15 Best Places to Visit in Munnar in One Day - 2021 (Photos)
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Places in Munnar for One Day Trip

Munnar Top Station, Lakkam Waterfalls, Echo Point, Tea Estates, Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Attukad Waterfalls, Blossom Park, Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Pothamedu View Point, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and many more.

If you are around the area for a short time and looking for places to visit in Munnar in 1 day, there is no need to go anywhere else. Whether you a thrill seeking adrenaline junkie looking for some adventure, or travelling with family and hoping to enjoy a quiet afternoon by a lake – there is a destination suitable for your needs.

Wildlife sanctuaries featuring endangered species of beautiful animals like grizzled squirrels and nilgiri tahrs, waterfalls running down the mountains with full force, tea and coffee plantations spread over acres of land, dams, and lakes set against lush green rolling hills – nature is truly wild and wonderful in Munnar.

Wildlife lovers can enjoy various national parks and sanctuaries, weary travelers can relax among the virgin environs, and the curious cats among you will love echo point – a place where you can hear whatever you yell into the void.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Munnar in one day:i[

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Last Updated: 06 May 2021
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Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing is mandatory for all in public areas.
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Cochin airport is the nearest airport to Munnar. Flights are functional to Cochin airport from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and 10+ other destinations.

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Kerala restricts entry to places of worship, malls, restaurants from June 8 under strict conditions Updated: 06 May 2021

Kerala has restricted entry to religious institutions, hotels, dine-in restaurants and shopping malls that stayed shut for more than two months due to the lockdown in India.

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The Kerala government is planning to reopen tourism in the entire state by October. This includes the reopeneing of hotels, resorts, home stays and all wellness centers across Kerala.

Entry to Munnar no longer requires an e-pass Updated: 23 Sep 2020

Entry to Munnar and other cities & towns of Kerala no more requires an e-pass. Although, travellers will need to register on the Jagratha app or register at the checkpoint when entering the state borders.

Travel restrictions & curfews lifted in Munnar Updated: 23 Sep 2020

As per the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, most travel restrictions and all curfews have been lifted from Munnar.


Munnar Top Station

Perched at a height of 1700 m and overlooking the beautiful panoramic views of Western Ghats is the top station in Munnar – one of the most attractive places to visit in Munnar in 1 day. Feel the murmur of cool breeze in your face and watch the Theni valley stretched out in front of you.

An ideal vantage point to view little human settlements peppered near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the top station will make you feel like you are on top of the world, literally.

Attractions & Activities: The rare Neelakunji flowers that bloom once every twelve years and give the destination its distinct, vibrant blue colour are a major attraction at Munnar top station.

How to Reach: Frequent bus service is provided to reach the top station. You can also book a cab or take a government or private bus.


Lakkam Waterfalls

One of the most interesting places to visit in Munnar in 1 day is Lakkam waterfalls – one of the closest waterfalls in the region. Originating from Eravikulam Plateau and tucked away on the Munnar-Marayoor route, visiting this waterfall will be a memory you will cherish your entire life.

Watch the stream create inaccessible cascades of water as it flows down from the plateau. Popular amongst families and honeymooners, the sight at Lakkam will be a visual treat for all those who embark on the journey to visit it.

Attractions & Activities: enjoy the scenic views of the waterfall, bask in the natural beauty around and click instagram worthy photos.

How to Reach:
 Just 25 km from Munnar while going to Marayoor, Lakkam waterfalls are easily accessible by buses and taxis.


Echo Point

Situated 600 feet above sea level in Munnar is the famous tourist place, Echo Point. As the name suggests, the place is known for the unique echoing phenomenon – that is, if you scream anything into the valley at this point, you will hear it back.

Thronged by tourists for this fascinating characteristic, you can see people screaming at the top of their lungs with childlike abandon. As if that is not enough to attract people from all over the world, you will also get a taste of the brilliant natural splendor here – picturesque vistas, beautiful landscapes, and lush green hills.

Attractions & Activities: Natural echo phenomenon along with lush green hills that offer an ideal picnic spot. A chance to view the Neelakurinji flowers is also a major attraction.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station is 93 km and airport is 103 km, post which you can catch a bus or hire a cab to reach Echo Point.

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Tea Estates

If you go back home from Munnar without visiting one of the gorgeous tea plantations, your trip will forever be incomplete. As soon you walk in the estates, you will be filled with the fragrance of tea plants, fresh tea leaves being picked, and tea being processed.

