Munnar Kerala | Places, Hotels & Top things to do in Munnar

Munnar Kerala | Places, Hotels & Top things to do in Munnar

Munnar Kerala | Places, Hotels & Top things to do in Munnar – Want to see the most famous places in Munnar? Then this post will help you to choose the best places to visit and hotels which are best for stay as well as food. Here you will get the complete information about places which are must to visit when you are in Munnar and some other information related to that particular places like entry fees, timings and how to reach there, it also includes a best hotels for stay, lunch and dinner.


Munnar is a very calm and beautiful place. It is one of the hill station in Kerala with unending expands of tea and spices plantation. On the way from Chochin to Munnar you can visit water falls and many other view points. In this post I am sharing with you places which I have visited and my experience about this particular places. After reading this post you will be able to decide which place is best to visit in limited time frame.

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This is Kerala tour trail post and we are starting our journey from Mumbai. To cover the popular spots and must-visit places in Munnar you will need a minimum time of two days including traveling time from Mumbai to Cochin (Flight). Cochin to Munnar is 130 KM and 4 hours drive. So let’s get started.

Best Places to Visit in Munnar, Kerala

  • Cheyyappara Waterfall
  • Vallara Waterfall
  • Spice plantation
  • Best places for lunch (Camelia & Elettaria the twin resorts, Rasa Hotel & Hotel Gurubhavan)
  • Handloom saree place
  • Kalladanthy Natural Cave Park
  • Eco Point
  • Eravikulam National Park (Rajamalai)
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Eco Point
  • KFDC Floriculture Center(Rose Garden)
  • Tea Museum
  • Blossom Park
  • Pothenmedu View Point

Rasa Hotel – Munnar:-

Rasa Hotel Munnar

Enroute from kochi to munnar I stopped at this vegetarian hotel near oonukal for lunch. On the way Cochin to Munnar you will find the very famous and one of the highest rated hotel. Rasa hotel is located on the left side of the highway. I had lunch in this hotel. Sadyya is very famous feast of kerala and you get delicious Saddya in this hotel. This feast includes variety of traditional vegetarian dishes served on banana leaf. It looks very eye catchy and amazing in taste too. It is highly recommended to try Saddya when you are in Kerala. I would suggest to try this Saddya feast in Rasa hotel. You will definitely love this place and food.

  • Address:- Rasa Hotel, Admali Kothamangala highway, Kochi-686693, India.
  • Tip:- Must try Saddya and Veg Pulao in Rasa Hotel.
  • Time:-7 am to 6 pm
  • Recommend:- Highly recommended 😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Camelia & Elettaria the twin resorts, Munnar:-


Camelia & Elettaria the twin resorts is a hotel which is best for stay, I would recommend you to book this hotel for stay when you are at munnar, because i have also booked this hotel room for 2 nights. Here atmosphere is very pleasant, food is really very good. As soon as you enter into the hotel area, you will fall in love with the pleasant weather and tea garden in which hotel rooms are located. This hotel is located itself in the tea garden. The view from the hotel is truly magnificent.

I must say best hotel I have ever been. It has beautiful rooms, well mannered and highly cooperative staff. You can enjoy peace, calm and beautiful view from the balcony. They will provide you good quality food. This hotel is 20 to 22 km away from Munnar.

  • Address:- Pottenkade p.o, Rathnagiri, Bison Valley Road, Munnar, idukki dist, Munnar, Kerala-685565.
  • Tip:Enjoy the atmosphere and truly pleasant sunrise and sunset view.
  • Time: Check-in time:-12 pm and check-out time:- 11 am
  • Recommend: -Highly recommend 😍
  • Price starts:-4045/- per night
  • Reach:by cab

Hotels in Munnar:-

  • Glenmore Resorts – Near Recreation Club Pallivasal, Munnar 685151 India.
  • SpiceTree Munnar – Muttukad – Periakanal Road Chinnakanal, Munnar 685618 India.
  • Zina Cottage – Old Munnar, Seven Mallay Est, near Lions School, Moolakkada, Munnar 685613 India.
  • Rheinberg Homestay – Near Mount Carmel Church Near St Micheal’s town church, Munnar 685612 India.

Cheyyappara Waterfall:-

Munnar Cheyyappara waterfall munnar

Cheyyappara Waterfall is situated on the Cochin-Madhurai highway. It is a beautiful and activated waterfall. As per native people it is very adventures place for trekking and fascinating place for tourists to enjoy the untouched nature in Idduki. You can click awesome pictures there, collect the memories of Munnar, Kerala. This waterfall is surrounded with thick forest. The water is falling from high steps which are natural stones. The greenery and high falling water provide a very magnificent view to this waterfall.

