Must Things to Do in Munnar
Camping at Top Station
Munnar is abounded with natural beauty and is often called the Kashmir of Southern India. It has the most beautiful valleys, waterfalls, rare species of animals and plants, several thick forests. This top station is located 1880 m above sea level.
It provides a birds-eye view of the magnificent Western Ghats and the splendid valley of Theni that sprawls below it. The campsite is located in the heart of lush forests and promises an experience that makes the blood rush. The view shows picturesque sight of the plantations. There are several indoor games and campfires that add to the spirit of the activity.
Location- Top Station Camp, Munnar, Kerala
Price- Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2500/-
Distance from Munnar- 38 km from Munnar
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Visit to Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation
At 7900 feet, Kolukkumalai is the world’s highest elevation tea plantation. The tea here is processed old style to retain its high quality, making the tea taste amazing. The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation produces one of the best and finest teas in South India.
Come here for a nice hot cup of tea and the stunning view from the mountains of the tea gardens below. The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation offers you cold early morning walks, fresh air and the greenery and bliss of living in the tea gardens.
Location: Meesapulimala, Idukki.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Distance from Munnar: 35 km
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Stay in A Tree House
Of all the things to do in Munnar, staying at the treehouse is an unmissable part. With this nature stay, you can experience a perfect blend of modern amenities and tranquillity.
Most of the rooms have a sitting area, from where you can take a glimpse of the lush green environs or just sit back there cuddling your book. From ever-attentive staff to round to the service, here you can have all of it at once.
Location: Mary land, Anachal, P.O, 685565, Munnar.
Price: Starting from INR 5,000
Distance from Munnar: It is located 15 km away from the Munnar town.
Visit Blossom Park Dark Forest
The trekking adventure over here is a thrilling experience and takes about 7 to 8 hours to reach the highest peak. This is a haven for adventure enthusiasts who get to enjoy a tour to tea plantations while on the trek. Blossom Park is famous for its picturesque beauty and thrilling trekking experience.
Location- Blossom Park, Old Munnar
Timings- 8 AM to 3 PM
Price- Rs. 1000/- onwards
Distance from Munnar- about 122 kilometres from Munnar
- Trek in some of the most amazing surroundings of Kerala, right here in the Mathikettan Shola National Park. Famous for the rich biodiversity that it offers to the visitors, this green heaven is home to a number of endemic plants and animals.
- This trekking expedition starts with your arrival in Thondimala by 09.00 am. You will get small warming up and briefing session before the trek begins.
- You will get to spot a number of wild animals like Malabar Giant Squirrel, Gaur, Sambar, and Elephants. The trek continues through several plantations until you arrive at Shantanpara.
- This is where the trek and the experience come to an end.
Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM
Minimum number of people req: 1
Starting point: Thondimala
How to Reach?
You can reach Location Thondimala easily by public or private transport.
Camping in Suryanelli for 2 days and 1 night is a package of amazing cool weather, views of Valley of Theni, breathtaking greenery of the lush forest, and air filled with the aroma of spice scented cool air. Perched at a height of 1,880 m above sea level, the campsite is set against a backdrop of the Munnar Hills and is surrounded by thick forests. Under you, you will have an amazing view of the tea plantations of Munnar.
Stay in comfortable Swiss tents on double sharing basis. The maximum capacity of the campsite is 100 people.
The best thing to do during your stay here is to explore the natural beauty that surrounds this place. For that, a short tea plantation walk is included in the package. To make your stay here fun, the campsite also has provisions of a campfire, and arrangements for music.
How To Reach:
The campsite is located about 26 km from Munnar, and a road leads you to the campsite.
Check In- 2 PM
Check Out- 12 PM
Minimum no of people required to book: 2
Visit Echo Point
With a vast bucket of things to do in Munnar, visiting the echo point is not to be missed activity. Perched on an altitude of 600 ft, this place is frequented by revellers all around the year.
The mesmerizing backdrops contrasting with the lush green blankets extend picture-perfect vistas. Be it the panoramic views or unusual echoing phenomenon this place owns everything to amaze you.
