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Charming Munnar

With ravishing beauty, Munnar has captured the attention of many and is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. With scenic natural beauty, this town is situated on the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 1,600 metres. Munnar lies in the Idukki district of Kerala and is a hill station that is famous as one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in India. The place is rich in flora and fauna. With picturesque views of the mist-clad hills, green valleys and cool climate, Munnar has the element of nature’s beauty untouched and unspoiled.

This famous hill station in Kerala has cool climatic conditions all through the year. Throughout the months from March to May, it’s summer season during which the place experiences pleasant climate with temperatures that range from 25℃ (maximum) to a minimum of 15℃. During the rest of the months Munnar experiences cooler climatic conditions with temperature that lowers up to 10℃ or even lower.

Due to cool climate and the hill station’s altitude, one of the major crops cultivated here is tea. On the way to Munnar, one can spot several tea plantations as one drives through the hairpin bends and winding roads. A drive through the tea plantations savouring the rich aroma of tea and the pleasant sight of the greenery is quite mesmerizing.

Munnar has a rich biodiversity. The place shelters several flora and fauna and has some of the most charming and unique sights to offer, like the Neelakurinji bloom. The flower blooms every 12 years and the sight is a tantalizing one – as if a blue carpet have been laid out! Some of the most prominent places where these flowers can be found include Rajamala, Kovilur, Kadavari and also the Iravikulam National Park. Likewise, Nilgiri Tahr, the endangered mountain goat can be found at the Eravikulam national park in Munnar.

The natural topography of the place makes it suitable for enjoying adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking, jeep safari, boating, forest camping, plantation walk, etc. Some of the major attractions, the best holiday destination in Munnar include:

Major attraction in Munnar - Power house watterfalls

Power House Waterfalls

A major tourist attraction, Power house waterfalls is located on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated at Thekkady and is around 18 km from the Munnar town.

best holiday destination in Munnar - Anayirankal Dam

Anayirankal Dam

Emerging as one of the best holiday destination in Munnar, Anayirankal has everything that meets the expectations of tourists – excellent views, thrilling activities, etc.

Major attractions in Munnar - Kolukkumalai


With an altitude of about 7,130 metres, Kolukkumala is home to the highest tea plantations in the world. Grown at high altitudes, the tea from Kolukkumala has a special flavour.

best holiday attraction - Echo Point

Echo Point

The spot is quite famous among tourists for the natural echo phenomenon. The destination is also blessed abundantly with lush greenery and unspoiled views.

Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal waterfalls are well-known for its picturesque beauty. The place’s topography makes it best suitable for trekking and thus is a favourite among adventure seekers.

Lockart Gap

Lockhart Gap

Lockhart Gap assures one the best scenic views and so is an all-time shutterbug’s paradise. The place is also renowned for the ‘Malayil Kallan Guha’- a cave, once home to a thief.



With tantalizing views, Mattupetty is one among the most-visited places in Munnar. The Mattupetty Lake and dam, also known by the same name has striking unspoiled views.



Famous for the Dolmens or Muniyaras, Marayoor is the only place in Kerala that is home to natural sandalwood forest. The place is also a favourite trekking spot.


Reaching Munnar

Bus and car services are available to reach this famous hill station. The nearest bus station is Idukki which is at a distance of about 60 km. By train, the nearest railway stations at Theni, Angamali, Aluva, etc.

With its scenic natural beauty, the green tea plantations, exotic flora and fauna, spice-scented hill ways and cool misty climate, Munnar is indeed one of the incredible destinations that every traveller must visit. Come. Experience the joy of a memorable holiday at Munnar with The Wind.