Munnar is a popular hill station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Famous for its tea estates, various shades of green, blankets of mist and craggy peaks, Munnar is aptly known as the 'Kashmir of South India'. Munnar is also blessed with natural tourist views apart from the tea plantations.
How to Reach Munnar
Whereas the Ernakulam Railway Station and Aluva are the other two major railheads that connect Munnar to the rest of India. The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport from Munnar that connects Munnar by air to all other parts of the world.
Top Places to visit in Munnar
- Echo Point- Known for its natural echo phenomenon, it is at Echo Point where you can hear your voice reverberate back to you as an echo when you shout. Its is located 15 kilometres from Munnar, at an altitude of 600 feet above sea level.
- Attukad Waterfalls- It is one of the four main waterfalls of Munnar and is very popular among adventure seekers, as the dirt mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukad Waterfalls.
- Pothamedu View Point- Drenched in the mist and greenery, Pothamedu viewpoint is a spot worth trekking to. This viewpoint enables a panoramic vista of the valley and if the day is clear, you can also see Muthirapuzha River and Idukki Arch Dam from a height.
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Best Time to visit Munnar
The best time to visit is between March to July, during a moderately summery monsoon climate, so that one can enjoy sightseeing in pleasant weather.