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Munnar Tourism & Travel Information

Munnar is also referred as ``High Range`` because of its sky-needling acme. A holiday at Munnar is tantamount to tea/coffee/ spice plantations sprawling as far as eyes can gauge, mist-packed valleys, rolling hill, sparkling waterfalls, picture-postcard hamlets and undulating valleys. Blessed with all makings of idyllic holidays, Munnar is enriched with nature walks, photography, golfing, trekking, boating and paragliding. Perched atop 1600 m above the sea level, Munnar is situated at a confluence of three rivers Muthirapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. Tea being the main claim to fame in the town, 12000 hectares of land is used for tea plantation, making it a suitable place to walk, cycle and poise against. In a true sense, Munnar is huge ‘holistic’ relief before you to descend to tropican Kerala —Madurai and other Tamil Nadu attractions. An exact spot to breath purest air, Munnar’s scenic locales extend beyond dreams.

Munnar Travel Guide is a double-dyed travelling guidebook that steers entire reconnoitres to Munnar. Aimed to provide detailed information on Munnar and near by areas, the city guide is perfected to unforgettable journey to Munnar. Welcome to consummate travel aid that offer an experience sans hassles.

How to Reach

How to Reach Munnar

Munnar — Kerala’s beguiling beauty — lies at an unpardoned height, unimaginably, at 5,000 ft. A hotspot envy of inanimate pinnacles, Munnar lies at a confluence of three streams, in the Western Ghats. Several of the attractions in Munnar lie not within the area, rather under the circumsphere of 10-40 km. The hill station of Munnar is widely connected with other south Indian states and its prominent cities through all means of transportation like rail, road and airways. The nearest airport is located at Cochin International Airport and the connecting rail strip is at Aluva and Ernakulam. Alongside, the National Highway 49 and State Highway 17 conjoin Munnar to other places like Maraiyoor, Indira Gandhi National Park and Eravikulam National Park. Many state run buses, KSRTC and SETC buses and AC buses have frequent running to the state. Accessing Munnar through its hair-pin bends and beauteous scape is a great experience for all. Munnar is mantled in a heady aroma of tea. Discover it layer by layer!!! 

Distance from Munnar to other locations
Place Distance
Allapuzzha 151 km
Attingal 229 km
Changanassery 127 km
Chennai 572 km
Coimbatore 274 km
Kochi 135 km
Kannur 362 km
Kodaikanal 195 km
Thekkady 69 km
Tuticorin 235 km
Top Station 32 km

How to Reach Munnar by Airways

How to Reach Munnar by Railways

How to Reach Munnar by Road

Local Transportation

Buses, auto-rickashaws and rickshaw comprise local transportation in Munnar. Otherwise, tourists can hire cycles and bikes on rent as a means of transportation here. Raja cycles and Gokulam Bike Hire rent out cars and bikes per day at Rs 250. Autorickshaws run around the hills with bone-shuddering efficiency charging somewhat Rs 150 to Rs 650 for full sightseeing and other places accordingly. Alternatively, buses are also an efficient and cheaper conveyance than autos. Well, Munnar has quiet a decent number of buses running inter and intra-state buses catering to the tourist and locals alike. KSRTC bus stand located to the south of the hill station. Rickshaw is best medium to hop to a short distance. A novel way to sight out Munnar is car hiring. Cars can be hired to the extent of 80 km per day or can be paid meter wise accordingly.

Drive on your own

Attractions

Munnar Attractions

A world of green and its countless hues, Munnar is a show-stopper of all dashing Kerala attractions. Sliced out of Kerala Greens! and Peaks! it is cuddle-folded secret of Western Ghats with umpteen attractions, some old and some evergreen. Sans all the artificialities like high-rise buildings, water parks and other unreal recreation centres, Munnar is beatified with tea gardens, azure silhouette, mist-enveloped pinnacles and spice-covered sloped and natural streams. Six hundred meters above the sea, it is the Shangri La of Kerala and home to Anamudi (8,814 ft) the highest peak. A trip to Munnar is through photographic scenery, tea/ spice gardens, shoal trees, Nilakurinji blooms (if fortunate enough to capture some) and pure air. The green summit of Kerala, Munnar qualifies every element of a dream destination. 

Church of South India: Consecrated in 1910, during the British rule in India, CSI is ornate with tainted glass work and has 14 rows of polished rosewood pews. As the history of the place goes, the church was a cemetery of Eleanor Knight Read more... 

Tata Tea Museum: Opened up by the tea giants, TATA, the museum is a living salute to all those who toiled hard for transforming Munnar into major tea producing estate. Some onliest items on display include Kundale Valley Light Railway dating back to 1905  Read more... 

Pothanmedu: Situated on the high entry point to Munnar, Pothanmedu View is a very comely place, extremely scenic, extremely pleasing to eyes. Inhabited by tea estate workers, Pothanmedu View is a small village some km away in Idukki? >> Read more... 

Nyaymakkad Waterfall: Scenes here can be compared from those seen in Bollywood of the tea expanses and songs pictured on it. While you are getting soaked in soothing greenery of the state Read more... 

Lockhart Gap: You can palm out whole of Munnar and eye the prettiness of its surroundings from here. Well, driving over the Lockhart Gap from the south and taking a view from South is truly unforgettable Read more... 

Indo-Swiss Project: Around more than hundreds of cattle and high-yielding cattle are bred in the vicinity here. A unique Project, the Swiss project in Munnar, is highly rewarding for its improving livestock farming Read more.

Devikulam: The most famous spot of Devikulam, the Sita Devi Lake is a worth a visit. Try some trout fishing here. It is believed that the lake at Devikulam is the same place where Lord Rama and Goddess Sita had took bath in the waters of the lake Read more... 

Pallivasal and Chithirapuram Dam: Home to Pallivasal Project, Chithirapuram has an added charm of picturesque tea plantation and spice nurseries owned by Kerala Spice Board. Locales of tea plantations, mountain background, and tea / spice groves Read more... 

Blossom International Park: The Park is stippled with rare-blooms of all varieties that colour the garden area in all possible hues. Shrubbed with plantations and trees all over, the park is conditioned with cycling, boating, roller skating, boating, badminton, tree houses, fountains, swings and so on Read more... 

Atthukad: Cascading from un-scaled heights, the Athukad Falls is replete with the capacity of stopping your breath for a moment or two. During the months of monsoon, the falls come more pleasing Read more...

Getaways
Munnar,important distances Munnar is a blessed hill town having a row of attractions aligned inwardly, or at fringed sides of this picturesque destination. Although Munnar is a wonder place of interest in itself, the getaways are just the extension of coffee/ tea plantations or the lake side that are quiet-not-chanced upon. Munnar excursions are best way to catch a glimpse of unexplored and yet so gorgeous surrounding. Chance up on these, one by one.
 
Sethuparbathipuram Dam Maduppetty Dam Eravikulam National Park Vagavurai and Lakkam Falls
Chinnar National Park Marayoor Kollukkumally Tea Estate Bison Spice Valley
Anaimudi Ramakalmedu Top Station Gundala Lake

Sethuparbathipuram Dam: The aura and surroundings, an azure water reservoir ornate with boats of all shapes and sizes and animals grazing early morning on the banks make a very pleasant scene at the dam  Read more... 

Marayoor: Clad with unceasing expanse of sandalwood plantations, Maraiyoor is quiet acclaimed with tourists for the same. Marayoor terrain is specked with wave like mountains, rain and deciduous forests, riverbank forests, paddy fields, waterfalls, rugged rocky hills, shoals, hamlets, brooks and hamlets and so on and so forth.Read more... 

Maduppetty Dam: A ten kilometre drive from Munnar Town to through top station road to Maduppaty/Mattuppetty is the most scenic of all the drives in Munnar. Madduppaty Dam is 160-ft high with a huge reservoir that expands scenic over several of Km into the hill. Read more...

Eravikulam National Park: Tahrs, an almost extinct wild species on earth, are the core draw of this park. A number of 1000 Nilgiri Tahrs are reported to be found in the park and its close vicinity, against the dreading numbers poached already Read more... 

Anaimudi: Anamudi is located in Kerala. Anamudi is located in the southern vistas of Eravikulam National Park is bordered with Cardamom Hills, Anaimalai Hills and Palani Hills. Read more... 

Chinnar National Park: Chinnar records around 225 species of birds, a mind blowing number apart from other species. In evening leopards and tigers are common sights. Read more.. 

