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30 Best Places to Visit in Munnar – Top Places to Visit

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    Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-station of Kerala, located is an altitude of 1600 meters in the Western Ghats. Munnar is also known as the 'Kashmir of South India'. The weather is so pleasant & cool in Munnar. Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station of Munnar It is one of the best Tourist place in Kerala. The hill station of Munnar is famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks. One of the biggest tea-plantation area of South India The tour will be incomplete without visit to below beautiful places in Munnar.
Here is the list of 30 Best Places to Visit in Munnar.

30 Best Places to Visit in Munnar:

1. Echo Point Munnar:

Echo Point Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Echo Point Munnar
    Echo Point is situated right in the lap of a quaint lake and misty hills covered with lush green trees. It is known for its enthralling illustration of the phenomenon of echoing. It is on distance of 15 km from Munnar. It is famous spot young tourist & best picnic for camp & photography.

2. Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar:

Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar
    Atukkad waterfalls are one of the major tourist attraction in Munnar. Atukkad waterfalls are 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles. Atukkad waterfalls makes for romantic escapades and picnics site.

3. Top Station Munnar:

Top Station Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Top Station Munnar
    It is the highest point (average 1600 meters above sea level) in Munnar to enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and valley of Theni District of Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of average 35 km away from Munnar. Top Station provides the view to one of the most exotic sightings and beautiful miracles of nature - Neelarkunji.

4. Marayoor Munnar:

Marayoor Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Marayoor Munnar
    Marayoor is located at a distance of 40 km away from Munnar. It is famous for its naturally growing sandalwood forest and dolmens. The place is also famous for its medicinal plants and herbs. Many tourist visit every day and come to Marayoor for trekking and capture photos around the jungle. The lush green tea plantations and trees further make the environment more pleasing and soothing.

5. Eravikulam National Park Munnar:

Eravikulam National Park Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Eravikulam National Park Munnar
    The Eravikulam National Park houses a rich and diverse variety of flora and fauna and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is located a 40-45 minutes away from Munnar. Also known as Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The Eravikulam National park is famous for housing the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr. It is spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan Devan hills. It is home to endangered species like Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, Sambar Deer, Goldan Jackal, jungal cat, etc.

6. Chithirapuram Munnar:

Chithirapuram Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Chithirapuram Munnar
    Chithirapuram is a place famous for its rustic environ and old world charm. It is located 10 km away from Munnar. Chithirapuram is home to houses old playgrounds and courts, bungalows, sleepy little cottages and tea plantations.

7. Mattupetti Dam Munnar:

Mattupetti Dam Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Mattupetti Dam Munnar
    Located in the Munar hills near the Anamudi peak, situated 1700 meters above sea level. Marrupetti Dam was constructed for power generation and water conservation. It is one of famous tourist place in Munnar. The tea gardens into the water is the most beautiful part of the dam. Speed boating too is organized here by the Tourism Promotion Council. Other water sports organized include motor boats, paddle boats, and rowboats.

8. Rose Garden Munnar:

Rose Garden Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Rose Garden Munnar
    Rose Garden is located in Munnar, on the National Highway 49, & 2 km away from the city. It is set 3,500 feet above the sea level. It is brimming with a variety of plants, including spices, crops like cardamom and vanilla, and a variety of other fruit trees. Rose Garden is spread over 2 Acres of land.

9. Photo Point Munnar:

Photo Point Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Photo Point Munnar
    Photo point is an ideal spot for amateur as well as professional photographers. It is also a scenic place to visit for both leisure travellers and nature lovers. Photo Point is a popular tourist attraction situated distance at 3 kms away from Munnar on the way to Mattupetty. The place surrounded with woods, small rivulets and undulating hills make it a picture perfect spot. And Surrounded by tea gardens, the areas around Munnar are rich with natural beauty.

