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Things to Do in Munnar

Camping at Top Station, Visiting Kolukkumalai Tea Plantations, Staying in a Treehouse, Visiting Blossom Park Day Forest, Visiting Echo Point, Visiting Lakkam Waterfalls, Safari in Eravikulam National Park, Taking a Shikara Ride in Kundala Lake, Mountain Biking, Hiking to Anamudi Peak, Rock Climbing, Trekking and many more exciting activities.

While you tour the zone, you can make a visit to the Lakkam waterfalls, hike up its highest peak Anamudi, or whiff in the aroma of tender tea leaves at the lush green carpets of its plantations. Apart from this, here you can also witness a stay at the tree house in Munnar and take a sneak peek at the picturesque displays it owns.

The verdant hillocks contrasting with the clear blue skies put forward an excellent image of the town and draws fanatical photographers in its abode. So, without much thoughts, wander in the misty greens of the town of Munnar with your friends or family!
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COVID-19 : MUNNAR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 06 May 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to MUNNAR?

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.
  • Theatres and multiplexes remain shut while open air theatres are permitted to open from September 21
  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks will remain shut
  • Containment zones will remain shut and under lockdown
  • No e-pass required for entry
  • Travellers entering Munnar will have to register on the Jagratha portal or register manually at entry points.
  • All supermarkets, malls and shops are open
  • A 14-day home quarantine will be mandatory for all travellers arriving in Munnar
  • Travellers must be registered at the Jagratha prortal or register themselves at the borders on entry points.

Cochin airport is the nearest airport to Munnar. Flights are functional to Cochin airport from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and 10+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Buses and taxis are functional in Munnar

Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines issued by the Kerala government and tourism board and practice good personal hygiene to stay extra safe.Register on the Jagratha portal before leaving for Munnar.

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.

Tourism in Munnar To Resume By October Updated: 23 Sep 2020

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.

Must Things to Do in Munnar


Camping at Top Station

Munnar is abounded with natural beauty and is often called the Kashmir of Southern India. It has the most beautiful valleys, waterfalls, rare species of animals and plants, several thick forests. This top station is located 1880 m above sea level.

It provides a birds-eye view of the magnificent Western Ghats and the splendid valley of Theni that sprawls below it. The campsite is located in the heart of lush forests and promises an experience that makes the blood rush. The view shows picturesque sight of the plantations. There are several indoor games and campfires that add to the spirit of the activity. 

Location- Top Station Camp, Munnar, Kerala 

Price- Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2500/-

Distance from Munnar- 38 km from Munnar

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Visit to Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation

At 7900 feet, Kolukkumalai is the world’s highest elevation tea plantation. The tea here is processed old style to retain its high quality, making the tea taste amazing. The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation produces one of the best and finest teas in South India. 

Come here for a nice hot cup of tea and the stunning view from the mountains of the tea gardens below. The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation offers you cold early morning walks, fresh air and the greenery and bliss of living in the tea gardens.

Meesapulimala, Idukki.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM


Distance from Munnar: 35 km

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Stay in A Tree House

Of all the things to do in Munnar, staying at the treehouse is an unmissable part. With this nature stay, you can experience a perfect blend of modern amenities and tranquillity.

Most of the rooms have a sitting area, from where you can take a glimpse of the lush green environs or just sit back there cuddling your book. From ever-attentive staff to round to the service, here you can have all of it at once.

Mary land, Anachal, P.O, 685565, Munnar.

Starting from INR 5,000

Distance from Munnar:
It is located 15 km away from the Munnar town.


Visit Blossom Park Dark Forest

This is a 16 kilometres long trail of thick forests that takes you on an adventurous ride and is the highlight of Munnar. The woods are very dense, and they form a heavy canopy that obstructs light from coming in even during the day. This is one of the most thrilling activities to do in Munnar.

The trekking adventure over here is a thrilling experience and takes about 7 to 8 hours to reach the highest peak. This is a haven for adventure enthusiasts who get to enjoy a tour to tea plantations while on the trek. Blossom Park is famous for its picturesque beauty and thrilling trekking experience. 