  • Tip:- Must visit and click some memorable pictures there.
  • Time:- No time boundary but better to visit in a day
  • Entry fee:- No entry
  • Recommend:- yes😀
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Vallara Waterfall:-

Munnar Vallara waterfall Munnar

This admirable waterfall is situated near by Chiyyappara waterfall. It is near Adimali, on Munnar to Kochi highway. Transportation is available like bus or cab. You can visit this splendid Vallara waterfall along with Chiyyappara waterfall. This is also the good choice for trekking in munnar as you should have good amount of energy to trek. This waterfall is activated in monsoon and post monsoon too. Vallara waterfall and chiyyappara waterfall both are visible from highway. At Vallara waterfall, water is falling from 1000 feet, basically it is a chain of waterfall falling on natural stone stairs. It is surrounded with murky forests, which is home of verity of animal and birds.

  • Tip:-Must visit
  • Time:- No time boundary but better to visit in a day
  • Entry fee:- No entry fee
  • Recommend:-yes😀
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation

Spice Plantation:-

Munnar Spice Garden

Spice plantation is one of the best activity do in Munnar if you are curious about the spices and their plants. It is a 1 to 1.5-hour tour of a spice plantation garden by walking with a guide. Spice plantation garden is situated on the same road on which you are traveling from Kochi to Munnar. Basically in this tour, they will show you the collection of spice and ayurvedic plants in a beautiful garden not a whole plantation like farming. At the time you entered is the area of Vedic Village spice plantation, they will show you one men maid caves which have the symbol of “Panchtatva”.

You can also buy the spices as well as plants of spices (there are restrictions on some plants). But yes it was best time I had spend in Munnar. Many informative things explained by guide related to spices, herbal and coffee plants. I have visited Vedic village spice plantation garden, which is keralas no 1 government spice plantation garden. Around 100 government employees are working there. They will provide you a proper spice plant garden tour with guide. The garden was more beautiful than I explained. Must visit this garden when you are at Munnar. Vedic Village is government spice plantation garden and you will get the products which is made with the organic items.

  • Address: Vedic Village spice garden and Ayurveda museum, Valara, Idukk Dst, Kerla – 685561, India.
  • Tip:Keep umbrella with you. It is better to buy spice only, as per my experience do not buy other product like saree or antic item as it is very costly compare to local market.
  • Time: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: Rs.100/- Per Person.
  • Call for Spice Garden Visit:+91-954-4133-300
  • Recommend:-highly recommend 😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation

Handloom Saree place:-


After visiting Vedic Village spice plantation garden i have visited one hand loom Saree shop. One persons was making the Kerala “Lungi (Kerala men traditional wear)”. There are many hand loom Saree shops are available, As per my opinion do not buy a Saree or lungi from these shops. Do not worry if you want to buy kerala saree, i will going to suggest you the place in our Alleppy house boat post. In Alleppy, Saree are very reasonable and quality is also good.

  • Tip:-it is costly.
  • Time:-9 am to 9 pm (approx – better to go in day time)
  • Entry fee:-No Entry Fee
  • Recommend:-No😟

Kalladanthy Natural Cave Park, Munnar:-


This is Natural caves has natural beauty including water and greenery. You can take photos from the top. Here you will also get a rope bicycle ride. Overall it is good, but nothing is there more than cave. It is very costly compared to what you get to see there. As I have visited there, I feel it is very costly and less satisfactory compared to other view points in Kerala.

  • Address:- Kunchithanny Pottankad rd, Pottankadu, Kerala-685565
  • Tip:- Visit this place if you have time balance in your hand.
  • Time:-Monday to Friday:- 7 am to 6 pm and Sunday & Saturday:-9 am to 5 pm
  • Entry fee:-200/-
  • Phone number:-09447238629
  • Recommend:-No😟
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation

Rajamalai | Eravikulam National Park:-


Rajamalai | Eravikulam National park is situated in the Kannan Devan Hills, Idduki District, Kerla. This national park is specially reserve for Nilgiri Tahr. You will get to see a lot of Nilgiri Tahr roaming around in this national park. Atmosphere on the top of this national park is incredible. To reach the starting point of this national park you have to take bus from entry gate. Ticket counter is also there at entry gate itself, so you will get to see the buses and entry gate as soon as you reach the place. Rajamalai national park is first national park in Kerala. You can visit this park from kochi (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) airport, Munnar is a town which is well connected by roads to this park from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The nearest railway station is Alwaye ((Kerala) 120km) and Coimbatore ((Tamil Nadu) 160km).

