where to stay?

1. Budget: Munnar Inn - A comfortable and clean budget hotel with basic amenities.
2. Mid-range: Elixir Hills - Offers well-appointed rooms, a spa, and beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
3. Luxury: The Panoramic Getaway - A premium resort with luxurious rooms, infinity pool, and top-notch facilities.

Off the beaten path

For a unique experience, visit the hidden gem of Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, the world's highest organic tea plantation at around 8,000 feet above sea level. Take a bumpy jeep ride through the rugged terrain, witness the mesmerizing sunrise, and enjoy a guided tour of the century-old tea factory. Savor a cup of freshly brewed tea while soaking in the spectacular views of the rolling hills and lush valleys.

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The discovery of Munnar, and especially its surroundings, is one of the highlights of a trip to Kerala in India.Situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres, Munnar is surrounded by tea plantations as far as the eye can see! Ideal for hiking, the area around Munnar is full of beautiful sites such as Pothamedu View Point which offers a panoramic view of the valley. Trails meander through the tea fields, leading to waterfalls. Nearby Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park and the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary where wild elephants live

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