Location: The echo point is located at a distance of almost 18 km from the centre of Munnar.
Timings: 6 AM to 7:30 PM
Price: There are no entry charges to enter the premises.
Distance from Munnar: 18 km
Watch the Beauty of the City from Pothamedu View Point
If the weather is not too misty, one can even see the Muthirapuzha River. The narrow roads in the valley appear as a miniature maze where vehicles meander putting the viewer on a distant panoramic vision.
Enjoy the Beauty of Lakkam Waterfalls
Situated about 40 kilometres from Munnar and 1.5 kilometres from Marayur, the Lakkam Waterfalls are a sight to marvel at in the wilderness of the Western Ghats. It takes you about an hour to get here from Munnar. Falling from a height of fifty feet, the waterfalls are a majestic view.
You can visit the Lakkam Waterfalls right after the monsoons, so you can enjoy a gushing waterfall as the flow of water is very strong after monsoons until March.
Location: Udumalpet Road, Marayur.
Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM
Price: INR 20
Distance from Munnar: 24 km
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Take a Safari Tour Eravikulam National Park
Spread over an area of 97 square kilometres, the Eravikulam National Park is a popular destination for tourists because it hosts the endangered Nilgiri Thar. There are also several species of rare birds and animals in this sanctuary in Kerala, namely elephants, Nilgiri langurs, Nilgiri martens,small-clawed otters, leopards etc.
The major attraction for the Eravikulam National Park is the Anamudi Peak, which offers excellent trekking and lodging.
Location: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki.
Timings: 7:30 AM t0 4 PM
Price: INR 65 (for Indians), INR 245 (for foreign nationals)
Distance from Munnar: 10.6 km
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Shikara Ride in Kundala Lake
Taste the true essence of serenity and capture the beguiling beauties of Munnar, with Shikara ride in Kundala lake. Ranging from the basic paddle boats to ultimate Shikara boats, one can make a selection as per their preference.
While you tour the cool waters, you can whiff in the fresh breeze and get enchanted by the paradisical displays of nature.
Location: Mattupatti Dam to Top Station Rd, Kundala, Kerala, 685615
Timings: You can enjoy this ride from early morning at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening.
Price: Starting from INR 150
Distance from Munnar: It is located at a distance of almost 25 km from the centre of Munnar.
Visit CSI Christ Church
Founded in 1910, the CSO Christ Church is the headquarters of the CSI Munnar Pastorate with eighteen churches located outside Munnar and more than a thousand families. The foundation stone of this holy site was laid by Noel Hodges in 1900, after which construction began in 1910, and the church was inaugurated in 1911.
The church has exquisitely beautiful glass windows that are its main attraction. This quiet church among the mountains and forests is a perfect place to spend a morning in, as you take in the British architecture and stained glass windows.
Location: Dhanushkodi Road, Moolakadai, Munnar.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Distance from Munnar: 1.1 km
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Adventure Things to Do in Munnar
Mountain Biking in Western Ghats
One of the best things to do in Munnar is to go for mountain biking. The Western Ghats give you amazing trails to bike on from Munnar, ideal for an expert cyclist as well as an amateur. The roads will take you around tea gardens, cardamom estates, and shola forests, so you can get a stunning view of the Kerala countryside.
Mountain biking is a casual way to discover your surroundings while in Munnar. You can also go on the Cardamom trail, which starts from Munnar and ends in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and takes up to four days.
Location: In and around Munnar.
Price: Starting from INR 5217 onwards (one day), INR 22173 onwards (4 days)
Distance from Munnar: Cardamom trail (94.3 kilometres)
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Hike to the Anamudi Peak
Explore like a true traveller! Hike up the bewildering trail of Anamundi Peak which is a myriad of awe-inspiring displays of nature and serene brooklets. Whether you are seeking for a getaway from the hustle of the cities or looking for a chance to embrace the wonders of nature, Anamudi peak would be a spectacular choice.
Located at an elevation of 2,700 m this place is a true paradise brimming with a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Location: Located at a distance of about 8.7 km from the heart of the city.
Timings: You can hike up the peak anytime.
