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If you are in search of seclusion and wish to reconnect with nature in Kerala, Munnar is an option second to none. Besides boasting a series of scenic wonders, the hill town of Munnar also offers travelers some wonderful coffee and tea plantation tours. The town remains snuggled up at an elevation of 1,524 m above sea level in the eastern part of the southern Indian state of Kerala. Whether honeymooners, backpackers or a family; all can really look forward to having the time of their lives in Munnar. After a sightseeing tour of Munnar, travelers can also plan to set off on some wonderful excursion tours, adding much to their travel experience.

Activities to Do in Munnar

Travellers can indulge in a number of activities during their holidays in Munnar. Numerous walks welcome you to soak up the natural beauty of Munnar. Accompanied by a local guide, you can also start on numerous hiking trails. Explore the hill town, interact with locals and spend some quality time with Mother Nature.

How can you miss tea and coffee plantation tours while in Munnar? Start on a guided tea and coffee estates tour. During your tour, you will also have the opportunity to watch the whole procedure of tea making – plucking, processing and packaging.

Plan a wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park, just at 16 km from Munnar. The national park is one of the most popular in Kerala and is home to a variety of animals and bird species. Elephants, lion-tailed macaque and the endemic Nilgir Tahr (mountain goat) are among the major wildlife attractions at the national park.

If you do not mind covering a few more kilometers, you can also plan a safari into the dense confines of the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, at 52 km from Munnar. Elephants, leopards and bear are the major attractions for wildlife lovers coming to the sanctuary.

In and Around
As discussed above, forests and tea plantations are the major attractions in the scenic town of Munnar. However, options of eye feasting and sightseeing are many more. Travellers can visit Anaimudi (2,695 m), the highest peak in southern India. Erected by the British in the year 1910, the Christ Church in Munnar has many plaques in remembrance of the town’s earlier tea planters. The next tourist attraction on a traveller’s wish list is the National Adventure Foundation. The institute offers courses in paragliding. At 42 from Munnar is a place called Marayoor. It is known for abounding in sandalwood tress. Mudapetty Dam, at 10 km, is a wonderful option for picnickers.

Where to Stay
Tourists in Munnar can choose to stay at hotels like Abad Copper Castle Resort, Best Western Fort, the Sienna Village, Edassary Eastend, Sterling Day’s Inn, Tall Trees, Chancellor Resort, Tea County and Munnar Tourist Home among others.

Munnar Air/ Rail/ Road Links
Travellers can fly to the Kochi International Airport, located at 130 km from Munnar. The town of Munnar is just a few hours drive from Kerala’s famous cities of Madurai and Coimbatore. Even by rail routes and road network, Munnar is linked with all the key destinations in southern India.