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9 Stunning Places to Visit in Munnar, Kerala

Serene. Verdant. Soothing. A trip to Munnar is unforgettable.
Kerala – the sublime South Indian State has a blissful blend of verdant landscapes and scenic seascapes.
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This slender strip of land edged along the Indian Peninsula has a rich assortment of tropical ambiance.
The sceneries are flanked by honey-toned sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms, meandering backwaters and stunning sea views.
Kerala’s attractions are dominated by glistening backwaters and scenic vistas of the Arabian Sea.
However, in Northern Kerala, Munnar offers a stunning change in scenery and stands out as the ultimate hill station in Kerala.
Located in the north of Kerala, the green-hued landscape of verdant rolling hills and tea plantations blending into the shrouds of misty ambiance is one of the most spectacular sceneries to experience in Kerala.
With a trip to Munnar, India will become one of your favorite countries for your leisure holidays. When in Munnar, be sure to visit these ‘must-see’ places on your trip.
This cascading waterfall located near Marayoor offers a tranquil setting amid dense forests and foliage for nature lovers to admire.
Lakkam Waterfalls
A picturesque dam right in the middle of a landscape blanketed with lush wilderness, it is one of the many picnic spots to visit in Munnar.
Mattupetty Dam
Enjoy the sights of a tranquil lake glistening in morning sun rays. Kundala Lake is one place in India to watch cherry blossoms and the rare blooming of Neela Kurunji flowers.
Kundala Lake
Carmelagiri Elephant Park
Spend a day with elephants. Watch these gentle giants go about their daily routine nonchalantly while you stroll along with them enjoying the scenic vistas of verdant landscapes.
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Thirumeni Cultural Center
Experience Kerala’s cultural treasures. Witness the enticing Indian martial art of Kalarippayattu and Kathakali performance at this cultural abode of Kerala.
Silent Valley
Marvel at nature’s creation of breathtaking woodlands as you drive through the winding roads towards Silent Valley in Munnar. A challenging terrain to access but the exquisite scenic beauty once you reach the spot is worth the effort.
Witness the beauty of undulating verdant mountains dotted with gushing waterfalls. Attukal Waterfalls is one of the most panoramic waterfalls to visit in Munnar, Kerala.
Attukal Waterfalls
Suryanelli Tea Estate
Munnar happens to be South India’s largest tea-growing destination. A visit to the tea estate lets you get immersed in different shades of greenery.
Spend your time jeep driving through the boundless stretches of tea plantations, stay in elegant resorts and enjoy nature at its best during walking and hiking trips.
Eravikulam National Park
Get up close to exotic Indian wildlife. Located in Kannan Devan Hills in Munnar, Eravikulam National park is abode to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
An ideal spot for nature trails and hiking, you can spot lion-tailed macaques, stripe-necked mongoose, dusky palm squirrel, black-and-orange flycatcher to name a few.
Cuddled in nature’s lap, the warmth that soothes your soul… Only in nature’s beauty can one find the ultimate comfort.

 Sreedevi Nair

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