Location- Blossom Park, Old Munnar 

Timings- 8 AM to 3 PM

Price- Rs. 1000/- onwards

Distance from Munnar- about 122 kilometres from Munnar
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About the Activity:

- Trek in some of the most amazing surroundings of Kerala, right here in the Mathikettan Shola National Park. Famous for the rich biodiversity that it offers to the visitors, this green heaven is home to a number of endemic plants and animals.
- This trekking expedition starts with your arrival in Thondimala by 09.00 am. You will get small warming up and briefing session before the trek begins. 
- You will get to spot a number of wild animals like Malabar Giant Squirrel, Gaur, Sambar, and Elephants. The trek continues through several plantations until you arrive at Shantanpara.
- This is where the trek and the experience come to an end.

Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM

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Starting point: 

How to Reach?

You can reach Location Thondimala easily by public or private transport.
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Activity Location: Munnar

Check-In Time- 2:00 PM

Check-Out Time- 12:00 PM

About Suryanelli Camping Munnar:

One of the best parts of Munnar is the border it shares with the Idukki Region. The 2 days and 1-night camping experience in Suryanelli offer amazingly cool weather, views of the Valley of Theni, breathtaking greenery of the lush forest, and air filled with the aroma of spice scented cool air. Perched at a height of 1,880 m above sea level, the campsite is set against a backdrop of the Munnar Hills.

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Visit Echo Point

With a vast bucket of things to do in Munnar, visiting the echo point is not to be missed activity. Perched on an altitude of 600 ft, this place is frequented by revellers all around the year.

The mesmerizing backdrops contrasting with the lush green blankets extend picture-perfect vistas. Be it the panoramic views or unusual echoing phenomenon this place owns everything to amaze you.

The echo point is located at a distance of almost 18 km from the centre of Munnar.

6 AM to 7:30 PM

There are no entry charges to enter the premises.

Distance from Munnar: 18 km


Watch the Beauty of the City from Pothamedu View Point

This enchanting spot is blessed with nature’s bounty in the beautiful location of the Pothamedu View Point. An adventure hike up to Pothamedu is among the most exciting things to do in Munnar. This is a refuge for people looking for serenity in the green valleys and refreshing aroma of the plantations of coffee, cardamom and tea.

If the weather is not too misty, one can even see the Muthirapuzha River. The narrow roads in the valley appear as a miniature maze where vehicles meander putting the viewer on a distant panoramic vision.

Location- Pothamedu View Point, Kerala 685565

Timings- open between sunrise and sunset

Price- there is no fee for the spot, but the trek charges may cost around Rs. 4498/- 

Distance from Munnar- about 5 km from Munnar

Enjoy the Beauty of Lakkam Waterfalls

Situated about 40 kilometres from Munnar and 1.5 kilometres from Marayur, the Lakkam Waterfalls are a sight to marvel at in the wilderness of the Western Ghats. It takes you about an hour to get here from Munnar. Falling from a height of fifty feet, the waterfalls are a majestic view.

You can visit the Lakkam Waterfalls right after the monsoons, so you can enjoy a gushing waterfall as the flow of water is very strong after monsoons until March.

Udumalpet Road, Marayur.

9 AM to 4 PM

INR 20

Distance from Munnar: 
24 km

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Take a Safari Tour Eravikulam National Park

Spread over an area of 97 square kilometres, the Eravikulam National Park is a popular destination for tourists because it hosts the endangered Nilgiri Thar. There are also several species of rare birds and animals in this sanctuary in Kerala, namely elephants, Nilgiri langurs, Nilgiri martens,small-clawed otters, leopards etc. 

The major attraction for the Eravikulam National Park is the Anamudi Peak, which offers excellent trekking and lodging.

The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki.

7:30 AM t0 4 PM

INR 65 (for Indians), INR 245 (for foreign nationals)

Distance from Munnar: 10.6 km

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Shikara Ride in Kundala Lake

Taste the true essence of serenity and capture the beguiling beauties of Munnar, with Shikara ride in Kundala lake. Ranging from the basic paddle boats to ultimate Shikara boats, one can make a selection as per their preference.

While you tour the cool waters, you can whiff in the fresh breeze and get enchanted by the paradisical displays of nature.

