Hi Guys, Hope everyone is doing well, me too! If you are planning to visit Munnar, then this blog will help you to find the best places to visit in Munnar. Before taking you to the Munnar trip, if you are planning a camping trip for the first time then you must read How To Plan A Camping Trip, which will help you a lot with the perfect wildlife adventure camping experience. Also, the Best Places For Camping In Uttarakhand along with a day-to-day itinerary for 5 days.
Munnar is one of the beautiful tourist spots in Kerala, South India. It is also known as God’s Own Country, Kerala is the fourth largest tea producer among the 16 states in India. If you are traveling to Munnar then there are many mesmerizing places to visit for the holidays. The best part is, it’s not that costly and you can cover most of the places.
PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR, TEA GARDENS!
When you think about Munnar the first picture that comes to your mind is Tea Garden. Munnar is a hill station surrounded by some of the most scenic verdant Ladder Tea Plantations in India. The best part is, when you visit Munnar and have a cup of tea, you feel amazed and a different taste with its unique fragrance naturally.
You can also buy different flavors of tea at a cheaper price. Most of the tea brands have their plantation and export worldwide. Go and see their cultivation process and a perfect place to shoot your pictures and videos. You can also visit the Tea Museums of Tata & KDHP in Munnar.
MATTUPETTY DAM – A MUST VISIT PLACE IN MUNNAR
Mattupetty is the most visited destination in Munnar. It is a perfect place for a picnic and to admire the views. Regularly most of the visitors arrive here and they love visiting the dam. Families can be seen enjoying a fine afternoon near the lake area.
The view of the valley from here is breathtaking, happy faces enjoying a fine afternoon in the area. This is also the best spot for boating and one gets to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful weather out here.
Mattupetty Dam is loved by all visitors. The falling water sound is quite relaxing and soothing, especially when you don’t hear anyone’s noise around you.
Thekkady is a town near Periyar National Park (approx 93 km from Munnar), an important tourist attraction because of its wildlife experience. Here you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. It is also popular for its good eating joints, you can enjoy its vast stretches of spice gardens and various adventure sports.
If you want, you can also enjoy a night trek in the wilderness of Periyar. It is possible that you will find wild elephants in mid of your way anytime as it is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India.
The Rose Garden in Munnar is a great place to visit and reinvigorate your senses. It can be reached easily by the local bus or a cab, at a distance of 4 km from Munnar Bus Stand. The Rose Garden is so beautiful, with hundreds of colorful blossom flowers and herbal plants.
At Rose Garden, an individual gets to see a variety of roses along with trees like Litchi, Rambutan, Cardamom, Strawberry, as well as Amla. This garden is maintained by Kerala Forest Development Centre (KFDC) itself. You can also buy seeds of flowering plants from here to go back and grow your own indoor houseplants likewise.
Chenda Melam, Kerala Traditional Drum Performace.
SPICES & HERBALS GARDEN
If you haven’t seen the herbs and spices farming, and want to know the ingredients used for Ayurvedic medicines, then you must visit the Spices & Herbals Garden once. The garden has ayurvedic medicinal plants, trees, shrubs, climbers, and spices like Bhringraj, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Neelakurinji, Cocoa Tree, Kayam, Fig tree, MandogaBrahmi, Brahmi, Nutmeg, Kurumthotty, and a number of other types of plants and trees.
After the whole visit, the guide will take you to their ayurvedic medicine shop. They might force you to buy their products, which I strongly recommend not to buy anything until you actually require it because it’s overpriced. Moreover, they have already charged you an entry fee of Rs.100/- per person.
I am writing this with my own experience and I really hate that part!
PLACES TO VISIT FOR NATURE, ECHO POINT
About 15 km from Munnar lies the most famous Echo Point. It is quite popular for its natural echo phenomenon, one can always see the area full of avid visitors throughout the season. Usually, people love taking a walk in the lush greenery surrounding the place and it’s an ideal picnic spot like Mattupetty.
The misty background surrounded by a green blanket makes this place more mesmerized. You can find some roadside local shops, from where you can buy handicrafts & souvenirs for your loved ones.
DREAMLAND FUN AND ADVENTURE
If you are traveling to Munnar, then I’ll highly recommend you to visit Dreamland. This place is for everyone, whether you are a kid or an adult. Because you must have been to different types of water and adventure parks in your city, but this place has something different, and experience is unlike all.
You find all sorts of activities and sports adventures like zip lines, camel rides, cable cars, mountain biking, haunted house, and many more. A variety of adventure games at Dreamland are wonderful means to experience wholesome thrills.
THINGS WHAT I LIKE IN MUNNAR
Periyar National Park
I hope this blog will give you some ideas about the best places to visit in Munnar. I am writing this because I have been to all these places last year and it was an awesome experience overall.