  • Tip:-Do not carry any food, smoking or alcohol item in the park. Do not play music or speak loudly.
  • Time:-7:30 pm to 4:00 am (all day). Closed in January to March due to calving season of Nilgiri Tahr.
  • Entry fees:- Rs.125/-(Indian Adults), Rs.95/-(Children), Rs.420/-(Foreign Nationals), 45/-(Ordinary camera), 335/-(Video Camera).
  • Online tickets
  • Recommend:-highly recommended😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Photo point:-


This is an beautiful place to click photos for everyone. You will also get some food there like raw mango, sweet corn, pineapple and tea. This is very calm place. There will be most vendors who will reach you out to take photos with tea garden. The view of the tea garden is truly amazing, I highly recommend to get photos from their DSLR camera, so you can frame it and hang it in your house on the wall.

  • Address:- SH18, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala-685612
  • Tip:- click some awesome pics.
  • Time :-24 hours
  • Entry fee:- NA
  • Recommend:- highly recommend 😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Mattupetty Dam, Munnar:-


Mattupetty Dam is a storage concert gravity dam, which is located 13 KM away from Munnar town. This dam is in use for power generation. The main attraction in Mattupetty is dam and lack there. The lack really has attractive scenery and the reflection of tea garden which you can see in the clean water of lack. If you like, then you can also do boating or horse riding there and enjoy the fabulous climate within a greenish valley. This is an amazing experience which one should have in life. The greenery and silent atmosphere will take you to the world of peace. If you do not want to go for boating then you can sit beside of a lack and enjoy the fresh air and completely peaceful state of mind.

Some shops are available there for shopping. So you can buy some famous handcrafted item like Kathakali face, wood pan and many other items. While buying something it is better to do bargaining as much as possible. I have brought wooden Ganesha and sindoor dibi in 150/-rupees. It is a really good place for photography too. You can go to this beautiful destination by cab or you can take a train till Aluva and after that Kerala star buses are will drop you to Munnar. It is good to travel by cab.

  • Address:- Munnar, Top station Hwy, Mattupetty, Kerala-685616.
  • Tip:-Do bargaining while buying something.
  • Time:-24 hours open(better to visit in a day time).
  • Entry fee:-No entry fee. Parking charge is there.
  • Recommend:-highly recommended 😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Eco point:-


Eco is the reflection of sound waves which arrive at the listener with a small delay after the actual sound has been produced. In Munnar, the Eco point is a must to visit tourist destination. The beauty of the Eco point is very much suitable for magnificent photography. The atmosphere and beauty of this point i can’t explain in words.

  • Tip:-Click beautiful pics and enjoy the reflection of your sound.
  • Time:- no Time boundary. Better to visit in a day.
  • Entry fee:- no entry fee.
  • Recommend:-yes😀
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Kannan Devan Tea Museum Munnar:-


I have visited the tea museum of ripple tea, Kanan Devan Hills. It is really very beautiful and informative museum. As soon as I entered in a museum the film started which is based on the history and information about the whole tea plantation, tea making, tea production, TATA’s contribution in a development of village, health facilities for employee and many other good things are included. Trust me it was an amazing experience, I would suggest to watch that movie and visit this museum. The information provided through one short film was truly worth to see when you are at Munnar.

In the tea museum there are all old machines, photo, dairy, telephone and tools available to visit for tourists. All things are very beautiful. They will also provide you the information on tea and human digestion system, I came across a many new things there. Tea processing machine are available there so you can see tea making process. They will offer you complementary green tea too😍.

To avoid a rush you can also pre book online tickets.

  • Address:- Kannan Devan Tea Museum Munnar, iddukki district, Kerala
  • Tip:- don’t forget to visit tea making machine.
  • Time:-Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm (Holiday – Monday and Good Friday)
  • Entry fee:-Rs.75/-(Adults), Rs.35/-(Children)
  • Website:
  • They also provide a special package for student.
  • Online tickets:-
  • Recommend:-highly recommended,😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Hotel Gurubhavan – Munnar:-

This is one of the highest rated hotel situated in the heart of Munnar town. This place is famous for Kerala style food. Lot of Kerala food variety available over there. This hotel has something in there food flavor which you can’t afford to miss when you are in Kerala.