Housing more than 50 tea estates, going to one of these properties is must when in Munnar. Lush green tea plants are spread over as far as the eye can see and provide you a sense of calmness and serenity that only comes with spending time around nature.

Attractions & Activities: Learn about exquisite tea types and interesting facts about tea genesis.

How to Reach: Via buses and taxis from the city.


Tea Museum

Tea being an important part of Munnar history, Tea Museum was established by Tata Tea in 2005. Tea lovers and history buffs will enjoy their time here exploring various stages of manufacturing tea – from old fashioned tea rollers to ultramodern fully automated tea factories.

You can also watch the journey of tea in and around Munnar area through various photographs and machineries.

Attractions & Activities: Watch various stages of tea production, including black tea. The sundial placed on a granite block in the center is also an attraction, along with Pelton Wheel, a tea roller and tea railway engine.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station is 112 km and airport is 72 km. after that, the museum is accessible via bus and cab.


Eravikulam National Park

One of the first national parks to be opened in Kerala, the Eravikulam National Park is truly one its kind. Animal lovers and nature enthusiasts will find it impossible to leave the park as it hosts the largest collection of the endangered species, Nilgiri tahrs.

The park offers a host of geographical terrains – ranging from plateaus, grasslands, majestic mountains and gorgeous streams from Pamba River. The park is a true delight for anyone who loves natural beauty.

Attractions & Activities: Besides Nilgiri tahrs, rare and endangered varieties of butterflies can also be witnessed along with a host of flora and fauna.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station is 15 km and private buses, government buses and cabs can be used to reach the national park from there.

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Attukad Waterfalls

One of most attractive places to visit in Munnar in 1 day is Attukad Waterfalls. Located among lush green jungles and hills covered with vegetation, the waterfall can be seen in its full glory during monsoon season when water falls down from the mountains with full force.

If you are craving an adrenaline rush, go hiking among the rough terrains of the waterfall. Or enjoy a quiet picnic with your family at the vantage point. either way, the waterfalls will truly liven up your senses.

Attractions & Activities: Picnic with family, trekking among the rocky terrains and thick jungles, witnessing the panoramic beauty of the waterfall

How to Reach: Nearest airport is 101 km, after which you can travel via bus or cab.


Blossom Park

Embark on a journey that will fulfill your soul and freshen up your mind – just 3 km from Munnar, the gorgeous Blossom Hyde Park. Encircled by inescapable natural beauty at the banks of river Muthirappuzha, the park houses migratory waterbirds, mountain butterflies with a variety of lush green flora.

The vast stretches of the park cover gardens, fountains, artificial waterfalls and lawns – all that makes tourists feel right at home amongst exotic birds and animals. A true delight for nature and wildlife lovers, the park is a must visit tourist destination.

Attractions & Activities: Adventure trails, boating, nature walks, bird watching, roller skating, badminton, camp fires.

How to Reach: Nearest bus station is about 100 km from the park.


Mattupetty Dam

One of the simplest ways to spend a day in Munnar is to visit the Mattupetty dam. Take a relaxing walk while enjoying the breathtaking views of the valley around you. Or come along with your family and enjoy a quiet afternoon around the dam.

The captivating tea plantations in and around the area offer a salve to the weary soul, and the drive itself to the dam can be rejuvenating in its own right.

Attractions & Activities: Enjoy trekking along the forests around the dam and witness a large number of unique bird species. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki also  provides boating facilities at Mattupetty Dam.

How to Reach: Nearest airport and railway station are 109 km from Munnar, after which you can travel via bus or cab.


Kundala Lake

Soak in the most delicious visuals of the area at Kundala Lake, one of the most stunning places to visit in Munnar in 1 day. Located on winding uphill road to Top Station, the gorgeous landscape around this lake is refreshing for mind, body and soul.

Virgin environs, turquoise blue waters and disconnection from the hustle and bustle of city life – there is nothing not to be loved at Kundala. For those of you seeking to escape the hectic modern lifestyle, it is a perfect place to enjoy a tension free day.

Attractions & Activities: Nearby attractions include Kundala Tea Plantations, Kundala Lake, a golf course run by Tata Tea Ltd. and the Kundala Artificial Dam.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station and airport are 130 km. the rest of the journey can be covered by bus or cabs.

Pothamedu View Point

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Munnar in 1 day is Pothamedu viewpoint – located just 3 km away. Rolling green hills, dense tropical forests, clear atmosphere and valleys soaked in vegetation – nature can be found at its finest at Pothamedu.