Distance from Munnar: 10 km
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Elephant Safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park
This private elephant park in Munnar is a treat for nature enthusiasts as well as people who love to ride elephants. This is an activity you may not come across in many places across the country and abroad, hence make sure you have it on your bucket list.
The rides are about thirty minutes long and take you through the dense forests and winding hill roads of the elephant park. This is a great place to watch the lives of elephants closely, how they are bathed, what they eat, where they live.
Location: Mattupetty Road, Munnar, Kannan Devan Hills.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Price: INR 400
Distance from Munnar: 6.5 km
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Have Fun at Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park
You can also enjoy several other exciting activities such as Bungee jumping, climbing atop beautiful tree houses as well as peaceful nature walks. Located in the heart of nature, the ambience is refreshing and is designed to detox, relax and re-energize.
Rock Climbing on the Hills of Munnar
Adding to the list of best things to do in Munnar, rock climbing is a sport that is widely enjoyed by the tourists here. This sport offers you a thrill, adventure, and adrenaline rushing bodywork. You will be trained by experts who will make sure you are well acquainted with the safety gears and measures.
You will learn about the different principles and techniques of rock climbing and how to climb steep surfaces with precision and safety. Enjoy this rare sport in the green hills of Munnar, and add it to your string of memorable events in Kerala.
Location: Gap Road
Timings: All day.
Price: INR 500 onwards.
Distance from Munnar:15 km
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About the activity :
Lakshmi hills is located about 3km from Munnar and makes for an amazing trekking experience for all those who enjoy pure nature, unadulterated! Grab your cameras and head for an amazing trek with your loved ones! Escalate one of the most intimidating hills, but only in appearance as this trek is an amazing respite for those who wish to beat the city blues! This is a 5 hour trek and will definitely put you in a happy state of mind as you gaze at the world below you, shimmering with clouds as thin as a bride’s veil! The walk goes through lush green grass lands, tea plantations and you will get to explore over 7 hills while you are here. So get going, it is time to explore the magnificent Lakshmi Hills with your friends and family!
Activity Location: Between Bison Valley & Munnar, Chokramudi Peak
Activity Timing: Between 6AM to 6PM
Startpoint: Bison valley Munnar
End-Point: Gap Road, Munnar
About the Activity:
At a distance of 22 km from Munnar, Chokramudi Peak is a mountain peak in Munnar, Kerala. Situated between Bison Valley and Munnar, it is one of the highest peaks of Munnar and among the best places of trekking in Munnar. Take delight in the fabulous view of the surrounding valleys & mountains covered with stunning dense forestation and the lush green tea plantations.
Chokramudi trek will start from tea plantations, and leads to the ridge with grasslands and then rocky terrain. The magnificent rocky mountain slopes on sides and the patches of shola forest all together is an enchanting visual delight. The trek offers a beautiful view, including Anaimudi’s “highest peak in South India” and the Idukki dam.
During the trek path of Chokramudi explore vast tea estates and the slopes with lots of spices plantations & villages. To reach the top point we will ascend and descend moderately, through the spices or tea plantations to finish the trek.
Short-Trek at Chokramudi
Distance: 9 KM || Level: Easy || Duration: 4-5 hours
Long-Trek at Chokramudi
Distance: 14 KM || Level: Moderate || Duration: 6-7 hours
Note: Difficulty Level of Trek is easy/moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package.How to reach: Distance from KSRTC Depot Munnar is approximately 16 KM towards the Madurai SH gap road. Chokramudi is located between Bison valley and Munnar.you can reach easily by public and private transport
- The hills of Munnar are the best place to unwind and relax with some of the most beautiful surroundings. At Dreamland Fun and Adventure Park, you get to have that, and a horde of adventure activities at a height of 6,000 ft above sea level.
- A beautiful hill station in the western ghats, Munnar is one of the go-to destinations for travelers looking for some peace. Sometimes, the guests also come here for a kick of adventure, and that is what you get here, at the Dreamland Fun and Adventure Park.
- This entry ticket to the park brings you the opportunity to enjoy about 30 activities with different passes that you can choose from. The passes are as follows.
