Mysore Tour Packages
Munnar is a town and hill station in Kerala, also called the “Kashmir of South India,” It is a popular tourist destination perfect for when you are looking to spend 4 to 5 days in a tranquil environment. Holidify brings you several incredible Munnar travel packages to choose from.
Munnar is a former summer resort for South India’s British Government known predominantly for its breathtaking natural beauty and serenity. Green hills, the Anamudi peak, vast tea plantations, dense forests and grasslands home to diverse flora and fauna, lakes and waterfalls make extraordinary sights. Whether family/friends group tour, or going on a honeymoon trip, Munnar packages have got them all. Munnar is no less than a paradise for nature lovers with an abundance of lush greenery and open spaces!
These Munnar tour packages have in store for thrill-seekers numerous opportunities for trekking, rock climbing, boating (Kashmiri Shikara, paddle or speed) in the lake, rappelling or simply taking a stroll. You can also experience the town’s natural bounty by staying at resorts, hotels and guesthouses near tea plantations or right in the middle of the woods!
Munnar is often clubbed with nearby destinations like Kochi, Thekkady and Alleppey, which are sure to give you a taste of coastal Kerala. Alleppey is synonymous with houseboats where you can enjoy luxurious meals and overnight stays. and who doesn’t want to experience the multicultural Kochi. Wonderfully curated and open to customisation, our Best Munnar packages are the way to go for an unforgettable trip to Munnar.
Places to Visit in Munnar
Top Station: Top Station is located about 32 kilometres away from Munnar, on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It the highest point in Munnar 6276 ft to enjoy the panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and valley of Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Every 12 years, the rare neelakurinji flower blooms here.
Echo Point: A famous tourist place in Munnar, this place is well known for its enthralling illustration of the phenomenon of echoing. As you scream, it is fun to hear your voice reverberate around the attraction again and again. You can indulge in a peaceful walk around the gentle slopes of the hills here, or go boating in the serene waters of the lake.
Atukkad Waterfalls: Nestled 2 km away from Munnar amidst beautiful hills and lush green jungles, this pristine waterfall makes for romantic escapades and picnic site. However, the road to Atukkad is very narrow and needs a lot of experience to drive on. The pool formed at the base of the waterfall is suitable for taking a dip!
Mattupetty Dam: Mattupetty Dam is a strong gravity dam which was constructed for power generation and water conservation. Located in the Munar hills near the Anamudi peak, the dam is situated 1700 meters high. The green valleys and pleasant ambience surrounding makeup for a captivating site. It is popular for boating.
Eravikulam National Park: Located a 45 – minute drive away from Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park (also known as Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary), houses a rich and diverse variety of flora and fauna and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, small-clawed otter, and a rare tiger or leopard are some of the main animal species that can be spotted here.
Pothamedu View Point: Pothamedu View Point, situated 5 km off Munnar, is adorned with stretching hills and lush green mountains. One can witness the spectacular wide views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations of the area. It is an ideal place to witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Idukki Arch Dam which is about 60 kms away is visible from this viewpoint on a clear day.
Kundala Dam & Lake: Situated in the laps of lush jungle is Kundala Dam & Lake laying 23 km off Munnar. This arch dam is famous for its Kashmiri-Shikara boat rides and pedal boat rides.
Cheeyappara Falls: Located on the Kochi-Madurai Highway (National Highway 49), the Cheeyappara Falls is an on-the-way tourist attraction. It falls between Munnar and Kochi, in the district of Idukki, Kerala. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the state.
Thekkady: Home to the country’s largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala. There are many resorts near the national park and an early boat safari within the sanctuary is amust to be able to spot wild elephants, bison, wild boars, various kinds of birds, etc.
Alleppey: Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is the picture-perfect place known for its beautiful backwaters and the houseboats offering overnight stays. The coastline of Alleppey offers some of the best beaches in Kerala with water sports during the dry season. There are plenty of houseboats, homestays, and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts that make staying in Alleppey brilliant.
