Munnar is a famous Kerala hill-station in the Western Ghats, perched at an altitude of 1600 metres. Munnar is also known as the 'Kashmir of South India' and is renowned for its tea estates, varying shades of green, blankets of mist and craggy peaks. Situated on the banks of three rivers, Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, apart from the tea-plantations, Munnar is also blessed with natural viewpoints. Munnar is divided into Old Munnar, which is home to the tourist information centre, and Munnar, which is home to the bus station and most of the guest houses. Its main attractions are the Eravikulam National Park, the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations.
At the confluence of three rivers, the Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Rivers, Munnar got its name from its strategic location. 'Moonu' is 'three' and 'Aru' is 'river'. The city is situated at an altitude between 1,500 m and 2,695 m above sea level and was once the British summer capital of South India. It was later developed to cultivate tea plants.
The breathtaking views of acres and acres of lush green tea plantations will make us realise we've finally reached Munnar and the place is so famous for its tea estates, of course. The traces of the history of the cultivation of tea in Kerala are still present. In the tourism map of this fascinating destination, Neelakurinji or Strobilanthus have unique status. The flower that blooms once every twelve years draws a lot of visitors from all over the world.
Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2 national park situated in the Idukki district of Kerala in India, along the Western Ghats. The Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife, the Munnar Wildlife Division, which also manages the nearby Mathikettan Shola National Park, the Anamudi Shola National Park, the Pambadum Shola National Park, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kurinjimala Sanctuary, manage Eravikulam National Park.
Twenty six species of mammals, including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr, estimated at about 750 individuals, have been reported in the park. Lion-tailed macaques, gaur, Indian muntjac and sambar deer are the other ungulates. The principal predators are golden jackal, jungle cat, wild dog, dhole, leopard and tiger.
There are also some unknown animals such as Nilgiri langur, stripe-necked mongoose, Indian porcupine, Nilgiri marten, small clawed otter, ruddy mongoose, and dusky palm squirrel. Seasonal visits are also found for elephants. 132 bird species have been reported, including endemic species such as black and orange flycatcher, Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri wood pigeon, white bellied shortwing, Nilgiri flycatcher, and Keral flycatcher The park has reported 19 species of amphibians.
Places to visit in Munnar
Carmelagiri Elephant Park is a private elephant park that moves through the hilly paths of the Munnar forest, a part of tourism in Kerala , India. The park is situated in Top Station, close to Kerala 's city of Munnar. Visitors get an elephant ride experience and learn about the park's elephants' various abilities, such as order demonstrations, communication and timber pulling, elephant bathing, and can even engage in feeding one of the elephants. The park offers different trips, ranging from one-hour, half-day or full-day excursions. The park is open daily and there are many green hills, lush valleys, misty cloud-covered forests and sprawling tea plantations throughout the park.
Mattupetty Dam (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in the Idukki District, is a hydroelectric water storage dam installed in the mountains of Kerala , India. Along with other such dams, it was a critical source of power that yielded tremendous revenue to the states. Wild animals and birds are able to thrive due to the vast amount of perennially available water.
Top Station is a tourist destination located in Tamil Nadu's Theni district. Although located in Tamil Nadu, the only road connecting it to the outside world is via Kerala. Top Station is notable as the historic transshipment place for Kannan Devan tea delivered there by rail from Munnar and Madupatty and then down to Kottagudi by ropeway. The rare Neelakurinji flowers are common in this region. Nearby is the Kurinjimala Sanctuary. The western entrance to the proposed Palani Hills National Park is Top Station.
The KDHP Tea Museum is a museum of industry and history situated in Munnar, a town in South India's Idukki district of Kerala. The official name is Tata Tea Museum, but it is also known as Nalluthanni Estate, or Kannan Devan Hills Plantation (KDHP) Tea Museum, where it is located.
Visitors and tea lovers can see different phases in the processing of tea-crush, tear, curl-and learn about the development of variants of Kerala black tea. The estate's power generation plant dates back to the 1920s; the Kundala Valley Railway 's rail engine wheel, which shuttled between Munnar and Top Station in 1924. Classic bungalow furniture and office equipment from the Colonial region of Kerala are also housed in a portion of the museum. Another draw is the tasting of tea through various types of tea. At the Periakanal tea farm, a 2nd-century burial urn was discovered; it is also seen at the museum.
Sri Subramanya Temple is a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, situated in Munnar in the Idukki district. The main god is Lord Muruga. Three poojas are held every day, including 'Usha pooja' in the morning section,' Ucha pooja' in the noon section and 'Attazha pooja' in the desk section. In the Malayalam month of Vrischikam (November to December), the annual festival 'Thrikarthika' is hosted. Uthram Asterism Day is also an important festival in Meenam (March to April).
Echo Point is located at an altitude of 600 ft. and about 15 kilometres from Munnar, right in the lap of a picturesque lake and misty hills covered with lush green trees. This location is well known, as the name implies, for its enthralling depiction of the echoing phenomenon. When you yell, it is fun to hear your voice reverberate around the attraction again and again.
The distinctive beauty of Echo Point marks the confluence of Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala, three mountain ranges. Situated on the banks of a lake, this place's peace and serenity are enchanting. You can enjoy a quiet stroll around the gentle slopes of the hills here, or go boating in the lake's serene waters. For birdwatchers, Echo Point is a paradise, as many native birds can be seen here.
Located 5 km away from Munnar, Pothamedu View Point is adorned with expansive hills and lush green mountains. The stunning large views of the area's tea, coffee and cardamom plantations are visible. It is an perfect location for stunning sunrises and sunsets to see. The Idukki Arch Dam, which is about 60 km downstream, is visible on a clear day from this point of view.
Nestled 2 km from Munnar between stunning hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall is a spot for romantic escapades and picnics. Atukkad Waterfalls: The path to Atukkad, however, is very narrow and needs a lot of driving experience.
Munnar 's Rose Gardens are spread over 2 acres of land, an outstanding stretch brimming with a variety of plants, including herbs, cardamom and vanilla crops, and a variety of other fruit trees. These agricultural plantations exude interesting and exquisite scents, making your stay in the gardens a satisfying experience. Located in Munnar in Kerala, only two kilometres away from the city centre, on National Highway 49, the place is 3,500 feet above sea level and is a magnificent sight to behold. The bright flowers and the heart-warming blossoms make the place a mini-heaven on earth.
Morning pickup from Theni.
Then proceed towards Munnar.
After that proceeding to Aanai Irankal dam. There you can enjoy Boat riding.
Hotel check in
Proceeding to visit Munnar major attractions such as Mattupetty,Kundala dams,Varaiyadu, Echo Point, Spice garden, etc.,
Hotel check in.
To visit Munnar view point
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Munnar
At Early morning refreshing walk in tea plantation garden.
After breakfast and then check out the hotel.
Then proceed towards visit Tea Museum, Pothamedu view point.
On the way visit Pallivasal falls, Lake and Park.
Next to visit Carmelagiri Elephant Park and Blossom International Park.
Then starting our journey to Bodi Mettu, Bodi Munthal.
Drop @ Theni with sweet memories of Kerala.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport