Munnar is dotted with majestic waterfalls that are surrounded by beautiful mountains of Western Gats. Do visit the Power House waterfalls located on the way to Thekkady from Munnar. Visit the old tea factories where you can taste and pick up the finest tea in the country. Tata Tea Museum where you can witness tea-processing is the pick of the factories in Munnar. While in Munnar do visit Top Station the highest point in Munnar.
Munnar is an idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Munnar is home to the only sandalwood forest in Kerala and is also famous for its exotic flora and fauna. The Nilgiri thar, giant squirrel and the once-in-twelve-year blooming Neelakurinji flower (Strobilanthes kunthiana) are specialities of Munnar.
Perched at an altitude of 1,520 meters Munnar is one of the most popular hillstations in Kerala and a major attraction of Kerala tourism. The hill station has beautiful tea gardens and lush greenery all around the year. Munnar is famous for the Neelkurinji plant that blooms once every twelve years in the valleys near Munnar. Munnar is located at about 120 kms from Ernakulam.
Located an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, the hill resort of Devikulam is 16 km southwest of Munnar. Sita Devi Lake with the backdrop of verdant hills is the main attraction of Devikulam. Not far from the lake is the spectacular Pallivasal falls.
Mattupetty is located 13 km away from Munnar. A picturesque location Mattupetty is famous for the dam and surroundings. Indo Swiss project is located at about 3 kms from Mattupetty.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is 97 sq. km. in extent, situated along the Western Ghats in the High Ranges of Idukki district. The Park holds the largest viable population of the endangered (IUCN) Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius).