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Things To Do In Munnar

Munnar is a place where dreams and reality collide, it is surely a place where one could find peace as it is surrounded by the blanket of greenery which makes it as the most popular city to visit during your Kerala trip. 

There are boat rides and then there are boat rides which you take at Mattupetty Lake which is not only an amazing boat experience but the setting of the entire activity would make you fall in love with boating all the more. Located at a distance of approx 100 kms from Munnar, it provides as an ideal destination for all the nature lovers.
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Munnar is known for excellent trekking trails in Kerala and that is where you would find some of the best natural wonders and a reason why Kerala is called as God’s Own Country. Chokramundi, Idukki and Chummar are some of the best treks which you can undergo when you are in Munnar.
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Munnar provides you with a perfect setting for some of the best biking trails in Munnar. You can meander through dense woods and tea gardens and also undertake off road cycling. This trail will give you a perfect snippet of the entire countryside.
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About 20 km from Munnar, Kundala Dam is a picturesque tourist destination. The dam is built on the Periyar River, and is surrounded by a green Western Ghat mountain range. The area also has cherry blossom trees, which flower twice a year, which adds to the beauty of the place. And if you are lucky, you can also see the bright purple cover of blue Kurunji flowers on the hills. Those flowers bloom only once in 12 years.

The nearby Kundala lake also provides an unforgettable experience to tourists. You can board a pedal boat or a boat to explore the lake and enjoy the scenery. Kashmiri Shikara boats are available for rent at Kundala Dam Lake Munnar.

Kundala Lake Munnar is also known for its boating facilities. Tea gardens & Green Hills and backdrops are with you in during the experience. Here, you can rent a pedal boat, rowboat or shikhara.

Albeit Munnar is a hill station, the summer heat becomes unbearable at times. Ergo, the best time to visit the lake is during winter or spring, between November and May. The cloud cover remains pleasant throughout the day during those months.
Also, it would be best to go early in the morning, so that you can enjoy your journey in peace. You can spend about 1-2 hours in this tourist spot.

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Mattupetty Dam is built in the mountains of Munnar and offers the tourists a range of water sports. Apart from being a delight for the adventure seekers, it is also the best place for photographers. 
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At Carmelagiri Elephant Park, travellers are often seen marvelling at elephants perching on top of elephants or majestic elephants, indulging in a 1-kilometre ride around the dense and sky-kissing forests on the way to the Mattupetty Dam. The park gives trippers various riding times ranging from 15 minutes to 1 hour and even for a full day safari. A half-day or an hour trek educates tourists on how majestic tall elephants obeyed the mahout's orders, removing heavy logs from the jungles, acoustic communication between other elephant companions, below the limits of human hearing Along the pitches, enjoy elephant baths, caress them, feed and interact with them.

Carmelagiri Elephant Park is a child-friendly tourist attraction in Munnar and is an ideal place for elephants to roam around with their family and friends and allows a person to enjoy daily routines, special exercise walks, bathing rituals, training procedures and elephant-specific diets. After hearing about all these you can also relax and take a wild walk sitting on the giant animal which gives you a breathtaking ride around the sprawling tea gardens of Munnar. Climbing an incredible husky elephant and travelling through rolling green hills and lush valleys is a complete power-packed experience.

In between rides, tourists can request a short break for refreshment and if you come across the picturesque view, you can capture beautiful settings with your camera that gives a stunning photo postcard snap.

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Munnar is a hub for many Ayurvedic spas and that is a reason why it is considered to be the best place for your daily dose of spa therapy. So, if you are planning to get your spa treatment done right, consider this to be an ideal place with loads of spa treatment centres.
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Lakkam Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls in Munnar which is hidden amongst dense jungle and is famous for its cascading waterfalls which are a pleasure to the eyes. This waterfall is easily accessible by people from all age groups and one can even easily enjoy swimming here.
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Kathakali dance performances are best enjoyed whenever you visit Punarjani Traditional Village or Thirumeny Cultural Centre which is a hub for all the artists who perform this age old traditional dance performance which is a delight for all the tourists.
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Meesapulimala is located in between the Palai Hills and Anaimali Hills and is formed of eight peeks giving it the shape of moustache. There is a great chance that you might spot Nilgiri Thar, Sambar Deer, Wild Gaur, Wild Dogs and Sloth Bear.
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Trip Type
Private Van Tour,Short Breaks
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • May
  • Jun
Included Cities
Kumarakom (2N)
... Kumarakom (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 7,340
Onwards
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • May
  • Jun
Included Cities
Kumarakom (1N), Alleppey (1N)
... Kumarakom (1N), Alleppey (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 9,360
Onwards
Venice of Kerala
9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • May
  • Jun
Included Cities
Cochin (1N), Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Kumarakom (2N), Alleppey (1N), Kovalam (2N)
... Cochin (1N), Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Kumarakom (2N), Alleppey (1N), Kovalam (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 26,510
Onwards
The Hippie paradise of kerala
5 Nights / 6 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • May
  • Jun
Included Cities
Kovalam (2N), Varkala (2N), Kollam (1N)
... Kovalam (2N), Varkala (2N), Kollam (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 23,300
Onwards
Kerala Highlights
7 Nights / 8 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
Included Cities
Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Kumarakom (1N), Alleppey (1N), Kovalam (2N)
... Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Kumarakom (1N), Alleppey (1N), Kovalam (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 21,280
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