10. Pothamedu View Point Munnar:

Pothamedu View Point Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Pothamedu View Point Munnar
    Located at a distance of 4.5 kms from Munnar, the Pothamedu View Point has a majestic beauty attached to it. The coffee, tea and cardamom plantation located at the Pothamedu View Point appears like a bouquet of nature scenic beauty. For those who love adventure sports, the Pothamedu View Point offers hiking and trekking opportunities. The place is located at a good height and one can feel this once they reach at the top and watch the cars and other vehicles approaching up through the winding road.  It is an ideal place to witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

11. Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Park:

Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Park Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Park Munnar
    This amusement park in Munnar is one of the few places to visit in Munnar to enjoy myriads of fun activities such as Dashing Cars, 12D Rider, Zip Line, Charlie Chaplin Walk, and Natural Waterfall under one roof. This one and only amusement park are situated at Anachal in Munnar. It is a perfect attraction for adventure freaks and for those who want to face and get rid of their fears. There's no age bar and the activities are designed for children, as well as for adults.

12. Kundala Dam & Lake Munnar:

Kundala Dam & Lake Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Kundala Dam & Lake Munnar
    This arch dam is famous for its Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides and pedal boat rides. Kundal Dam is located at distance of 20 km from Munnar on the way to Top Station. There is an artificial dam in Kundala which is another major attraction here. The boating experience at this dam is a wonderful experience beyond words.

13. Lock Heart Gap Munnar:

Lock Heart Gap Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Lock Heart Gap Munnar
    Lock Heart Gap is a viewpoint in Munnar famous for a breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys, mountains, the tea plantations and its thrilling trekking trails through the densely covered, cloudy, misty terrain. At a distance of 16 km from Munnar. Lock Heart Gap also known as Lockhart Gap is one of the most scenic places in Munnar situated on Munnar – Madurai road. It is one of the prime attractions in Munnar.

14. Tea Museum Munnar:

Tea Museum Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Tea Museum Munnar
    Tea Museum is a wonderful place to visit in Munnar. The museum is owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Limited owned by Tata Group. It is at a distance of 3.5 km away from Munnar. The items exhibited in the museum include the tea leave cutting machines, power making equipment, etc. The process of tea manufacturing is also explained in the museum.

15. Chinnakanal Waterfalls Munnar:

Chinnakanal Waterfalls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Chinnakanal Waterfalls Munnar
    Chinnakanal Waterfalls is at a distance of 16 km away from Munnar. Chinnakanal Waterfalls is also known as Power House Waterfalls are one of the best waterfalls in Munnar. It is located near Chinnakanal Village. Flowing from a height of 800 m.

16. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Munnar:

Chinnar wildlife sanctuary Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary Munnar
    It is under consideration by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site. It is one of the prime attractions to visit in India and top trekking sites in Munnar. It is at a distance of 58 Kms from Munnar. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Western Ghats and is a part of the Idukki District. Spread over an area of 90.44 km². Its animal population includes species such as grizzled giant squirrel, gaur, spotted deer, tufted grey langur, slender loris, crocodile, wild elephant, tiger, leopard and many birds. It is one of the twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala.

17. Anamudi Peak Munnar:

Anamudi Peak Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Anamudi Peak Munnar
    Anamudi Peak or Anai Mudi Peak in Western Ghats is the highest point in South India and also the highest point in India outside the Himalaya-Karakoram, at a height of 2695 meters above sea level. The peak is well known to be the home for the largest surviving population of Asian elephants in India. Located inside the Eravikulam National Park, it is a famous trekking destination in Kerala which offers breathtaking views of Western Ghats and a lifetime experience with wonderful nature views.

18. Anayirankal Dam Munnar:

Anayirankal Dam Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Anayirankal Dam Munnar
    It is one of the largest earthen dams and was completed in the 1960s. It is also one of the earliest dams made with concrete. Anayirankal Dam is a lovely place located at a distance of 24 Kms from Munnar. The surroundings of the falls are full of tea plantations & forests and appear like a green carpet.

19. Cheeyappara Waterfalls Munnar:

Cheeyappara Waterfalls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Cheeyappara Waterfalls Munnar
    The famous Cheeyappara Waterfalls is located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar to Kochi highway. It is at a distance of 38 Kms from Munnar. One of the largest waterfalls in the state, at the height of 1000 feet above sea level. The surroundings of the waterfall complement its opulent natural splendour. Evergreen forests stretch out for as much as two acres around the falls, making it an active adventure and trekking spot.

