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Munnar Tourism


When Munnar is remembered, the first image that comes to our mind is of plush green mountains with tea plantations, majestic mountain ranges, a calm and peaceful environment, cloud mountains peaks, and a hazy tranquil environment. The city is loved and adored by all the national and international travelers. Like any other typical Indian town, the town is shops, guests houses, Hotels, and cultural and traditional people. Munnar is also considered a heaven for Indian honeymooners. The town is divided into two parts, Old Munnar and Munnar, on one hand where Old Munnar compact with tourist information office, on the other hand, Munnar houses a bus station, guest house, hotels, and many other things. Munnar derived its name from the word Moonu Aaru, a Malayalam word that means three rivers.

This Munnar travel guide on Munnar tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Munnar, Munnar tourist places, the history and culture of Munnar, and the best time to visit Munnar.

History of Munnar

The early history of the city is still not recognized and is unknown to scholars. As far as the records are concerned, the early inhabitants of the region are members of the Muthuvan community, a tribal community. Until the late 19th century, the region was unexplored and wild. Later in the same century, a foreign planter from Europe found this place and started plantations here. By 1877 British understood the importance of this region and got mesmerized by its beauty, and they took to land on lease from Valiya Raja for tea plantation. By 1879 all other plantations like coffee, cardamom, cinchona, and sisal were banned when tea was found as an ideal crop for the region. Seeing the profit and money generated from the selling and plantation of tea plants, many companies came and started their partnership in tea plantations. Tata Company is one of those companies. In 1964 Tata group entered into collaboration with Finlay, which resulted in the formation of the Tata-Finlay group.

Culture, Traditions, and Cuisine in Munnar

The beautiful hill station Munnar once was also the summer resort for the British. Famous for tee plantation, Munnar has many plantation places which were started by the British only. The first human evidence found in this region is of the Muthuvan tribe. One can see the strange blend of Muthuvan Tribal traditions, British Culture, and Kerala and Tamil Nadu traditions. Locals of the region generally speak Malayalam and Tamil languages. With the passage of time and westernization, you can also find people speaking in English and Hindi. Talking about the festivals, the major festival celebrated here is the festival of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the months of August and September. The festival is celebrated as a harvest festival that is celebrated throughout the state of Kerala. This festival runs for 10 days. During Onam, people make beautiful traditional designs in front of their homes. Another festival is Hot Air Balloon Festival which started celebrating in last recent years. This roped ride in the balloon offers you a bird's eye view of the natural beauty of the Munnar. The city has as classy taste in food as other parts of the country when it comes to food.

Along with the picturesque landscape, the place also offers its travelers an array of mouth-watering delicacies. The city has famous Kairali cuisine, served on a banana leaf, consisting of vegetable pachadi salad, elaneerpayasam (coconut kheer), mixed vegetable stir fry, pulienji, and rice with sambar, rasam, and other items. The staple food of the city is rice which is savored with different recipes. The most important ingredient of every dish is coconut oil and garnished with a lot of crushed coconuts. Non-Veg lovers can tantalize their taste buds with fish and beef (beef though now banned). The most favorite non-veg dish of the city is Malabar parotta and rice, which is served with beef, fish, or meat.

Munnar Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Munnar Map


Places to Visit Munnar


Bestowed with unbeatable natural sceneries, the place is the favorite tourist destination among travelers. With many man-made and natural attractions, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Tata Tea Museum, Idduki Arch Dam, Anamudi Peak, Hill View Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Kannan Devan Tea Museum, and Mattupetty are the best Munnar tourist places. Here are some of the best places to visit in Munnar are: 

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary:

Salim Ali, the best-known ornithologist, described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India. It was the first of its kind in Kerala. The forest authority of the sanctuary organizes guided tours. You can indulge yourself in the adventure activities like trekking while watching various exotic and rare birds. The place is one of the best Munnar travel places. 

Kannan Devan Tea Museum:

This is the only tea plantation area that is accessible to tourists. More than 12000 employees serve their duty in Kannan Devan Hill Plantation. It is the largest tea plantation in South India.

Mattupetty:

It is another hill station which is famous for its well-constructed dams and beautiful lakes. The place is bestowed with blessings of mother nature, wildlife sanctuary, hill stations, spice plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, salubrious climate, and scenic beauty.

Best Time to Visit Munnar


Nestled amidst natural beauty, the city of Munnar is bestowed with could covered mountains, plush green tea plantation landscape, spice plantation, and much more picturesque view. The best time to visit Munnar is the season of Autumn, when the season is pleasing and alluring. Specifically speaking, the month of October is the best time to visit the city.

Places To Visit In Munnar

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Getting In Munnar

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

The nearest airport is Cochin International airport which is 110km away from Munnar by road. The city is connected with many national and international places via this airport.

By Roadways:

The well-clustered road will help you to reach the place safely and smoothly. Munnar is connected via road with Cochin, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and many other places in and around the city.

By Railways:

Aluva is the nearest railway station to Munnar. It is 110 km approx from the city. You can also reach Munnar via Madhurai railway station, which is 135 km away from the city.

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You will love your Munnar trip, and our Munnar travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Munnar tourist destinations. 

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