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Munnar Site Seeing Itinerary 

Mattupetty Site Seeing (13 km from Munnar)

Situated at a height of 1700 Mts ,Mattupetty Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here.Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm

Visit Time : 0900 - 1100 hrs and 1400 - 1530 hrs.
Rate : Rs. 5/- per head. ( liable to change)

The Mattupetty lake and dam , just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.


Pothamedu (6 km from Munnar)

Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.


Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) Devikulam

This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.


Pallivasal (8 km from Munnar)

This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immence scenic beauty.

Attukal (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.

Nyayamakad (10 km from Munnar)

Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar)

With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar)

This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar)

The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr ,Rajamala Rajamala is 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.

Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800 hrs.
Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners.( liable to change)
Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar)

The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam Eravikulam National ParkTaluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 Mts) is located in the Southern region of the park.

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. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.

Overnight at Hotel/ Resort.


The nearest airport to Munnar is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi, Kerala. The airport is around 106 km away from Munnar and is well connected to all major cities in India and abroad. From here tourists can avail bus and taxi services to reach Munnar.
Flights from Delhi to Cochin to reach Munnar
IndiGo, Air India, Go Air (via Mumbai), Spice Jet (via Hyderabad), JetKonnect (via Hyderabad)
Flights From Mumbai to Cochin to reach Munnar
•IndiGo, Air India, JetKonnect, Go Air, Spice Jet
Flights From Kolkata to Cochin to reach Munnar
Air India (via Mumbai), JetKonnect (via Chennai), Indigo (via Bangalore)


The nearest railway station to reach Munnar is at Aluva, Kerala, nearly 108 km away from Munnar. The railway station is well connected to major cities in India. From the station taxis and buses are easily available at minimum charges.
Trains From Delhi for Munnar ( Aluva)
•Trivandrum Swarna Jayanti Express, Millennium Express, Mangala Lakshadweep Express, H.Nizamuddin-Trivandrum Central Rajdhani Express, Kerala Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Duronto
Trains From Kolkata to Munnar (Aluva)
•Shalimar Trivandrum Bi-Weekly Express, Shalimar-Nagercoil Gurudev Express,
Trains From Mumbai to Munnar (Aluva)
•Netravati Express, Mumbai CST-Trivandrum Weekly Express, Mumbai CST-Kanniyakumari (Jayanti Janata) Express, Mumbai LTT Ernakulam AC Duronto Expres

Munnar is well connected to major cities and towns in Kerala and neighboring states by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). National highway number 85 connects Munnar with other parts of the country. Private buses, jeeps and taxis can also be hired to reach Munnar.

Major Distance to Munnar
•From Ernakulam- 119 km
•From Palani- 123 km
•From Cochin- 126 km
•From Madurai- 152 km
•From Coimbatore- 157 km
•From Alappuzha- 172 km

Best Season / Best time to visit Munnar
Munnar experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. But the best time to visit is from August to May.
Winters (December to February) are cool and temperature comes down to 10°C during this period. This time is perfect for exploring and honeymooning. Moreover, winter period is also ideal for taking up trekking, rock climbing and rappelling.
Summers (March to May) are pleasant and the temperature ranges a maximum of 35°C to minimum of 19°C, making it ideal for visiting tea estates such as Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and Tata Tea Museum.
Monsoons (June to September) are lovely with pouring rainfalls. Most tourists don’t prefer to visit Munnar in rainy season. However, the place has its own charm in monsoon, in fact it looks very refreshing with full of greenery. The months of August and September is ideal for enjoying the beautiful waterfalls like Chinnakanal and Cheeyappara Waterfalls .
October to February is ideal months for enjoying various attractions and honeymooning in Munnar. November is enjoyable time for tourist activities like trekking and mountaineering at Anamudi Peak. March to May is good time to explore Munnar and visiting tea estates. While monsoon months should be preferably avoided as the area receives heavy rainfall, bringing an abrupt halt to normal life.