Ramakalmedu: Mythologically, Ramakalmedu is a place of paramount significance. Lord Rama placed his feet over the place to search Goddess Sita, his wife, after Ravana, the monster abducted her. Read more 

Kollukkumally Tea Estate: Kollukkumallay Tea Estate takes the honour of producing some of the most flavoursome tea quality in the world. Apart from tea/coffee production, Kollukkumallai has earned prominence for its panoramic landscape and wildlife species as elephants, gaur, sambar, sloth bear, etc. Read more 

Bison Spice Valley: Bison Valley drew the name from a wild species called Bison, found in abundance here. Canvassed beautifully with mountains at the backdrop against the cardamom forest Bison is a scene potent of stopping a breath. Read more... 

Top Station:.At 15 km from Munnar, Top station is located amidst scenic surroundings on the border of Kerala (Idukki) and Tamil Nadu (Theni), at an elevation of 1,700 mts. Top Station bags the award of being the highest roadway in Kerala and also on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. Top Station offers a peak view of Theni district and Western Ghats. Popular beats of Top Station comprises of Neelakurinji, Kurinjimala and ropeway to Munnar. Also, Top Station is the western entrance to Palani Hill National Park. 

Vagavurai and Lakkam Falls: Vagavurai is named after it incomparable beauty characteristic of Vaga Trees. The sight of red flowers, bloomed on Vaga trees, all over the valley is breath-stopping. Vagavurai is conditioned with first pepper and orange plantations in Kerala and the first mini hydel project of the state. Just abutting these red varais is the Lakkam Waterfalls awaits you in the wilds near Lakkam a place near the Vagavurai Estate which is located at the Munnar- Marayoor road side. It takes 5 minutes to reach from the road. 

Gundala Lake : 22 km away from the town of Munnar, Gundala Lake is hemmed on a height of 1700 mts above the sea level. Asia`s first arch dam, Gundala Arch Dam is placed amidst impenetrable jungles en route Top Station road in Munnar. One-of-a-kind project in the Indian subcontinent, Gundala Lake is enriched with boating facilities installed by Kerala State Electricity Board. You can make a selection of the pedal, house and row boats, or shikara boats for a round on water. Alongside, you can visit the tea gardens, Golf Grounds and manymore

Kiomoi Must Dos

Munnar - Kiomoi Must Dos

Munnar is a tourists` paradise with a long list of exciting activities. We at Kiomoi have zeroed on certain activities which according to us is an absolute must if you happen to be at Munnar. These are highlighted here.

Tea Plantation Walks
Shopping Tea/Spice
Boating/Cruises
Canoeing
Fishing and Angling
Paragliding
Mountain Cycling / Biking
Trekking
Sandal Valley Tours in Marayoor 

Tea Plantation Walks

Munnar is synonymous to tea/ coffee plantations. Take a walk on these or long, dense plantations or visit Tata Tea Museum to get educated about tea production process. 

Shopping Tea/Spice

Helicopter Tours are exciting and more adventurous way to see the whole of Munnar. There is no better way to view Munnar than the Helicopter Rides to see the green surroundings. 

Boating/Cruises

Boating/ Cruise is the integral part of Munnar tourism. Experience rowing a long boat or peddle boat on the Mattupetty Lake in Munnar. Boating takes you through the scenic ride of Munnar, past mountains, tea-fringed lake and so on. Read More... 

Canoeing

Another water sport to be enjoyed here is canoeing. It is a very good way to explore the flora and fauna of Munnar. Canoeing facilities can be availed with the boating authority of Munnar. 

Fishing and angling

The scene here resembles here of a movie. Angling and fishing in the calm and still waters of Munnar lakes and dams is a must do for all. Fishing can only be done with prior permission of D.P.T.C authorities. Read More... 

Paragliding

Crowned with some of the highest tea plantation hikes, excitingly, Munnar has some great and thrilling scope for Paragliding. D.P.T.C Munnar offers two kinds of paraglide; one is a three day course (Rs 12,000), while the other offers on spot paraglide along with the pilot. For more information tourists can contact on 0944613566. 

Mountain Cycling / Biking

Munnar is best captured on the cycle or bike tyres. Zig-zag your way into the tea plantations and hill top on your cycle or bike. D.T.P.C, Munnar rents out cycles for Rs 10 per hour and Rs 50 per day. Read More... 

Trekking

Trek those silent valley of Munnar passing through the streams and rivulets on your way to high altitudes and tea-plantation hikes. 

Sandal Valley Tours in Marayoor

Sandal Valley trip is the most refreshing and educating trip to Sandal Plantation areas in Munnar. Option to purchase authentic sandals is also available here.

