Munnar"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Rose Garden - Rose Garden is a popular destination located in Mattuppetty which is about 13 km away from Munnar town at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Rose Garden is one of the chief attractions of Mattuppetty for its beautiful garden where different varieties and colours of roses can be found.  Rose Garden, besides being a feast to the eye, also is a place for bird watching and trekking. Different varieties of birds can be spotted here Tourists also visit the rivulets and waterfalls in and around Mattuppetty while paying a visit to Rose Garden.

     

    Mattupetty - Mattupetty is famous for its Indo - Swiss Farm.  The Indo - Swiss Livestock Project, which was formulated around 1963, was set in Munnar in collaboration with Swiss Government. Mattupetty (the Cattle Village) is a small town which has become a popular picnic spot among tourists visiting Munnar. Mattupetty is located at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level, at a distance of 13 km from Munnar. Indo – Swiss Farm consists of a project site, a cattle centre and a research centre. The project site is located amidst sprawling grasslands for cattle to freely graze around. The project site also includes landscaped gardens which has many varieties of flowering plants. Mattupetty Dam and Lake is situated about 3 km away from Indo – Swiss Farm. Tourists visiting Mattupetty Dam and Lake often go for boating at the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Kundala Lake and Tea Plantations lie in close vicinity to Mattupetty Dam and Lake.

     

    Echo Point - Echo Point is situated about 13 km away from Munnar town, towards the Top Station or Top Slip. Echo Point is a phenomenon found in most of the hill stations. Munnar also has an Echo Point at a scenic lake bank. At Echo Point, people can clearly hear their loud voice echoing within the reservoir. Echo Point is also a picnic spot where tourists as well as natives love to stroll along the misty green slopes of the lake. Nature walks at Echo Point is a popular activity. Also, tourists can go for trekking through the nearby coffee, tea and spice plantations and grasslands. Cool breeze along with calm serene surroundings make Echo Point a favourite place among wayfarers.

     

    Top Station - Top Station was an important trade centre in the early days. Top Station is situated about 1700 m above sea level at about 41 km from Munnar town, on Munnar – Kodaikanal road. Top Station is a favourite spot for many, as it provides a panoramic view of Munnar and surrounding areas. As Munnar has a varying altitude of 1500 - 2450 m above sea level, it appears mostly as a green carpet from Top Station. The Shola forests, rolling grasslands, valleys, water bodies and tea, coffee and spice plantations when viewed from this location provides a breath-taking experience. Top Station, situated atop Munnar, borders Idukki District of Kerala and Theni District of Tamil Nadu. It is a place mostly shrouded with mist. But when the sky is clear, Madurai District of Tamil Nadu can be viewed from this spot.

     

    Tata Tea Museum - Tata Tea Museum is a popular tourist spot situated in Munnar of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Munnar town at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea. Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate own majority of tea plantations at Munnar. Tata Tea holds the place of World’s second manufacturer and distributor of tea. Tata Tea Museum showcases pieces of antiquity.  The most prominent among them is the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, which can be dated back to 2nd century BC. Rotorvane of 1905, Pelton Wheel used at Kanniamallay Estate in1920s, a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway used in between 1900 – 1950, etc. are some of the items exhibited here. Tata Tea Museum portrays the genesis and evolution of tea plantations of Munnar. There are many curios, photographs and machineries displayed at the museum each of which depict the milestones achieved by the tea estates of the region. A trip to Tata Tea Museum can provide a firsthand knowledge about various stages of tea processing and production of black tea. Tourists can also learn about the different varieties of tea while visiting the demonstration room for tea testing.

     

    Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajamalai National Park is a must-visit at Munnar. Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park is situated in Devikulam of Munnar. It is situated about 15 km away from Munnar town at a base elevation of about 2000 m above sea level. In its earlier days, Eravikulam National Park was managed by the former Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company. It was acquired by the Government of Kerala in 1971 and gave it the title of Wildlife Sanctuary in 1975. It was declared a National Park in 1978. Eravikulam National Park consists of patches of Shola forests which are interspersed with rolling grasslands on a sprawling 97 sq km. It has the largest untouched patch of Shola – grassland mosaic when compared to other Shola-grassland vegetation in the Western Ghats.  Eravikulam National Park also abode Anamudi, is the highest peak (2690 m) in the peninsular India. The park has three sections – Core Area, Buffer Area and Tourism Area.  Visitors to the National Park have access only to the Tourism Area which comes under Rajamalai region. This area has trekking facilities as well.

     

    Photo Point - Photo Point is a popular destination situated at about 3 km away from the town of Munnar. This picnic spot, located on the way to Mattupetty, is an ideal place for photography. Dense tea plantations, woods like silver oaks, small rivulets and rolling hills make this place ideal for photography.

              

    Kundala lake - Kundala is an idyllic place in Munnar located on the way to Top Station or Top Slip.  Surrounded by rolling hills and valleys of dense forests, Kundala is known for the Kundala Arch Dam or Sethuparvati Dam and Kundala Lake.  Kundala is situated about 27 km from the town of Munnar at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Tourists often go to the top of Kundala Dam to have a panoramic view of the catchment area of the Dam. Kundala Dam, which was built in 1946 for Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project, is considered as Asia’s first Arch Dam. Tourists visiting Kundala Lake often go for a ride in Kashmiri – Shikara boats. Pedal boats are also available at Kundala Lake.