Mattupatti Dam to Top Station Rd, Kundala, Kerala, 685615

You can enjoy this ride from early morning at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening.

Starting from INR 150

Distance from Munnar:
It is located at a distance of almost 25 km from the centre of Munnar.


Visit CSI Christ Church

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Founded in 1910, the CSO Christ Church is the headquarters of the CSI Munnar Pastorate with eighteen churches located outside Munnar and more than a thousand families. The foundation stone of this holy site was laid by Noel Hodges in 1900, after which construction began in 1910, and the church was inaugurated in 1911. 

The church has exquisitely beautiful glass windows that are its main attraction. This quiet church among the mountains and forests is a perfect place to spend a morning in, as you take in the British architecture and stained glass windows.

Dhanushkodi Road, Moolakadai, Munnar.

9 AM to 5 PM


Distance from Munnar:
1.1 km

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Adventure Things to Do in Munnar


Mountain Biking in Western Ghats

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One of the best things to do in Munnar is to go for mountain biking. The Western Ghats give you amazing trails to bike on from Munnar, ideal for an expert cyclist as well as an amateur. The roads will take you around tea gardens, cardamom estates, and shola forests, so you can get a stunning view of the Kerala countryside. 

Mountain biking is a casual way to discover your surroundings while in Munnar. You can also go on the Cardamom trail, which starts from Munnar and ends in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and takes up to four days.

In and around Munnar.

Price: Starting from INR 5217 onwards (one day), INR 22173 onwards (4 days)

Distance from Munnar: 
Cardamom trail (94.3 kilometres)

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Hike to the Anamudi Peak

Explore like a true traveller! Hike up the bewildering trail of Anamundi Peak which is a myriad of awe-inspiring displays of nature and serene brooklets. Whether you are seeking for a getaway from the hustle of the cities or looking for a chance to embrace the wonders of nature, Anamudi peak would be a spectacular choice.

Located at an elevation of 2,700 m this place is a true paradise brimming with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Located at a distance of about 8.7 km from the heart of the city.

You can hike up the peak anytime.


Distance from Munnar: 10 km

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Elephant Safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park

This private elephant park in Munnar is a treat for nature enthusiasts as well as people who love to ride elephants. This is an activity you may not come across in many places across the country and abroad, hence make sure you have it on your bucket list. 

The rides are about thirty minutes long and take you through the dense forests and winding hill roads of the elephant park. This is a great place to watch the lives of elephants closely, how they are bathed, what they eat, where they live.

Mattupetty Road, Munnar, Kannan Devan Hills.

9 AM to 5 PM

INR 400

Distance from Munnar:
6.5 km

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Have Fun at Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

This is an adventurous hotspot of Munnar. This amusement park has something for everyone, including a flowing river, rain dancing area and a wave pool. There is a beautiful natural waterfall where people find the bliss of their life. You can enjoy some of the best activities to do in Munnar over here such as the Charlie Chaplin Walk.

You can also enjoy several other exciting activities such as Bungee jumping, climbing atop beautiful tree houses as well as peaceful nature walks. Located in the heart of nature, the ambience is refreshing and is designed to detox, relax and re-energize. 

Location- No. 89, Chithirapuram P.O, Anachal, Idukki District, Munnar, Kerala 685565

Timings- 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Price- Rs. 800/- 

Distance from Munnar- 13 km from central Munnar

Rock Climbing on the Hills of Munnar

Adding to the list of best things to do in Munnar, rock climbing is a sport that is widely enjoyed by the tourists here. This sport offers you a thrill, adventure, and adrenaline rushing bodywork. You will be trained by experts who will make sure you are well acquainted with the safety gears and measures. 

You will learn about the different principles and techniques of rock climbing and how to climb steep surfaces with precision and safety. Enjoy this rare sport in the green hills of Munnar, and add it to your string of memorable events in Kerala.

Gap Road

All day.

INR 500 onwards.

Distance from Munnar:15 km

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Location: Chokramudi Peak

Start point: Bison valley Munnar
End-Point: Gap Road, Munnar
Timing: Between 5 hours {Between 6 AM to 6 PM)

Avail the chance of going through a fun-filled trekking session for 4-5 hours and reach the peak to catch the beautiful views of the Bison valley. Go for this Chokramudi Trekking that leads you through the trails of grasslands, rocky cliffs, dense forests which would be truly refreshing and rejuvenating. 