I have visited this hotel for lunch and trust me the food was amazing. You will find rush there between 1 pm to 5 pm. I have visited this hotel at around 4 pm. I have ordered one Kerala meal, chicken Chettinad and roti, food was truly delicious. You should visit this hotel when you are in Munnar. In this hotel I have noticed that the meal is unlimited even rasam and coconut chutney is already there on the table before you order something. Food quality and quantity both are just perfect.

  • Address:- Near teacountry resort, Munnar colony road, H O, silent valley, Munnar, Kerala-685612
  • Tip:-Unlimited Kerala thali has more than 12 items in an order as per your need. must go place for lunch.
  • Time:-7:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Recommend:- Highly Recommended 😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

The Blossom International park:-

Blossom park is very beautiful and calm park situated in the heart of the town. This park is famous for the flowers and the scenic beauty with natural aspect. It is a really very good place to seat and enjoy the incredible nature. Flower plants are there which will attract you more than everything. But yes, visit this park if you have enough time in your hand to cover other spots. If not then, better to skip it.

  • Address:- Aluva – Munnar Highway, Moolakadai, Munnar, Kerala, 685612, India
  • Tip:-visit this park if you have enough time balance in your hand.
  • Time:-9 am to 9 pm(all day)
  • Entry fee:-Rs.10/-(Adult), Rs.2/-(Children), Rs.50/-(Car parking), Rs.20/-(Bike parking)
  • Recommend:- yes😀
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Pothenmedu View Point:-


This point is one of the best places to click live and collect the memories of the Munnar tea garden. This about 4 to 5 kilometers away from Munnar town. It is known as the best sunset point in Munnar. Pothenmedu viewpoint is a very popular spot for trekking as it has greenery of tea garden along the hills. This is one of the famous viewpoints in Munnar which attract tourists because of its natural beauty and appealing view. You can call it one of the favorite tourist destination in Munnar which will give you lofty overlook of tea plantation. It is the best photographic point, so click amazing photos and

  • Tip:- Visit this spot at the time of sunset.
  • Time:-24 hours, but better to visit at the time of sunset. Visit between 9 am to 7:30 pm.
  • Entry fee:-NA
  • Recommend:- yes😀
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

KFDC Floriculture Center:-


KFDC floriculture center known as Munnar rose garden. It is located against the very beautiful tea plantation backdrop, which provide the spectacular view to this rose garden. Flowers in this garden are really very beautiful which provides you the reason to visit this garden.

This garden is operated by Kerala Forest Development Center (KFDC). There are many more points available to see in Munnar, but this one is truly good. You will not need much efforts to reach there as this garden is toad side on your way and accessible without taking lot of time.

I have visited this garden and as soon as I entered I have seen the board of govt, so I think it may not well maintained but my thought was wrong. The garden was well maintained and I could say it was just awesome ✨. The flower plats more than beautiful and the garden was very nit and clean. Honey Bee tree is near to this garden.

  • Address:-526, Ward No.10, Mattupetty Road, Munnar, Kerala-685612
  • Tip: Must go. Everything is just perfect. Click some awesome pics of the flower.
  • Time:- 8 am to 6 pm(all day)
  • Entry fee:-Rs.50/-(Adult), Rs.25/-(Children), Rs.500/-(Professional camera), Rs.50/-(Handy cam), No entry fee for children age less than 5years
  • Recommend:-highly recommended😍
  • Reach:by cab, Govt transportation, local transportation

Munnar Tour – Instructions and opinion

Above all mentioned tourist destination I have visited personally and recommendations are also personal. It is possible that you can like or dislike some points. But as per my view Kerala is a place where you will love to see everything.


In Kerala you will mostly come across the cash transactions, many shopkeepers do not accept card payment. I have face problem in cash transaction and language too, as very few people understand & speak good Hindi or English, so it is better to you if you learn some words in Malayalam. It is not necessary to learn but i feel it is better if you know some words which we normally use in daily routine.

  • Most of the shopkeepers do not accept the card. So you have to do cash transaction.
  • Use of Hindi or English very rare.
  • Hand loom Saree is very costly in shops which are on the way compared to the local Market.
  • Bargaining is very important as offer prices are very high.
  • Buy antic item from local market, mostly from Mattupetty dam prices are low.

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