     

    Kokukkumalai tea Estate - Kokukkumalai Tea Estate lies at a distance of 35 km from Munnar in the state of Tamilnadu, on the high peaks of Western Ghats. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate is the highest tea plantation in the world since it is situated at an altitude of 2440 m (8000 feet) above sea level. This tea estate was established during 1930’s by the British. The tea factory at Kokukkumalai is noteworthy for the traditional or orthodox tea-making techniques.  Orthodox tea-making consists of seven complex steps such as withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fibre extraction and grading. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate, famous for its flavoursome teas, was the winner of Southern Tea Competition conducted by the Golden Leaf India Awards in the year 2005.

     

    Elephant Lake - Elephant Lake or Elephant Arrival Lake or Anayirangal is a place frequented by tourists visiting Munnar. Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is an idyllic picnic location which has a dam and a reservoir. Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is located nearby Tata Tea Plantations in Munnar, at a distance of about 22 km from Munnar. The Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is named so since herds of wild elephants arrive here from the dense forests of Munnar to drink water. It is very common to spot a herd of elephants by the waters of Elephant Lake. Tourists maintain a safe distance from the elephants as it is very dangerous to disturb them.

     

    Attukal Waterfalls - Attukal Waterfalls of the hill station of Munnar, located about 9 km from the town centre, is a famous spot frequented by both tourists as well as natives. Attukal Waterfalls, situated in between Munnar and Pallivasal, is an idyllic spot surrounded by verdant rolling hills. This is a favourite location for trekkers. Attukal Waterfalls gathers its real beauty soon after the monsoon months of June, July and August.

     

    Lakkam Water Falls - Lakkam Waterfalls is situated in Lakkam, nearby Vagavurai Estate, on the way to Marayoor from Munnar. It is situated amidst wilderness and it is about a 5 minute drive from Munnar- Marayoor road. The adjoining Vagavurai valley adds up the beauty of Lakkam Waterfalls making it a perfect place for photography. Vagavurai valley is so named due to the abundance of ‘Vaga’ trees. When the trees are in full bloom the whole of Vagavurai valley is seen covered in bright red.

     

    Cheeyappara Waterfalls - Cheeyappara Waterfalls is a famous destination of tourists visiting Munnar. Munnar, known as Swiss of South India, has a varying terrestrial terrain that consists of water cascades, rolling hills, verdant valleys, dense forests and tea, coffee and spice plantations. Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one among the many waterfalls of Munnar, which is located at a distance of about 38 km from the town centre. This waterfall is situated in between Adimali and Neriamangalam, adjacent to Munnar to Kochi Highway (NH 49). Cheeyappara Waterfalls is considered among the best waterfalls in the State of Kerala. Cheeyappara Waterfalls runs down from a rocky slope in seven steps. The waterfalls gain its beauty during and after monsoon months of June, July and August and it becomes impossible to reach the bottom of the falls. The water of Cheeyappara Waterfalls does not dry up even in summer months.

     

    Punarjani Traditional Village - Punarjani Traditional Village is located at the second mile Pallivasal, 8 km away from Munnar town. It is a co-operative venture by a group of artists based in Munnar. The Punarjani means rebirth and the purpose of this venture is to preserve or rejuvenate the cultural heritage of Kerala. Punarjani is mainly promoting two traditional Kerala art forms; 'Kathakali' the classical dance drama and 'Kalarippayattu', the mother of all martial arts. Every day shows of each art form are arranged for one hour duration. The Kathakali performance starts at 5 pm and kalarippayattu at 6 pm. An entry fee of INR 200/- is charged per head for all those above five years of age.

     

    Pothamedu View Point - Pothamedu is a popular destination of tourists visiting Munnar. Pothamedu is famous among trekkers and nature lovers for its view point. Pothamedu View Point is situated about 6 km from Munnar on NH 49. Pothamedu View Point provides a panoramic view of Munnar, adjoining valleys and Muthirapuzha River. The lush green vegetation in the place with cardamom and tea plantations gives a rich aura to the place. Tourists mostly trek through the tea, cardamom and spice plantations to reach Pothamedu View Point. This place is a must-visit among those tourists who have an eye for photography. 

     

    CSI Church - CSI Church is a popular destination which built in 1910 and is an important landmark of Munnar. CSI Church is a Protestant Church built mostly in stone, by Scottish tea estate managers and workers. The main attraction of this Church is its charming interiors which still retain stained-glass windows, brass plaques, rows of rosewood pews and an ornate chandelier. There is a cemetery adjacent to this church with tombs, which dates back to 1894.

     

    Marayoor - Marayoor (hidden land) is famous for its wide expanse of natural sandalwood forests. Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, which is an abode to rare species of plants and trees, is a protected area under Forest Department of Kerala Government. The sandal plantation valleys cover 95 sq km of Marayoor. Marayoor or Maraiyoor is a popular destination located about 42 km away from Munnar town on the way to Munnar – Udumalpet road. As per legends, Pandavas stationed at Marayoor for a short while, during their exile. As per archaeological and anthropological studies, the Dolmenoids and paintings found at Marayoor can be dated back to Stone Age. Several burial chambers can be found in some of the Dolmenoids. Tourists visiting Marayoor buy good quality sandalwood oil and other sandalwood items at affordable rates from the Sandalwood Depot of Marayoor.

     

    Blossom Hydel Park - Blossom Hydel Park is a popular tourist attraction of the sylvan hill resort of Munnar. Blossom Hydel Park, which is about 3 km away from Munnar town, is situated towards the old Munnar. This Hydel Park is located nearby the banks of River Muthirappuzha and the misty Kannan Devan Hill Tea Estates. Blossom Hydel Park has a vast stretch of landscaped mounts, gardens, artificial waterfalls & lawns in its sprawling 16 acres of lush green land. Facilities for adventure trails, boating, nature walks, bird watching, roller skating, badminton, etc. are provided at this Hydel Park to its visitors.

     

    Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the rain shadow vegetation of Western Ghats, is a popular destination among the tourists visiting the hill station of Munnar. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of about 60 km from Munnar town, on the Munnar-Udumalpet road. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located towards the eastern part of South- Western Ghats, covering about 90 sq.km of area. It is regarded among the protected areas of Western Ghats due to its geomorphologic and ecological significance. The terrestrial biomes of Chinnar is varied ranging from dry thorn forests, deciduous forests, riparian zones, shola forests and rolling grasslands to plains, rocks, hillocks and cliffs. The terrestrial terrain of Chinnar has varying altitudes that range from 500 m to 2300 m. Other major species spotted at Chinnar are elephant, tiger, leopard, guar, sambar, spotted deer, common langur, bonnet macaque etc. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary also promotes ecotourism which includes trekking through natural trails.

     

    Thoovanam Falls - Located within the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Falls is an excellent place to enjoy the beauty of nature. This waterfall originates from the river Pambar and flows through the sanctuary attracting a lot of nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The trekking trail to Thoovanam Falls begins at the Alampatty forest station from where tickets for the trek have to be purchased. Being a protected sanctuary, trekking without an entry ticket and guide is not permitted. It takes about an hour to reach the base of the water falls. The trek to the waterfalls is a wonderful experience for people who enjoy wild life as one gets to see wild animals like langurs, elephants, giant malabar squirrel and a variety of rare flora. For the not so adventurous, the view of the falls from the sanctuary is in itself breathtaking. Thoovanam Falls can be visited at any time of the year, but the sight of the falls right after monsoon is a treat.

     

    Lock Heart Gap - Lock Heart Gap is considered as photographer’s paradise due to its peculiar location amidst the hill ranges of Western Ghats.  The view of lush green valleys, rolling hills, grasslands, etc. along with descending clouds gives a breathtaking experience. This place is also famous for its sprawling evergreen tea estates, which are shrouded in mist. Lock Heart Gap is a popular destination frequented by tourists. Lock Heart Gap, located in Mattupatty, is about 13 km from Munnar on the Munnar – Madurai National Highway. Lock Heart Gap is famous for its scenic trails through dense forests. Rare species of flora and fauna can be viewed while taking these trails in to the jungle.

     

    Nyayamkadu Waterfalls - Nyayamkadu Waterfalls of Munnar is a famous tourist spot frequented all through the year. It is located about 10 km from Munnar town on the way to Rajamalai. Nyayamkadu is a scenic location with beautiful waterfalls surrounded by verdant vegetation. The water cascade at Nyayamkadu runs down from a hill with a height of 1600 m and fall to a pool. The waterfalls are at its best after the monsoon months of June, July and September. Tourists visiting Nyayamkadu also take a nature walk up to Nyayamakad Gap to have a panoramic view of Munnar valley covered with dense tea plantations. Nyayamkadu is also the base camp for the trek to the dense forests of Munnar.

     

    Power House Falls - Power House Waterfalls is a popular tourist attraction in the hill resort of Munnar of Kerala. It is located on the way to Periyar wildlife Sanctuary of Thekkady from Munnar. This is a scenic spot at a distance of 18 km from Munnar town. The location of Power House Waterfalls is surrounded by lush green hill ranges of Western Ghats. Power House Waterfalls is a cascade that runs down from a height of about 2000 m from steep rocks. The natives of Munnar believe that the water of Power House Waterfalls has strong healing property.  It is believed that the cool water of this waterfalls originate from Sita Devi Lake of Devikulam. As per folklore, Sita Devi, of the epic Ramayana, took a bath in this lake which imparted healing property to the lake.

     

    Muniyara Dolmens - Muniyara Dolmens are megalithic burial chambers situated in Marayoor, 40 km from Munnar. Belonging to the early Neolithic Age, most of these aboveground burial chambers are built with large stone slabs, called megaliths, laid on its edge vertically and covered with other smaller stones on the top. Strewn over the hilly terrain of Marayoor, some of these dolmens have more than one burial chamber indicating that the site was used for the burial of a family. The dolmens vary in length, the larger ones used for the burial of people belonging to high social status. In some cases, only burial urns were found, representing the burial of the remains of commoners. A few of the burial chambers belong to the Iron Age too; here the stone slabs have been smoothened using tools. Easily accessible by road, Marayoor is also known for its natural sandalwood forests which are worth a visit.

