We have usually heard that Munnar is a splendid town in Kerala which is also a hill station and a top-notch place for nature lovers. But what is to tell you that we won’t agree with this statement completely. Not that we are against the statement’s any element but there is so much more in Munnar than what it is written here.
Surely it is a breathtaking place for nature lovers but adventurers’, peace seekers, families on an outing, and so many other kinds of travellers also find Munnar a good place for them. There is a list of amazing, thrilling, heart-throbbing things to do in this town.
And we have brought to you some of them in this list so that when you visit Munnar next time, you are well aware of the activities that can be performed here.
Here are some amazing things to do in Munnar
1. Handicraft shopping
Are you looking for handicrafts in stores & markets in the town? Yeah sure a lot of people would be doing that because they all want to take back some souvenirs from the trip, isn’t it? But if you want to do the same do not worry we have some amazing places for you to spend some time
|Name of the shop||Location||Timings||Famous for|
|Aranya Naturals||Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685612||Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5 pm) (Closed on Sundays)||Shawls, Saree, Scarves, greeting cards|
|Munnar Market||Center of the town||Monday to Sunday ( 9 am to 9 pm)||Oils, fresh fruits, coffee, spices, handicraft|
|Mattupetty Dam Market||Near Mattupetty Dam||Monday to Sunday ( 8 am to 7 pm)||Spoons, Coasters, wooden artifacts|
|Munnar Inn Spices Shopping Mall||SH17, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612||Monday to Sunday (8:30 to 10 pm)||handmade chocolates, spices, teas|
2. Taking cycle trips
Now one of the most interesting things that you can do in Munnar goes on a cycle trip. And for those who are already enthusiastic about this activity, we would like to tell you that there are multiple cycling trails throughout the Valley. There are some quite extensive, long, and difficult trails on which the experts can cycle.
But we are mentioning a few of them in the table below so that you can have a number of options to choose from.
|Name of the cycling circuit||Total Distance to be covered||Highest Altitude|
|Kodai Ultra||87.52 km||2354 m|
|Moirs Point Loop||22.71 km||583 m|
|Pombari Palangi||38 km||1802 m|
|Kukkal Loop||68.33 km||1926 m|
|Mai 2018 Run||74.09 km||2848 m|
3. Tea tasting sessions
Visiting the paradise of a tea plantation and not taking a trip to the tea estate will be a bummer, right? Therefore, explore the mountainside tea plantation and go for a tea tasting session at the allowed estates.
Apart from that, if you wish to visit the estates and enjoy the aromatic winds there are certain estates where you can do that as well.
|Name of the tea estate||Address|
|KDHP Museum||KDHP House, NH 49, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala|
|Pallivasal Tea Garden||Kochi – Madurai – Dhanushkodi Rd, Munnar, Kerala|
|Kolukkumalai Tea Estate||Engineering College Road,Near Murugan Temple, Nullatanni, Kochi, Kerala|
|Photo Point||Munnar – Top Station Hwy, Ikka Nagar, Munnar, Kerala|
4. Night jeep safari
One of the finest things to do in Munnar is to go on a night jeep safari. Yes, you heard that absolutely right! Take a night safari at Chinnar Sanctuary. This is something you don’t get everyday and surely not in many states of India. Usually, you get early morning and an evening safari. But Munnar brings to you a very new and different enjoyment in terms of night jeep safari.
People can enjoy approximately five hours of this activity in the dense forest of Chinnar. This is one thing you should definitely try once when you visit Munnar.
5. Spice shopping
Shop for aromatic Indian spices & oils and get a few packs home. Not only the spices and oils are organic but they are pure and you can enjoy the true test of these. The one that you usually get in the market contains added preservatives but here the oils are as pure as they can be. And coming on to the spices you can enjoy the real test of what the spices are. Mostly one gets organic spices here that are not harmful to your body in anyways.
Places, where you can buy good quality spices and oils in Munnar, are quite extensive. There are many sellers in the market that offer the best-tasting items. But here are a few names that can help you further.
Places for spice shopping: Kanan Devan Hills Plantations, Munnar Market, Abbas & Co. Tea Merchants
6. Trout fishing
There are a lot of species of trout fish and one of them is found in the water bodies around Munnar. Therefore, a lot of people enjoy their time angling. Yes this is the name of the activity that involves catching trout and letting it go after getting clicked. In this activity, not a single fish is harmed but all the travellers enjoy their heart out.
It may surprise a lot of people, but angling is one of the finest and most enjoyed activities in many parts of the country. It is an active thing that offers people some recreational time. If you are afraid of getting your hands and pants wet, then do try this and it won’t be a mistake.
7. Go for a waterfall hike
Going to a hill station and not enjoying the pleasant, rejuvenating, beautiful, and mesmerising view of the waterfalls will be a bummer, right? But we won’t let that happen on your trip to Munnar because we know how thrilling and enjoyable a waterfall hike can become.
So we are here with a short but the best list of waterfall hikes that you can take during your trip to this hill station in Kerala. But we would highly suggest that you should take all your gear with yourself during the hike. Wear the right shoes and carry a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.
|Name of the waterfall||Distance from the town|
|Attukal Waterfalls||10 km|
|Lakkam Waterfalls||25 km|
|Cheeyapara Waterfalls||44 km|
8. Visit the Botanical Garden
Taking a walk in the botanic garden is also one good thing to do and enjoy during your trip to Munnar. You can enjoy the natural beauty of this place and Munnar at its best. One can enjoy their time clicking pictures with their partner or family members. If you are travelling alone you can take a stroll around the park and click pictures of nature. All in all, the botanical garden is a gem of this hill station.
And it is a well preserved and visited attraction of this town. Unlike any other place, you will see a lot of amazing species of flowers and plants. Do stop by any of them to have a look at the written information. You can get to know so many new things.
Distance from Munnar– 8 km
Timings: 9 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: 50 INR per person
So after having a look at the list of “Things to do in Munnar” that we have created for your benefit- what do you think about the place? Undoubtedly, Munnar is a very fine hill station in the South but adventure enthusiasts and leisure travellers also find their peace at the place. Now you might have understood that this small town in Kerala offers a plethora of amazing things to do to all kinds of travellers so next time when you plan your visit here make sure to at least enjoy half of the activities that we have listed above.
We do understand that there are a lot of people who have already done all of the above-given things. We assure you that we are going to swell up this list shortly with more vital information and pointers, all that just for you to have a splendid vacation when you go out there.
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