Enjoy this Chokramudi Trekking that comes with 2 distance variants that are 9 kms and 40 kms with 5 hours and 7 hours or duration respectively. You would be able to witness the charming scenes of tea estates, spice plantations, rocky mountains while you ascend towards the peak point. 

The trek to Chokramudi Peak lets you enjoy a sightseeing activity that comes with a delightful tea plantation visit. The package is also inclusive of trekking permits and forest department charges that are required to explore the spot. You shall also be guided by an experienced instructor who is well informed about the local place. 

Suitable for:
Friends, families and corporate outings

How to reach Chokramudi Trek Starting Point:
The location is based at a distance of 16 kms from the KSRTC Depot Munnar and you can reach easily by public and private transport

Difficulty Level of Trek is easy/moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package. 

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The hills of Munnar are the best place to unwind and relax with some of the most beautiful surroundings. At Dreamland Fun and Adventure Park, you get to have that, in addition to a bunch of adventure activities at a height of 6,000 ft above sea level. Although, Munnar is known for its tranquil beauty and scenic lush green surroundings, however, it also offers complete adventure. At the Dreamland Fun and Adventure Park, Munnar, you not only have majestic views around you but also insane and wild activities to fill your heart with contentment and joy.

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About the Activity:

- Adventure comes in many forms, and when it comes to Munnar, you get a little added touch of mesmerizing green in it. This Jeep Sightseeing tour combined with trekking in the hills of western ghats is prepared to take you by a surprise.
- Drive through different roads from town to village to various hills on this ride. Start with a pickup from your hotel or preferred location within the city of Munnar. 
- Starting at about 9 pm, you will spend about 4 hours riding the greens and taking in amazing views of the western ghats. At about 1 PM, the jeep will take you for lunch or a small break.
- You will then leave for trekking at about 2 PM. Walk on some of the trickiest trails in the area, before arriving at the starting point of the trek at about 5 PM, where the experience comes to an end.

Pick up location: Munnar town
Drop location after sightseeing tour: 7 hills mountain trekking point

Distance: 30 km For Jeep Travel (to and fro) | 8 km trekking (to and fro)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Go for Outing at Fun Forest Adventure Park

Are you an adventure lover? Then this is your place to be. With a wide platter of things do in Munnar, visiting the Fun Forest is indeed a prominent one.

Here you can witness an umpteen number of adventures in the heart of lush green blankets like the valley crossing, rock climbing, high and low rope activities and a lot more to spend an adventurous day out.

You can enjoy the adventure park very easily, as it is located right in the centre of the city.

The forest operates from 6 AM to 5 PM in the evening.

There are variable charges for the adventures you take up like INR 200 for Rappeling, INR 500 for a Buggy ride and similar for High rope activities. Whereas for a Jeep Safari it is INR 4500 which can accommodate 7 people.

Distance from Munnar: 14 km 

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Trek to Attukal Waterfalls

Ideal for trekking, the Attukal Waterfalls is a beauty. The water falls from a great height, making the surroundings foggy and misty. Come here to walk up to the ice cold waters of the waterfalls through a wooden bridge that reaches down to the water. 

If the water levels are low, you can actually get down in the water as the water is usually shallow in any other season apart from the monsoon. See the hills of Munnar all around you as you walk up to the waterfall. The short walk to the waterfall is a treat than the waterfall itself.

Udumalpet Road, Marayur, Kerala.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Price: None.

Distance from Munnar: 
9 km

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Spend an Evening at Mattupetty Dam

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This beautiful picnic spot is perfect for a casual evening or a romantic stroll with your loved one. Spending an evening at the Mattupetty Dam is blissful. At a height of 1700 meters, the dam gives you a breathtaking view of the green hills surrounding it. 

You have an option to go boating here as well, taking in nature around you while seated on a boat. If you are a bird watcher, the place is great with a pair of binoculars as there are many species of rare birds living in the dense forests around.

Munnar-top station highway, Mattupetty.

All day.

