7 Incredible Places to Explore in Munnar
Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala is well known for its magical beauty and is praised as one of the most enticing hill stations in the God’s Own Country. Forests, valleys, hill stations, large tea plantations etc. makes anyone deeply fall in love with this place. Located at a towering height of 5,200 ft, the place offers an ideal getaway destination for all travelers across the world. Here’s a list of 7 incredible places to visit in Munnar.
Mattupetty, located at 13 km away from Munnar, nestles amidst expansive grasslands, tea gardens and Shola forests. Mattupetty dam built on the Mattupetty Lake is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. The tourists flock to the dam to enjoy the scenic views and take up relaxing activities like boating. Rose garden is one another chief attraction of the place where different varieties and colors of roses can be found.
Situated at about 20 km drive from Munnar, Kundala lake presents visitors with exquisite natural beauty and the lake allows you to experience a ‘Shikara ride’. The lake is surrounded by golf course, fragrant tea gardens and hills. The Kundala Dam built for Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project in the year 1946 is the world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam and is another breathtaking view of the area.
Rajamalai National Park (Eravikulam National Park)
Located at 15 km from Munnar, this region is the natural habitat of the highly-endangered species of mountain goats, Nilgiri Tahr. The place also houses Anamudi, which is the highest mountain peak of South India. Several protected species of flora and fauna are also found here.
Top station, the highest point in Munnar is situated about 40 km from Munnar. This enchanting spot is popular for the rare Neelakurinji plants, a shrub that blooms once in 12 years. The last bloom of the flowers was in the year 2018, and the next bloom is expected in 2030. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of November through May.
It is believed that Sita of the epic Ramayana once spent time at this picturesque lake and thus got the name Devikulam. With beautiful valleys and high majestic mountains, Devikulam has become a popular tourist hub and is a must-visit place in Munnar. Trout fishing is one exciting activity to do here.
Attukad waterfalls, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is truly the nature’s most mesmerizing creation. The waterfall will be in its full glory only after the rainy season. Situated at just 9 km away from Munnar, this scenic spot is ideal for a picnic. The place is also ideal for trekking.
This idyllic picnic destination is known for its picturesque scenery surrounded by tea plantations, forests, and rolling grasslands. It is located at about 22 km away from Munnar. Numerous elephants from the forest visits this lake to drink water, and hence got the name Elephant Lake.
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