is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha,
Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once
the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday
facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found
in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji.
This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will
bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India,
Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Prime Attractions of
Munnar » Mattupetty
about 13 km from Munnar in the state of Kerala. Situated at a height of 1700
m, Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss
live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared
here. The Mattupetty lake and dam, just a short distance from the farm, is
an amazing beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and
the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. You can also try
boating at the Mattupetty Dam, provided by DTPC Idukki.
At a distance of 7 km from
Munnar, Devikulam is an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic
flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience you can
feel here. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque
surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout
Pallivasal is the venue of
the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic
beauty, situated at a distance of 8 km from Munnar.
» Eravikulam National Park
National Park is located at a distance of 15 km from Munnar in the state
of Kerala. The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk and is
home to the Nilgiri Tahr. Originally established to protect the Nilgiri
tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated in the
Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary in
1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and
zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. The
park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best
mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.
» Malankara Reservoir
Located about 6 kms
from Thodupuzha on the Thodupuzha - Moolavattom road, this artificial lake
is accessible by road. The reservoir is ideal haunt for the tourists
looking for boating and fishing.
» Lock Heart Gap
This is an ideal place
for adventure tourism and trekking, located about 13 kms from Munnar. The
fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy
of a visit.
is about 9 km from Munnar. A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills,
Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes.
The place is also ideal for long treks.
Located between Munnar and
Rajamala, at a distance of 10 kms form Munnar, Nyayamakad is a land of
breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of
about 1600 m. The enticing surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and
How to get there
In the south Indian State
of Kerala, on the high ranges of the western ghats.
Nearest airport at Kochi (Cochin) at a
distance of 130 kms.
Nearest railheads are at Kochi
(130 kms) and Kottayam (142 kms).
Munnar is well connected to all
the major cities of Kerala and south India. Some nearby road destinations
are - Idukki 60 km, Kundala 28 km, Thekkady 110 km, Vaiga Dam 105 km,
Devikulam 7 km, Mattupetty 13 km.