A lush carpet of rolling green, interrupted by low rises of mountains of the gorgeous Western Ghats, Munnar, in Kerala, is dotted with huge emerald plantations and pristine waterfalls. No matter where you go in Munnar, a mixed scent of tea, coffee and cardamom will follow you everywhere. With a bountiful of natural treasures, Munnar leaves one rapt with its spectacular and awe-inspiring views. Such is the beauty of the myriad shades of green of the landscape that Munnar is often called the Kashmir of South India.

Nestled at the confluence of three gushing rivers- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanbi and Kundala-Munnar literally means three rivers. During the blooming season, every 12 years, the town of Munnar is transmogrified into an artist's canvas, when the beautiful and vibrant Neelakurinji flower carpets the land in hues of purple and blue. It is truly a sight to behold as the town acquires a paradisiacal setting.

Replete with picturesque greenery, valleys and mountains along with a plethora of flora and fauna in its teeming national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Munnar is an exhilarating and peaceful travel destination. It offers a respite from the chaos of daily life and all its stress with cloudy skies, constantly pleasant weather, delectable cuisine and hillocks and greenery.

Munnar is also home to the highest peak of South India, Anamudi, at a height of 2,695 m. This peak has a number of trails that make it a must-visit for trekkers and backpackers. Given its tourist appeal, the state government has guaranteed that access to this hill town is easy – it is well-connected to Bengaluru, Kochi, Mysore and other larger cities, ensuring an influx of travellers all year round, including the rainy season, when the Munnar is its most vibrant and fragrant self.

The region around Munnar was once the summer retreat of the erstwhile British Government and several maharajas of the Travancore Kingdom. It was once known as the High Range of Travancore.

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Anayirankal

Anayirankal

Anayirankal is noted for its tea plantations. Stretching across miles...

Pallivasal

Pallivasal

The main attraction in Pallivasal village is the Pallivasal...

Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation

Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation

Enjoy a cup of tea at the highest plantation in the world, 38 km away...

Top Station

Top Station

One of the most stunning spots in Munnar, Top Station provides a...

Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake

Kundala region is one of the major attractions of Munnar,...

Kerala Parotta

Kerala Parotta

Flaky, fluffy, crispy and soft is how best a Malabar parotta can be...

Marayoor

Marayoor

Visit Marayoor for its natural sandalwood forests and sugarcane farms...

Mount Carmel Church

Mount Carmel Church

Boasting colonial architecture and exquisite artworks, the Mount...

Tea Tasting

Tea Tasting

A treasure trove of tea, Munnar boasts patches of emerald plantations...

Blossom International Park

Blossom International Park

A lot of activities are offered at this beautiful park. You can go...

Pampadum Shola National Park

Pampadum Shola National Park

Pampadum Shola National Park is home to several endangered species of...

Tea Museum

Tea Museum

Walk around in the museum to get acquainted with the eventful story...

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. It spans...

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park

A paradise full of rare varieties of flora and fauna, the Eravikulam...

Carmelagiri Elephant Park

Carmelagiri Elephant Park

A visit to 'God's own country' (as Kerala is fondly called) is...

Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Tea Museum

Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Tea Museum

Established by Tata Tea, the museum traces the legacy of tea...

Thommankuthu Waterfall

Thommankuthu Waterfall

Thommankuthu lies 18 km away from the town of Thodupuzha and is an...

Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap lies 13 km away from Munnar and is often spelt as “lock...

Neelakurinji National Park

Neelakurinji National Park

Munnar turns into a fairyland every time the blooming season comes...

Tribal Heritage

Tribal Heritage

Kerala is home to a number of tribal communities and the Mannans and...

Rock climbing and Rappelling

Rock climbing and Rappelling

The hilly landscape of Munnar offers the perfect terrain for...

Power House Falls

Power House Falls

Set amidst picturesque tea estates and dense vegetation, the...

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Munnar is blessed with one of the best cycling trails in South India...

Western Ghats-Munnar

Western Ghats-Munnar

Running along the western coast of India, from Tapti river in the...

Peerumedu

Peerumedu

Peerumedu, literally meaning a peer’s valley, is named after the...

Neelakurinji A walk in floral paradise

Neelakurinji A walk in floral paradise

Every 12 years, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Western Ghats are...

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting

Munnar is a great place for adventure lovers and bamboo rafting is...

Boating

Boating

Munnar's Mattupetty Dam and its reservoir lake offer the perfect...

Border Hiking

Border Hiking

Tourists can head to the Periyar Tiger Reserve to indulge in the...

Treehouse Experience

Treehouse Experience

Locally known as erumadam, tree houses in Kerala are one of the best...

Jungle Patrol

Jungle Patrol

One of the most thrilling activities in Munnar is joining a team of...

kochi

kochi

A vibrant potpourri of art, culture, food, carnivals and festivals,...

madurai

madurai

One of the oldest living cities, Madurai, holds the soul of Tamil...

Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Snuggled in the heart of Kerala's backwaters, Alappuzha is...

Thrissur

Thrissur

Often referred to as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is a...