Trekking aficionados can enjoy adrenaline releasing trails that wind through dark forests and steep hills. Plantations of coffee and tea offer a sense of serenity and tranquility that is perfect for weary travelers. The natural splendor scattered around allows photography lovers to capture stunning views through their cameras.

Attractions & Activities: Picnics, trekking, photography

How to Reach: Nearest railway station and airport are 170 km. the rest of the journey can be covered by bus or cabs.


Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Tucked against the sides of the Western Ghats is the gorgeous and captivating Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Wildlife enthusiasts find the sanctuary truly heavenly as it features a wide range of exotic and endangered flora and fauna, including the Great Grizzled Squirrel of India.

The dry deciduous forests offer spectacular yet calming, pollution free environs to the sanctuary. The terrain ranges from grasslands to high ranges keeping things interesting while in the park.

Attractions & Activities: Trekking along the rough terrain of the sanctuary, while catching glimpses of herd of elephants and gaurs strolling casually through the forests.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station and airport are 200 km. the rest of the journey can be covered by bus or cabs.


Cheeyapara Waterfalls

Known as one of the hottest trekking location around Munnar, the Cheeyapara waterfalls are slowly turning into one of the most desirable places to visit in Munnar in 1 day. Adrenaline junkies love exploring the rocky terrain and dense forests of the area while enjoying the panoramic views and abundant flora and fauna.

If you are traveling with family, you can find a peaceful picnic spot to kick back and relax with your loved ones. Nature loves and photography enthusiasts will find a haven at Cheeyapara.

Attractions & Activities: Rare species of plants and animals can be seen around the area. The seven tiers of the waterfalls offer a surreal yet beautiful sight to behold.

How to Reach: Nearest railway station and airport are about 108 km.


Mattupetty Dairy Farm

The Swiss Livestock Project is one of the most interesting places to visit in Munnar in 1 day. Exhibiting a huge variety of cattle reared for dairy production, the farm is a source of extreme fascination among tourists who visit the first time.

The estate is located among lush green forests that are ideal for taking a solitary stroll among the trees and admiring the pollution-free environs of the property. Spread over a staggering 191 hectares, the farm is an extremely attractive tourist destination all through the year.

Attractions & Activities: Witness the various techniques used to manufacture the world’s finest dairy products.  Courses are also provided for veterinarians and para- veterinarians.

How to Reach:
 The estate is accessible via taxi and buses from the city.

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11 July 2019
It Was an Awesome Trip To Munnar , Pros: Traveling On Month Of July (monsoon Season) Make The Place More Special . The Place Where The Camping Held Has Given Stunning Panoramic View Of The Western Ghats and the Valley of Theni. On Way To Campsite You Can Also have A Chance To Encounter With Wild Animals Which is also an Thrilling Experince. The Dinner and Breakfast Which Provided By the Tour Company Was Quiet Decent. Memorable Moments And FunFilled Trip Is Guarantee . Cons : Food are Really Expensive on Outside Of The Campiste Residency If You Are Planning A Other Activities Than Camping Beware Of The Activities You Pick bcoz In Some Places( Example :Elephant Safari,Etc..) They Charge You More Than It Deserve Since I Had Private Tour I Did Not Have Problem With Restroom Facilities (because Campsite Was Near The Building Of The Tour Company ) I havn't Seen Any Restroom On The Places Of Group Tour Camp So Please Enquire Before The Begging Of Your Camping. --- At Last One Line Decrption --- " Nature Always Wears The Colors Of The Spirits " Live In The Moments In Munnar Have A Good Life :)
"If you are new to munnar then it is the best package for you to explore munnar... In this package the guide will pick you at 9 and will take you to around 10 sight seeing places in munnar around 72 kms up and down ... "
"Simply Amazing. If you love adventures , this is a must try. There's Jeep safari, off-roading through the tea estates, Fog covering the way when you reach the top, Mesmerizing view, Quechua Tents, Tasty food, Campfire, 2 km trek to the top of the mountain and last but definitely not the least breathtaking sunrise and feel of heaven on the top. The team organizing this is super helpful and super friendly. Had some difficulties contacting the vendor in the beginning but once we met things went super smooth and the team at the top (Oscar and team) definitely deserves an applause.\nP.S.: Don't miss the Sunrise from the top of the mountain for which one has to trek for 2KMS. "
11 February 2018
For anyone who loves camping, this is the place to be. In the midst of mother nature - at Kerala's highest resort, what else can you ask for. A bunch of dedicated and professional tour guides who ensured that your stay is a memorable one. These guys are indeed the best :)
16 March 2015
My three days trip to munnar hills is unforgettable....It was my first trekking expedition ever and i completed it with so ease and comfort ... And all thanks goes to our tour guide who were very experienced trainers... Apart from that camping moments were also very sweet for me.
04 November 2020
Arun is really a gem of a person. He is very informative, really kind and soft spoken. He shared knowledge about tea plantation and Munnar history too. Arun is also a good photographer and he captures amazing shots. The view is lovely as fog passes by. Also the trek is amazing given the distance and route. Arun also managed to provide a light snack and lunch on our way and we spent a fantastic time. The seven hills Lakshmi trek is really beautiful way to look at beauty of Munnar. Highly recommended.
The trip to Kerala was so good, I went to Kerala with my friends and we enjoyed a lot there. We explored 2 beautiful cities of Kerala- Kochi, and Munnar. We went to so many places and the waterfalls in Munnar was beautiful and mesmerizing. The stays were comfortable and the food was also tasty. The cab facility was also good.
The trip to Munnar was an amazing experience we had a lot of fun during the trip. The city is so beautiful and calm. The waterfalls and tea, coffee plantations make it more charming. It was fun bathing in waterfalls and visiting the Eravikulam National Park, We even enjoyed playing and feeding the elephants. It was a wonderful trip!!!
Excellent budget stays, the manager and the whole staff were nice and helpful, my family and I were appreciated it.
Once heard the name Munnar what came to our mind were tea-garden, lust-greenery, mountains, valleys, and lake, Yes, the place has what we expected...we did some research before we booked and we were glad that we get exactly as we expected...Beautiful place which takes our stress away...Our tour guide was very informative and make sure that we enjoyed the tour...

