Munnar is considered one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Greeted by virgin forests, savannahs, rolling hills, scenic valleys, numerous streams, gushing waterfalls, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways, Munnar is one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
Situated 1600 m above sea level, Munnar was a popular retreat for the British. It has now evolved into a proper tourist town with a number of resorts, hotels and restaurants coming up in the area. It has a host of well-maintained trekking trails and picnic spots. It is also famous for the special Neelakurinji flower that blooms here every 12 years. The hills turn blue and nature lovers come in large numbers to view this natural phenomenon in person.
The Eravikulam National Park is one of the main attractions in Munnar. Visitors get to catch a glimpse of the rare Nilgiri Tahr during certain times of the year along with herds of elephants, sambar and gaur. The climate is perfect for a vacation and walks around the town are extremely refreshing.
The Tea Land has a magical beauty that leaves its visitors in awe. The sudden mist that covers the otherwise green-carpeted hills is surreal beauty. Getting to visit the tea plantations villages and interacting with the villagers gives an insight on their lives and the tea that they produce.
Munnar has few beautiful waterfalls like Lakkam, Viripara and Thoovanam which add more character to this hill station. Each location here is unique in its own way.
Munnar claims to be a popular romantic destination with its cool climate round the year and breath-taking landscape all over. On the other hand, it also attracts trekkers and nature enthusiasts with the numerous trekking options, adventure activities, birding and herping options as well. Meesapulimala, the second highest peak of South India is found here and also Kolukkumalai, one on the highest organic tea plantations in the World which calls in for some off-road jeep ride to see vast acres of tea plantations.
Highlights: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Top Station, Lakshmi Trek, Meespulimala Trek, Kolukkumalai, Lockhart Tea Estate and Factory, Srishti, Tea Museum, Lakkam Waterfalls, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctury.