Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations of South India, has a distinctive charm due to the presence of tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and some enthralling tourist activities. Once a British summer resort, today the hill station is a top tourist destination that the Indian tourism industry proudly boasts of. Munnar has a pleasing cool climate and its natural beauty offers extreme visual treat to the eyes.
Tea plantations and estates are the most prized attractions in the region. The tourists also love to visit Tata Tea Museum. Those interested in exploring the region’s floral and faunal treasures can visit Eravikulam National Park, known for housing the endangered specie of Nilgiri Tahr. Tigers, leopards, macaques, giant squirrel, gaur and many other species of wild animals too can be found.
There are many captivating waterfalls and lakes located near Munnar. Lakkam waterfalls, Naimakkadu waterfalls, Atukkad waterfalls and Kundala Lake are worth visiting. The very popular Echo Point accommodates a lake surrounded by small hills. The tourists also prefer to visit the Carmelagiri Elephant Park where the exciting activities like bathing and feeding the elephants can be enjoyed.
Munnar is famous for hosting numerous adventure activities for the tourists. Trekking amidst the clouds is an extremely pleasurable experience. The adventure-minded tourists may also enjoy rock climbing and rappelling. A variety of boat rides are available at Mattupetti Dam which is also a scenic picnic spot. One can take pleasure in exploring the old bungalows and staying at peaceful cottages and resorts in Munnar.