Munnar, once a popular summer retreat of the British Government, is located at the height of 6000 ft. in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is the most sought out hill-station in South of India. With numerous amazing places to visit and plenty of fun activities to offer, Munnar is one destination that's a part of all Kerala tours. Read more...
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Know before you plan your Munnar Tour
Munnar is located about 110 km from Cochin and is connected to major national and state highways. It is a very scenic and picturesque location. Photographers would especially have a great time here.
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Munnar which means 'three rivers' is located at the junction of the Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala rivers. This famous town is an ideal spot for honeymooners with sprawling tea plantations, fog-filled lanes, and exotic flora and fauna. Our Kerala Honeymoon packages are specially curated to provide you with the best honeymoon experience in Munnar.
How to reach Munnar?
It is not difficult to access Munnar. There are a lot of flights, trains and it is well connected via roads too. All our Kerala Tours will avail all three modes of transportation.
The nearest Airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport - (COK). This airport is about 110 Km away from Munnar, and it takes around 3 hours to reach. There are approximately 200 flights to Cochin from Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai, weekly. So, There are numerous flights to Cochin from various parts of the world. Why Air? - Air transport is the fastest way to reach Munnar.
Again, Cochin railway station is the closest to Munnar. Cochin is very well connected via railways to other parts of India. To reach Munnar from Cochin will take about 31/2 hour via road. Why Train? - Train journey to Munnar is very scenic and passes through the beautiful Western Ghats.
Munnar is a well-connected location. There are a lot of roadways to reach Munnar from various other places in India. Why Road? - The road to Munnar is full of fantastic views of Kerala's landscapes. Travellers will have a lot of fun on the road.
Best time to visit Munnar
The peak season for Munnar starts from October and lasts till March. The winters here will be enthralling. The misty hills and the chilly breeze makes it even better!
The above table would help you decide on the best time to book a Munnar Holiday Package. Whether you are a college student looking for some solitude, a family looking for good vacation time or a couple looking to get things on, a Munnar Holiday during the peak season should be your first choice. A lot of adventure activities are open to tourists during the peak season. Hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing are a few of the many activities you can take up during your Munnar Holiday.
This section includes all the things to do, food to try here in Munnar and also some of the must-visit places to visit on your Munnar Sightseeing Trip.
Must-Visit Places in Munnar
The Tata Tea Museum or the KDHP Tea Museum is the first Tea Museum of the country. It is a top tourist spot, and tourist can awe at the artefacts of the museum and carry some fresh tea leaves back home. Tea Museum is yet another favourite tourist place that is included in Munnar Tour Packages.
Echo point is a famous picnic spot in Munnar. There is also boating as an option and a few trails for hiking. You can add this place in any of our Munnar Vacation Packages.
Eravikulam National Park
One of the most famous attractions here is Eravikulam National Park which hosts the Nilgiri Tahr and the rare flower called the Neelakurinji which blooms once in 12 years.
Hidden inside a dense jungle in the Kannan Devan Hills, Lakkam Waterfalls is one of the most spectacular things you'll come across in Munnar. Accessible after a thrilling hike, Lakkam waterfalls is on every nature lovers list.
Anamudi is the highest point in South India. A top tourist location in Munnar, Anamudi is also famous for its adrenaline-pumping hike trail. Other tourists spots include the Mattupetty Dam, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, and Anayirangal, etc.
Things to do in Munnar
There are plenty of exciting things to do in Munnar. Our immensely skilled destination managers have specially curated the packages so that you get the best of your Kerala Tour Package. The activities, the local food and also the cultural events here in Kerala are very memorable.
Below are a few inclusions that can be a part of any of our Kerala Vacation Packages.
This destination is heaven for tea and spice lovers where they can indulge in shopping for various spices like pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, coffee, clove, nutmeg, etc.
Munnar is a top spot for mountain biking. The curvy roads along the western ghats is a rejoice for cyclists.
Mountain Climbing and Rappelling
Adventure enthusiasts have it all here in Munnar. The National Adventure Foundation will carry out mountain climbing and rappelling activities. Our Munnar Trip Packages will also include this activity.
Boating at the Kundala Dam is a favourite tourist attraction among the patrons who have visited Munnar.
A safari on an Elephant, on the hilly regions of Munnar, is a must-do activity here in Munnar. The Carmelagiri Elephant Park provides this tourist attraction.
Food to try here in Munnar
Appam with Stew
Soft and thick in the centre and a paper thin outside, appam is essentially a rice pancake that can be pair with almost anything. In a typical South-Indian stew, you'll find chunks of chicken or meat bathed in a beautifully spiced and creamy coconut gravy.
Idiyappam with Egg Curry
Idiyappam, also known as Noolappam is made of rice flour, salt, and water. Numerous thin strands or sevai are entwined together to make this lovely appam. Its plain texture is what makes it versatile and allows it to be paired up with all kinds of curries.
Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry)
As mundane as chicken fry sounds, this version is downright delicious. Served up on a banana leaf, this fried chicken dish is made with onion, garlic, chilli, vinegar, and coriander.
Festivals celebrated in Munnar
Festivals in Munnar are celebrated with utmost joy and bliss. Some of the main festivals Munnar are Onam, Attukul Pongalam, Nehru Trophy Boat Race and a few more.
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