Munnar is the Tea covered hill station of Western Ghat Mountains sitting under the Indian state of Kerala district Idukki. This 1600 metre high town is named after three rivers which are making confluences at this part of the land. This is the largest tea plantation land of southern India. Clouds play hide and seek all-round the year surrounding the region making it a favoured place for tourists. The hill station is covered by thick green plantation which makes a pleasant sighting to all. Other than the natural beauty, there are plenty of adventure sports available to comply the thirst of the tourists and make this place attractive during their stay.

Travel Tips

  • Munnar is accessible all-round the year. Winters are pleasant and summers are not too hot also. Monsoon season brings a lot of rainfall which is the ideal place for a quiet vacation.
  • Take cotton clothes during summer time visit.
  • Light woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during winter time.
  • Rainy season makes this place greener than other seasons. Keep some rainproof clothes and shoes during the visit at that period.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Respect the local people.
  • Avoid doing any illegal activity.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the southern delicacies available in this place.

When to visit

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  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 32° Max
  • 28° Min
  • 0.0 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

Munnar is known for its offering in adventure activities such as trekking, paragliding, hiking, fishing and etc. A trekking route is going up to the Anaimudi peak which is south-India’s highest place. Hiking is available at the confluence of the three rivers. Nature loving tourists can take a walk to the sanctuaries and national park adjoining the township. Bird watchers will be delighted to get a glimpse of 120 species of birds of the region.

Getting Around

Best way to roam around the township is by hired cycles or bikes. There are auto rickshaw and hired cars are available also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • There are no airports connecting this city directly. Nearest airport is at Cochin which is at a distance of 110km. another airport at Madurai is 140km away. There are regular domestic and international flights connecting this place with other major metro cities of India.
  • There are railheads at Aluya, Ernakulam and Madurai situated at a distance of 110km and 130km and 135km away respectively. Trains of Indian railway are connecting Ernakulam and Madurai on daily basis.
  • All the major southern cities are well-connected by road with Munnar. Public and private buses, AC deluxe coaches are available. Rental cars can be hired also.

Surrounding Attractions

There are numerous places to keep the visitors busy during their visit. Mattupeddy Dam and Mattupeddy Dairy Farm are 13km away from this township which is easily accessible. Kundala Lake, Echo point, Tea museum, Sandalwood forest, Attukad waterfall, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkom waterfalls are other attractions of this place.

Important Numbers

  • Police: 100
  • Fire: 102
  • Ambulance: 103
  • District Tourism Office
    Near Thekkady
    Telephone: +91-4869-222620
  • DTPC Information Centre
    Old Munnar
    Telephone: +91-4865- 530679/530682
  • Department of Tourism
    Government of Kerala
    Park View
    Telephone +91-471-2321132
    Fax: +91-471-2322279
  • Tourist Information toll free No:1-800-425-4747