7 Things To Do In Munnar For A Delightful Vacation

10th Jan 2019

Munnar is a motley canvas of sloping lush green tea plantations, gushing streams by the hillsides, and winding undulating paths. And there are some absolutely delightful activities to absorb the overwhelming beauty of the largest tea growing region of peninsular India. Activities that everyone must try depending on the time and duration of the visit.

1. Stay in a Tree House

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Locally called Erumadam, tree house is an eco-accommodation facility made of natural materials like bamboo, coir, hay and straw. It is a new concept coming up in various parts of Kerala like Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad. In Munnar, go for a tree house stay at Dream Catcher Plantation Resort.

2. Romance the tea estates of Kolukkumalai

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Feel the refreshing aroma of the golden beverage at Kolukkumalai Tea Estate – one of the highest tea plantations of the world. It is situated at an elevation of 7900 ft, and the zigzag road along Kolukkumalai Hills leading to this tea garden in Munnar is truly jaw dropping. A key tourist attraction in Munnar, the plantation is renowned worldwide for its flavoured tea leaves. The century old tea factory is also an interesting place to understand the traditional methods of tea production. Entry fees is 75

3. Go Camping and Trekking in Munnar

Munnar is bliss for adventure enthusiasts and fitness freaks, especially trekkers. Trekking till high elevations like Echo Point and Top Station is one of the most preferred things to do in Munnar. Located 15 km from Munnar, Echo Point is a spellbinding destination where voice resonance occurs naturally. Top Station is the highest point in Munnar and offers stunning view of the town surrounded by hills and valleys. Trekking 32 km up to Top Station is quite exhaustive and requires lot of stamina. If one can accomplish the target, the workout quota for the entire week is taken care of. Do not forget to carry your walking shoes and trekking gears.

4. Spot rare animal and bird species at the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Daring hearts! Let’s explore the thick and dark forests, biosphere reserves, national park and sanctuaries of Munnar. The most visited and popular wildlife areas of Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

5. Go Mountain Biking

Even cycling enthusiasts have a chance to rejoice in the tea estate town of Kerala. Some areas of Munnar like Suryanelli, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, Marayoor and Vandanmedu are suitable for mountain biking. It is ultimate fun to ride along the hairpin bends and rolling roads, conquering the hills and meadows on a two wheeler. they charge 300 for a day in most hotels.

6. Have a picnic near the gorgeous Waterfalls

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Munnar has several hilly streams falling from height thereby forming a plunge pool. Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam, are some famous waterfall in Munnar and their plunge pool areas serve as lovely picnic spots for tourists as well as locals.

Located on the Munnar-Marayoor route, Lakkam waterfalls is surrounded by vaga trees and surging cascades, and is an ideal picnic spot in Munnar. While on a picnic in Attukal waterfalls, in the outskirt of Munnar town on the way to Pallivasal, also plan a small trek along the surrounding hillocks. River Pambar drops as Thoovanam falls near Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, forming a breathtaking stream. Its base is a nice place to go for a day picnic, especially with kids.

7. Rock Climbing and Rappelling

The enthralling hilly landscape of Munnar is what makes it popular among adventure lovers. Rock climbing and rappelling are tremendously thrilling activities, and professional guidance is available for all. National Adventure Foundation organizes rock climbing and rappelling activities along with other adventure sports in Munnar.