     

    Thommankuthu Falls - Thommankuthu Falls is a beautiful waterfall located at a distance of 17 km from Thodupuzha. The waterfall gets its name from Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel who discovered this waterfall in the 1920s. A beautiful seven-step waterfall amidst verdant foliage, this is a perfect place to spend time in the lap of nature. The waterfall plunges down in seven steps with a cascade and pool at each level. The difference between the first and the last waterfall is around 500 m. One can also visit Plapothu Caves which is situated near the falls. A small trek of 500 m will take to another water fall, Ezhunilakuthu waterfall. A walk through the forest near the falls will allow the visitor to savor the wild beauty of forest and stream. If you are looking for an adventurous vacation, this waterfall offers all the adventure you can handle. This is the best place to try adventure sports like river crossing and trekking. Trekking enthusiasts keep flocking here to try their hands at the various trekking trails, the most popular one being the trek to Thoppimudi view point.

     

    Kalvari Mount - Kalvari Mount is a popular destination of tourists visiting the hill retreat of Munnar. Munnar, the erstwhile summer resort of British, lie in the Idukki District of Kerala.  Kalvari Mount is a popular destination in the whole of Idukki district as it provides a view of Reservoir from Idukki to Ayyappancovil on one side and Kamakshy and Mariyapuram villages on the other side. Kalvari Mount is situated at a distance of 5 km from Idukki and 50 km from Munnar.

     

    Chithirapuram - Chithirapuram, a quaint town situated nearby Munnar, is a must-visit among tourists visiting Munnar. Chithirapuram is famous for its Pallivasal Hydel Power Project and picturesque locale. Located about 10 km from Munnar, Chithirapuram has an old world charm to it, owing to its old-bungalows and cottages. Chithirapuram is also famous for the dense and picturesque tea and spice plantations. Tourists visiting Chithirapuram also pay a visit to other picnic spots like Muthuapetty Reservoir, Eravikulam National Park, Elephant Dam & Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Marayoor forests, Thoovanam waterfalls and Echo Point.

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    Clouds Valley, Munnar

    Kannan Devan Hills

    Clouds Valley, Munnar Clouds Valley in Munnar is located in proximity to tourist attractions like Blossom Hydel park (Approx 1km), Headworks Dam (Approx 1km) and Tea Museum (Approx 3km). Devikulam Lake, Ave Maria Church

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    Club Mahindra Lake View, Munnar

    Chinnakanal via Suryanelli Road

    Club Mahindra Lake View, Munnar It is Situated in Chinnakanal Village, Suryanelli this resort is closer to some of the most interesting visiting sites such as Devikulam Lake (Approx. 2km), St. Josephs Church (Approx. 5km

    9,650.00 Avg/night

    Igloo Nature Resort, Munnar

    Power House Road

    Igloo Nature Resort, Munnar Igloo Nature Resort is situated in Chithirapuram. Places close to the hotel include Forest Rose Garden (Approx. 0.5km), Anamudi Peak (Approx.1km) and Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm (Approx. 8km).

    4,800.00 Avg/night

    Emmel Dwellings, Munnar

    Tea County Road

    Emmel Dwellings, Munnar Emmel Dwellings is positioned opposite to KTDC Tea County. Points of interest like Mattupetty (Approx. 2km) and Pothamedu View Point (Approx. 5km) can be easily accessed from the hotel. Mattupetty

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    MunnarTerrace Greens A Sterling Holidays Resort, Munnar

    Chinnakanal Village

    MunnarTerrace Greens A Sterling Holidays Resort, Munnar Designed with a fine blend of traditional Kerala architecture and contemporary interiors, this 135 room property is sure to offer you a dream-like stay. Guests can

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    Munnar Castle Hotel, Munnar

    Near KTDC Tea County

    Munnar Castle Hotel, Munnar The Munnar Castle Hotel is located near the KTDC Tea County. Places that lie in close proximity include Mount Carmel Church (Approx. 1km), Tea Museum (Approx. 2km) and Ave Maria Church (Approx

    3,130.00 Avg/night

    Chancellor AyurCounty Resort, Munnar

    Chinnakanal

    Chancellor AyurCounty Resort, Munnar Located at Chinnakanal in Munnar, this luxury resort is built around a natural waterfall. Tourist attractions include Atukkad Waterfalls, Echo Point and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (That

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    Forest Haven Resorts, Munnar

    Mankulam Road

    Forest Haven Resorts, Munnar Plan a vacation closer to forest with the Forest Heaven resort,Munnar. Situated amidst 99 acres of cardamom plantations in the vicinity of the reserve forest area in Kallar, Munnar, this reso

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    Hill View Hotel, Munnar

    Kannan Devan Hills

    Hill View Hotel, Munnar The Hill View Munnar Hotel is located on a picturesque hill side of the Devan Hills in Munnar. Tourist spots include Kurangani Hills, Bodi Hill West Forest, Atukkad Waterfalls. Blossom Hydel Park

    4,500.00 Avg/night

    Tea County Hill Station Resort, Munnar

    KTDC Hill Resort Munnar

    Tea County Hill Station Resort, Munnar It is Located in Munnar, it is close to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Blossom Hydel park (Approx 3km), Ave Maria Church (Approx 7km) and Lock heat Tea Factory (Approx 9km

