Best 8 Places to visit in Munnar – Best Hill Station in Kerala
Munnar is best hill station of Kerala and blessed with 100s of best places to visit. It is obvious that one can not explore all those places during their visit to Munnar hill station. Don’t worry, Kerala Packages team has compiled this article containing the list of top places to visit in Munnar just for you. Now create best Kerala tour package itinerary to enjoy every minutes of your trip.
If running day-to-day life, work pressure, pollution, and chaos of the city has created a mess in your life and you are all set for the holidays to Munnar then it is important that you must explore every spot there to relax your mind, body, heart, and soul. The beauty in Munnar is delightful. The green and thick tea plantations, lavish greenery, sparkling waterfalls, soothing natural views, holy churches, veritable museums, abundant wildlife sanctuaries, mouth-watering local food items, along with various trekking and adventurous spots would together make Munnar the best place for holidays. There are many Luxury resorts and hotels in Munnar where you can either pre-book or book-over-counter a room for accommodation. The Kerala tourism (Official website) has arrangements for each age-group and offers all help you may need to plan your Munnar trip. Although, there are many places to share a check-in on Facebook but below mentioned six places are into the “must-visit when in Munnar” list.
#1 Rose Garden in Munnar:
To be precise with the introduction of Rose Garden; it is another part of heaven on 2 acres of land on earth. The garden is teeming with various plants, as well as spices, and crops like cardamom, vanilla, and assorted fruit trees. When you travel to Munnar for vacations; at an altitude of 3,500 feet above the sea level; this place can soothe you with a fresh and pleasant breeze around.
- Location: NH-49, 2 km from the city center of Munnar.
- Entry Tickets: Rs.20/- per person and Rs.20/- for a normal or mobile camera. For DSLR and Videography, Rs.500/- is charged.
- Opening and Closing Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Types of Roses: Beach Rose, Dog Rose, Rosa Multiflora, Rosa Peace and many others.
- Trekking: The prairie land of the garden might be environmentally delicate but makes for a faultless trekking track. In these treks, capture the natural beauty of the backwoods. The management here plans short or stretched trekking trips of diverse duration are based upon your requirement. These comprise treks from 4 to 6-hours or even a trek for the day-long trek.
- Home stays: The homestead here is possessed and managed by Tomy Joseph and Rajee Tomy. The rooms are airy and clean, comprehensive with porches constructed in the customary style that supervise the luxurious intrinsic jungle.
#2 Photo Point for the Photo Lovers :
If clicking and being clicked are what you love to do then photo point is a must visit place in Munnar. This is a scenic place hovering over the low rolling slopes of Nilgiris. It is perfect viewpoint to know the trinkets of the native plant life of the state. In addition to PhotoPoint’s picturesque attractiveness and sumptuous green tea estates, it is also known for sweet-smelling spices. It has been a filming destination for many Bollywood movies. A number of people from nearby also plan a weekend trip to this place. Take a walk in the park and you can also get clicked like a tea plantation worker here.
- Location: 3 km from the Munnar city center, right on the way of Mattupetty dam.
- Entry Tickets: Free
- Opening and Closing Hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You should visit this place just to see how the only place in Kerala with the natural growth of around 65000 sandalwood trees looks like. The prehistoric sites, solid sugar golden syrup and the moderate mineral water of the Paramba River flowing nearby are other reasons to visit this place. Found near Marayoor are the ancient cave paintings of Ezhuthupara, which are an artifact exclusive to this specific place only.
- Location: 40 km from Munnar
- Entry Tickets: Free
- Opening and Closing Hours: Dawn to Dusk
📌From another time 🌍The dolmens were constructed somewhere between 1,000 BC to 500AD and historians are still not sure whether they were used as burial chambers or places for sages to meditate. There are more than a dozen of them standing on top of a rocky platform that gives incredible panoramic views of the surroundings. The dolmens themselves look so out of the world, with four rocks acting as the walls and one on top as the roof. It is so amazing to think that they were constructed around 2,000 years ago. #travalour
#4 Blossom Park:
The Blossom Park is located around 3KM from Munnar town which is spread through a plush area of 18 acres. You must visit Blossom Park if you have an adventure is in your blood. You can enjoy the famous activities like boating, cycling, skating and water cycling here. You can stay in the tree houses built here and also the tour in the ropeways. A view of beautiful roses in the rose garden could be captured here. Green tea estates around would still your heart. Nature is often at its best here. You can also travel here for a nature walk. The natural and fresh air will relax you in the forests.
- Location: 3 km from the Munnar
#5 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is one of the twelve wildlife sanctuaries that are under the protected areas of Kerala. You can enjoy bird watching here. The animal populace consists of Crocodile, Gaur, Grizzled Gigantic Squirrel, Leopard, Slender Loris, Spotted Deer, Star Tortoise, Tiger, Tufted Grey Langur, Wild Elephant, and several birds.
- Location: SH-17, 18 km in the north of Marayoor
- Entry Tickets: Rs.10/- per person and Rs.5/- for kids. Rs.150/- for a video camera, Rs.50/- for a still camera. Rs.100/- for foreigners. Also charged for permitted vehicle depending upon their size.
- Opening and Closing Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
#6 Christ Church:
This historical church was established almost 110 years back by the British tea planters. The church is designed in Gothic style. It is constructed using granite. It has stunning stained glass windows which portray the Bible characters and sages. The church remarkably is visited frequently by the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation of posterities of the British Planters who are buried here.
#7 Mattupetty dam:
Mattupetty Dam located 13 km off Munnar at 1700m above the sea level and its close to the Anamudi Peak. Mattupetty dam is concrete gravity dam and its constructed in between 1949 to 1953. Here you can enjoy the different type of boating facilities like speed boating, pedal boat, rowboat, motorboat. Also, vegetarian restaurant, located nearby the dam, that serves scrumptious dishes and refreshing beverages. Mattupetty dam and Mattupetty lake both play a vital role in water conservation and power generation of Kerala state. Another attraction near to this place is Mattupetty lake which is few miles away from the dam. Mattupetty lake is beautiful and covered in the mist of cloud and here people forget all their problems and take pleasure in a world of peace while sitting by the lakeside. Best time to visit Mattupetty dam is August to may as the weather is splendid for boating activity.
- Location: 13 km from Munnar
Image Credit – (TheIndia) Mattupetty Dam
#8 Tea Museum:
Tea has played an integral part in the history of Munnar and Tea museum is a must visit place in Munnar demonstrate the tradition of over 100s years. It is located at HDHP house in Munnar and will show you a detailed history of the team and its plantation in Munnar area. This Tea Museum was established by TATA Tea in 2005 where you can see the live demonstration of how tea is produced from the tea leaf. The plantations played a huge role in attracting people to the area. Also, you can taste some of the most exotic varieties of tea around the world here.
- Timings: 09:00 to 16:00 hrs. The museum is closed on Monday.
Munnar is the best hill station where you will find all activities. Here we strongly recommend choosing them based on your interest. You can go to the silent valley, top station and for a day trekking in Munnar at grassland region. There is no limit for the nature lover.
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