Nestled in God’s Own Country in the most picturesque settings imaginable, is South India’s largest tea-growing region – Munnar. Sitting at an elevation of over 1,500 metres, this breath-taking hill station features a brilliant low mountain scenery, complete with an awe-inspiring veil of cloudy mist, giving you just the surreal experience you have been craving for. Now that is not to say, you won’t be faced by scruffy environs and poor traffic conditions, but that is confined to the epicentre of the town. Once you go ahead a few kilometres, the stunning shades of green plantations, lovely hues of blue skies and the astounding landscapes will start unfolding in a way that will transcend you to a dreamy world. 

What makes this place a true wonder, is that despite being situated in the humid land of Kerala, Munnar enjoys a more than pleasant climate throughout the year, with the temperature ranging from 0°C to 20°C. Right from its lush greens to its abundant wildlife and from its majestic tea estates to its spectacular waterfalls, everything that this hill station houses carry an inexplicable charm! Now isn’t that exactly what you wish from your chosen destination?

If you’re looking for some exciting places to visit on your trip to Munnar, you can rely on this fairly consolidated list of attractions. Of course, you can come to thank us later!

1. Chokramudi Peak

Enjoying an elevation of 2,100 metres above the sea level, this peak is as mesmerising as you can expect it to be. Offering a short and convenient trek which can be easily completed in a day’s time, this hill houses the exemplary Shoals Forest.

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: Can be visited at any time of the day.

Average time required at the site: 1 day (including trek). If you simply wish to look around without going atop, one hour of time should be sufficient

2. Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Eravikulam National Park

This national park needs no introduction! In fact, we bet, you must have spotted it more than once in all Munnar tourist places photos that you have come across till date! One of the best that Kerala has to offer, this park that spans over an area of 97 square kilometres, serves as a home to the Nilgiri Tahr, a native animal of the Western Ghats. Yet another attraction of this park situated on the 2,700-metre high Anamudi peak, is the Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom only once in 12 years!

Ticket Price: ₹ 65 for Indian citizens and ₹ 245 for foreign nationals

Timings: 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 4 to 5 hours

3. Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Kundala Lake

If you wish to see a lake that reflects your image in the most mesmerising way possible, Kundala Lake ought to be on your bucket list. At a distance of about 20 km from the city centre, this lake features scintillating backdrops of lush green slopes, complete with unmatched cherry blossoms. And, if you’re lucky, you can also spot a blanket or two of the much-coveted Neelakurunji flowers! When here, you can enjoy boating in the conventional rowboats, modern pedal boats, as well as the Kashmiri Shikaras!

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

4. Lakkom Water Falls

Lakkom Water Falls | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Lakkom Water Falls

Located at a distance of about 30 km from Munnar, this waterfall originates from the Eravikulam stream. The stunning white silk-like look of the falls quenches your thirst for a picturesque scenery. There is a small shop situated beside this waterfall which offers some scrumptious delights from the Malabar cuisine!

Ticket Price: ₹ 20 per person

Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

5. Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Lockhart Gap

If you wish to be a child again and play around in the floating mist, Lockhart Gap is just the right place for you. This picturesque spot derives its name from the heart-shaped gap that has naturally formed between two adjacent mountains. And it’s not just the presence of clouds in this valley which will surprise you, but also the refreshing solitude, accompanied by the vague scent of fresh tea!

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

6. Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Mattupetty Dam

Located near the Anamudi Peak, at a distance of about 13 km from Munnar, this dam features an emerald lake right in the centre. Ideal for sight-seeing as well as speed-boating, this lake will capture your imagination like none other. Right from the still water, to the lush gardens on the periphery, everything about the Mattupetty Dam will make it a sight worth remembering for a long time!

Ticket Price: Entry Fee- ₹ 10 per person, boating charges- ₹ 500 (for 15 minutes)

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: It is best if you have a day’s time set aside for this spot.

7. Top Station

Top Station | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Top Station

As the name suggests, it is the highest point in Munnar and is home to the highest railway station in the area. The year 2018 is the best time to visit this stunning destination, as it will be covered in the blue hue of the Neelakurinji flowers. Not only will the sweeping views take your breath away, but you can also revel in the opportunity of visiting the nearby Kurinjimala Sanctuary.

