Climate condition : Munnar, the popular hill resort of South India, goes through a very pleasant climate throughout the year, temperature ranging between 25º C and 1º C.
Best Time To Visit : From August to March. Monsoon season is best to be avoided.
Thing to do
The small and beautiful summer resort of Munnar give honeymooners plenty of reasons to celebrate their first love making delight. Its serene lakes, reservoir, green forests, tea gardens and pleasing coffee plantation are alluring invitation to couples to enjoy the lively love ride into the tender lap of nature. Eco activities like nature walk in beautiful coffee plantation area, tea factory visit, boating and cycling at Old Munnar, trekking and para-gliding comprise a worth merrying vacation.
Places of Interests
Pothamedu : It is the prime location of excellent viewing the tea, coffee and cardamom plantation of Munnar. Besides Pothmedu (6 km from Munnar) also invite trekkers and hikers to enjoy the adventurous gaiety of trekking and hiking.
Attukal : Located between Munnar and Pallivasal, Attukal is loved mostly by nature lovers. The beautiful hills and gurgling waterfalls are delight for nature lovers. It is also an ideal place for long trekking.
Devikulam :A very small hill station, Devikulam provides a pleasant getaway from the crowd of rest of the world. Sita Devi Lake here is a favourite picnic spot and also a good spot for fishing.
Nyayamakad : Nyayamakad is the land of beautiful waterfalls, which with its amazing picturesque has become a favourite picnic spot. For trekkers, Nyayamakad provides ideal trekking terrain.
Lock Heart Gap :13 km from Munnar, Lock Heart Gap is famous for its panoramic beauty of its Western range of hills and its salubrious winds, and availability of splendid trekking opportunity.
Eravikulam National Park : The famous national park of Eravilulam is just 15 km from Munnar. The park having the largest number of Nilgiri Tahr is the best abode of Nilgiri Tahr. Taking a safari tour on jeep or elephant is full of wildlife exploration, a superb delight for Eco tavellers.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Being a favourite holiday spot for Britishers pre-independence, Munnar is often referred as Switzerland of India. The unmatched natural beauty of its hills, waterfalls, tea, coffee and spice plantation yield several of Eco tourist places. Greater opportunity of enjoying Eco activities like nature walk, tea factory and waterfalls viewing, cycling, boating, wildlife exploration and trekking let vacationers relish their stay greatly.
Though Munnar finds its popularity among honeymooners of the country and abroad, but the wider popularity of its natural charm draws family as well as groups to explore it. The small hill resort of Munnar with its nearby idyllic hill stations like Devikulam and Chithirapuram, and other Eco destinations like Periyar National Park constitute together a perfect Eco vacation.
To enjoy adventure sports like trekking and hiking, Pothamedu, Lock Heart Gap, Attukal and Nyayamakad have plenteous long trekking terrain, which are ideal for trekking and hiking. And for persons who has not yet got their adventure lust satiated, 3-5 days of para-gliding course organised by National Adventure Foundation (NAF) is must to be attended. Visiting Old Munnar gives opportunity of cycling and boating. While the Sita Devi Lake of Devikulam is favourite spot for anglers.
By Air : The nearest airport of Munnar is Kochi International Airport (130 km), which is linked with all major cities of india as well as many international locations. From Kochi one can easily reach Munnar by hiring taxi or taking bus.
By Rail : Kochi (130 km) connected to all major cities of country is also the nearest railhead of Munnar.
By Road : By road, Munnar is accessible from locations all major locations like Tiruvanthapuram, Kochi, Palani, Madurai, Coimbatore, Thekaddy and Kodaikanal. Buses of Kerala state road transport corporation ply to and from these locations.
- Fort Munnar Chinnakanal, Munnar
- Tea County Hill Resort City centre, Munnar, Idukki Ph: 91-486-2530589
- The Tall Trees Baison Valley Road, Munnar
- Club Mahindra Chinnakanal Village, Suryanelli, Munnar
- DTPC Information Centre Munnar Telefax: 91-4865-231516
- District Tourist Information Office Department of Tourism, Thekkady Jn., Kumily Ph: 91-4869-222620
- Kerala Tourism Information Office International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kochi Tel: +91-484-2610113
- Tourist information centre 219 Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 19 Ashoka Road New Delhi 110 001, Ph: 91-11-23368541