INR 10

Distance from Munnar:
11 km


Trekking Expedition to Thoovanam Falls

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Located inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border, the Thoovanam Falls are a popular destination among trekkers as the place offers beautiful trekking trails for the nature lover. The falls are a great place to take a dip in and swim in the blue waters of the Pambar river. 

The waterfall is 4 kilometres away from the Alampetty Checkpost. The trek takes about two-three hours from here, with an expert guide. Only guided tours are available for trekkers and tourists alike.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki District, Marayur.

8 AM to 2 PM

INR 200(with guided trekking)

Distance from Munnar:
43 km

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Rejuvenate With an Ayurvedic Spa

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Munnar, with its comfortably cool weather and greenery, is a hotspot of spas that not only relax your body but also your mind. So if you are spending a few days relaxing in Munnar, going for an ayurvedic spa should be in your lost of things to do in Munnar. 

Ayurvedic spa treatments are typically good for people with health conditions, as an entire day at the spa takes care of your routine, diet, relaxation and the kind of spa treatment required for you. Nothing heals you better than a good ayurvedic spa and the fresh air of the hills at Munnar.

At various places in Munnar.

Distance from Munnar:
In the town of Munnar.

Depends on the Spa Centre.


Visit the Tea Museum

The Tea Museum was established by Tata Tea in 2005, which was set up keeping in mind the curious tourists have in mind when it comes to processing tea. Therefore, if you are a tea enthusiast, one of the best things to do in Munnar would be to visit the Tea Museum. 

You can not only taste the many exotic varieties of tea at the museum but also get to see how they process each type with such finesse. The Tea Museum has become the essence of Munnar itself, and is a must visit place when you visit Munnar.

Tata Tea Museum, Nalluthanni Estate, Munnar.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Price: INR 75

Distance from Munnar:
1.3 km

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Visit Marayoor - A Place Between Clouds

The beautiful and aromatic sandalwood forest in Marayoor, falls under the protection of the Forest Department in Kerala. The sandalwood saturates the air with its perfume that intoxicates tourists who visit Marayoor. Long walks in the forest are extremely rejuvenating and are a must-do in the list of things to do in Munnar.

It is secluded and remains a largely unexplored region having a heavenly ambience. People also like to drink fresh coconut water while strolling over here. There are also various trails that allow for excellent trekking potential. The air is fresh, crisp and cool, and there are also a few waterfalls that you may stumble upon while driving up to Marayoor.

Location- Marayoor, Kerala 685620

Timings- 6 AM to 6 PM

Price- No Entry Fee

Distance from Munnar- 
39.3 km from central Munnar

Watch Kathakali at the Thirumeny Cultural Centre

Kerala is the home to beautiful art, glorious history and rich culture and tradition. The spellbinding performance of Kathakali with the elaborate detail on costume and makeup raises the hairs on the viewer’s body. The art pieces performed at the Thirumeni Cultural Centre are absolutely magnificent with extreme care given to intricacies of gestures, expressions and movements of the eyes, hands and the flow of the body. This dance form is a cultural symbol of Kerala and is known worldwide for its power to move audiences.

Location- Thirumeni Cultural Centre, Silent Valley, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Timings- 5 PM to 6 PM and 7 PM to 8 PM

Price- Rs. 300/-

Distance from Munnar- 1 km from Munnar


Visit Meesapulimala

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Situated at a height of 2640 meters, Meesapulimala is the second highest peak of Kerala, located in the region of Munnar. There are eight hills that are spread around the peak, thus giving Meesapulimala its name.

The place is ideal for trekking and camping and is a major tourist destination, extremely popular among trekkers and campers because of the options it provides in things to do in Munnar. Come here for an amazing trip in the wild, among the mountains of the Western Ghats.

Meesapulimala, Idukki.

7 AM to 7 PM


Distance from Munnar:
33 km

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Have the Best Time at Rose Garden Munnar

Sprawling across an area of 2 acres of land; this place is a treasure house of spices, fruit trees and other varieties of plants. The garden is known for the diversity of rose species and a wide array of plants such as those of rambutan, amla, bananas, cauliflower, litchi, strawberry, etc.

Tourists can take home seeds of several flowering plants as souvenirs that will stay with them forever. The wide variety of flowers and plants fill this place with a beautiful fragrance. 

