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Things To Do In Munnar: A perfect weekend getaway in Kerala

By Krishna Teja - June 24, 2020

Munnar is a diverse canvas of inclining lavish green tea estates, pouring streams by the slopes, and curvy roads. Also, there are some totally great activities to do to get the most of your vacation. Munnar is an ultimate destination for a tranquil and reviving retreat in the slopes. Vacation spots in and around Munnar are bounty. And every one of them is ideal for going through the whole excursion with your preferred book and some hot tea. Here are a few Top things to do in Munnar.

Top 7 Things To Do In Munnar

There is no lack of exciting activities in Munnar. Plan your schedule, picking your favoured activities from our list below that will enhance your vacation in Munnar on your joyful weekend get-away in Kerala

  1. TreeHouse Stay in Manor Resort
  2. Tea Estate Tours in Kolukkumalai
  3. Camping and Trekking at the Echo Point
  4. Spot rare species at the Eravikulam National Park
  5. Mountain Biking in Suryanelli  
  6. A Picnic at Lakkam Waterfalls
  7. Rock Climbing at Fun Forest Adventure Park

1. Manor Resort – Tree House Stay 

Also called Erumadam, the treehouse is an eco-stay facility made of natural materials like bamboo, coir, roughage and straw. It is another idea coming up in different parts of Kerala like Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad. If you’re planning a trip to Kerala in May, then go for a treehouse stay at Dream Catcher Plantation Resort. This is indeed the top thing to do in Munnar.

Situated among tea and spice estates, 19 km from Munnar town, Dream Catcher Plantation Resort involves 4 lavish tree houses on the height of 20 to 60 ft. The stay is absolutely marvellous, and to keep it that way, food, smoke, and alcohol are strictly denied inside the treehouse. This is, without a doubt, one of the exciting activities in Munnar. Make some extraordinary memories staying here during your Munnar trip. Also, note that this is just for couples with kids over 10 years. 

2. Kolukkumalai – Tea Estate Tours

Tea estates in Munnar
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Feel the fresh aroma of the gleaming beverage at Kolukkumalai Tea Estate – one of the most elevated tea plantations of the world. It is situated at the height of 7900 ft, and the curved road along Kolukkumalai Hills leading to this tea garden, the en-route is absolutely stunning. A much-needed vacation destination in Munnar, the estate is famous worldwide for its aromatic tea leaves. The ancient tea processing plant is also a refreshing place. 

Timings: Good news for tea lovers. Open on the entire days apart from Sunday, this tea manufacturing plant permits visitors to taste various varieties of teas and buying from the outlet. 

Entrance Fee: INR 75 

Also Read: Best Resorts in Munnar for Family

3. Echo Point – Camping And Trekking 

There are a lot of adventure sports in Kerala to enjoy, and Munnar is an ecstasy for adventure enthusiasts and fitness freaks, particularly trekkers. Trekking till high heights like Echo Point and Top Station is one of the most favoured activities in Munnar. Found 15 km from here, Echo Point is an entrancing destination where voice echoes usually happen. Top Station is the most remarkable point in Munnar. It offers an unbelievable view of the town surrounded by hills and valleys. Trekking 32 km up to Top Station is not so tough and requires a great deal of patience. If one can achieve the goal, the exercise for the whole week is dealt with. Remember to carry your hiking shoes and trekking gears. 

4. Eravikulam National Park – Spot Rare Species 

Nilgiri Tahr at Eravikulam National Park
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Brave hearts! You must explore the thick and dark forests, biosphere perseveres, national park and sanctuaries of Munnar. Who knows, you could be fortunate to detect some imperilled and about wiped out creatures and winged animals. The most visited and mainstream natural life territories of Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Try out the below-listed places too.

  • Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Kannan Devan slopes.
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary has found 60 km from this hill station.
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is also called Thekkady Bird Sanctuary and located 73 km from here. 

Timings: All of them are open from 7 am to 6 pm. 

Entrance Fee: INR 90 for Eravikulam National Park; and both Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary charge INR 10 to Indians and INR 100 to foreigners. 

Must Read: Places to visit in Munnar

5. Suryanelli – Mountain Biking 

Mountain Biking in Munnar
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Even cycling fans get an opportunity to cheer in the tea estate town of Kerala. A few zones here, like Suryanelli, Anamudi Shola, Kundala, Marayoor, and Vandanmedu are best for mountain biking which is one of the mainstream adventure activities available here. It is delightful to ride along the barrette curves and bustling streets, overcoming the hills and valleys on a bike. This is one exciting activity in Munnar. 

Many resorts and resorts organize biking trips for their visitors, or you can lease a cycle from cycle rental agencies in Munnar. KDHP House in Idukki District and Gokulam Bike Hire are two famous ones. 

Cycle Rent: INR 300 for the afternoon 

6. Lakkam Waterfalls – Have A Picnic 

Munnar has a few sloping streams tumbling from a height, subsequently shaping a dive pool. Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam, are some acclaimed cascade in Munnar and their dive pool territories fill in as dazzling excursion spots for visitors just as local people. 

Lukkam waterfalls in Munnar
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Situated on the Munnar-Marayoor course, Lakkam waterfalls is surrounded by vega trees, and waterfalls and is a perfect picnic spot. It is one of the best waterfalls in Kerala. While on a trip in Attukal waterfalls, in the edge of Munnar town while in transit to Pallivasal, likewise plan a little trek along the encompassing hillocks. Waterway Pambar drops as Thoovanam falls close Chinnar natural life haven, shaping a stunning stream. Its base is a beautiful spot to go for a day excursion, particularly with kids. 

Also Read: Best Tree Houses In Munnar

7. Fun Forest Adventure Park – Rock Climbing 

The new oblique view of Munnar is the thing that makes it popular among experience darlings. Adventure activities like Rock climbing and rappelling are massively exciting activities, and expert direction is accessible for all. National Adventure Foundation sorts out stone climbing and rappelling exercises alongside other adventure sports. Add this to your list of activities in Munnar, Kerala. 

Also, Fun Forest Adventure Park is an excellent entertainment mecca in Munnar to enjoy moderate adventure exercises. 

Timings: 7 am – 7 pm 
Section Fee: INR 600 for per person 
How long? 2 hours

Hence, The above are the Top Things to do in Munnar to make most your weekend getaway to Kerala. Make sure you log onto Pickyourtrail Staycations to the best deal and choose a unique and a refreshing place to stay while on your vacation to Kerala. Why wait? Get set and Go Munnar!

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