Munnar nestled in Western Ghats at an altitude of 1500 meters, is a perfect place to spend some time in peace and serenity. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is a picturesque and a popular destination which is also known as the Kashmir of South India.
Munnar is not all about large tea plantations swirling on the hills, beautiful valleys, wildlife species or spices and herbs, the beauty of Munnar is beyond this. It is a beautiful hill station you can opt for your next travel destination. So pack your bags and go through the below list of places you can visit in Munnar.
Tea gardens are the top attractions of Munnar. The tea estate of Munnar was established in the late 19th century and at present it is regarded as the prominent hub of the tea trade in the country. You can enjoy nature's walk in the rolling hills of tea gardens. Moreover, with the due permission of the officials you can experience the process of plucking fresh tea leaves from the garden.
Apart from the tea gardens, the Tea Museum of Munnar is a major tourist attraction. The museum showcases the documentary about the history of tea plantation in Munnar. In another unit, the museum runs a tea processing factory with various functional equipment. The unit also displays old machines that were used in the initial days of the tea factory in Munnar in the late 19th century.
As mentioned earlier this national park is home to Nilgiri Tahr or Nilgiri ibex.Although Nigiri Tahr resemble more of a goat but is more closely related to the sheep. Eravikulam National Park was established just to provide a safe haven for this endangered species. One can easily spot this specie while taking a walk uphill.
Here in Mattupetty, you can enjoy beautiful green valleys and a fabulous climate. The main attractions of this beautiful destination are Mattupetty dam and Mattupetty Lake. The dam was constructed for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. The bridge above the dam provides a beautiful view of Lake in which you can engage yourself in various water activities. This place is a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability.
A beautiful scenic spot situated in the lap of a beautiful lake. The place is well known for its fascinating illustration of the echo phenomena. Apart from this, one can enjoy a peaceful walk around the lake.
Munnar is a beautiful destination one can visit throughout the year. This place will surely surprise you, be its all year round favorable climate or its stunning beauty with a sea of thousand shades of green. So if you are travelling to Kerala, don't miss a chance to visit this beautiful hill station.
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