Activities

Munnar - Activities

Munnar is abounded with activities of all kinds, be it adventure, entertainment or any other. Nature walks on the mountains, boating on the lake, safaris, tea plantation hikes and strolls and so on, there are ample of activities waiting to be explored at Munnar. Lot of curves, heights, natural water bodies and tea/spices/coffee plantations throws in scope of tourism activities. Check out some of the across-the-board activities at Munnar and its near by areas.

Boating
Cycling/Rent a Bike
Eravikulam National Park Hike
Trout Fishing
Golfing
Helicopter Rides
Horse Riding

Boating

The best way to feel the clear blue water and outskirts of boating is Munnar. Take the family Boating. Local coastal spots, Mattupetty Dam offer boating facility and boat renting facility.

Matupetty Dam Boating

Boating Fee Speedboat: Rs 250
Big Boat: Rs 600 (25 persons / half hour)
Timing: 9:30 am- 5:30 pm
Sethuparvathipuram Dam; Boating Fee- Rs 30

Cycling/Rent a Bike

Not all can be toured by boating and cars. One way to trodden and discover the unseen, or sashay hair pin bends, tea plantation is by Cycling or through a bike. Ask it on rent from DTPC Information Centre if your hotel doesn`t give it on rent.

Hike at Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is requisite-visit in Munnar. The park is home to some 3000 ibex, elephants, lion-tale macaque and prominently Nilgiri Tahr (an endangered species and found at two places) and many more. Reaching Eravikulam National Park is quiet an escapade as you canÂ?t take your car directly. A good 30 min hike will make you reach the park.

Trout Fishing

For permits: Contact The Secretary, High Range Angling Association, Munnar; call: 04865-230561-65 Office timings 8 am-5.30 pm Permit charges Rs 500
Many brooks, stream, mountains and rivulets in Munnar offer a unique delight to anglers and fishing buffs. Two major places famous with anglers are Gravel Banks and Devikulam Lake; almost at a distance of 25 km. Gravel Bank is tucked in the remote corners of Nyamakad Estate. In order to reach Gravel, visitors will have to pass from Eravikulam National Park open area and scenic lures of Nyamakad Tea Estate.

Note: Anglers must have permit before going for sports. Also, they are expected to bring their own rods and reels. All angling enthusiasts are expected to maintain a record of all catches.

Golfing

Good news for golfers: Munnar has two Golf grounds. Set in the wooded surroundings, the High Range and Kundale Club offer excellent golfing opportunity. High Range permits to play free, but Kundale Club doesn`t allow it free of cost until you take the resort for accommodation. One must have a prior permission before availing the facility.

High Range Club Tel 04865-230253/ 724; Golfing fee Rs 250 for a full day; Equipment hire Rs 250; Green fee Rs 250 Caddy Fee: Rs 50 Lunch Rs 140

Helicopter Rides

The fancy of rich and wealthy, the helicopter ride at Munnar is the game of wealthy and rich. Flying over high altitude and getting a green view of all, Helicopter Flight is another chance to rope in for enchanting eyeshot of Munnar. Take a chance to see Munnar, not by walking, not by cycling and not by horse-riding, but by scenic helicopter flight.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is a common scene and sport at Munnar. Seeing the places and valley from the back of horse is one of the best take-home experiences to have in Munnar. The landscapes, valleys, roads and country side surroundings give Munnar an exact home of Horse Riding buffs. Sit on the back of a horse and invade the jungle territories as well to survey the nature. The Muttuputty Lake/Dam offers horses for hire as do a number of other areas closer to the city. For more information ask for details at your hotel on arrival.

Driving Direction
Driving Direction to Munnar
 

Munnar is an exciting travel destination situated in the bountiful greens of the Kerala regions. The backwaters, hills, tea gardens and perennial line of palm trees, all together makes Munnar the best place to plan your holiday. Anamudi peak, Eco Point, Kundala Lake, Mattupetti Dam and Rajamalai National Park are the well famed attractions amongst the guild of travelers looking forwards to a memorable holidaying experience.

Cochin International Airport is the major airport near to Munnar. It is 89 Kms away from Munnar. This airport can easily be reached by auto or taxi. The nearest rail head to Munnar is Angamaly which is 120 Kms away from Munnar. This rail head can easily be reached by taking bus or taxi. If the travelers want to reach Munnar by their own self driven vehicle then they can take a route from NH 49 and SH 1 roadway link.