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People Also Ask About Munnar

  1. Which are the most beautiful waterfalls in Munnar?

    There are so many waterfalls in Munnar which are too beautiful to miss:

    1. Valara Waterfalls - Cascading from a height 1000 feet
    2. Cheeyapara Waterfalls - Cascading from a height 1000 feet
    3. Thoovanam Waterfalls - Cascading from a height of 1400 feet
    4. Attukal Waterfalls - Cascading from a height of 5200 feet
    5. Lakkam Waterfalls - Cascading from a height of 50 feet
  2. Is one day enough for Munnar?

    No, a one day stay is not enough to enjoy all the possibilities in Munnar. If one desires to visit all the major sightseeing spots in Munnar without making the trip hectic, a one day stay in Munnar is not advisable.
  3. How many days do we need for Munnar?

    Around two nights and three days stay is recommended to have a proper, relaxing stay in Munnar and not compromise on any of its popular tourist spots. Any shorter stay would make the trip quite hectic and would not be enough to fully enjoy the gems that Munnar has to offer.
  4. Which is the best place for one day trip to Kerala?

    Fondly called Kerala’s Beach Paradise, Kovalam is a perfect one-day destination for tourists. The towering red lighthouse against the backdrop of rolling blue waves make this picturesque destination a popular spot among photographers. The serene beach offers its visitors a number of opportunities to enjoy its waters to the fullest, like parasailing, snorkeling, swimming or even sunbathing.
  5. Is Munnar a good place?

    Yes, Munnar is one of the most acclaimed hill stations in Kerala, and a perfect holiday destination. The stunning town, with its rolling green hills and its natural beauty makes it a heavenly abode for nature lovers. The tea plantations, waterfalls and natural parks of Munnar make it a must visit for those planning on exploring God’s Own Country.
  6. What can I buy in Munnar?

    Munnar is a fantastic place for shopping spices, teas and home-made chocolates. Munnar is famous for its flavoured teas, and if you’re a tea enthusiast, Kanan Devan Hills Plantations is the place to visit. Apart from their variety of flavoured and factory-fresh teas, they also sell home-made chocolates and coffee. Munnar Market in Munnar sells a variety of items, ranging from chocolates to clothes to spices. Mattupetty Dam Market is a flea market near the popular tourist spot of Mattupetty Lake, selling wooden handicrafts, souvenirs, and other artifacts.
  7. Which is the closest city to Munnar?

    The closest city to Munnar is Kochi, which is only 91km away.
  8. What is the best time to visit Munnar?

    The best time to visit Munnar is during the months of winter and spring, between Septembers to March. During this time, the temperature is cool and pleasant, and precipitation is fairly low. Humidity is lesser, and the climate is perfect for outdoor activities such as camping or hitchhiking, and suitable for adventure sport options such as trekking.

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