Kerala is a proud beholder of Mother Nature’s choicest of ornaments, spread all over it, Munnar being one of the places. The beautiful south-Indian hill station mesmerizes visitors with it;s unbound charm. People from all over the world enjoy this amazing land of greens with plush surroundings that is really a feast for eyes and all the other senses as well. There are three mountain streams that nurture this place and make it so lush and bountiful. Munnar is very famous for its tea plantations, with amazing landscapes of tea gardens all around, offering people picturesque sights. The weather here, usually stays cool and one can easily enjoy the sights of waterfalls and rivulets. It also offers a lot of scope for some fun activities like trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking.
Some of the popular attractions are:
Vacationers from all corners of the world love to spend their holidays at this peaceful destination in Kerala. Some of the notable attractions to explore in and around Munnar are:
Pothamedu: This lovely little village situated about 6 kilometers from Munnar is surrounded by lush green hills and is quite popular for its best quality cardamom, coffee and tea plantations. The place is characterized by zigzag roads and scenic back-drops and is a favorite hot-spot among nature lovers.
Devikulam: To escape away from stress, this is the perfect place to be in for tranquility and peace best describe it. About 16 kilometers from Munnar, Devikulam is a small hill station with a lake named as Devi Lake which has water so pure and natural like heavenly potion and serves a lovely picnic and fishing spot. Cool breezes always keep flowing all over giving the place a refreshing atmosphere.
Mattupetty: About 13 kilometers from the Munnar town, Mattupetty offers panoramic views of the valley. It has a beautiful lake that offers enjoyable boat rides. Mattupetty is also famous for Shola grasslands, tea plantations and lush green grasslands that attract tourists in large numbers.
Attukal: The place is blessed with splendors of nature, and is known for its long stretches of rising hills and waterfalls. It can be easily accessed from Munnar and people love this place for long walks and trekking.
Nyayamakad: Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Munnar, Nyayamakad serves as a wonderful holiday destination, must-visit place during your Munnar visit. The beauty of this place is contributed majorly by its magnificent waterfalls. The cascade that rolls down the hills from a height of 1600 meters is worth a watch. The green velvety natural surroundings add enchanting beauty to this place making it a perfect tourist hot spot ideal for family fun-time as well as trekking.
Eravikulam National Park: The park lies at a distance of 15 kilometers from Munnar occupying an area of 97 square kilometers. It is known for sheltering endangered species and rare creatures such as rare butterflies, Nilgiri Tahr and other birds and animals. Tremendous beauty is added to the park when the surrounding hill slopes get covered with Neelakurinji flowers, giving a look of a blue carpet spread over its slopes. Not only this, the place is a superb choice for adventure lovers who can take part in activities such as trekking and mountain biking.