12 Adventurous Things To Do In Munnar

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Priti
Nov 03, 2019   •  53 views

Munnar is a getaway town in the hills of Kerala. There are many honeymoon destinations in South India but this one is the most adorable. You can spend time with your loved ones, friends and family with a hot sip of tea or coffee enjoying the aura around you in Munnar.

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The tourist places in Munnar will take you away from the daily monotonous task to a unique zone only in Munnar. You will be amazed by knowing things to do in Munnar. The tilting rich tea plantation in Munnar, streams in hillsides, wildlife and activities you can have fun doing are profuse. The trained guides of international standard are all the time ready for your well being in the adventurous activities in Munnar. The Treetop adventure, Rock climbing, Trekking, forest camping and also rejoice cool air.

Munnar is situated in Idukki district of Kerala, 1600 above the mean sea level. Munnar is the Kashmir of South India. Check Munnar weather and decide your journey time for better enjoyment at the place. Let’s catch the things to do in Munnar

1. Trekking at Rain Forest of Munnar

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Lakshmi Hills is one of the attractive escape in Munnar giving you a chance of trekking expedition. The 13 km trekking will take you through the hillside and tea grasslands and it is thrilling enough to be recalled even over long back. After reaching the top of the hills you can enjoy the scenic view around.

Trekking takes 2 hours through tea grasslands and within that time you can see many endemic birds, tea leaf and cardamom also you will get refreshment centres on the track. This nature walk will cost you just INR 300 and you will be guided by local communities, will get mineral water and biscuits in the cost borne.

2. Kathakali Dance View

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The traditional southern India dance Kathakali show will give you the essence of ancient art. The dance is performed at temple Koothambalam. The tradition of Kerala is displayed as storytelling in the form of Kathakali in Punarjani traditional village and Thirumeni cultural centre.

Before starting the dance the audience is requested to keep quiet and pay attention to the dance. They also seek God’s blessings before beginning Kathakali. There are different names for each step of action the artist take.

Just check the timing of performance in the villages before visiting. Also, you can book the ticket for the show online. The show is one hour 5 pm to 6 pm. You can also see the makeup of the artist from 4 pm. You must watch Kathakali in Punarjini once as the dance is originated from Kerala so don’t miss out.

3. Expedition at Munnar tea Museum

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The interested visitors can go to the Kannan Devan Tea Museum to know the history of tea plantation in Munnar. There is a beautiful decoration on the wall giving encounter of tea history at Munnar. You can get super fine quality of tea in the counter of Museum. The short documentary explaining the history of tea plantation in Munnar, the origin of tea making skills to the recent invention in the field will give the best insight into the tea grasslands in Munnar. Children can find it very informative, World’s first joint venture started comprising labour, staff and TATA Tea. The best part is plucking tea yourself and getting the taste of different kinds of tea.

Timing: Monday closed. Other Days 9 AM to 4 PM.

Entry Fee: For Adult INR 75 for Children INR 35.

4. Get An Ayurvedic Spa

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Munnar Spa centres will give you a complete mind-body experience. Kerala is all time remarked for its Ayurvedic treatments for physical and mental health. You can have Indian Ayurvedic session & international spa fusion, head coupled with a shoulder massage and also special. The Spa centres have short and long therapies for your well beings. They have their opening and closing time check and visit the official websites of each of them and make a choice of your own.

  • The Bliss Mountain Spa in Spice Tree

  • Mayura Ayurvedic centre

  • The Grandspa Ayurvedic Wellness & Research Centre

  • Cure Monastery Spa

  • Antara AyurSpa in Misty Mountain Resort

  • Spandini Spa in Ragamaya

  • Tattavam Spa in The Panoramic Getaway

Cost ranges from INR 1800 to INR 2500 in different spa resorts

5. Elephant Ride

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You can get fun of Elephant Ride in Carmelgiri Elephant Park situated at Mattupetty Road Munnar. This will a jolly time for kids for 10-15 minutes in the park. Its an exciting ride along the sides of the hills. In the safari, you can see the shower of elephant, timber dragging and elephant communication so startling visuals and experience.

Cost: INR 1,150 for the ride and a hamper of fruits for feeding Elephant

Carmelgiri Elephant Park Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM Everyday

6. Kundala Lake Boat Riding

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One of the top things to do in Munnar is to go on a boat ride in Kundala Lake or Dam. Kundala Lake is an artificial lake where you can have Shikara boating, pedal boating and also raw boating, view of rare flower Neelakurinji that blooms once in 12 years. The boating charges can be negotiated try doing the same.