    5,870.00 Avg/night

    Misty Mountain Resort, Munnar

    Second Mile

    Misty Mountain Resort, Munnar The resort is located in Pallivasal. It in close proximity to Mount Carmel Church (Approx. 1km), Munnar Headworks Dam (Approx. 2km) and Ave Maria Church (Approx. 8km). Guests can also visit

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    BlackBerry Hill, Munnar

    Bison Valley Road

    BlackBerry Hill, Munnar Blackberry Hills Mountain Eco Lodges features luxurious cottages in Munnar. This property is 162km from the Madurai Airport. Places of interest are Pothamedu View Point (850m) and CSI church (4.3

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    Grand Plaza Munnar, Munnar

    MSA Road

    Grand Plaza Munnar, Munnar Grand Plaza Munnar is situated on the M.S.A Road. Tourist destinations in the proximity of the hotel are Carmal Church (Approx 2km) and Ave Maria Church (Approx 7km). Other places of interest

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    Le Celestium, Munnar

    Near Tea County

    Le Celestium, Munnar It is Located in the Tea County area this hotel is closer to Carmal Church (Approx. 1km), Ave Maria Church (Approx. 7km), Mattupatti Dam (Approx. 15km). While residing in this hotel you can also visi

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    Bell Mount Resorts, Munnar

    N.H. Road

    Bell Mount Resorts, Munnar The Bellmount Resorts is located in the Idukki district in Munnar. Guests can visit places like Mount Carmel Church (Approx. 0.50km), Munnar Headworks Dam (Approx. 3km) and Shivamudi (Approx. 1

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    Deshadan Mountain Resort, Munnar

    Off Bison Valley Road

    Deshadan Mountain Resort, Munnar It is Located in Pothamedu, Deshadan Mountain Resort is a 5-minute drive from Munnar Bus Stand. Reputed for being highest holiday resort the Deshadan Mountain Resort, Munnar offers panora

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    Poopada Resorts, Munnar

    Munnar Town

    Poopada Resorts, Munnar Poopada Resort is situated at Kannan Devan Hills, Idukki in Munnar. Popular tourist destinations Mattupetty (Approx. 2km) and CSI Church (Approx. 1km) are located in the vicinity of the hotel. Mat

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    Tea Valley Resort, Munnar

    Pothamedu

    Tea Valley Resort, Munnar The Tea Valley Resort is located in Pothamedu, Munnar and is in the middle of a 6.5 acre tea estate that puts its guests in the lap of Mother Nature. Places close to the hotel include Carmal Chu

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    C7 Hotel, Munnar

    Tea Museum Roas

    C7 Hotel, Munnar C7 Hotel is situated at Tea Museum road. Nearby prominent tourist destinations include Pothamedu View Point (Approx. 5km) and Mount Carmel Church (Approx. 1km). Pothamedu View Point offers amazing view

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    Great Escapes, Munnar

    Chinnakkanal

    Great Escapes, Munnar It is Situated in Chinnakkanal, this resort is close to tourist destinations like Devikulam Lake (Approx 1km), Shivamudi (Approx 6km), Anayirankal Dam (Approx 9km). Guests can also visit CSI Church,

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    Rose Garden - Rose Garden is a popular destination located in Mattuppetty which is about 13 km away from Munnar town at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Rose Garden is one of the chief attractions of Mattuppetty for its beautiful garden where different varieties and colours of roses can be found.  Rose Garden, besides being a feast to the eye, also is a place for bird watching and trekking. Different varieties of birds can be spotted here Tourists also visit the rivulets and waterfalls in and around Mattuppetty while paying a visit to Rose Garden.

     

    Mattupetty - Mattupetty is famous for its Indo - Swiss Farm.  The Indo - Swiss Livestock Project, which was formulated around 1963, was set in Munnar in collaboration with Swiss Government. Mattupetty (the Cattle Village) is a small town which has become a popular picnic spot among tourists visiting Munnar. Mattupetty is located at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level, at a distance of 13 km from Munnar. Indo – Swiss Farm consists of a project site, a cattle centre and a research centre. The project site is located amidst sprawling grasslands for cattle to freely graze around. The project site also includes landscaped gardens which has many varieties of flowering plants. Mattupetty Dam and Lake is situated about 3 km away from Indo – Swiss Farm. Tourists visiting Mattupetty Dam and Lake often go for boating at the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Kundala Lake and Tea Plantations lie in close vicinity to Mattupetty Dam and Lake.

     

    Echo Point - Echo Point is situated about 13 km away from Munnar town, towards the Top Station or Top Slip. Echo Point is a phenomenon found in most of the hill stations. Munnar also has an Echo Point at a scenic lake bank. At Echo Point, people can clearly hear their loud voice echoing within the reservoir. Echo Point is also a picnic spot where tourists as well as natives love to stroll along the misty green slopes of the lake. Nature walks at Echo Point is a popular activity. Also, tourists can go for trekking through the nearby coffee, tea and spice plantations and grasslands. Cool breeze along with calm serene surroundings make Echo Point a favourite place among wayfarers.

