Munnar is one of the most visited tourist destination of Kerala. The hill station is blessed with picturesque natural beauty, pleasant weather, scenic tea plantations, serene landscapes, silvery natural waterfalls and dams. The sightseeing here includes visiting the Tea Museum, National Parks, Rose Garden, the Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and the Top Station.
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The Hill Range area is also known for its religious tolerance. Here you can see a church, a temple, and a mosque located on three hillocks, within a walkable distance. I have hereby listed some of the main reasons why tourists love Munnar the most.
The main specialty here is, you can go for a visit to the Tea Museum which gives a keen experience of the stages of tea manufacturing and can also understand the difficulties involved in tea tasting.
You can visit the Mattupetty Dam, for a satisfied family picnic outing. The dam offers a thrilling cruise as well as can enjoy the eye-catching views of the lush greenery surrounding the dam. The hill station houses some of the spectacular waterfalls of the region like Athukal Falls, Cheeyapara Falls, Lakkam Waterfalls, Kuthumkal Falls, etc. These waterfalls presume amazing proportions during the monsoon and look more attractive.
Eravikulam National Park is another main tourist attraction of this place. It is located at about 15 kms from the hill station. The main specialty here is, you can spot the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species of wild goat. The Park offers its visitors stunning view of its popular diversity, especially from the popular Director’s Leap View Point.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is the other must visit place near the hill station. The Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to get a close view of Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Gaur, Peacocks and sometimes the heroic White Bison of Manjamaptti. You need not have to worry about holiday accommodations here, as it is about 60 kms from the hill station. There are many holiday rentals near to the Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Top Station is another tourist attraction near to Munnar that you must not miss in your trip to Munnar. It is located at about 32 kms from the hill station and forms a part of Theni district of Tamil Nadu. It is in the Kannan Devan Hills of Munnar. The top view is really stunning. You can very well enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats. The Top Station is mainly popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in twelve years.
You can experience delightful plantation stay here. These bungalows, offer you beautiful misty mornings and pleasant evenings, and also will surely take you back to the colonial era. Munnar is the best place for shopping fresh, good quality tea, spices and strawberries.
If you are fond of eating out in small eateries, then Munnar is the right place. Here you can find many small eateries selling delicious vadas, bhajis and bondas. There are also a number of good restaurants that offer a range of cuisines from traditional Kerala style awesome dishes to North Indian dishes.
The popularity of this hill station to a great extend promoted the growth of holiday resorts. Most of the resort offer fantastic views of the Hill Range, especially beautiful sunrises as well as sunsets, exceptional room services, basic facilities as well as a garden courtyard and an organic kitchen garden which completes the nature experience. Many of holiday homes also offer sightseeing and arrange trekking opportunities. The hill station provides its visitors fantastic land to explore and rejuvenating holiday rentals to stay in Munnar, which leave you with memories to savor for the rest of your life.