Places of attraction in and around Munnar

   Tea Museum:- If you wanna know the history of tea and tea plantations in High ranges, this will be the best place. It is the one and only tea museum in the entire nation. The museum is located in an old estate in the Kannan Devan Hills. A sundial made in 1913, a burial urn (supposed to be made in the second century BC), the 1905 original tea roller, an old tea-processing machine, a pelton wheel are the main attractions here. AN old rail engine wheel is also displayed here, which was used for the transportation of men and goods between Top Station and Munnar. The museum also displays photos and other things related to tea. The museum also includes some items not related to tea and they are old typewriters, wooden furniture, old magnet phone, old manual calculators etc. There is also a tea tasting demonstration room with a variety of teas on display and a mini manufacturing unit for giving basic knowledge about the different processes in tea making.  The tea museum is located in the Nallathanni Estate. The museum opens everyday except Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm. The entrance fees here are 50 rupees.

  Mattupetty:- The place Mattupetty is located at a height of 1700 meters above sea level. The Mattupetty Lake created by the Mattupetty Hydro Electric Project, is the main attraction here. The sleepy hills and vast grasslands with woods around make this place ideal for tranquil lovers. Boating is possible herein the reservoir. Variety of boats varies from the slow and cheap pedal boats to fast and expensive speedboats are available here. You can even see wild elephants on the banks on boating. The boating permitted here from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.The famous Echo Point is located 5 kilometers from Mattupetty. The Kunadala Lake and Kundala Tea plantations are the nearby attractions. The place Mattupetty is also famous for the highly specialized dairy farm here better known as the Indo-Swiss live stock project. 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed in three of the eleven cattle sheds here. One can visit the dairy farm from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. 

The place Mattupetty is located 13 kilometers from Munnar and easily accessible.

   Kundala:-  Kundala is most famous because of the Sethuparvathi Dam here. The place offers stunning views of the surrounding areas. Boating is possible here in the reservoir. A few 'Shikara' (Kashmiri boat) are here for hire, which can give some romantic experience in water. The Kundala Golf Club is located here. With prior permission from the Club Secretary once can play a game of golf here or can involve yourself in a cup of tea thinking about the lost colonial days. The place Kundala lies 4 kilometers from Mattupetty on the Top Station road.

   CSI Church:- The CSI church is located on a hillock in Old Munnar. The church is a black basalt building with a very attractive bell tower. The exterior of the church may seen unimpressive but not the interior with wooden carvings, fantastic paintings etc. The church was established in 1910. The church is famous because of the 14 rows of rosewood pews and certain antique chandeliers. The church cemetery here was established in 1899, before the church formed and the first one to be buried in the cemetery was Ileanor Knight, the wife of Henry Knight one of the General Managers of Kannan Devan Company.

   Mount Carmel Church:- The Mount Carmel Church is the first Roman Catholic Church in High ranges established in 1898. The church is located on a hillock and is surrounded by real nature beauty. It is said that on the time of the 1924 water flood, this church sheltered refugees. A chapel is also occupies the place dedicated to St. Antony.

 Devikulam Lake:-  The Devikulam Lake is located 7 kilometers from Munnar. Devikulam Lake is said to be the highest in this region and an ideal place for fishing. In the middle of the lake there is a small island with a fishing lodge in it. Prior permission is needed to visit the place. A small temple dedicated to 'Sita' also here. The pond near to the temple is considering as holy one, because it is believed that Sita took a dip here.

.   High Points in Munnar:-  Munnar includes certain high points which givers panoramic views of the surrounding places. The Lock Heart Gap is located 13 kilometers from Munanr, which offers a bird’s eye view of the Bison valley and surrounding hills. This place is also ideal for Rock climbing.  The place Pothamedu is located 6 kilometers from Munnar, filled with thick plantations and surrounded by lush mountains. The place is also a spectacular viewpoint. This place is an ideal one for trekking and Long Mountain walks. The Nyayamakad Gap is located 10 kilometers from Munnar on the Munnar-Coimbathore road. The place offers splendid views of the Thalayar valley on one side and the Munnar valley on the other side. 

