Things To Do In Munnar
If you are looking for one best place to plan your vacation this year then why not plan it in the God’s own country Kerala? There are many interesting places in Kerala to spend your vacation, but Munnar, India is one of the top tourist places in Kerala which has been a favorite summer tourist resort for the British. This place is a hill station, which is 6000 feet above the sea level and hence making it an ideal place to spend your holiday. The name Munnar means “ 3 rivers” – Kundaly River, Nallathanni River and Mudhirapuzha River. This Munnar is a town which is located in the Idukki district of Kerala.
In South India, this place Munnar is more popular as the largest tea growing place. Many of the tea plantations in this place were started by the Britishers. Tata’s most famous tea brand “Kannan Devan” is processed in this place Munnar. There is another special thing about this place Munnar and that is Neelakurinji which is called as Strobilanthus in English is a blue flower which is found just only in this place.
This blue flower bloom just only once in twelve years and it last happened in the year 2006. So if you are waiting to see that beautiful blue flower, then you will have to wait it 2018. But why waste your time till then, why not have one trip to this God’s own country once before 2018. There are many attractions to offer to its tourists as tourism is one of the sources of economy in Munnar. You will get to see some specific flora and Fauna in this place and if you are a nature lover then you are going to fall in love with this place.
When To Go:
The climate in Munnar is so comfortable and right place to enjoy your holiday. There are many tourists who have been to this place call this place as Kashmir in South India. You will have a welcoming weather throughout the year, but you should choose to go in Summer to Muunar as it is not going to be too hot or too cold that you cannot enjoy your trip to Munnar. The summer starts from April and may last till end of May. The temperature is really good as it is not going to cross 20 degrees Celsius. But the best time to travel to Munnar to make your trip really interesting and exciting, plan it in the months of December and January. You are going to enjoy the best climate of Munnar during these months. Its winter season and the winter is extremely cold here.
The other months are also good, but it would not be really convenient for you to move around in this place and enjoy sightseeing during Rainy season. It can make your trip a littledisappointing, but if you still wish then you can plan your trip during Monsoons and your budget will be as low as possible during these months as the tourists are less during this time and you can get your accommodation for lesser price. Now it is completely your choice on when to plan your trip to Munnar. There are many places which do not give you a provision to make a choice on when to plan your trip, but there are just a few places of this kind which are comfortable all year long. So now make use of this advantage and plan your trip to Munnar in such a way that you can enjoy everything well.
Now let us look at thethings to do in Munnar so that you can make your trip more interesting and exciting as well…
Eravikulam National Park
If you are looking for one of the most visited places in Munnar, then Eravikulam National Park is one among those. The Nilgiri Tahr which is a most endangered inhabitant is famous in this place. The area of this Eravikulam National Park is 97 square kilometers and you will be able to enjoy many different species of birds, animals and butterflies as well. When you reach the Eravikulam National Park then you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the tea plantations around this place.
The popular time when this place is visited is when it is covered with a blue blanket of Neelakurinji flowering. This beautiful view can be enjoyed only once in 12 years, but you will see a lot of tourists visiting this place during that time. This place is ideal for those adventurous tourists who love trekking and hiking. You can enjoy trekking in this Eravikulam National Park. Eravikulam National Park is a great place to enjoy along with your family. Do not miss this place when you are visiting Munnar for your holiday trip. This place is normally closed for two months – February and March. It is reopened again in the month of April.
Another interesting place in Munnar for trekking is Anamudi Peak. This Anamudi Peak is located inside the Eravikulam National Park and at a height of 2700 meters. This place or this Anamudi Peak is considered as the South India’s highest peak and also in the western ghats. The Anamudi means the forehead of an elephant and that reason is the mountain looks more like a forehead of an elephant.
People who like to go for trekking will enjoy this place a lot as trekking to the highest point in South India is going to be very interesting. But before you go for trekking, you will have to take permission from the wildlife and forest authorities of Eravikulam. You are not allowed to go for trekking without seeking their permission as it can sometimes be dangerous as well. So do not forget to seek permission and also do not miss visiting this place. You are really going to enjoy a beautiful view of this place if you are reaching the peak point. Do not miss it.
Mattupetty is very close to the Anamudi Peak and is one of the most beautiful places that you should not miss in Munnar. This place Mattupetty is just 15 kilometers away from Munnar and you will just love this place. This place is 1700 meters above sea level. There are two things that you get to enjoy in this place Mattupetty like the Mattupetty Dam and the Lake. You have many boats around this place to take a ride on this river and you can enjoy a very pleasant ride on these boats.
There are many kinds of boats available for you to enjoy the boat ride. Like motor boats, slow speed launch and speed boats. The landscape and hilly scenery is really exciting and just awesome for you to enjoy. This Mattupetty Dam is also very interesting to enjoy on your trip. Many local people enjoy weekend picnics in this place and this is a very calm and clean place. You can also enjoy a beautiful view of the tea plantations in and around this place. The dairy farm which is present in this area is also very interesting to visit where you can see the best cattle.
In South India, the largest tea production is done in Munnar only. You will be able to see many Tea Gardens at this place. It is all green and you will love enjoying the view of the plantation. You will love the amazing landscape and you can also enjoy the fragrance of tea plantation. It is going to be a great experience viewing these plantations and the world class tea processing.
