4 Sightseeing Places in Munnar That You Don’t Want To Miss

Mattupetty Dam in Munnar

Kerala is famous not only in India but also across the globe as “Gods Own Country”. Munnar is the most popular tourist destination in Kerala and  is a must visit place.

Munnar, the famous hill station is located in the Idukki District of Kerala. The locals of this place believe that the name “Munnar” refers to three rivers which are Nallathanni, Kundaly, Madhirapuzha. Munnar is  also a popular tourist destination for people across India and even abroad.

Being an extremely beautiful hill station, Munnar in Kerala attracts a huge number of tourists, travelers, wildlife lovers and adventurers. Extending a warm welcome to both Indians and Foreigners, Munnar is a beautiful host. There are many things you can do in Munnar, but it can be difficult to decide which activities are the best to pursue in Munnar. To help you decide, we have listed 4 things that you cannot skip doing in Munnar.

Top Sightseeing Places and Attractions in Munnar

1. Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park in Munnar
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The first place to see in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the Nilgiri Thar. The Park is spread over an area of around 100 sq km. The Park also consists of several rare species of flora and fauna.

The Park offers an amazing view of the tea plantation around which is mostly covered in mist. This scene can surely take your breath away.

Another fascinating place here is Anamudi Peak, located inside the park. Though the entry here is restricted, one can surely enjoy the view of the highest peak in South India.

2. Mattupetty

Mattupetty Dam in Munnar
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Mattupetty  is an absolute delight for the people who love nature.  Besides the tea plantations and the lush green grasslands, the major attractions in Mattupetty is the lake and the Mattupetty Dam. These two places can be considered as the ideal picnic spots. The other interesting place to see is the dairy farm which is supported by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. It consists of several varieties of high yielding cattle. This is one of the best places to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Mattupetty also offers boating facilities, speed boating, and bike rentals. The people residing here are extremely helpful in nature and you’ll definitely have an amazing experience in Mattupetty.

3. Attukal Waterfalls

The milky water of the Attukal Waterfall tends to capture your attention. This place is one of the major places to see en route Pallivasal. Attukal is surrounded by greenery and hills perfect for trekking and adventure. The natural topography and the scenic beauty of this place is a favorite among people who seek natural beauty to watch.

Locals here often ask the tourists to try bathing in the water coming down from the mountaintop for a rejuvenating experience like none other. The mist, nature, the scenery is enough for one to feel like being there and never leave the place. This is one of the most ideal places to take out your cameras and capture the flowing memories forever in pictures.

4. Devikulam

Devikulam Top Station Road in Munna
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Devikulam gets its name from two words, Devi meaning Goddess and Kulam meaning pond. This hill station offers velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the chilly mountain air, which provides you with an extremely rare experience.

The Sita Devi Lake is the ideal picnic spot here, which also offers a chance of trout fishing.  It is also known for its mineral benefits. The reason behind this name is a legend. It is believed that Sita bathed in this lake, converting into a pilgrimage spot and hence the name.

Apart from the lake, you can also experience the Pallivasal Waterfalls, which is widely known for its scenic beauty. Dense green tea plantations and also the natural vegetation of thin red, yellow and blue gum trees also are a major attraction here.

Munnar is a paradise which awaits you to have the taste of its breathtaking beauty. Surely you need to visit Munnar and see all of it yourself to actually realize it. You want to have a once in a lifetime experience? Munnar is the best place to have it in.

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