Munnar is a most famous hill station of South India with around 12000 hectares land under tea plantations. This irresistible destination brings alive the dream of breathing in fresh air redolent with the aroma of tea leaves, seeing nature's exemplary creations, watching rare and common animals and most of all lazing around the hills doing absolutely nothing.
Tea Museum & Processing Unit :
Munnar earned its fame as a top tourist destination due to the amazing tea plantations thus it is quiet obvious that a Tea Museum in Munnar attracts a whole lot visitors. The prestigious Tata Tea runs the Tea Museum that takes the visitors back into the time when tea industry had just begun to make its presence felt in Munnar in the early 1880s. Interesting relics and artifacts from the bygone era are kept on display. Also, there is a tea processing unit located nearby which gives you a detailed knowledge of how tea is processed.
Pothanmedu located comfortably on a high cliff is just 3 km before Munnar while you are travelling on NH 49. It is an ideal destination to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations. The winding road along is a wonderful sight from the top of the cliff. Pothanmedu offers excellent opportunities for trekking and hiking for adventure lovers.
Pallivasal has earned its fame after it became the venue for the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala. It is situated at a distance of around 8 km from Munnar. It has been emerged as a prominent tourist destination as Munnar and it revels its immense beauty on every drop of nature.
Attukal is prominent for the Attukal falls located between the sites of Munnar and Pallivasal. The Attukal Falls usually presents a panoramic view but assumes a cascading and roaring beauty during the monsoons. This falls offers the most attractive scenes in a Munnar trip. Cheeyapara Falls and Valara Falls are two other waterfalls located nearby which also lure tourists by their bewitching beauty.
Devikulam is a pastoral beauty sight located just 7 km from Munnar top. Devikulam experiences the same cool enchantic climate as if like Munnar which is extremely refreshing and is therefore a perfect spot to relax. The Sita Devi Lake located at Devikulam is a good picnic spot which attracts a large number of tourists and locals. The trout fishing in Sita Devi Lake offers a great opportunity for anglers.
Ervikulam National Park :
The Eravikulam park along with Rajamala is the precious habitat of the endangered Niligiri Tahr in Kerala. It covers an area of 97 sq km and was initially a hunting preserve of the British planters. The area became a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1975 and was designated as National Park in 1978. The park is open from 7 am to 5 pm and also offers some breathtaking views of its flora. The tahrs here are so used to the human beings that they do not shy away from even blocking the road.
Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is a well known tourist destination prominent for its cattle breeding farm, an artificial lake and a dam. The cattle farm rears more than 100 varieties of cattles, is a joint project of India and Switzerland. Tourists are allowed to visit only three sheds out of eleven and that also between 9 to 11 am and then from 2 to 3.30 pm. The magnificent dam is surrounded by hills and woods on all sides and presents a picturesque view. Mattupetty Lake offers a marvelous cruising in the waters for the most exciting experiences that you can enjoy here. Five seater speed boats and 20 seaters launches are available for cruise between 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Echo Point :
Echo Point lies in the way to the Top Station of Munnar and it offers the pleasure of hearing the voice in echo again and again. The spot also offers splendid scenic beauty.
The rain shadow Marayoor village has earned its fame because of the natural growth of sandalwood trees, relics from later Stone Age civilization and natural caves with murals. It is located around 40 km from Munnar top station. The sandalwood factory managed by the forest department as well as the children's park spread over an area of one hectare is the added features of Marayoor. The entire park is shaded by a single banyan tree. The neelakurunji flowers that blooms once in every 12 years is native to this place.
Nadukani is a wonderful location situated atop a hill at the height of 3000 feet above the sea level. From the top hill scenic views of green hills, rushing streams, valley, and paddy fields can be enjoyed. The Moolamattam town and Malankara Lake also make for a pleasant view from here. The birds like hornbill, wild rabbits, spotted sambhar, and jungle mainah are seen in common.