Exploring Munnar

Updated: Sep 3

Munnar with its green land and electric blue skies - is like a breath of fresh air- refreshing and invigorating. Truly the antithesis of what it feels like to be in the city. The ancient mountains are a part of the Western Ghats mountain system. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site, the ranges are a very influential geographical feature on a global scale. The Western Ghats are a natural wonder of the world, and Munnar is a great starting point to explore them.

Pothamedu viewpoint

This spectacular spot is visited by a large number of tourists every year, who get the opportunity to trek through the lush green forest of Munnar, which is only 3 km away from Pothamedu Viewpoint. This stunning location is perfect for tourists, who love to view the refreshing plantations of coffee, tea, and cardamom and feel the serenity of the place with their eyes and body drenched in the glory of lush green valleys. The place is located at a good height and one can feel this once they reach at the top and watch the cars and other vehicles approaching up through the winding road.

Attukad Waterfalls

It is located in the mountainous Idukki district on the way from Munnar to Pallivasal where the Attukad Falls cascading down roaringly is a thrilling spot to halt by. There’s abundant greenery as far as the vision goes, and resounding peacefulness found amidst untouched nature.

Eravikulam National Park

The Eravikulam National Park. Situated in the Kannan Devan Hills of the southern Western Ghats, the wildlife park with an area of 97 sq. km. can be reached via Munnar. Located in the Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district in Kerala, after reaching Munnar, you need to take the road going to Rajamala to reach this national park.

The national park is a protected area and is divided into three regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only to the tourism area that is in Rajamala, the region lying beyond the road entry into Eravikulam. Eravikulam is also famous for the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, the endangered mountain goat and this park is built with the aim of conserving them.

Many Other Things To See

The stunning town, with its rolling green hills and its natural beauty makes it a heavenly abode for nature lovers. The tea plantations, waterfalls and natural parks of Munnar make it a must visit for those planning on exploring God's Own Country.

  • Pallivasal Tea Estate

  • Kundale Lake

  • Mattupetty Dam

  • Devikulam lake . etc...

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