Dream Land Fun Park Entry: The activities include-
Dream Land Adventure Park Entry: The activities include-
Dream Land Fun & Adventure Park Entry: This pass includes all the above ride with the addition of ATV Ride on a Polaris
Timing: 9 AM to 7 PM
Minimum number of people req: 1
- Adventure comes in many forms, and when it comes to Munnar, you get a little added touch of mesmerizing green in it. This Jeep Sightseeing tour combined with trekking in the hills of western ghats is prepared to take you by a surprise.
- Drive through different roads from town to village to various hills on this ride. Start with a pickup from your hotel or preferred location within the city of Munnar.
- Starting at about 9 pm, you will spend about 4 hours riding the greens and taking in amazing views of the western ghats. At about 1 PM, the jeep will take you for lunch or a small break.
- You will then leave for trekking at about 2 PM. Walk on some of the trickiest trails in the area, before arriving at the starting point of the trek at about 5 PM, where the experience comes to an end.
Pick up location: Munnar town
Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minimum number of people required: 3
Other Things to Do in Munnar
Go for Outing at Fun Forest Adventure Park
Are you an adventure lover? Then this is your place to be. With a wide platter of things do in Munnar, visiting the Fun Forest is indeed a prominent one.
Here you can witness an umpteen number of adventures in the heart of lush green blankets like the valley crossing, rock climbing, high and low rope activities and a lot more to spend an adventurous day out.
Location: You can enjoy the adventure park very easily, as it is located right in the centre of the city.
Timings: The forest operates from 6 AM to 5 PM in the evening.
Price: There are variable charges for the adventures you take up like INR 200 for Rappeling, INR 500 for a Buggy ride and similar for High rope activities. Whereas for a Jeep Safari it is INR 4500 which can accommodate 7 people.
Distance from Munnar: 14 km
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Trek to Attukal Waterfalls
Ideal for trekking, the Attukal Waterfalls is a beauty. The water falls from a great height, making the surroundings foggy and misty. Come here to walk up to the ice cold waters of the waterfalls through a wooden bridge that reaches down to the water.
If the water levels are low, you can actually get down in the water as the water is usually shallow in any other season apart from the monsoon. See the hills of Munnar all around you as you walk up to the waterfall. The short walk to the waterfall is a treat than the waterfall itself.
Location: Udumalpet Road, Marayur, Kerala.
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
Distance from Munnar: 9 km
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Spend an Evening at Mattupetty Dam
This beautiful picnic spot is perfect for a casual evening or a romantic stroll with your loved one. Spending an evening at the Mattupetty Dam is blissful. At a height of 1700 meters, the dam gives you a breathtaking view of the green hills surrounding it.
You have an option to go boating here as well, taking in nature around you while seated on a boat. If you are a bird watcher, the place is great with a pair of binoculars as there are many species of rare birds living in the dense forests around.
Location: Munnar-top station highway, Mattupetty.
Timings: All day.
Price: INR 10
Distance from Munnar: 11 km
Trekking Expedition to Thoovanam Falls
Located inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border, the Thoovanam Falls are a popular destination among trekkers as the place offers beautiful trekking trails for the nature lover. The falls are a great place to take a dip in and swim in the blue waters of the Pambar river.
The waterfall is 4 kilometres away from the Alampetty Checkpost. The trek takes about two-three hours from here, with an expert guide. Only guided tours are available for trekkers and tourists alike.
Location: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki District, Marayur.
Timings: 8 AM to 2 PM
Price: INR 200(with guided trekking)
Distance from Munnar: 43 km
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Rejuvenate With an Ayurvedic Spa
Munnar, with its comfortably cool weather and greenery, is a hotspot of spas that not only relax your body but also your mind. So if you are spending a few days relaxing in Munnar, going for an ayurvedic spa should be in your lost of things to do in Munnar.
Ayurvedic spa treatments are typically good for people with health conditions, as an entire day at the spa takes care of your routine, diet, relaxation and the kind of spa treatment required for you. Nothing heals you better than a good ayurvedic spa and the fresh air of the hills at Munnar.
Location: At various places in Munnar.
Distance from Munnar: In the town of Munnar.