Location: Mattupetty Dam to Top Station Road, Kerala India, 685615

Boating Charges: INR 350 for 15-20 mins

7. Mountain Biking

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Some of the areas are appropriate for mountain biking in Munnar. Suryanelli, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, Marayoor, and Vandanmedu are for cycling enthusiasts. The inspiring act is riding a two-wheeler with a hairpin band on a serpentine road. It is one of the adventurous ventures in Munnar. There are cycle rental services in Munnar, you can hire once and enjoy the mountain biking at any of the places mentioned. KDHP house in Idukki District and Gokulam Bike Hire are the rental spots. Just take a bicycle and explore your surrounding. Cardamom trail is also suitable for the purpose which ends at Periyar and will take you four days to complete the Mountain Biking.

Rent: INR 300 for a Day

Distance: 94.3 kilometres, Cardamom trail

Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM

8. Rare Species Spotting

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One of the things to do in Munnar is spotting the rare species found in Nilgiri Tahr Kerala. One of the parks is Eravikulam National Park in Munnar- occupying 97 square kilometres. It is segregated into the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Anamudi Peak is the major attraction in Eravikulam National Park for trekking and lodging suitability.

The rare species of birds, Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, leopards, martens, small-clawed otters etc. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for deer, elephant and leopards, you can also spot giant squirrels. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is 73km away from Munnar housing local and migratory birds. Crimson-fronted barbet, serpent eagle, peninsular bay owl, Malabar grey hornbills, Shri Lanka Frogmouth, Indian hornbill, Nilgiri wood pigeon are some of the species you can spot.

The sanctuaries and national parks open at 7 am and close at 6 pm

9. Visit Echo Point

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Munnar is for adventure seekers and enthusiasts, trekking is a fitness freak and trekking till Eco Point or Top Station is the most awful experience of refreshing aura of Munnar. Eco Point is 18 km away from Munnar Central part where voice resonance automatically. You can see the whole surroundings of hills and valleys from Top Station-the peak point in Munnar. You should never miss this activity in Munnar. The picturesque backdrop of lush green grassland has all to amaze you. If you have a strong stamina trek 32 km till Top Station, no doubt its an exhaustive job but after reaching there you will love the spot. Take your trekking gears and walking shoes. Go Banana often organise camping at Shola National Park for fun you can join.

Timing: 6 am to 7.30 pm Everyday

10. Treehouse Resort Stay

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Treehouse is made up of bamboo, hay, coir and straw locally known as Erumadam that gives natural tree accommodation amidst tea and spice grasslands. Its a modern idea implemented in Munnar, Wayanad and Thekkady.

A stay in Tree House is one of the unmissable things to do in Munnar. You can avail the twenty-first-century amenities on nature lap. There are a couple of rooms and windows adjacent to the sitting area where you can flip your book page viewing the green environs. Different resorts providing the facilities in Munnar, I would suggest the official sites of the resorts and book the accommodation.

Price: Minimum INR 5000

Location: 15 km away from Munnar town, Mary Land. Anachal Road, 685565, Munnar

11. Rock Climbing

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It’s the most enjoyed activities in Munnar. Rock Climbing involves body exercise, thrill and adventure. You will be guided by trained experts who will ensure your safety. The principles of rock climbing on steep surfaces will teach you a lot. The green hills of Munnar can bring you this unforgettable memory. Rock Climbing zones are 15 km away from Munnar.

Located at Gap Road, Munnar and Open Every Day for tourists will cost you minimum INR 500.

12. Picnic at Lakkam Waterfalls

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Munnar has some lovely space for picnic-friendly to both locals and tourists. Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam are some waterfalls known as picnic spots. The vega trees and surging cascades surround Lakkam waterfall makes it a perfect spot for a picnic. Attukal waterfall is in the outskirt of Munnar on the way to Pallivasal. Around Chinnar Sanctuary you will see river Pambar dropping as waterfall named Thoovanam falls. Have a picnic with friends, family and kids.

Plan to visit Munnar in between October and November & January and May to get the refreshing air and scenic beauty of Munnar for the pleasing weather of mild cool air and occasional rain.

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