Located in the southern state of Kerala, Munnar is often described as the 'Kashmir of South India'. This hill station is located in the western part of the state, and owing to its serene landscapes, it attracts a large number of honeymooners. The lush green landscapes of Munnar act like a magnet for all the city dwellers wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle. This holiday, visit Munnar for perhaps the most relaxing holiday experience you have ever had! Like all hill stations, the best time to visit would be all year round! But Munnar is especially beautiful during the winters. Munnar has a lot to offer and for someone new to the place, it can be a little overwhelming. Read on, as we have curated the 'Best of Munnar' for you!
5 Things To Do In Munnar On Your Visit
1. Visit The Tea Gardens
The capital of Kerala is known for its Tea export. It is only a win-win that these lush green tea gardens act as a great background for those travel pics! The tea gardens and the environment around them are super soothing and perfect for travelers seeking peace. The Tata's Tea Museum which is also known as the KDHP museum is also an interesting part of Munnar to witness. There are also tea factories that can be visited. Some tea farms prohibit trespassing and mention so, very clearly. Get to visit this relaxing piece of land and also buy freshly prepared tea powder to take as souvenirs!
2. Visit Eravikulam National Park
Located in the Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala, this National Park is a huge attraction for visiting tourists. Ernakulam has the privilege of being Kerala's first National Park. It has the highest surviving population of the Nilgiri Tahr. There have been recent reports of a new species of a frog being found in this National Park that is reddish-orange, has tiny legs, and has multiple glands. This park is open for visitors from 8am to 4pm every day with an exception in the timings being 8:30am to 4pm on Saturdays. The best time to visit this park, however, is right after the peak monsoon season around August - September.
3. Play Your Heart Out At Fun Forest Park
This adventure park in Munnar has got all your adrenaline junkies covered! Located just a 3-minute ride from the main town of Munnar, this park is located amidst a dense forest and at an altitude of 3600 feet above sea level. This elevation brings about a whole other exciting part of the park which is the scenery and viewpoints. There are numerous waterfalls scattered all over the park which pave the way for water rappelling, valley crossing, ziplining, rock climbing, and more. There are activities like ATV rides, Jeep Safaris, buggy rides, rope activities, and activities alike. The park is open throughout the week from 6 am to 5:30 pm. The tourists' favorite time to visit is from July to September.
4. Try The Ayurvedic Spa
The southern part of the country has led the world when it comes to Ayurveda. You can find unique specializations in ayurvedic massages in all different states of South India. Kerala's authentic massages have a lot of usage of essential oils. They have three main forms mainly Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Njavarkijhi.
5. Visit Lakes And Waterfalls
Munnar as a town has waterfalls and lakes available in abundance. Take a shikara ride across lake Kunadala or try watersports at Mattupetty dam. For those not too fond of water, there is also scaling or trekking that can be done at Lakshmi Hills.
So when are you heading to Munnar next?