     

    Top Station - Top Station was an important trade centre in the early days. Top Station is situated about 1700 m above sea level at about 41 km from Munnar town, on Munnar – Kodaikanal road. Top Station is a favourite spot for many, as it provides a panoramic view of Munnar and surrounding areas. As Munnar has a varying altitude of 1500 - 2450 m above sea level, it appears mostly as a green carpet from Top Station. The Shola forests, rolling grasslands, valleys, water bodies and tea, coffee and spice plantations when viewed from this location provides a breath-taking experience. Top Station, situated atop Munnar, borders Idukki District of Kerala and Theni District of Tamil Nadu. It is a place mostly shrouded with mist. But when the sky is clear, Madurai District of Tamil Nadu can be viewed from this spot.

     

    Tata Tea Museum - Tata Tea Museum is a popular tourist spot situated in Munnar of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Munnar town at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea. Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate own majority of tea plantations at Munnar. Tata Tea holds the place of World’s second manufacturer and distributor of tea. Tata Tea Museum showcases pieces of antiquity.  The most prominent among them is the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, which can be dated back to 2nd century BC. Rotorvane of 1905, Pelton Wheel used at Kanniamallay Estate in1920s, a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway used in between 1900 – 1950, etc. are some of the items exhibited here. Tata Tea Museum portrays the genesis and evolution of tea plantations of Munnar. There are many curios, photographs and machineries displayed at the museum each of which depict the milestones achieved by the tea estates of the region. A trip to Tata Tea Museum can provide a firsthand knowledge about various stages of tea processing and production of black tea. Tourists can also learn about the different varieties of tea while visiting the demonstration room for tea testing.

     

    Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajamalai National Park is a must-visit at Munnar. Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park is situated in Devikulam of Munnar. It is situated about 15 km away from Munnar town at a base elevation of about 2000 m above sea level. In its earlier days, Eravikulam National Park was managed by the former Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company. It was acquired by the Government of Kerala in 1971 and gave it the title of Wildlife Sanctuary in 1975. It was declared a National Park in 1978. Eravikulam National Park consists of patches of Shola forests which are interspersed with rolling grasslands on a sprawling 97 sq km. It has the largest untouched patch of Shola – grassland mosaic when compared to other Shola-grassland vegetation in the Western Ghats.  Eravikulam National Park also abode Anamudi, is the highest peak (2690 m) in the peninsular India. The park has three sections – Core Area, Buffer Area and Tourism Area.  Visitors to the National Park have access only to the Tourism Area which comes under Rajamalai region. This area has trekking facilities as well.

     

    Photo Point - Photo Point is a popular destination situated at about 3 km away from the town of Munnar. This picnic spot, located on the way to Mattupetty, is an ideal place for photography. Dense tea plantations, woods like silver oaks, small rivulets and rolling hills make this place ideal for photography.

              

    Kundala lake - Kundala is an idyllic place in Munnar located on the way to Top Station or Top Slip.  Surrounded by rolling hills and valleys of dense forests, Kundala is known for the Kundala Arch Dam or Sethuparvati Dam and Kundala Lake.  Kundala is situated about 27 km from the town of Munnar at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Tourists often go to the top of Kundala Dam to have a panoramic view of the catchment area of the Dam. Kundala Dam, which was built in 1946 for Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project, is considered as Asia’s first Arch Dam. Tourists visiting Kundala Lake often go for a ride in Kashmiri – Shikara boats. Pedal boats are also available at Kundala Lake.

     

    Kokukkumalai tea Estate - Kokukkumalai Tea Estate lies at a distance of 35 km from Munnar in the state of Tamilnadu, on the high peaks of Western Ghats. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate is the highest tea plantation in the world since it is situated at an altitude of 2440 m (8000 feet) above sea level. This tea estate was established during 1930’s by the British. The tea factory at Kokukkumalai is noteworthy for the traditional or orthodox tea-making techniques.  Orthodox tea-making consists of seven complex steps such as withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fibre extraction and grading. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate, famous for its flavoursome teas, was the winner of Southern Tea Competition conducted by the Golden Leaf India Awards in the year 2005.

     

    Elephant Lake - Elephant Lake or Elephant Arrival Lake or Anayirangal is a place frequented by tourists visiting Munnar. Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is an idyllic picnic location which has a dam and a reservoir. Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is located nearby Tata Tea Plantations in Munnar, at a distance of about 22 km from Munnar. The Elephant Lake or Anayirangal is named so since herds of wild elephants arrive here from the dense forests of Munnar to drink water. It is very common to spot a herd of elephants by the waters of Elephant Lake. Tourists maintain a safe distance from the elephants as it is very dangerous to disturb them.

     

    Attukal Waterfalls - Attukal Waterfalls of the hill station of Munnar, located about 9 km from the town centre, is a famous spot frequented by both tourists as well as natives. Attukal Waterfalls, situated in between Munnar and Pallivasal, is an idyllic spot surrounded by verdant rolling hills. This is a favourite location for trekkers. Attukal Waterfalls gathers its real beauty soon after the monsoon months of June, July and August.

     

    Lakkam Water Falls - Lakkam Waterfalls is situated in Lakkam, nearby Vagavurai Estate, on the way to Marayoor from Munnar. It is situated amidst wilderness and it is about a 5 minute drive from Munnar- Marayoor road. The adjoining Vagavurai valley adds up the beauty of Lakkam Waterfalls making it a perfect place for photography. Vagavurai valley is so named due to the abundance of ‘Vaga’ trees. When the trees are in full bloom the whole of Vagavurai valley is seen covered in bright red.