Location- National Highway 49, Munnar, Kerala

Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM

Price- entry fee- Rs. 20, camera fee- Rs. 30

Distance from Munnar- 4km from Munnar KSRTC Bus terminal and 2 km from central Munnar

Watch Shows at Kalari Kshethra

Kerala is the perfect amalgamation of nature’s majestic bounty and the richness of culture, history and art. Kalari Kshethra is located in Munnar, which is a place that exhibits beautiful pieces of Kerala’s dance forms. The place also conducts training sessions in several dance forms.

It is a spectrum of mesmerizing performances which immerse the audience in the colour, vigour and energy. The presentation of various shows over here have multifarious themes. The most grappling theme in the range of stories come from mythology about military power and strength. Visiting Kalari Kshethra is indeed one of the most exciting things to do in Munnar. 

Location- Kochi Road, Chithirapuram South, Munnar, Kerala 685655

Timings- open between 8 AM to 8PM throughout the week

Price- Rs. 200/-

Distance from Munnar- 11.3 km from Munnar

Go for Street Shopping

Munnar is a beautiful escape in Kerala and indulges tourists in its picturesque beauty and serene atmosphere. Shopping in the local streets is one of the best things to do in Munnar. There are several locations such as the Srishti Welfare Centre which sells items made out of handmade paper. You can also find over here several clothing items in colourful patterns, all made in eco-friendly ways. The local market gives you a splash of colour, aroma and taste.

It sells various chocolates, tea and organically grown spices. Several trinkets can be found in little stores, and original essential oils can also be found here. The Mattupetty Dam market which is located 10 km from Munnar is another famous spot where people can buy beautiful and memorable artistic items. The local markets of Munnar promise that you do not return empty-handed and can shop to your heart’s content.

Visit the Valara Waterfalls

These stunning falls put a spell on the tourists who come to visit Munnar. The waterfalls, enshrouded by dense forests are like a piece of heaven with their magnificence and splendour. There is a wide variety of plants and animals found here along with a dense population of several species of birds and located at 1000 ft. above the sea level, the beauty of the falls reaches its highest peak during the monsoon season when everything looks replenished. The trek up to the Valara Waterfalls is one of the most incredible activities to do in
Location- Near Adimali, Munnar to Kochi Highway (NH49)

Timings- open 24 hours

Price- no entry fee

Distance from Munnar- 39 km from Munnar

View the City from Lockhart Gap View Point

It is a beautiful spot popular for its serenity, calm and refreshing atmosphere. The panoramic view from atop the mountains is absolutely breathtaking. The fresh, crisp mountain air and the mist that saturates the atmosphere replenishes the spirit. There is a beautiful cave formed out of stones that is another attraction over here.

The Bison Valley that lay below the Lockhart Gap is an attractive location that offers a view of a green landscape, misty hills and an overall idyllic site. The place is suited for relaxing excursions and family picnics as well as adventurous activities such as trekking. This place has the best of all the activities to do in Munnar. 

Location- Munnar_Madurai National Highway, Mattupetty, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Timings- 6 AM to 6 PM throughout the week

Price- no entry fee

Distance from Munnar- 13 km from Munnar
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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. Where can I go for trekking in Munnar?

  2. What are the best places to visit in Munnar in one day?

    When you travel to Munnar just for a day there are so many the places you must not miss. Check out to know more.

    1. Munnar Top Station - Known for the rare Neelakunji flowers that bloom once every twelve years
    2. Lakkam Waterfalls - Known for scenic views of the waterfall, bask in the natural beauty.
    3. Echo Point - Known for unique echoing phenomenon
    4. Tea Estates - Known for fragrance of tea plants & its making process
    5. Tea Museum - Known for fully automated tea factories
    6. Eravikulam National Park - Known for safari & Nilgiri tahrs, the endangered species
  3. 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
  4. Which are the famous resorts in Munnar?

    The best deals on resorts in Munnar are here starting just @ INR 3500. Grab it or regret it. Check out for more details.  

