Munnar

Description

A hill station in the Western Ghat Mountains surrounded by tea plantations and beautiful countryside, ideal for trekking and nature enthusiasts. As you travel east from the backwaters of Kerala, the landscape changes into rolling hills smothered in tea plantations. Winding roads snake their way around the hillsides, emerging at picture postcard towns. Once the summer capital of the British during the Raj, Munnar is the most important town in this area. The name Munnar is derived from the Malayalam words mun (meaning three) and aaru meaning (stream) as it is located at the confluence of three streams.

 

Highlights

Anamudi Peak

Located inside the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak is the highest peak in South India. Treks to the peak are allowed with permission from the Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam

Eravikulam national Park

Lockhart Gap

Around 13 km from Munnar this area offers numerous trekking trails with some amazing views of the valleys and plantations.

Marayoor

Famous for its natural sandalwood forests and pre-historic rock paintings.

Mattupetty

Tea Museum

An interesting museum housing curious, photographs and machineries from the evolution of the tea industry in the area. There is also a tea tasting room.

Uttarakhand, India

Tea plantations

Visit a local tea plantation to understand the tea growing process and see the tea pickers.

Top Station

The highest point on the main road from Munnar to Kodaikanal with panoramic views of neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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