Munnar rises as three streams of mountain merge – Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha, and Kundala. 1600 m above the level of the sea, this hill station was once the resort of British Government in South India. Beautiful towns, picturesque mountains, and facilities to holiday make this place a perfect destination. Anamudi is the highest peak in South India which is situated in Munnar. If someone loves to trek then this is the place to be. These are some of the places to visit in Munnar while on your tour to Kerala.
Located in the Eravikulam National Park is Anamudi Peak. It is the highest peak in South India which is at the height of 2700 m. If you love trekking, it is necessary to take permission from Forest and Wildlife authorities from Ernakulam.
Eravikulam National Park
One of the main attractions in Munnar is this park. The park is famous for its endangered inhabitant called The Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over the area of 97 sq. km, the park is also the home of different butterfly species, animals and birds. The place best for trekking, Eravikulam National Park offers a great view of tea plantations. This park becomes the hot destination for tourists when the hill slopes get covered with the valley of blue flowers.
Chinnakanal & Anayirangal
Chinnakanal and its waterfalls lie near to the town of Munnar, commonly called as powerhouse waterfalls which get 2000m down above the level of the sea. This spot is filled with the majestic view of the Western Ghat ranges. A trip on the splendid reservoir is the one worth to experience. On the other hand, Anayirangal Dam is surrounded by evergreen forests and beautiful greenery.
Another major attraction for the visitors, Mattupetty is situated about 13 km from Munnar town. Mattupetty is known the best for its dam and beautiful lake which offers rides on the boat which enable people to enjoy the views nearby. Mattupetty is also among one of the best places to visit in Munnar.
Top station is situated about 32 km from Munnar which is at the height of 1700m above the sea level. People who visit Munnar make sure to visit this place for the magnificent view of Tamil Nadu. It is one of those areas in Munnar where people get to experience the Neelakurinji flowers.
Pallivasal, situated about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar is the venue of the first hydroelectric project in Kerala. It is the place that offers immense beauty and it is also the place favorite as a picnic spot.
The place has the origin of its own when it comes to tea plantation; tea museum is one of the major attractions in Munnar. Tea Museum is the one which was opened exclusively for different kinds of teas on display by Tata Tea in Munnar. The museum consists of the photographs, artifacts, and machinery which tell about the history of tea plantation in Munnar. It is located at Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar and is worth to visit.
The nearest railway station to Munnar is Angamali which is 109 km away and Aluva which is 108 km away whereas the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.