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

8. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

This one’s a paradise for wildlife lovers. Right from Hanuman Monkeys to Spotted Deer, from Tigers to Slender Lorris and many more, this sanctuary is a home to them all! Known widely for its eco-tourism, this sanctuary is skirted by the Eravikulam National Park.

Ticket Price: ₹5 for children, ₹ 10 for Indian adults and ₹ 100 for foreign nationals

Timings: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Average time required at the site: 5 to 6 hours

9. Rose Garden

Rose Garden | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Rose Garden

At a height of 1,000 metres above sea level is this breath-taking garden, which serves as a home to some of the most magnificent flowers imaginable. Brimming with nature’s wonders such as Dahlias, Rose, Chrysanthemums, this place stretches over a whopping 2-acre land. What makes this even more wondrous is its highly detailed contours and gorgeous slopes, not to mention the astounding fragrances in the air!

Ticket Price: ₹ 20 per person, ₹ 30 for carrying a camera along

Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

10. Nyayamakad Waterfall

Nyayamakad Waterfall | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Nyayamakad Waterfall

Yet another waterfall, yet another valley, and still everything will feel completely different. Yes, this is the first place on this list where you can witness the local women picking tea leaves, while you are on your way to witnessing the largest falls in Munnar. Right from the journey to the destination, every aspect of your visit to the Nyayamakad Waterfall will prove to be more memorable than the other.

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: All day. However, we recommend visiting during the daytime

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

11. Blossom Park

Blossom Park | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Blossom Park

Wings, colorful flowers, soft grasses and more – this place is the epitome of nostalgia! Offering an astounding blend of natural beauty and a modest play arena, the Blossom Park is an ideal spot for couples and families looking forward to spending some quality time together!

Ticket Price: ₹ 2 for children, ₹ 10 for adults

Timings: 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

12. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Coming to Munnar and not revelling in the beauty of a tea garden is next to impossible. Lined with a lush carpet of tea plantations, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is the highest tea plantation and offers the perfect backdrop of the expansive skies making it the most befitting place for some remarkable pictures. And the mist of clouds surrounding the area only adds to its magnificence! Situated as high as 2,400 metres above the sea-level, this spot is a must-visit for all tourists.

Ticket Price: ₹ 75 per adult

Timings: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM, closed on Sundays

Average time required at the site: 3 hours

13. TATA Tea Museum

TATA Tea Museum | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

TATA Tea Museum

Now, this is a place that ought to be in your list of places to visit in Munnar in 1 day. Yes, it’s that important! Even a short visit to Munnar deserves at least 2 hours of your time dedicated to this museum. And when you plan your visit, make sure you make it on time for a special show screening, either at 10 AM or 2 PM and learn about the various nuances of the most beloved beverage of India – Tea.

Apart from tea, this museum also serves as a home to some incredible antiques, including manual calculators, magneto phones, and hand tea roller amongst many others.

Ticket Price: ₹ 75 per adult, ₹ 35 for children. Additional charge for camera ₹ 20.

Timings: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, closed on Mondays

Average time required at the site: 1 to 2 hours

14. Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Indo Swiss Dairy Farm

Spanning over an area of 500 acres, complete with 11 cattle sheds, this farm was set up back in 1963. With a special permission required to visit this farm, you can witness various processes which are innate to its upkeep and the rearing and breeding of its cattle. When here, you can witness pruning, cutting, planting, feeding, cleaning, collecting bull semen, and much more. This farm offers professional courses for veterinarians, para-veterinarians and technicians as well.

Ticket Price: ₹ 5 per person

Timings: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM, on all days

Average time required at the site: 2 to 3 hours

15. Meesapulimala

Meesapulimala | Best Places to Visit on Munnar Tour

Meesapulimala

One of the highest peaks of Munnar, Meesapulimala offers some sweeping views. In order to enjoy the spectacle that it offers, you ought to trek for a day and pass through eight hills. A tranquil place on its own, this place will ensure that you revel in some much-needed moments of blissful solitude!

Ticket Price: Free

Timings: All day

Average time required at the site: 1 day (including trek). If you simply wish to look around without going atop, one hour of time should be sufficient

We hope that you now know all that there is about the best places to visit in the town. We recommend carrying a Munnar tourist map or using GPS on your phone to find the location of all these destinations. Lastly, all you need to do is find some worthy hotels in Munnar, and then you will be all set to embark on an unforgettable sojourn to this majestic land!