     

    Cheeyappara Waterfalls - Cheeyappara Waterfalls is a famous destination of tourists visiting Munnar. Munnar, known as Swiss of South India, has a varying terrestrial terrain that consists of water cascades, rolling hills, verdant valleys, dense forests and tea, coffee and spice plantations. Cheeyappara Waterfalls is one among the many waterfalls of Munnar, which is located at a distance of about 38 km from the town centre. This waterfall is situated in between Adimali and Neriamangalam, adjacent to Munnar to Kochi Highway (NH 49). Cheeyappara Waterfalls is considered among the best waterfalls in the State of Kerala. Cheeyappara Waterfalls runs down from a rocky slope in seven steps. The waterfalls gain its beauty during and after monsoon months of June, July and August and it becomes impossible to reach the bottom of the falls. The water of Cheeyappara Waterfalls does not dry up even in summer months.

     

    Punarjani Traditional Village - Punarjani Traditional Village is located at the second mile Pallivasal, 8 km away from Munnar town. It is a co-operative venture by a group of artists based in Munnar. The Punarjani means rebirth and the purpose of this venture is to preserve or rejuvenate the cultural heritage of Kerala. Punarjani is mainly promoting two traditional Kerala art forms; 'Kathakali' the classical dance drama and 'Kalarippayattu', the mother of all martial arts. Every day shows of each art form are arranged for one hour duration. The Kathakali performance starts at 5 pm and kalarippayattu at 6 pm. An entry fee of INR 200/- is charged per head for all those above five years of age.

     

    Pothamedu View Point - Pothamedu is a popular destination of tourists visiting Munnar. Pothamedu is famous among trekkers and nature lovers for its view point. Pothamedu View Point is situated about 6 km from Munnar on NH 49. Pothamedu View Point provides a panoramic view of Munnar, adjoining valleys and Muthirapuzha River. The lush green vegetation in the place with cardamom and tea plantations gives a rich aura to the place. Tourists mostly trek through the tea, cardamom and spice plantations to reach Pothamedu View Point. This place is a must-visit among those tourists who have an eye for photography. 

     

    CSI Church - CSI Church is a popular destination which built in 1910 and is an important landmark of Munnar. CSI Church is a Protestant Church built mostly in stone, by Scottish tea estate managers and workers. The main attraction of this Church is its charming interiors which still retain stained-glass windows, brass plaques, rows of rosewood pews and an ornate chandelier. There is a cemetery adjacent to this church with tombs, which dates back to 1894.

     

    Marayoor - Marayoor (hidden land) is famous for its wide expanse of natural sandalwood forests. Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, which is an abode to rare species of plants and trees, is a protected area under Forest Department of Kerala Government. The sandal plantation valleys cover 95 sq km of Marayoor. Marayoor or Maraiyoor is a popular destination located about 42 km away from Munnar town on the way to Munnar – Udumalpet road. As per legends, Pandavas stationed at Marayoor for a short while, during their exile. As per archaeological and anthropological studies, the Dolmenoids and paintings found at Marayoor can be dated back to Stone Age. Several burial chambers can be found in some of the Dolmenoids. Tourists visiting Marayoor buy good quality sandalwood oil and other sandalwood items at affordable rates from the Sandalwood Depot of Marayoor.

     

    Blossom Hydel Park - Blossom Hydel Park is a popular tourist attraction of the sylvan hill resort of Munnar. Blossom Hydel Park, which is about 3 km away from Munnar town, is situated towards the old Munnar. This Hydel Park is located nearby the banks of River Muthirappuzha and the misty Kannan Devan Hill Tea Estates. Blossom Hydel Park has a vast stretch of landscaped mounts, gardens, artificial waterfalls & lawns in its sprawling 16 acres of lush green land. Facilities for adventure trails, boating, nature walks, bird watching, roller skating, badminton, etc. are provided at this Hydel Park to its visitors.

     

    Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the rain shadow vegetation of Western Ghats, is a popular destination among the tourists visiting the hill station of Munnar. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of about 60 km from Munnar town, on the Munnar-Udumalpet road. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located towards the eastern part of South- Western Ghats, covering about 90 sq.km of area. It is regarded among the protected areas of Western Ghats due to its geomorphologic and ecological significance. The terrestrial biomes of Chinnar is varied ranging from dry thorn forests, deciduous forests, riparian zones, shola forests and rolling grasslands to plains, rocks, hillocks and cliffs. The terrestrial terrain of Chinnar has varying altitudes that range from 500 m to 2300 m. Other major species spotted at Chinnar are elephant, tiger, leopard, guar, sambar, spotted deer, common langur, bonnet macaque etc. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary also promotes ecotourism which includes trekking through natural trails.

