Munnar is a breathtaking place, located at the joining point of three hill streams – Kundala, Nallathanni and Mudrapuzha. This place is situated at1600 m above the sea level. This beautiful hill place was once used as summer holiday resorts in Munnar for the erstwhile British government in Southern India. Expansive tea farms, picture-book cities, twisting paths and holiday features make this a popular summer resort city. The most amazing scene of Munnar is its exotic plants and green grass field of the Neelakurinji. These plants generally bathe the mountains in sky blue once in every 12 years. Those flowers will bloom again in 2018. Munnar also represents the highest peak of South India, Anamudi, which rises over 2,695 m. Anamudi is a perfect place for hiking.
Muunar can expose many ample opportunities for the tourists to enjoy the beauty of captivating hill places to visit in Munnar Kerala. So let’s explore some of those ample options out there.
Nilgiri Tahr in Eravikulam National Park
One of the attractive Munnar destinations is the national park of Eravikulam. This park is popular for its vulnerable inhabitant – the Nilgiri Tahr. This park is spread over 97 sq. km., when you will visit this park. You will be amazed to see several types of rare butterflies, parrots and other animals. This place is home for these species. People love this place for hiking. The park provides a spectacular perspective of the tea farms and the moving mountains caressed by bedding of mists. The national park becomes a hot location among famous tourist places in Munnar when the rolling hills are covered in a rug of red, because of the blooming of Neelakurinji. It is a common and eye-catching plant of Western Ghats, which blooms on every 12 years.
The Highest Peak of South India: Anamudi Peak
Anamudi peak is situated inside the national park of Eravikulam. Its height is more than 2700 m as it is the highest peak of South India. Hiking to the Munnar mountains peak are permitted with authorization from the “Forest and Wildlife” authorities at Eravikulam. No doubt that a trekking to this highest peak will energize you.
Beauty of Mattupetty Waterfall
Mattupetty is another place of Munnar tourist attractions, located about 13 km far from Munnar City. This place is situated at the height of 1700 meter above the sea level. Mattupetty is known for its storage stonework dam and the wonderful lake. When tourists pay a visit to this place, they do not forget to have an enjoyable boat trip, which allows one to have fun with the nearby sightseeing places in Munnar. Mattupetty’s popularity is also linked to the village dairy firm controlled by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Venture, where one would come across different high producing types of cattle.
Pallivasal Hydro-electric Project
Pallivasal is well known because of the first Hydro-electric project in Kerala. This place is located at about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar. It is a position of tremendous picturesque elegance and is often preferred by tourists as a good picnic spot. Every year, many people come here for picnic including students.
Power House Waterfall in Chinnakanal
Chinnakanal is not so far from the Munnar in India. This place is so much attractive because of the Power House Waterfall. Many tourists visit every day and every season to see the beauty of waterfall, which is falling down to a sharp rock 200 meter above sea level. Here you will also view the mesmerizing scenic view of Western Ghats. To reach Anayirangal, you have to travel about 7 kilometers from the place, Chinnakanal. Anayirangal is 22 miles away from the city Munnar. This place is a lavish natural rug of tea vegetation. A journey on the wonderful reservoir is a memorable experience. Tea estates in Munnar and evergreen forests enclose the Anayirangal dam.
After visiting 32 km away from Munnar city, you will reach Top station. This place is located at a height of 1700 m above the sea level. It is known as high point of Munnar-Kodaikanal Street. Tourists to Munnar ensure to check out Top Station to have fun with the spectacular view it presents of the nearby state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the areas in Munnar beautiful places to enjoy the beauty of the Neelakurinji flowers flourishing over a wide place.
Tea Museum and Spices of Munnar
It has a heritage of its own when it comes to the roots and progress of tea plantations in Munnar. There is an exclusive tea museum in this part to take care, protect and preserve the legacy of Munnar. Tata Tea in Munnar started a museum only for tea out some decades ago. This Tea Museum carries curios, pictures and machineries; all of which have a tale to tell on the roots and development of tea farms in Munnar. The tea museum is situated at the Nallathanni Property of Tata Tea in Munnar and it is a place worth to visit. When you will pay a visit to this place, don’t forget to collect some spices as this place is also very famous for different types of spices like cardamoms, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, coffee and so on. Tata Tea in Munnar started this tea museum out some decades ago. This Tea Museum carries curios, pictures and machineries; all of which have a tale to tell on the roots and development of tea farms in Munnar. The tea museum is situated at the Nallathanni Property of Tata Tea in Munnar and it is a place worth to visit.