Munnar is one of the key attractions that made Kerala a popular tourist destination. Holidays in Munnar are popular among the Indian and foreign travellers.
Munnar has vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows and cool weather. The place is good for trekking and mountain biking.
Every year huge numbers of tourists come to enjoy their Munnar India holiday. Holidays in Munnar is a refreshing experience. The memories of Munnar holidays would last for a lifetime.
Munnar is in central Kerala. It is part of the Idukki district in Kerala. The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport. You can go to Munnar directly from the airport without going to the city.
Aluva (Alwaye) railway station is the nearest railhead to Munnar. Alwaye is north of Cochin City. Railway stations in Ernakulam are also good access point to Munnar.
Picnic Spots to Be Included in Your Holidays in Munnar
The most enjoyable thing in a Munnar holiday is the climate in Munnar. But for those who want to see around there are plenty of places in Munnar Packages.
It is a hill top site with amazing views of surrounding hills and valleys. The cool wind would caress you.
It is good place to have a quite walk. The large plantations of tea, coffee and cardamom would give you nice ambience. Pothamedu is 6 km away from Munnar.
Mattupetty has green rolling hills. Mattupetty dam is the real attraction here. It is 13 km from Munnar. Do not miss the boating in the dam.
A popular picnic spot on the banks of Mattupetty Lake. Yell out and hear yourself at the echo point. It is just 2 km from the Mattupetty dam.
Kundala is 7 km from Mattupetty. It is another beautiful picnic spot. Kundala dam and its scenic surroundings make it unforgettable. Boating is there in the lake.
Top Station has magnificent views all around. A beautiful place in Munnar with cool breeze and wild flowers. The hills offer amazing views of plains of Tamil Nadu. Top Station is 12 km from Kundala.
Tea Museum tells the story of transformation of forest into a plantation town. Museum has old machineries used for tea processing, photographs and some other curios on display.
Museum also exhibits old furniture and many other things planters used before a century.
Eravikulam National Park
The park is situated 15 km form Munnar. It is a 97 sq km green paradise. The main attraction of the park is Nilgiri Tahr. Rajamala is part of this park.
Devikulam is a place near Munnar with beautiful scenery. The major attraction is the calm Devikulam Lake (Sita Devi Lake). Devikulam is only 7 km from Munnar.
Misty hills and marvellous views of valleys and plantations. The site is much beautiful in the evening as the surroundings get brightened in the orange glow.
How to Get the Best Out of Your Holidays in Munnar
The best thing in Munnar is its climate and beautiful surroundings. To enjoy the climate and surroundings you should select your Munnar tour package carefully.
The most important thing in a package is the hotel. So checkout the hotels or resorts in the package.
Go to the outer places like Marayoor or Chinnar if you really want to. These picnics are time consuming and tiresome.
Longer treks are also make you tired, like one in Top Station. So go for short treks and walks which you can really enjoy.
These rules are applicable especially if you are spending only two or three days in Munnar. For those who have more time or particular about any places can make their own choice.
In general select a good Munnar package with good accommodation. Just move around in the nearby places. That is makes a perfect holiday in Munnar.
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