     

    Thoovanam Falls - Located within the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Falls is an excellent place to enjoy the beauty of nature. This waterfall originates from the river Pambar and flows through the sanctuary attracting a lot of nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The trekking trail to Thoovanam Falls begins at the Alampatty forest station from where tickets for the trek have to be purchased. Being a protected sanctuary, trekking without an entry ticket and guide is not permitted. It takes about an hour to reach the base of the water falls. The trek to the waterfalls is a wonderful experience for people who enjoy wild life as one gets to see wild animals like langurs, elephants, giant malabar squirrel and a variety of rare flora. For the not so adventurous, the view of the falls from the sanctuary is in itself breathtaking. Thoovanam Falls can be visited at any time of the year, but the sight of the falls right after monsoon is a treat.

     

    Lock Heart Gap - Lock Heart Gap is considered as photographer’s paradise due to its peculiar location amidst the hill ranges of Western Ghats.  The view of lush green valleys, rolling hills, grasslands, etc. along with descending clouds gives a breathtaking experience. This place is also famous for its sprawling evergreen tea estates, which are shrouded in mist. Lock Heart Gap is a popular destination frequented by tourists. Lock Heart Gap, located in Mattupatty, is about 13 km from Munnar on the Munnar – Madurai National Highway. Lock Heart Gap is famous for its scenic trails through dense forests. Rare species of flora and fauna can be viewed while taking these trails in to the jungle.

     

    Nyayamkadu Waterfalls - Nyayamkadu Waterfalls of Munnar is a famous tourist spot frequented all through the year. It is located about 10 km from Munnar town on the way to Rajamalai. Nyayamkadu is a scenic location with beautiful waterfalls surrounded by verdant vegetation. The water cascade at Nyayamkadu runs down from a hill with a height of 1600 m and fall to a pool. The waterfalls are at its best after the monsoon months of June, July and September. Tourists visiting Nyayamkadu also take a nature walk up to Nyayamakad Gap to have a panoramic view of Munnar valley covered with dense tea plantations. Nyayamkadu is also the base camp for the trek to the dense forests of Munnar.

     

    Power House Falls - Power House Waterfalls is a popular tourist attraction in the hill resort of Munnar of Kerala. It is located on the way to Periyar wildlife Sanctuary of Thekkady from Munnar. This is a scenic spot at a distance of 18 km from Munnar town. The location of Power House Waterfalls is surrounded by lush green hill ranges of Western Ghats. Power House Waterfalls is a cascade that runs down from a height of about 2000 m from steep rocks. The natives of Munnar believe that the water of Power House Waterfalls has strong healing property.  It is believed that the cool water of this waterfalls originate from Sita Devi Lake of Devikulam. As per folklore, Sita Devi, of the epic Ramayana, took a bath in this lake which imparted healing property to the lake.

     

    Muniyara Dolmens - Muniyara Dolmens are megalithic burial chambers situated in Marayoor, 40 km from Munnar. Belonging to the early Neolithic Age, most of these aboveground burial chambers are built with large stone slabs, called megaliths, laid on its edge vertically and covered with other smaller stones on the top. Strewn over the hilly terrain of Marayoor, some of these dolmens have more than one burial chamber indicating that the site was used for the burial of a family. The dolmens vary in length, the larger ones used for the burial of people belonging to high social status. In some cases, only burial urns were found, representing the burial of the remains of commoners. A few of the burial chambers belong to the Iron Age too; here the stone slabs have been smoothened using tools. Easily accessible by road, Marayoor is also known for its natural sandalwood forests which are worth a visit.

     

    Thommankuthu Falls - Thommankuthu Falls is a beautiful waterfall located at a distance of 17 km from Thodupuzha. The waterfall gets its name from Thommachen Kuruvinakunnel who discovered this waterfall in the 1920s. A beautiful seven-step waterfall amidst verdant foliage, this is a perfect place to spend time in the lap of nature. The waterfall plunges down in seven steps with a cascade and pool at each level. The difference between the first and the last waterfall is around 500 m. One can also visit Plapothu Caves which is situated near the falls. A small trek of 500 m will take to another water fall, Ezhunilakuthu waterfall. A walk through the forest near the falls will allow the visitor to savor the wild beauty of forest and stream. If you are looking for an adventurous vacation, this waterfall offers all the adventure you can handle. This is the best place to try adventure sports like river crossing and trekking. Trekking enthusiasts keep flocking here to try their hands at the various trekking trails, the most popular one being the trek to Thoppimudi view point.

     

    Kalvari Mount - Kalvari Mount is a popular destination of tourists visiting the hill retreat of Munnar. Munnar, the erstwhile summer resort of British, lie in the Idukki District of Kerala.  Kalvari Mount is a popular destination in the whole of Idukki district as it provides a view of Reservoir from Idukki to Ayyappancovil on one side and Kamakshy and Mariyapuram villages on the other side. Kalvari Mount is situated at a distance of 5 km from Idukki and 50 km from Munnar.

     

    Chithirapuram - Chithirapuram, a quaint town situated nearby Munnar, is a must-visit among tourists visiting Munnar. Chithirapuram is famous for its Pallivasal Hydel Power Project and picturesque locale. Located about 10 km from Munnar, Chithirapuram has an old world charm to it, owing to its old-bungalows and cottages. Chithirapuram is also famous for the dense and picturesque tea and spice plantations. Tourists visiting Chithirapuram also pay a visit to other picnic spots like Muthuapetty Reservoir, Eravikulam National Park, Elephant Dam & Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Marayoor forests, Thoovanam waterfalls and Echo Point.

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