7 wow places to explore in Munnar

7 wow places to explore in Munnar

7 wow places to explore in Munnar

Mattupetty Munnar

When three mountain streams come together, amidst the natural splendour of God’s Own Country, you have a dream destination. Located at an altitude of 5,200 ft above sea level, in Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar offers an ideal getaway for the romantics and nature lovers.

Wondering what’s the best time to visit Munnar? Although the hill station was known as the summer retreat of the British, the fact remains that the place enjoys a pleasant climate all through the year. Munnar Honeymoon packages are quite a rage during the cosy winters, while the monsoons offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy some solitude in the hillside homestays and cottages. A stay at Munnar Tea County is sure to be cherished, while the memory of the fresh air here will stay long after you bid adieu to the place.

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Here’s our pick of the places to visit in Munnar:

Mattupetty Munnar

Mattupetty

Matupetty

Located at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, 13 km from Munnar, Mattupettyhouses a unique Indo-Swiss Farm with over 100 varieties of high-yielding cattle, expansive grasslands and landscaped gardens.

Not too far away, there’s the Mattupetty Lake and Dam, offering a scenic boating experience. Don’t forget to make a pit stop at the Rose Garden for some splendid photo ops.

 

Kundala Munnar

Kundala

Kundala

You don’t need to go all the way to Kashmir for a ‘shikara’ ride. Head to Kundala Lake, located amidst majestic hills and dense forests, about 27 km from Munnar. Incidentally, the Kundala Dam – built in 1946 for Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project – is the world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam.It’s also worth visiting the golf course ground and tea plantations in the neighbourhood.

 

 

Rajamalai National Park Munnar

Rajamalai National Park

Rajamalai National Park

Want to spot the Nilgiri Tahr? These highly endangered species of mountain goats are found in abundance at the Rajamalai National Park, also known as Eravikulam National Park. Located 15 km from Munnar, the national park spread over 97 sqr km, is also home to Anamudi(the highest peak in South India) as well as several protected species of flora and fauna.

 

 

Top Station Munnar

Top Station

Top Station

To feast your eyes on the Nilakurinji plants(a shrub that flowers once in 12 years), drive for about 41 km from Munnar town to the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. The next bloom of bright blue flowers is expected in 2018. For now, you can enjoy the panoramic views of tea gardens, verdant forests, and misty valleys.

 

 

Devikulam Munnar

Devikulam

Devikulam

Legend has it that Sita (wife of Lord Rama), once spend some time at this picturesque lake, located amidst the tranquil hills, near Munnar. That’s how it came to be known as Devikulam (the lake of the goddess). Today, it has become a popular tourist hub, especially for trout fishing.

 

 

Atukkad Waterfalls MunnarAttukal

Nothing spells romance like fantastic waterfalls against the backdrop of rolling hills. About nine km from Munnar town, there’s a slice of heaven called Attukal. Just a touch of the cool, refreshing Atukkal Waterfalls is enough to enthuse a weary traveller.

 

 

Elephant Lake Anayirangaldam Munnar

Elephant Lake Anayirangaldam

Elephant Lake

What a sight it is to watch herds of wild tuskers quenching their thirst at a lake! The Elephant Lake at Anayirangaldam, about 22 km from Munnar, is a famous picnic spot that offers great views of the wilderness. Remember to maintain a safe distance from the animals, though.

 

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