    1. Camelot Resort - Starting just @INR 3500 
    2. The Leaf Resort - Starting just @INR 7000
    3. Ragamaya Resort & Spa - Starting just @INR 8300
    4. The Fog Resort - Starting just @INR 6500
    5. Golden Ridge Mountain Resort - Starting just @INR 5100
    6. Elixir Hills Resort - Starting just @INR 5100
  5. What can we do in Munnar?

    Munnar is like a piece of heaven on earth, and there is no dearth of fun activities to do in Munnar. These include a visit to places such as

    1. Pothamedu viewpoint
    2. Eravikulam National park
    3. Anamudi to watch the majestic elephants
    4. Blossom Park
    5. Tea Museum

    One can also engage in activities such as
    1. Trekking up to beautiful locations
    2. Shopping
    3. Long walks in lush forests
     4. Enjoying the culinary richness of Munnar
    5. Watching performances of the indigenous folk dances and music.
  6. What is special about Munnar?

    Munnar is the perfect amalgamation of nature’s soul and the cultural spiritus mundi that leaves anyone visiting thirsty for more. It offers comfort in the laps of nature, a serene solitude, a taste of adventure and a peek into the culture of Kerala. The beautiful forests, plantation farms, waterfalls, and the wide spectrum of species of flora and fauna make this a picturesque spot to enjoy.
  7. How can I spend 2 days in Munnar?

    Day 1: Start the day by going to the Top Station in Mattupetty and visiting the Echo Point, the Photo Point and the Mattupetty Dam there. Next visit the scenic Kundala Lake and then camp at the Top Station overnight.

    Day 2: Return to Munnar in the morning and visit Eravikulam National Park, the Tea Museum, the Rose Garden and the beautiful Pothamedu Viewpoint.
  8. How many days are sufficient for Munnar?

    Munnar is brimming with potential of adventure and fun things to do and places to see. A minimum of three days carefully planned would be sufficient to completely explore the place.
  9. What is the best time to visit Munnar?

    The best time to visit Munnar is between October and November and between January and May. The weather has a mild coolness that is pleasing, and the occasional rain showers add to the refreshing beauty of Munnar.
  10. Is one day enough for Munnar?

    The place has a large array of things to do. There is much to be seen and done that a day in Munnar is definitely not enough. The beauty and energy of Munnar cannot be condensed in a day, however well-planned you may be.
  11. Is Munnar safe to visit?

    Apart from the torrential rains in Munnar, all the tourist places and significant nearby destinations are open and safe to visit. All roads that connect Munnar to the important places nearby are running.
  12. What’s the climate in Munnar?

    Munnar has an all year-long moderate climate that is very pleasant. The average temperature during the day is around 20o, and during the night, it can be somewhere between 0o to 10o Celsius.
  13. Does it rain in Munnar in December?

    December is the best time to visit Munnar. The weather is pleasant and inviting. It might rain occasionally but those only envelopes the hills with a cover of mist. The temperature range is between 10o to 15o Celsius during this time of year.
  14. Does Munnar have beaches?

    There are several beaches around Munnar which are located at short drives from Munnar.
    1. Varkala Beach
    2. Kumarakom Beach
    3. Lighthouse Beach
    4. Veeranpuzha Beach
    5. Andhakaranazhi Beach
    6. Cherai Beach
    7. Fort Kochi Beach
  15. What are the best things to do in Munnar for couples?

    These are a few of the best things to do in Munnar for couples.

    1. Get an Ayurvedic spa treatment: You and your loved one can spend a day of your vacation getting massages using aromatic herbal oils or customised therapies at the spas in Munnar.

    2. Go camping: There are several campsites in Munnar that offer comfortable stays in tents or treehouses as well as many facilities and activities for the guests. Also, the rich flora and fauna of the town can be witnessed at its best.

    3. Visit the tea-estates: The tea estates and gardens in Munnar are an idyllic place to visit. These places have vast terrains of lush tea plants and factories where you can learn about the processing and packaging methods.

    4. Shikara boat-ride at Kundala lake: Board a Shikara boat and experience some of the best scenic surroundings of the Kundala Lake. The place is secluded with views of the hills and lush green forests.

    5. Stay in a Treehouse: A popular stay option, these treehouses are built on sturdy trees amid forested areas. While staying in you can enjoy the natural beauty along with good amenities.

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