Unseen/OffBeat Places in Munnar
Unseen/OffBeat Places in Munnar

Eravikulam National Park

AddressEravikulam National Park The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612 04865 231 587 https://maps.google.com/?cid=16479679213132708000
AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefThis scenic natural area with wild goats & greenery has buses that take visitors up a mountain.
DistanceFromOtherPlace24 KM from Rose Garden, 21 KM from Attukad waterfalls
ExtraEravikulam National Park is the first of its kind located in Munnar, Kerala. It is Kerala’s first national park
FactsNilgiri tahr is a goat like species that is endangered. One can easily spot tahr in this park. Some rare animals and endangered species of butterflies can be spotted here
OpeningHours7.30 AM-4.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceAmazing place, serene atmosphere with lush greenery. Park is well maintained with proper washroom and parking facility
TicketPriceIndian Adults – 120/- (Children – 90/-) Foreign Nationals – 400/-
TipsPark is closed from February to March
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Mattupetty Dam

AddressMattupetty Dam Munnar - top station highway, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616 1800 425 4747 https://maps.google.com/?cid=14852924847601627329
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefThis concrete dam built into a mountain has scenic surrounds & draws elephants & other animals.
DistanceFromOtherPlace12 KM from Tea Museum
ExtraThe most attractive part of Mattupetty dam is its still water which reflects the tea garden around
FactsThe dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability
OpeningHours9.00 AM-6.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe reservoir area of the dam is beautifully scenic, good place for photography
TicketPriceINR 10
TipsThe best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May and it is very easily accessible from Munnar town.
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Munnar Rose Garden

AddressRose Gardens Karadippara, Kerala 685561 04864 278 243 https://maps.google.com/?cid=14014489479250266907
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefOne of a kind garden, surrounded by quaint hills and beautiful waterfalls, offers a variety of activities to choose from
DistanceFromOtherPlace11 KM from Attukad Waterfalls, 4.0 Km from tea museum
ExtraThe Rose Garden, spread over 2 acres of land, is an excellent stretch that is brimming with a variety of plants, including spices, crops like cardamom and vanilla, and a variety of other fruit trees
FactsThe heart-warming blossoms and colourful flowers make the place a mini-heaven on earth.
OpeningHours9.00 AM-4.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceGood garden with a variety of flowers, unique cactus collection
TicketPriceINR 50
TipsAccommodation is provided here in a farmhouse and is the hallmark of the Rose Garden. The property has four well-decorated rooms that are spacious and comfortable
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Tea estates of Kolukkumalai

AddressRose Gardens Karadippara, Kerala 685561 04864 278 243 https://maps.google.com/?cid=14014489479250266907
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefAt 8,000 feet, the world's highest tea estate draws visitors for both its products and its panoramic views.
DistanceFromOtherPlace11 KM from Mattupetty Dam, 4.5 KM from Pothamedu view point
ExtraKnown for its excellent, flavorsome teas, this estate is also known for its panoramic views and the for the rugged mountains that surround it.
FactsThirty-five km outside of Munnar, India, the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is built high atop the precipitous ridge that rises above the plains of Tamilnadu.
OpeningHours7.00 PM - 6.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe rejuvenating fresh air is a blessing in this place, but life is very simple
TicketPriceINR 100
TipsThe hill top is accessible only by jeep and is 38 km from Munnar town.
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

AddressChinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612 083010 24187 https://maps.google.com/?cid=7198219702261812390
AverageTimeToSpend1.5 Hours
BriefTrekking through a sprawling wildlife reserve with a diverse range of mammals, amphibians & plants.
DistanceFromOtherPlace37 KM from anamudi, 74 KM from kundal lake
ExtraOne can view herds of gaur and elephants strolling around casually in this area. Dry deciduous forests, high ranges and some grassland add to the diversity of the sanctuary
FactsChinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki district is home to the Great Grizzled Squirrel of India
OpeningHours8.00 AM-5.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceWonderful atmosphere, friendly people in the surrounding and many scenic views and waterfalls
TicketPrice"Indian Adults – 10/- (Children – INR 5) Foreign Nationals –INR 100
TipsThe wildlife along with the deciduous trees makes it an ideal spot for trekking aficionados.
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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

AddressThattekad Bird Sanctuary Kothamangalam-Pooyamkutty Road, Nyayapally PO, Thattekad, Kerala 686681 0485 258 8302 https://maps.google.com/?cid=10602596103489456094
AverageTimeToSpend1 Hour
BriefNatural habitat for diverse bird species, popular for bird watching, photography & quiet picnics.
DistanceFromOtherPlace64 KM from Idukki
ExtraThe area has over 270 different avian species which include crimson throat-ed barber, peninsular bay owl, crested serpent eagle, fairy bluebird, rose billed roller, great Indian horn-bill, Sri Lanka frog mouth, red knot, jack snipe, black bittern and pied avocet etc.
FactsAlso known as Thattekad Bird Sanctuary which spreads over 25.16 sq. km covering forest, wetlands and rivers
OpeningHours7.00 AM-5.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceA paradise for bird watchers and bird photographers
TicketPriceIndian Adults – INR 10 Foreign Nationals –INR 100
TipsThe forest and its trails are dangerous, so a guide is needed
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Lakkam waterfalls

