Munnar is a picturesque town in the Western Ghats Mountains in India’s Kerala state. It is set within the vast expanse of hills, dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century.
When you hear the word ‘Munnar’, what comes to mind are the lush green hills, holy temples, and exquisite lakes. But fortunately, the list doesn’t end there. It is a nature lover’s playground, but there’s something for everyone. This hilltop getaway is also an adventure junkie’s paradise. Eravikulam National Park is a seasonal trekking destination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls.
Offering countless scenic views to relish, this hill station is a popular destination for camping, trekking, and hiking excursions. The beautiful hill town of Munnar is located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala. If you’re a true nature enthusiast, then be prepared, the picturesque views of the misty mountains and the stunning tea plantations will leave you enthralled.
The nearest airport is in Cochin, located around 110 km away from the town. You can also take a flight to Madurai International Airport, which is approximately 140 km away from Munnar. You can also reach Munnar by taking a train to Ernakulam. As the weather is pleasant throughout the year, you can visit this beautiful place as per your convenience.
If you are worried about accommodation, then opt for the best hospitality expert in town, Munnar-Terrace Greens, a Sterling Holidays Resort. Nestled amidst the foggy, green mountains, the resort is located in the quiet village of Chinnakanal, far from the commotion of the nearby cities. The modern yet simple design, coupled with amenities like a multi-cuisine restaurant, a fully-functional clubhouse, and a gorgeous terrace garden will ensure that you enjoy a delightful stay.
Whether you want to relax with your loved ones on a hilltop or look for adventure for the ultimate adrenaline rush—Munnar is the place to be. Here are 5 fun activities to indulge in when you visit:
Break free from the humdrum stresses of the city life by signing up for the high-octane task of rock climbing and rappelling. The picturesque hills of Munnar offer an ideal setting for this adventurous activity. It is recommended that you hire a professional rock climber to train and guide you throughout the activity.
If you’re looking for an extreme activity to quench your thirst for adventure, perhaps the answer is mountain biking. Conquer rocky terrains and sharp turns along with your fears as you zoom down the rugged trails. Some of the popular mountain trails for biking include Suryanelli, Vandanmedu, and Periyar. So, grab your biking gear and head down the craggy slopes whilst relishing the beautiful countryside of Munnar.
Ever imagined what it would feel like to be a bird? If you have, then you have a golden opportunity to soar through the skies over the hilly locales of Munnar. Relish your bird’s-eye view of these scenic landscapes while trying paragliding.
The rocky and grassy mountains of Munnar offer some trails that are ideal for trekking expeditions. Though resorts usually organize private trekking tours for their guests, you can also go on a personal trekking excursion to explore the locality. Some of the most popular trekking trails are the climb to Anamudi peak in Eravikulam National Park, Rajamala Hills, and Devikulam. If you’re a photography enthusiast then you’ll love the views you’ll capture during the trek. Drenched in mist, these verdant peaks are picture perfect!
If you are looking for a light-hearted activity, then consider exploring Munnar on horseback. This area is a favoured destination of seasoned horseback riders and amateurs alike.