Things to Do in Munnar
Visit Kalari Kshetra: Kalari Kshethra is the centre of the oldest form of martial arts, Kalaripayattu and the traditional form of Indian Classical Dance, Kathakali. Kalaripayattu is often called the mother of martial arts, the source from which the modern hand combat techniques like Kung-Fu and Karate have been evolved over the years. The centre conducts performances, workshops and classes that one can opt for to get an essence of the ancient art forms.
Take a walk in the Tea Plantations: The resplendent tea plantations in Munnar are like a slice of haven plucked from the skies above. Perched at several feet over the sea level and boasting of misty skies above and green carpeted fields below, these splendid Tea gardens in Munnar are a must-visit for every traveller. Sprawling over vast acres of lands, the umpteen tea plantations are sure to lure you with their bewitching beauty and charm.
Trekking: You can choose among the many existing trek routes around Munnar, some of them very popular, some not so known. There are some which can be done in a day, and some take longer as the routes are interconnected to form a web of trek trails for a more adventurous and exciting experience for the trekkers. Some popular trekking points include Lakshmi Hills Trek Point, Chokramudi Peak Trek, Mathikettan Rainforest Trek and Meesapulimala Trek.
Relax with an Ayurvedic Massage: Taking an Ayurvedic spa and/or a massage in the hills is the best form to rejuvenate and relax. The hill town is best known for its Ayurvedic massages and you can choose from shirodhara, deep tissue massage or a Balinese massage.
Food in Munnar
A charming hill station in Kerala, Munnar is also known for its delectable cuisine that is loved by locals as well as tourists.
- You must try out idiyappam or noolappam which is made of rice flour, water and salt and is usually paired along with egg or chicken curry.
- Kerala prawn curry is a must-try; it is prepared in coconut milk and includes chillies, salt, pepper, various spices, jaggery and is topped off with some curry leaves.
- Kerala style fish is also a famous dish. What makes this dish so special is the taste of coconut and kokum which makes kudampuli.
- You could also have Kerala style beef fry which is made by coating beef in mustard, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves and is usually served with Malabar parotas which is thick fried bread.
- Don’t miss out on the Kairali thali which includes vegetable pachadi or salad, mixed vegetable thoran, payasam, rice, sambar, rasam and other items that are often sprinkled with coconut.
- Appam with stew is another treat for the taste buds. Appam is a rice pancake which is thick at the centre and thin at the edges; it is eaten with chicken or vegetable stew.
- Ari pathri, made with rice flour, and chicken curry also make for a delicacy.
- Munnar is famous for puttu and kadala curry. Puttu is a cylindrical rice cake made with coconut shavings while kadala curry is prepared using black chickpeas, numerous spices and coconut. Moreover, idli, dosas, vadas, uttapams, sambar etc. are also available.
- Some of the places that serve these delicious dishes include Copper Castle, Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya, SN Restaurant, Eastend and more.
Shopping in Munnar
- Since Munnar is home to expansive plantations, it is known to sell a variety of tea, coffee and spices. You can find a variety of flavoured and aromatic tea such as black tea, oolong tea, green tea and more.
- Munnar is also known for its local handmade chocolates; you can get milk, white or dark chocolates, those which are filled with nuts or those which come in flavours like strawberry, peach, blueberry, almond etc.
- Many shops sell various spices such as curry powder, garlic, cardamoms, vanilla, nutmeg, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, herbs and many others.
- Dry fruits like cashews, almonds, raisins etc. are also sold widely and is honey.
- Munnar is the ideal place to find different kinds of aromatic and massage oils such as eucalyptus oil.
- Owing to Munnar’s rich vegetation, it is synonymous with a booming natural dyes industry. You must get a shawl, scarf, saree, dress or simply fabric which has been dyed and has beautiful designs like block printing.
- Wooden items are also sold here; trays, pen stands, bowls, coasters, spoons, ashtrays etc. are some of the options.
- Shops also sell copper and bronze utensils, traditional lamps, artefacts made of sandalwood and more.
- You can shop at Deeja Gift House, Munnar Market, Aranya Naturals, Abbas & Co. Tea Merchants, Lockhart Tea Outlet etc.