Munnar boasts the verdant splendour of the world’s highest tea plantations, treating you to rolling hills where these 19th-century plantations sit alongside waterfalls, native wildlife and immersive hiking trails. You’ll be living among the clouds while in Munnar, where the town centre offers heritage attractions, waterfront restaurants and markets.
Things to do in Munnar
Nature lovers flock to Munnar to visit the sprawling Eravikulam National Park, renowned for its wild goats and cascading waterfalls. Don’t miss standing at the Eravikulam Park View Point, where you can admire panoramic views of the tea plantations. If you want to spot native animals head to Mattupetty Dam, where the picturesque water view is often populated with elephants.
Are you interested in Munnar’s history? Visit the Mount Carmel Heritage Museum, which showcases the region’s past through old photographs, traditional clothing and ancient instruments. Catch a live performance of Indian martial arts at the Thirumeni Cultural Centre Munnar before visiting the sacred Subramanya Temple.
You’ll find a variety of inviting restaurants within the town centre, including Rapsy Restaurant, which serves Halal food. Stop for a sweet treat at Manna Chocolate Kitchen or tuck into South Indian vegetarian dishes at Saravana Bhavan. If you prefer to cook your own meal, duck into the Munnar Vegetable Market for fresh local produce.
Discover the history of tea producing in Munnar at the Munnar Tea Museum, where you can look at old machinery and photographs before watching live demonstrations. Adventurous travellers will enjoy the zip-lines and high-ropes obstacle courses at Fun Forest, located just south of town.
Getting around Munnar
Munnar is 110 kilometres from Cochin International Airport and is connected to nearby towns and cities via buses. Although you can walk around town, you’ll need to hire motorbikes or scooters or ride in auto rickshaws to venture further afield.