Munnar is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Kerala,  with many resorts and accommodation options to suit every budget. With its vast tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding streets, and resorts, this place is a popular holiday destination. One of his rare plants found in the forests and grasslands here is  Neelakurinji. This flower, which dyes the hills blue every 12 years, will bloom next in 2030. Munnar is also home to Mount Anamdi, the highest peak in South India,  which is over 2,695 meters high.

Now let’s take a look at some of the options in and around Munnar that offer travelers ample opportunity to enjoy the enchanting hill station of Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park

One of the major tourist attractions near Munnar is  Eravikulam National Park. The park is famous for being home to the endangered  Nilgiri Tahr. The park covers an area of ​​97 square kilometers and is home to several species of rare butterflies, animals, and birds. This park is a great place for hiking and offers beautiful views of the tea plantations shrouded in mist. The park becomes a popular tourist destination when the Neelakurinji blooms cover the hills here with a blue carpet. This plant is endemic to this part of the Western Ghats and blooms once every 12 years. Nnamdi peak

Anamudi Peak is located within Eravikulam National Park. It is the highest mountain in southern India with an altitude of over 2700 meters. Trekking to the peak is permitted with permission from the Eravikulam Forest and Wildlife Department.

Mattupetti

Mattupetti, located around 13 km from Munnar town, is also an attraction for tourists. Situated at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, Matthupetty is known for its dam and beautiful lake, where you can enjoy comfortable boating and enjoy the surrounding hills and countryside. Mattupetti’s fame is also due to its dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where you can find different breeds of highly productive cows.

Parivasal

Parivasal, about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar, is the site of Kerala’s first hydropower project. Due to its vast beauty, it is often used as a picnic spot by tourists.

Chinnakanal and Anirangal

Near the town of Munnar is Chinnakanal, a waterfall commonly known as the Power House Falls, which cascades down a sheer cliff 2,000 meters above sea level. This place is further enriched by the beautiful views of the Western Ghats. Approximately 7 km from Chinnakanal, you will reach Anairangal. Anairangar, 22 km from Munnar, is a green carpet of tea plants. A trip to the beautiful reservoir will be an unforgettable experience. hill station

This hill station is located at an altitude of 1700m, about 32km from Munnar. It is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. Travelers to Munnar must visit the hill station to enjoy panoramic views of neighboring Tamil Nadu. He is one of the best places to enjoy the widespread Neelakurinji flowers in Munnar.

Tea museum

Munnar has a unique heritage regarding the origin and development of tea gardens. Keeping this heritage in mind, a museum dedicated to tea was established by the Tata Tea Company in Munnar a few years ago to preserve and showcase the exquisite and interesting aspects of the emergence and growth of tea plantations in the uplands of Kerala. We are now open. This tea museum features artifacts, photographs, and machinery. They all tell a story about the origin and growth of Munnar’s tea plantations. This museum is located in Narathani Estate, Tata Tea, Munnar, and is worth a visit.

Trek to Maesapurimala

Now let’s take a look at some of the options in and around Munnar that offer travelers ample opportunity to enjoy the enchanting hill station of Munnar. A destination for adventure seekers, Meethapurimala is his second highest peak in the Western Ghats and a hiking trail through the Lod Valley

Nearest railway station: Aluva about 108 km and Angamali, about 109 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, via Aluva – Munnar Rd, about 108 km