Blessed with lush beauty, lush greenery, cultural heritage and vast tea gardens, the southern state of Kerala is rightly called “God’s Own Country”. Within the state, Munnar hill station in Idukki district deserves a special mention. During the monsoon, the place looks heavenly as it gets drenched in rain, making it one of the best places to visit during the rainy season. Popular for trekking trails, sightseeing, sprawling tea gardens, natural bliss and delicious Kerala cuisine, the hill station is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala. The hill town served as a former resort for the British rulers of old and is flanked by rolling hills with tea plantations and misty blankets that form natural lookout points.
Top attractions in Munnar
Munnar is a delight for nature lovers, adventure seekers, honeymooners and casual holidaymakers alike. The place is rich in a number of tourist attractions that promise you a great vacation experience.
1. Echo point
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Munnar, Echo Point allows you to hike, stroll, stroll or indulge in adventure activities on its winding path. From here you can enjoy the view of the misty clouds slipping and rolling down the hilltops, the sweet breeze and the lush tea vegetation to capture some captivating pictures. An interesting thing here is that if you yell your name out loud at this point, it reverberates within 3 seconds!
2. Attukad Waterfalls
Considered one of the four main waterfalls in Munnar, this cascading waterfall is among the most prominent spots in Munnar, especially during the rainy season. It is popular with adventurers, photographers and nature lovers. The place is ideal for trekking, camping and family picnics. The mesmerizing falls are surrounded by dense forests and lush greenery and can only be reached via a wooden bridge.
3. Tata Tea Museum
The Tata Tea Museum offers a glimpse into the glorious history of tea growing and processing and is one of the most amazing tourist destinations in Munnar. Here, visitors can follow the entire tea production process in the form of documentation and take a look inside the fully automated tea factory, which makes tea processing easy.
4. Eravikulam National Park
Home to one of the largest populations of the critically endangered Nilgiri Tahr, this national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including 26 different species of mammals. It is one of the other UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Nilgiri langurs, Nilgiri martens, small-clawed otters and leopards can be seen here. The park also offers stunning views of the adjacent Western Ghats.
5. Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park
This action packed amusement park is one of the most desirable places in Munnar to enjoy a range of fun activities such as; and Charlie Chaplin go. It’s an absolute treat for adventure lovers and promises loads of fun and enjoyment so there’s something for everyone.
Now that you know all the amazing places to visit in Munnar, get ready to experience the unspoilt realms of this mountain town on your next vacation!