There are many tea gardens and you should not plan to visit the most popular one because they are going to be really crowded and you will not be able to enjoy them. If you are planning to visit a place which is less crowded then you will be able enjoy it very well. Do not forget to buy a few packets of tea from this place. Before you buy any tea packs, better talk to the local people to get information about which is the best tea available in Munnar. Normally, all that is available in Munnar is really good to taste, butone or two are definitely special and you should not miss it at any cost. Tea lovers are going to love this place.
When you are visiting a hill station, how can you miss the waterfalls in that place. Munnar also has got many waterfalls in and around it. Lakkam Waterfallsare one among those interesting and amazing waterfalls. You will have to visit Munnar in the Monsoons for enjoying the waterfalls, but they are not completely dry even during the other seasons as well. You will have to pay for the entry inside the water place and there is also an option for trekking to the top of the waterfalls.
If you are interested in going for trekking then you will have to pay extra $2 for it and it is going to take just one hour for trekking. This is said to be one of the best places to relax and enjoy some pleasant time while swimming and trekking. You should be very careful while you are swimming as the water may not always be very clean as there are many people visiting this place. There are many more waterfalls in this place apart from Lakkam Waterfalls. This place is worth watching and if you are lucky then you will also get a chance to enjoy watching monkeys as well.
This place Top Station is at a height of 1700 meters above the sea level. On Kodaikanal and Munnar road, this is the highest point and hence the name Top Station. There are many things that you can enjoy from this place like you will a beautiful view of the tea plantations in Munnar and you can also enjoy the panoramic view of places surrounding this place. You can even get a view of Tamil Nadu from the Top Station. To view the Neelakurinji flower bloom, you can visit this place.
You get a chance to view the blue blanket of Neelakurinji flower. Many people who have been to this place, always say that this is one of those places which you should not miss. It will take a lot of time to reach this place, but it is definitely worth walking so much to reach this place. One thing that you should keep in mind when you are going to this place is, plan your trip in winter season or rainy season and not in the Summer season, as it can be too hot when you reach this point top station.
Munnar is a very beautiful hill station for enjoying your vacation, but apart from this it has got its own legacy. This place is known for producing the best tea in India. There are so many interesting hills in this place Munnar and they are used fortea production. There was Tea Museum opened in Munnar which is having many pictures and machineries in this tea museum.
This museum was opened by Tata Tea company. These pictures or photographs will explain the process of tea making and also explain you about the machinery used in making of tea powder. This place is really interesting if you like to know more about tea production. This place can be a little boring for kids, but you can visit it at least for a few minutes just to know about tea production and also to know about the tea processing.
There are many tea plantations in Munnar but you may not be allowed to click as many photos as want to or sometimes may not be allowed to click pictures at all as many of these are privately owned tea plantations. So if you are missing this photo session on your trip to Munnar in the tea gardens, then you should reach this Photo Point.
You can click as many pictures as you want at this place and you can also hire the photographers who are present there. They are going to charge you a bit high, but if you are having good camera then you can click photographs yourself. You don’t have to spend for your photographs and they are going to be absolutely free and you will not miss the photo session at tea gardens with tea baskets and head gears. This is something that everyone who is visiting this place Munnar would love to do. Click some picture in the tea garden Munnar style.
Thommankuthu Falls is a very interesting place to see in Munnar. The water flow in this place is really high and you will have a really good time here. The rocks, the water flow, everything are just amazing here and you will not feel like leaving this place.
You can spend some pleasant and great time with your family and friends. This place is not too crowded and hence you can have some peaceful time here. But since the place is not too crowded, it is not safe to reach this place alone. You should always plan the trip along with your friends or family only.
Fun Forest Adventure Park
Now this is a place which is apt for both kids and adults as well. Fun Forest Adventure Park is good for those individuals or kids who love doing some adventures in Munnar. This place is good to spend even hours doing these silly adventurous activities.
There are just many activities in this place which you will like enjoying and some of them are really interesting and tough to do as well. You will be charged $10 per person and it is definitely worth enjoying these activities in this place.
There are many lakes in this place and you can enjoy some pleasant boat rides with your family in this place Munnar. Choose the type of boat you want to enjoy and go for a wonderful ride. It is going to be just amazing to enjoy a boat ride in a hill station as you are going to go for a ride on a lake which is surrounded by many beautiful hills and you can even enjoy some beautiful snowfall as well. Do not miss them.
Overall, this is an ideal place for people of any age to visit as there are things to enjoy for all age groups. There are many churches which are really amazing from inside, you have spas and Spas from Kerala are said to be really amazing and provide you the best services. Try to book your trip and other things in advance if you are planning to enjoy everything in Munnar because there is a lot to enjoy at this place and a trip of a day or two is definitely not sufficient. Plan a trip to Munnar for at least one week and you are going to take back memories which are sufficient for one long year. The climate of this place is itself something that will not let you leave the place and tea lovers are not just going to forget the flavor of tea from Munnar. Do not forget to buy some wonderful tea powder from this place and also enjoy a great holiday in Munnar.
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