Find here the driving direction to Munnar
 

 

 

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Accommodation

Munnar Accommodation

Munnar is chock-a-block with finest of accommodation available in the city. The scenic and honeymoon-hunted southern hill station in India offers superb accommodation to backpacker type stay facilities to its visitors. Finding accommodation at Munnar is the same as cake walk, because there are loads of government and private run accommodation enterprises, tailored according to your budget. Hotels in Munnar range from the budget hotel to star to resorts to dormitories and so on. Also, Munnar offers its entrants an opportunity to stay in Homestays. Settled on the higher peaks and amidst the paradise like beauty of nature, Munnar Hotels offer picturesque view invariable of its price, star and categories. All hotels are packed with inimitable hospitality and luxury fittings, varied according to the hotel types. 

Five Star Hotels

Munnar is not high on five star accommodations; the only being in the state is Club Mahindra Lakeview Resort. Paradisiacal in appeal, Club Mahindra is a new addition, perfected to appease visitors in true sense. Opening unto a lake, the hotel has a mark of excellence and aesthetic in its interiors as well as exteriors. Colossal airy balconies, plush rooms, scrumptious dining and multi-cuisine table dÂ?hote menu serving Indian, Continental, Chinese and all cuisines are few characteristic of this hotel. Club Mahindra is an extravagant affair enlisted with golf and horse riding on its adventure menu. 

Star Hotels

There are quiet a sum of four star hotels in Munnar as compared to just-one-five-star accommodation. Four Star offer some excellent stays along with well-arranged dining option, and luxuries too. Some of these to name are T&U Leisure Hotel, Tea County Hill Station Resort and Windermere Estate Hotel. Facilities are up to the mark and visitors are treated next to god. Dining and tea-tasting is the best of all. Munnar also boasts of three star properties such as Abad Copper Castle, Chancellor Resort, Ayur County, East End, Emerald Greens, C7 and Le Celestium. Hotels in Munnar is fitted with in-room facilities for safe deposit box, internet, room telephone service, cable TV, direct phone, channel music, mini bar, hair-dryer and free newspaper, business, entertainment and dining. 

Budget Hotels

Ample of Budget Hotels in Munnar cater to tourist`s influx, on daily basis. Designed exclusively for backpackers and holidaymakers, Budget Hotel preference is fast rising in Munnar. Budget hotels offer all the basic amenities and are priced moderately for all. Pick up and drop facilities are offered on demand. Many budget hotels also offer adventure activities on extra expense. 

Call on +91 9958891364 or 0120-4666405 for hotel bookings.

Eat n Dine

Munnar - Eat and Dine

South Indian food. Like other Keralan cities, Munnar cuisines also comprise of the fish, rice, idli, sambar, uttappam, chutney, pickles, pappadams, etc. Food and meals are served on a long banana leafs with great courtesy. Savoured with fresh spices, direct from the garden of Munnar, almost all the delicacies and culinary delights are tinged generously with coconut flakes. The best to taste in Munnar is tea and coffee that are grown locally in the town. Munnar has many restaurants and hotels serving the local and other Indian and Continental cuisines.

Vegetarian Restaurants

  • Hotel Saravana Bhavan (Try out this popular eating joint for top-valued veg banana meals.)
  • SN Anex, Munnar
  • Danya Sree Restaurant
  • Celestium
  • Pathel Gujatrathi Restaurant

Pure Keralan Restaurant

  • Mahalaxmi Restaurant, Old Munnar
  • Lecassa, Misha Junction, Old Munnar
  • Guru’s Tea County Road, Munnar
  • Hazrath, Market Munnar
  • Guru Bhavan Tea Count Road, Munnar

Multi Cuisine Restaurant

  • Rapsy Restaurant, Main Bazaar (beef fry, biryani, paranthas, Spanish omelette, Israeli shakshuka)
  • Silver Spoon Restaurant, Town Bus Stand, Munnar (Keralan fish curry)
  • Lecassa, Misha Junction, Old Munnar
  • Mahalakshmi Old Munnar
  • T & U
  • Llysium Gardens
  • Royal Retreat
Shopping

Shopping in Munnar

Shopping in Munnar is not-so-promising. The markets are minus glitz and glam of a showroom—a local bazaar set up. Besides the local veggies, woollens, tea, coffee, spices, spices, seasonal fruits etc. are seen arranged not-so-aesthetically in the narrow lanes of the this bazaar. The majority of bazaars are owned by the private owners but the presence of Government Shops can also be felt in the market. Munnar’s best buys are all its local products.

