Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is situated at a height of 1700 m and is a delight for nature lovers. Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and habitat to a fascinating variety of birds. One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake formed by the reservoir of the Mattupetty Dam , which are ideal picnic spots . Speed launches and motor boats are available on hire.
This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo Point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.
Kundale Dam offer one of the most spectacular views in Munnar. The dam has an artificial reservoir and boating facilities for tourists. The surrounding areas are carpeted with lush green tea estates. A narrow path above the dam is a vantage point to take in the scenery. For golfing enthusiasts the course here is picturesque.
The highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. Travellers to Munnar make it a point to visit Top Station to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view it offers of the plains below in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the spots in Munnar to view the blooming of vast stretches of ‘Neelakurinji’ flowers once every twelve years.
Pothamedu offers beautiful views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The area is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.
A great spot for photography, the waterfalls drop near the Vagavurai Estate, on the way to Marayoor from Munnar amidst wilderness. The adjoining Vagavurai valley is named due to the abundance of ‘Vaga’ trees. When the trees are in full bloom the whole of Vagavurai valley is seen covered in bright red.
Scenic views and a beautiful waterfall greet travelers to Nyayamakad. The 1,600-m waterfall and the surrounding landscape are refreshing where one can spend hours frolicking in the cool pool. Trekking to the nearby hills is an exciting affair.
A scenic waterfall and a feast for the senses set amidst hills and jungles between Munnar and Pallivasal. The area is renowned for its scenic views, sparkling waterfalls and rolling hills. Attukadu is also an ideal point to embark on long treks and hikes.
The Lockhart Gap is an ideal place for adventure sport and trekking. The fresh mountain air, mist-clad hills and panoramic views make it worth a visit.
Surrounded by undulating slopes of lush tea plantations and evergreen forests, a trip to the reservoir is an unforgettable experience.
A silver cascade down a steep rock slope, the surroundings offer a splendid view of mountains of the Western Ghats.
Kolukkumalai is about 38 km from Munnar. The hill top is accessible only by jeep and offers superb views of the distant plains below in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The distant hills slipping in and out of the mist is a captivating sight. Kolukkumalai is also home to what many consider the highest tea plantations in the world. The tea grown here has a special flavour and freshness, thanks to the high altitude. Go on a guided tour through the two-storied tea factor. Built in the 1930s, with wooden interiors and aroma of tea processes tea in the traditional method different from the more popular CTC (crush-tear-curl method). Tea lovers will be pleased to sip different varieties of tea from the tea tasting centre here. Those wanting to take home the flavour, can buy fresh packets from the outlet attached to the factory.
This is the only place in Kerala where sandalwood trees grow naturally. The sandalwood factory of the Forest Department and the children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree are of great interest to tourists. The Thoovanam waterfalls and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby. Set on the slopes of the Western Ghat, the caves here with pre historic murals, Dolmenoid burial chambers, paintings and relics from the New Stone Age civilization also make Marayoor an important pre-historic site in Kerala .
A horticulturists paradisw, at 5000 ft above sea level, Kanthalloor provides the climate for the natural farming of fruits like apple, which are not commonly cultivated elsewhere in Kerala. Along with apples, guava, gooseberry, orange, eggfruits, peach, passion fruit etc are also cultivated here. Vegetables and spices like cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, beans, potato, and garlic grow here aplenty.
A trek to Mannavanchola going past rare beautiful species of orchids is an adventure. From the watch tower here one can enjoy spectacular scenic views of the blue of the deep forests of Kanthalloor, Marayoor, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Amaravathy lake.
The largest wild breeding population of crocodiles in South India, the broad-snouted Mugger Crocodiles, also known as Marsh Crocodiles and Persian Crocodiles, are the most common and widespread of the three species of crocodiles found in India. The mugger crocodile, once abundant in Amaravathy, Periyar and Chinnar rivers have been threatened to near extinction.
Palivasal: Kerala’s first hydro electric project and a place of immense natural beauty.
Nyayamakad: A place of breathtaking waterfalls between Munnar and Rajamala.
Pothamedu: A point for an excellent view of plantations and ideal for trekking.
Devikulam: Literally means ‘the pond of a goddess, Devikulam is a tiny and beautiful hill station near Munnar.