20. Valara Waterfalls Munnar:

Valara Waterfalls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Valara Waterfalls Munnar
    The magnificent Valara Waterfalls is located between Adimali and Neriamangalam on Munnar to Kochi highway, near Cheeyappara Waterfalls. It is at a distance of 40 Kms from Munnar. It is one of the top waterfalls near Munnar. Falling from a height of about 1000 feet and provide a magnificent view. These waterfalls are surrounded by lush, dense forests that are home to a variety of animals and birds. It is one of the top waterfalls near Munnar.

21. Lakkam Waterfalls / Lakkom Falls Munnar:

Lakkam Waterfalls or Lakkom Falls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Lakkam Waterfalls or Lakkom Falls Munnar
    Lakkam Waterfalls is one of the famous falls in Munnar and a beautiful tourist attraction. It is situated between Rajamalai and Marayoor on Munnar - Udamalpet road at a distance of 40 km from Munnar.  The waterfall is formed by Eravikulam Stream which is originated in the Eravikulam National Park. This stream is a tributary to Pambar River which is merged in to River Cauvery.

22. Nyayamakad Waterfalls Munnar:

Nyayamakad Waterfalls Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Nyayamakad Waterfalls Munnar
    Nyayamakad Waterfalls is located in Munnar between Munnar and Rajamala in Kerala at a distance of 10 kms from Munnar. Falling down from at a height of 1600 meters cascading through rocks over several steps. The waterfalls are a popular picnic and trekking spot. The perfect time to visit the waterfalls is during monsoons.

23. Pallivasal Tea Garden Munnar:

Pallivasal Tea Garden Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Pallivasal Tea Garden Munnar
    The tea gardens are known for their haven like beauty and beautiful meadows of tea plantations. It is located at a distance of few minutes away from Munnar.

24. Tea Shopping Munnar:

Tea Shopping Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Tea Shopping Munnar
    We can also buy premium quality tea leaves or buy different varieties of tea from Munnar. We can explore the local markets for dried tea leaves, aromatic oils, coffee variants, essential oils and other spices as well.

25. Blossom Park Munnar:

Blossom Park Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Blossom Park Munnar
    Blossom Park is located around 3 km from Munnar. It is located near the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project, near River Muthirappuzha and amidst the mesmerising Kanan Devan Hill Tea estates. The Park it spread over 16 acres. The beautiful park attracts tourists from all over the world with natural and seasonal flora. It is home to a variety of flowering plants.

26. Kuthumkal Waterfalls Munnar:

Kuthumkal Waterfalls Munna, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Kuthumkal Waterfalls Munnar
    The waterfalls are a popular picnic spot in the Munnar and pleasant climate and mesmerizing water cascading down. Kuthumkal Waterfalls is located of 24 kms from Munnar.

27. Chokramudi Peak Munnar:

Chokramudi Peak Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Chokramudi Peak Munnar
    Chokramudi Peak is one of the highest peaks in Munnar. It is located in the Eravikulam National Park at a height of 7200 feet. It is a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys & mountains covered with stunning dense forestation and the lush green tea plantations.

28. Meesapulimala Munnar:

Meesapulimala Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Meesapulimala Munnar
    Meesapulimala stands at a height of 2641 meters above sea level. It is second highest peak in southern India. Meesapulimala  is densely covered terrain has eight peaks that together resemble a moustache. it is a one-day trek, it is visited by trekkers belonging to different age groups.

29. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Munnar:

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Munna,r Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Munnar
    Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is one of the major attractions in Munnar. it occupies an area of 25 km sq. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is also known as Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Once you encounter this beauty there is no turning back.  Rufous Babbler, White-bellied blue flycatcher, Wynaad laughingthrush, Malabar grey hornbill, are some species that are found here.

30. Trekking in Munnar:

Trekking in Munnar, Best Places to Visit in Munnar
Trekking in Munnar
    A World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, Munnar is a mesmerising hill station in Kerala that offers a plethora of trekking trails for the trekkers to explore. You can choose among the many existing trek routes, some of them very popular, some not so known.

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