With sky kissing mountains, lush tea plantation, picturesque hiking trails, gushing streams, Munnar is a chilly hill station located 130 km from Kochi in Kerala. It is a perfect destination for travellers seeking for peace and want to get lost in the beauty of nature. Munnar is also becoming popular among newly wed couples as a beautiful honeymoon destination. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar has one of the biggest tea garden in South India.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: 110 km away, Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport from Munnar. Busses and Taxi servixes are available from there to reach Munnar.
By Train: 110 km away, Aluva is the nearest railway station connecting trains to Munnar from various part of country. Ernakulam Junction (130 kms) is major junction from trains connectivity is available for major cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Mangalore.
By Road: Munnar is well connected by road to major cities like Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Madurai and Ooty.
PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR
Nestled 27km away from Munnar, Kundala Dam was build in 1946 to generate hydro-electricity power, and is world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam. You can enjoy “shikara” ride in Kundala lake surrounded by lush green hills and thick forest. The lake side flaunts tall eucalyptus tree.
13 km frim Munnar, Matupetty have an unique indo-swiss farm with beautiful landscape and high yielding farm and cattle. You can enjoy boat ride in Matupetty lake and scenic beauty of rose garden. Shacks selling souvenirs is also an important attraction for tourists.
3. Echo Point
Echo point, as the name suggest is a point from where you can shout out something and hear your voice reflecting back to you. Echo point has a lake with densely wooded hill on the other side. You are supposed to stand on the edge of the lake and shout out your name. The place has an eerie mystical beauty to it.
4. Top Station
41 km away from Munnar, on Munnar-Kodaikanal road is the top station, which is indeed at the “top”. The vehicle have to stop at a certain point after which you will have to walk to reach to the top view point. Top station houses mountain ranges of Nilgiri plants, one of the rare species of plants that bloom once un 12 years. Last they bloomed in 2018, however top station always offer mystical views of clouds hanging low in the mountains.
5. Rajamalai National Park
15 km Away from Munnar and speak over 97 sq. Km, Rajamalai National park houses Anamudi (highest peak in South India) and many endangered species of flora and fauna. Nilgiri Tahr, one of the highly endangered species of mountain goats are found in abundance in Rajamalai National park.