Calm and serene town of Munnar has lots of spots for sightseeing. Some of the must see tourist spots are listed here.
Mattupetty Dam And Lake: 13 Kms from Munnar, this is one of the famous tourist attraction. This picturesque place is a good picnic spot with lot of water activities for water sports lover.
Time : Anytime.
Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farms - known for more than 100 varieties of high yielding cattle.
Visit Time : 9:00 Am.- 11:00 Am. and 2:00 Pm.- 3:30 Pm.
Cost: Rs. 5 per person
Pallivasal- First Hydro Electric Project in Kerala.
Eravikulam National Park - It covers an area of 97 sq kms of breathtakingly beautiful evergreen forests and is a home to Nilgiri Tahr . The tourism area of the park is known as Rajamalai and the tourists are allowed to explore the wilderness of the forest.
Visit Time : 8:00 Am.- 4:30 Am.
Cost: Rs. 65 per person
Forest is closed between Mid Jan to 31st March due calving season of Nilgiri Tahr.
Top Station - Located 35 km. away from the city this is the highest point in Munnar. Known for its panoramic views, this place is paradise for photographers.
Kolukkumalai - Highest tea plantations.
Kundala Dam and Lake: Famous for its Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides and pedal boat rides, this picturesque spot is feast for eyes.
Cost :Rs. 10 per person for the lake
Boating Charges: Rs. 350 for 15-20 mins.
Echo Point - Situated at a serene lake bank Echo Point is located 15 kms. away from Munnar, on the way to Top Station.
Cost : Free
Rose Garden - Very well maintained beautiful flower garden.
Cost : Rs. 30 per person
Photo Point -Located 2 kms from Munnar, this place has dense tea plantation and ideal for photography.
Cost : Free
Waterfalls - Munnar is known for its gushing waterfalls. Attukad, Chinnakanal, Cheeyappara,Valara are worth visiting.
Tata Tea or KDHP Museum -Located in the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea around 2 km from Munnar, the KDHP Museum is the great delight for tea lovers.
Visit Time : 9 am to 4 pm. Closed on every Monday.
Cost: Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 35 for kids.
Ponmudi Jeep Safari - Covers the places like the spice plantations, Nadukani para view point, picnic point, Water lily pool, Ponmudi dam, the hanging bridge, etc.
Duration : 3 hours.
Cost : Rs. 3000 to 3500 per jeep.
Visit to Spice Gardens - Just like Thekkady, Munnar is also known for spice and coffee plantations. There are many spice gardens here to visited. I had visited Kerala Farms and had a wonderful experience.
Visit to the local Market - Munnar town has a busy market with large number of shops selling varieties of spices, oils, teas and handicrafts. The street food here is famous and lip smacking.
Try local Food- Relish the Malabar cuisine in hotels like Saravana Bhavan and Gurubhavan.
Ayurvedic Massage - Ayurvedic massage centers offer various relaxing massages and perfect way to end the day. I visited Swatic Ayur Care Centre, for one of the best message I ever had.
Cost : Rs.1300 onward for 60 mins.
The active day ended with peaceful sleep.