Munnar, Kerala, a hill station located in the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, is a paradise for tourists. The lush green surroundings and the misty mountains welcome everyone in the best possible way. I’d like to share with you a one day guide to Munnar. Before you set out to visit, check hotels in Munnar and book one in advance.
Here is a list of the major attractions which one can explore in a day.
One Day Guide To Munnar
Eravikulam National Park
It is located around 30 kilometres from Munnar. Being the first national park of Kerala, it is the home to the endangered species – Nilgiri Tahr. Anamudi, the highest peak of the south-west Ghats lies inside the park. The Neelakurinji flowers are an attraction of the place as the flower blooms once every twelve years. During the blooming season, the entire valley is covered by a beautiful blue hue. Prior permission is required to trek within the park.
Verdant tea estates are situated in Munnar where the famous brand Tata Tea has its origin. The green colour of the bushes is a sight not to be missed. One can stroll around the plantations or take a jeep ride. The aroma of the tea is unforgettable.
The dam is situated at a distance of around 10 kilometres from Munnar. The still waters of the lake surrounded by the lush green mountains are a such a wonderful sight. People flock here on weekends to enjoy a picnic with their loved ones. Speedboats and pedal boats are available for us.
Top Station is just 35 kilometres away from Munnar, located between the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A trek to the station is one of the best things to do. The scenic mountain overlook the valleys in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Nature echoes your voice when you call out from the high mountains. Trekking and nature walks are the options to indulge in at the Echo Point.
Blossom Hydel Park
The park covers almost 16 hectares of land and is located near Munnar. It has a lot to keep the visitors busy, like nature walks, cycling tracks, adventure trails and landscaped gardens. Blossom Hydel Park is a good place for a family outing.
The waterfall originates from the plateau of Eravikulam. The beauty of the cascading waters catches the interest of the tourists.
The museum also can be visited to learn about the origin of tea and how it reached its present form. The Tea Museum in Munnar has several exhibits of the old tea making equipment.
By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France – Le musée du thé (Munnar, Inde), CC BY 2.0, Link
Kundala Lake is Asia’s first arch dam . The cherry blossoms which blossom twice a year are famous here. Shikara Boat rides at the lake add to its unique charm. The lake is located 25 kilometres from Munnar.
There are many spots in Munnar to be explored in a day. The sights of Munnar will enchant you and you and your family can make a lot of great memories there.
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A very informative post on Munnar and being an enthusiast for tea, the Tea Museum is something that interests me a lot. Interesting to read about the origin of Tata Tea and Neelakurinji flowers blooming every 12 years. I commend the effort taking in reading this post.
Munnar is definitely one of the exotic destinations in Kerala. It was nice reading your mini guide.
Glad you found it useful, Kalyan.