AddressLakkam Waterfalls Munnar Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Near Eravikulam National Park, Marayoor, Kerala 685620 04865 231 587 https://maps.google.com/?cid=1003657979723056441
AverageTimeToSpend45 Min
BriefHidden among-st dense jungle, these famous cascading falls require a hike to access.
DistanceFromOtherPlace19 KM from Thoovanam falls,27 Km from rose garden.
ExtraLying on the way to Marayoor from Munnar, the waterfall is set amidst dense flora and rolling hills which add to its bewitching beauty
FactsEravikulam plateau is the originating point of this water stream and only the bottom of the fall is accessible.
OpeningHours9.00 AM-4.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceNice and soothing place. Waterfall is well maintained and kept clean
TicketPriceINR 20
TipsBest time to visit is in monsoon and as early as possible in morning
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Attukal waterfalls

AddressAttukad Waterfall Attukad Waterfall Rd, Pallivasal, Kerala 685565 https://maps.google.com/?cid=1578527597596709082
AverageTimeToSpend45 Min
BriefMultiple waterfalls cascading amid rolling hills, surrounded by hiking trails & panoramic views.
DistanceFromOtherPlace21 KM from Eravikulam National park, 8.8 KM from chithiraputam
ExtraAttukal Waterfalls comprise a white stream of water slanting down the rocky hills in a singsong way.
FactsThis attraction near Munnar is popular with trekkers as the adjacent hills offer much to explore for enthusiastic wanderers.
OpeningHours9.00 AM-7.30 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceBeautiful landscape, peaceful and quite as it is not crowded
TicketPriceFree
TipsThese falls appear mesmerizing soon after the monsoons when the flow is thick & full.
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Thoovanam falls

AddressThoovanam Waterfalls Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki District, Marayoor, Kerala 685620 04865 231 587 https://maps.google.com/?cid=2742330948101404624
AverageTimeToSpend2-3 Hours
BriefScenic hiking trail through a wildlife sanctuary leads to this picturesque cascade along the river
DistanceFromOtherPlace32 KM from Anamudi, 54 KM from Mattupetty Dam
ExtraThe waterfall has to be reached by 4 Km trek from Alampetty Checkpost, which is situated on Munnar - Udalampet highway and connected by buses from Munnar
FactsThe Thoovanam waterfalls trip is a guided trek (forest guides must be accompanied) and usually takes 2-3 hours from the check post.
OpeningHours8.00 AM- 2.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceAmazing waterfalls with best trek experience, great Ambiance
TicketPrice"Indian Adults – INR 200 Foreign Nationals –INR 300
TipsAccommodation is available inside the sanctuary in Forest guesthouse, Treetop houses and log houses. Accommodation can be booked in advance
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Kundala lake

AddressKundale Lake Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685615 https://maps.google.com/?q=Kundale+Lake%2C+Kannan+Devan+Hills%2C+Kerala+685615&ftid=0x3b0777cdf6d4a1f9:0xa02f881c6d07af46
AverageTimeToSpend1-2 Hours
BriefKundala Lake is situated around 20 kilometers away from the beautiful southern hill town of Munnar.
DistanceFromOtherPlace14 Km from Mattupetty Dam, 37 KM from Chituirapuram
ExtraThe Kundala Lake gives way to an artificial dam 'Kundala Dam,' which is another famous attraction of this region
FactsThe picturesque Kundala lake is surrounded by green valleys and majestic landscapes, that almost every photographer would like to capture in their lenses.
OpeningHoursOpen 24 Hours
PeopleLoveForPlaceLovely views. Peaceful. Nice for a quick stop. Quite windy. Extremely Scenic
TicketPriceFree
TipsThe best time to visit Kundala Lake is during the monsoons from the months of June to September.
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Kathakali Shows

Address"Kalari Kshethra Kochi Road, Chithirapuram South, Munnar, Kerala 685655 04865 263 934 https://maps.google.com/?cid=2706256246002049887"
AverageTimeToSpend2 Hours
BriefKathakali is known to be the most eminent among India’s classical art forms.
DistanceFromOtherPlace21 KM from Mattupetty Dan
ExtraThe show mainly features episodes from the ancient epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha
FactsThe first form of Kathakali was Ramanattam, which was created by the Raja of Kottarakkara, a princely state in ancient Kerala
OpeningHours5.00 PM-7.00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceExcellent kathakali dance, highly skilled and trained artists
TicketPriceINR 200
TipsOne can also watch Kalarippayattu while going to watch kathakali
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