Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.
Trek through the Silent Valley where you can trek up to Meesapulimala, literally meaning 'The mountain of the Whiskered Tiger'. This is a spectacular trek passing through sholas, (high altitude mountainous forest or cloud forests) pine forests, rolling grasslands across myriad mountain streams and spectacular valleys. Sightings of elephants, gaur, Nilgiri Thar are highly possible. Intensity Level of Nature Walks: High levels of fitness are not required to do this program. However, you need to be in general good health and used to walking.
Early morning, starts your walking uphill to Chokkamudi to enjoy the sunrise for 4 to 5 hours depend upon your liking. Chokkamudi hill is a magnificent trail, enabling some spectacular views of the mountains of the Western Ghats. Intensity Level of Nature Walks: High levels of fitness are not required to do this program. However, you need to be in general good health and used to walking.
For those partial to heady adventure, the steep rocky mountains of the Western Ghats all around the Lekshmi Estate represent an irresistible attraction with their intimidating rise and drops. The 4-hour guided trek stretches over 7 km and offers a spectacular view of the whole town of Munnar. Intensity Level of Nature Walks: High levels of fitness are not required to do this program. However, you need to be in general good health and used to walking.
Today you can undertake a moderate trek at the Pampadum Shola National Park near Munnar, renowned as the smallest of national parks in Kerala, is an apt destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Spanning an area of 11.375 sq. km and an altitude ranging from 1600 to 2400 m, this zone was declared as a national park in 2003 because of its biodiversity and geographical significance. If you are a nature lover, you are sure to be awestruck by the splendor of the shola’s undulating terrain, colorful flora, rich fauna and revitalizing climate. Intensity Level of Nature Walks: High levels of fitness are not required to do this program. However, you need to be in general good health and used to walking.
Its reservoir is located 13 km away from Munnar. This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Its reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit..
ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK, is located at about 15 kms from Munnar. This region is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragas hylocres). It was converted to a national park to provide a safe sanctuary for the already endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr.
TEA MUSEUM is first of its kind in India. It is located at KDHP’s Nullatanni estate in Munnar. The aim of this museum according to its founders is to showcase the growth of more-than-a-century-old tea plantations in this region. Anyone visiting this museum will get a clear picture of how laborious this tea processing really is!
This is a scenic waterfalls located between Munnar and Pallivasal. It is just 9 km away from Munnar. But this waterfalls will be in its full glory only after the monsoon (Rainy season). During other seasons, it is just a trickling mountain stream