Munnar, South India’s largest tea-growing region, is tucked in God’s Own Country, surrounded by the most breath-taking scenery. This breath-taking hill station, situated at over 1,500 meters above sea level, offers spectacular low mountain scenery, complete with an awe-inspiring layer of hazy mist, giving you the dreamlike experience you’ve been yearning for. That isn’t to say you won’t come across filthy surroundings or congested roads, but those concerns are limited to the town’s epicentre. After a few kilometres, the breath-taking shades of green plantations, magnificent blue skies, and breath-taking landscapes will begin to emerge, transporting you to a dreamlike world.
Munnar Best time to visit
The best time to visit Munnar is between September and March because of the pleasant weather. Even though the summer months (April-June) are hot, Munnar is still worth visiting. It is advised to avoid traveling during the monsoon season (July and August) because there is a lot of rain, which can cause landslides and road closures. The busiest months are November to February.
Places to visit at Munnar
With a height of 2,100 meters above sea level, this peak is every bit as captivating as you’d imagine. This hill holds the outstanding Shoals Forest and offers a quick and accessible walk that can be accomplished in a day.
Price for Ticket– Free
Timings: Every day,7 days a week
Average time required – 1 hour
Eravikulam National Park
This national park’s name says it all! Indeed, we’re confident you’ve seen it in at least one photograph of Munnar tourism attractions you’ve seen so far! This 97-square-kilometer park, which is home to the Nilgiri Tahr, a native mammal of the Western Ghats, is one of Kerala’s most beautiful. One more fascination of this park, which is situated on the 2,700-meter high Anamudi slope, is the Neelakurinji blossoms, which sprout just once like clockwork.
Price for Ticket: Rs 65 for Indian, Rs 245 for foreigners
Timings: Every day you can visit 7:30 am to 4 pm
Time required to visit the site- Around 4 to 5 hours
To see a lake that mirrors your image in the most hypnotizing way imaginable, Kundala Lake ought to be on your list of must-dos. This lake, located about 20 kilometers from the city center, is flanked by breathtaking views of lush green slopes overflowing with unrivaled cherry blossoms. You could even spot a blanket or two of the highly sought-after Neelakurunji blooms if you’re lucky! While you’re here, you can go boating in traditional rowboats, modern pedal boats, and Kashmiri Shikaras!
Price for ticket: Free
Timings: Everyday 09:00 am to 05:00pm
The time needed to visit the site: 1 to 2 hours
Lakkom Water Falls
This waterfall, which is around 30 kilometers from Munnar, is fed by the Eravikulam stream. The waterfall’s breath-taking white silk-like appearance quenches your appetite for beautiful scenery. There is a small shop next to the waterfall that serves delicious Malabar cuisine!
Price for Ticket: Rs 20 per person
Timings: Everyday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Time required to visit at the site: 1 to 2 hours
Lockhart Gap is the perfect place to go if you want to relive your childhood and play in the mist. This picturesque spot gets its name from the heart-shaped crevice that has formed naturally between two neighboring mountains. Not only will the abundance of clouds in this valley surprise you, but so will the delightful seclusion, accentuated with the faint perfume of freshly brewed tea!
Price for ticket: Free
Timings: Everyday 06:00 am to 06:00 pm
Time required to visit the site: 1 to 2 hours
Best Hotels at Munnar:
- Le Celestium
- Monsoon Grande
- The Panoramic Gateway
- Grand Plaza
- Blanket Hotel and Spa
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