Price: Depends on the Spa Centre.
Visit the Tea Museum
The Tea Museum was established by Tata Tea in 2005, which was set up keeping in mind the curious tourists have in mind when it comes to processing tea. Therefore, if you are a tea enthusiast, one of the best things to do in Munnar would be to visit the Tea Museum.
You can not only taste the many exotic varieties of tea at the museum but also get to see how they process each type with such finesse. The Tea Museum has become the essence of Munnar itself, and is a must visit place when you visit Munnar.
Location: Tata Tea Museum, Nalluthanni Estate, Munnar.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Price: INR 75
Distance from Munnar: 1.3 km
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Visit Marayoor - A Place Between Clouds
It is secluded and remains a largely unexplored region having a heavenly ambience. People also like to drink fresh coconut water while strolling over here. There are also various trails that allow for excellent trekking potential. The air is fresh, crisp and cool, and there are also a few waterfalls that you may stumble upon while driving up to Marayoor.
Location- Marayoor, Kerala 685620
Timings- 6 AM to 6 PM
Price- No Entry Fee
Distance from Munnar- 39.3 km from central Munnar
Watch Kathakali at the Thirumeny Cultural Centre
Kerala is the home to beautiful art, glorious history and rich culture and tradition. The spellbinding performance of Kathakali with the elaborate detail on costume and makeup raises the hairs on the viewer’s body. The art pieces performed at the Thirumeni Cultural Centre are absolutely magnificent with extreme care given to intricacies of gestures, expressions and movements of the eyes, hands and the flow of the body. This dance form is a cultural symbol of Kerala and is known worldwide for its power to move audiences.
Location- Thirumeni Cultural Centre, Silent Valley, Munnar, Kerala 685612
Timings- 5 PM to 6 PM and 7 PM to 8 PM
Price- Rs. 300/-
Distance from Munnar- 1 km from Munnar
Situated at a height of 2640 meters, Meesapulimala is the second highest peak of Kerala, located in the region of Munnar. There are eight hills that are spread around the peak, thus giving Meesapulimala its name.
The place is ideal for trekking and camping and is a major tourist destination, extremely popular among trekkers and campers because of the options it provides in things to do in Munnar. Come here for an amazing trip in the wild, among the mountains of the Western Ghats.
Location: Meesapulimala, Idukki.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM
Distance from Munnar: 33 km
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Have the Best Time at Rose Garden Munnar
Tourists can take home seeds of several flowering plants as souvenirs that will stay with them forever. The wide variety of flowers and plants fill this place with a beautiful fragrance.
Watch Shows at Kalari Kshethra
It is a spectrum of mesmerizing performances which immerse the audience in the colour, vigour and energy. The presentation of various shows over here have multifarious themes. The most grappling theme in the range of stories come from mythology about military power and strength. Visiting Kalari Kshethra is indeed one of the most exciting things to do in Munnar.
Location- Kochi Road, Chithirapuram South, Munnar, Kerala 685655
Timings- open between 8 AM to 8PM throughout the week
Price- Rs. 200/-
Distance from Munnar- 11.3 km from Munnar
Go for Street Shopping
It sells various chocolates, tea and organically grown spices. Several trinkets can be found in little stores, and original essential oils can also be found here. The Mattupetty Dam market which is located 10 km from Munnar is another famous spot where people can buy beautiful and memorable artistic items. The local markets of Munnar promise that you do not return empty-handed and can shop to your heart’s content.
Visit the Valara Waterfalls
Timings- open 24 hours
Price- no entry fee
Distance from Munnar- 39 km from Munnar
View the City from Lockhart Gap View Point
The Bison Valley that lay below the Lockhart Gap is an attractive location that offers a view of a green landscape, misty hills and an overall idyllic site. The place is suited for relaxing excursions and family picnics as well as adventurous activities such as trekking. This place has the best of all the activities to do in Munnar.
Location- Munnar_Madurai National Highway, Mattupetty, Munnar, Kerala 685612
Timings- 6 AM to 6 PM throughout the week
Price- no entry fee
Distance from Munnar- 13 km from Munnar