    Waterfalls in Munnar:-  The Powerhouse waterfall is located 18 kilometers from Munnar. The waterfalls cascade down a steep rock 2000 meter above sea level.  Another splendid waterfall Attukal is located 9 kilometers from Munnar in between Munnar and Pallivasal. The place is an ideal one for trekking. Nyayamakad is a land of amazing waterfalls. This also a enchanting trekking spot. The Valara and Cheeyapara waterfalls are also splendid, located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Munnar on the Adimali-Munar route. 

  Blossom International park:-  The park is a fantastic place for fun loving people. The park is located on the Kerala Hydel Tourism Center on the Kochi-Munnar National High way. Boating is possible from here through the Munnar waterways. The park offers cycling through the valleys, roller-skating, campfire and games too. The visiting time here at this park is from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. 

 Top Station:-  Top station is the highest point in the Munnar -Kodaikanal road. The ropeway here to reach the top is the main attraction here. The place lies 35 kilometers from Munnar and an ideal place for trekking.

  Kolukkumalai:- Kolukkumalai is the highest tea plantation in the country. The place is located 7900 feet above the sea level. The journey to this hilltop is an adventure itself because of the narrow road on which you are moving through the sprawling tea plantations. The tea factory visit here is worth. This hilltop is an exceptional one for trekking. Kolukkumalai lies 50 kilometers from Munnar and is accessible only by road.

 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:-  This sanctuary is located at Devikulam taluk, 20 kilometers from nearest town Marayur. The sanctuary is regarded as unique than other sanctuaries in Kerala, because of its ecological, floral and geological significance. The main attraction in the sanctuary is the giant squirrel seen here, which is endemic to this region. The sanctuary is spread over 90 square kilometers and rich in flora and fauna. The sanctuary is the home of several rare medicinal herbs and an entire forest of sandalwood is under the sanctuary. Chinnar sanctuary has the richest reptilian fauna. Besides of crocodiles more than 30 species of snakes are observed here. White Bison, Nilgiri Tahr, Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Wild dog, Barking Deer, Bonet Macaque, Porcupine Wild Boar etc are the main animals seen here. It is observed that over 220 species of birds are here. The Sanctuary offers great trekking opportunities. Prior permission is needed here for trekking. The ideal time for visiting the place is between December and May. The place 60 kilometers from Munnar and easily accessible by road 

  Eravikulam National Park:-    The Eravikulam National Park is located in between the beautiful Kannan Devan Hills and Anamudi. The Park covers an area of 97 square kilometers and is comprised of virgin grasslands and wooded valleys. The park's main attraction is the Nilgiri Tahr and it is observed that one third of the world population of this animal resides here. Eravikulam is also famous for the Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom only in a 12-year span. This ecosystem is exceptionally rich in orchids and balsams. Apart from Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter; mongoose, Indian civet and also dusky striped squirrel are seen here. There are also elephants, Sambar, Gaurs, Macaque, Tiger, Leopard and Nilgiri Languor lives here on which Nilgiri Languor is endemic to Western Ghatts. Over 120 species of birds and 100 species of butterflies are observed here in this biosphere. The park lies 13 kilometers northeast of Munnar. November to May is the best time to visit the place. This place is also ideal for trekking and long walks. 

The Wind

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Devonshire Greens

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Camp Noel

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Grand Plaza Munnar 
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Aranyaka Resort

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Windermere Estate

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Misty Mountain Resort 
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3 Nights / 4 Days     
 Day1 - Kochi / Munnar
Arrival at Cochin International Airport / Railway Station, welcome by our representative and check into your hotel. Later setout for a sightseeing tour of Kochi - visiting Fort Kochi, Mattacherry, Vypin etc. Evening back to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
 Day 2 - Munnar
After breakfast in Cochin a scenic drive to Munnar - The paradise of Kerala. Rest of the day admires the picturesque views through rolling tea gardens. Visiting Chinnakkanal, Tea plantations etc. Overnight stay at Resort.
 Day 3 - Alleppey
After breakfast drive to Alleppey. Check-in to the houseboat, cruise through Narrow canals, paddy fields, coconut lagoons and coir villages. overnight stay at houseboat.
 Day 4 - Departure / Transfer to Cochin
Transfer to Airport / Railway Station for onward destination. After sight seeing and shopping, its time to bid farewell.

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