a popular hill station of Iddukki district at an altitude of 1500-2500m above sea level, temperature rising up to 30C and average rainfall of 275cm; situated at the confluence of 3 mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala; sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns , best vacation facilities make Munnar a resort town.
Mattupetty , located 13kms away from Munnar is known for its specialized dairy farm - the Indo-Swiss livestock project where huge school of cattle is reared. Mattupetty Dam being close to this farm is one of the most beautiful spot. Kerala tourism(Idukki) offers boating , speed boat sports activities. Kundala tea plantations and Kundala lakes are the attractions nearby
Being one of most picturesque town on the way to top station , Kundala Dam also known as 'Sethuparvatipuram Dam' attracts its visitors with a mersmerizing boating experience.
Aruvikkad waterfall is another must visit place situated near Kundala
Tea Gardens & Museum
High ranges of Munnar (convergence of 3 river streams in Malayalam ) also known as a Kannan Devan Hills. This steep location being ideal for tea plantation has been best utilized to produce world famous Kannan Devan Tea. Tea is been cultivated in 24000 hectares of land presently and processed at Tea factories. Tea Museum is one of the must visit place to get an idea on producing Tea Powder.
Apart from Tea , Coffee plantations is also very common in Munnar
Devikulam , known for its infinite velvety tea plantations is one of the must visit place. Its a feast for photographers due to its scenic beauty. Sita Lake known for its medicated water and ideal for trout fishing
This 'Cascaded Seven strided' gigantic waterfalls is a feasts to eyes by itself. Cheeyapara and Varala waterfalls located between Neriamangalam and Adimalai on Kochi-Madurai highway.
Attukad(9KM from Munnar) , Nyaymakad (10KM from Munnar), Anayirankal(22 KM from munnar), Thommankuthu (17KM from Thodapuzha) Keezharkuth(25 KM from Tohdapuzha) share unique experience of stunning waterfalls , endless & breath taking tea plantations, untravelled forest trails for travellers looking to immerse themselves in adventure and nature
Top Station (32 KM from Munnar) : Highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road located at an altitude of 1700m above sea level. This is the place where the rare 'Neelakurinji (Strobilanthus)' flowers blossom once in twelve years bathing the hills with blue.
Marayoor (40 KM from Munnar) , the only place where thick sandalwood forest is found . Sandal wood factory , ancient caves with murals from neolithic age (Muinyaras), a park spreading across a hectare of land under the canopy of banyan tree are if great interests for everyone. Thoovanam waterfall and Rajiv Gandhi National park is one more attraction near by
Abobe of several cultural centers like Kalamandalam in Chruthurthy makes Thrissur a cultural capital of Kerala. Pooram Festival is the most splendid and extravagant event of the state. Its a home for the world popular attractions like Athirapalli waterfall and Punatthur elephant camp. Apart from cultural flavors , Thrissur offers architectural richnessthrough The state museum, archaeological Museum, Art Museum, Natural history museum, Muziris heritage village,Kuthammpully Handloom Village etc
Athirapally and Vazhchal Waterfall
These immense waterfalls are situated 63 km from Thrissur on Chalakudy river; It takes an amazing drive in the dense forest to experience this 80 feet tall waterfall. few endangered species of hornbills can be spotted in this forest area
Punnatthoor Kotta Elephant Sanctuary
Just 2 km away from Guruvayuru temple, a home for 60 temple elephants; This camp is one if its own kind in the world
Peechi Dam (20 KM east of Thrissur) & wildlife sanctuary , one of the oldest wildlife park. Its a stock of variety of herbs , rare medicinal plants, orchids , about 176 species of birds. Being an adventure hotspot with activities like birding , butterfly safari, trekking ,camping , boating in the dam , makes this place a must visit attraction