Shop TATA Tea

Munnar is all meant to buy tea and better quality tea, which cannot be procured anywhere else in the country. Tea and history is 25 years old in Munnar. Several tea kiosks and shops are full-fledged engaged into tea selling, as many the smaller and larger tea shop are owned by local people. But the safest bet is to buy tea from TATA Tea Sale Outlet (Phone: 04865-230561-65). You can visit the sale counter between 9.30 am-7 pm any time, located on the basement of the Company’s Regional office. Lay your hand on the best quality tea such as colonial tea (lowest Rs 140 for half kg), Lemon Tea, Green Tea, etc. White Tea (which is tea bud) is the most expensive tea quality costing Rs 6000. Just not tea, but Eucalyptus, Lemon Grass and Citiodora are some of the other buys here.

Shop Strawberries

Unlike tea, strawberries are seasonal pick ups. Fresh and best in quality, strawberries are sold at chosen outlets. You can buy strawberries (Rs 35/ 200 gm, Rs 75/ 500 gm) at Tata Tea’s Shristhi Welfare Centre between 9 am-4.30 pm. This centre is located at Nullathanini Estate, a 7-13 min drive from Munnar.

Shop Spices

Spices are available in abundance in Munnar. Every shop and other nook and corners are engaged in selling tea and spice such as cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, etc. Some of the shops selling good quality spice and at bargain rates are;Spices are available in abundance in Munnar. Every shop and other nook and corners are engaged in selling tea and spice such as cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, etc. Some of the shops selling good quality spice and at bargain rates are:

  • Krishna Spice Shop, Chelackal Building, Munnar: 231069
  • SN Spice Market, MSA Junction, Old Munnar: 230212
  • Durga Tea and Spices, M.G.Road, Munnar: 230605
  • Sree Vinayaka Tea and Spice, M.G. Road Munnar: 231932

Other Items

Procuring handicrafts, woollens and other knick knacks and other small local things is a good idea here.

  • Rahim Book Stall, Munnar: 91-486-230759
  • SN Spice Shop, Mattupetty Rd., Munnar: 91-486-230212
  • Johnson`s Wood Craft workshop, Kunjithanni:91-486-230265
  • Deeja Gift House, Misha Jn., Munnar:91-486-230021
Kerala circuit

Kerala visual circuit - Munnar

Kerala visual circuit, tourist

Kerala Important Distances Kerala Important Distances
Kochi- Thiruvananthapuram 219 km
Kochi-Kumarakom 100 km
Kochi - Alappuzha 71 km
Kochi - Munnar 150 km
Kochi - Kottayam 75 km
Thekkady- Munnar 110 km
Thekkady-Kottayam 115 km
Kumarakom: Kottayam 15 km
Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam 63 km
Thiruvananthapuram- Varkala 46 km
Thiruvananthapuram- Poovar 32 km
Thiruvananthapuram- Kovalam 13 km
Thiruvananthapuram-Alappuzha 148 km
Thiruvananthapuram- Kanyakumari 86 km
Useful Facts

Munnar Useful Facts

State: Kerala

Location: Iddukki district on the high ranges of the Western Ghats.

Altitude: 1, 600 meters

Area: 557 sq kms

STD Code: 04865

Pin Code: 685612

Official website: http://www.keralatourism.org/

Location: Iddukki district on high range of Western Ghats

Best time to visit: September to May

Rainfall: Annual Rainfall 270cm, 0°C-30°C

Local Languages: Malayalam, Tamil, English

Communication: BSNL and Reliance have wide coverage in Munnar. However data cards can go for toss because of the heights and altitudes. However, BSNL has better connectivity than reliance.

Clothing: Clothing must be done in sync with the season. Woolens are preferable in all seasons.

Nearest Hospital

Ø Tata General Hospital, Munnar Tel : 91-486-2530270
Ø Matha Hospital , Munnar Tel : 91-486-2530744
Ø Arun Hospital, Munnar Tel : 91-486-2530410

Nearest Bank

Ø State Bank of Travancore, Tel: 91-486-2530274.
Ø State Bank of India, Munnar Tel: 91-486-2530381.
Ø State Bank of Travancore, Devikulam Tel: 91-486-2565441.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Munnar has fair share of petrol pumps, just like Ooty. Advisable is to get petrol from uphill for the purpose of getting better quality petrol than from the downhill area.

Kerala Government Tourists Offices - District Tourism Office, Kumily. DTPC Information Centre, Old Munnar.

Cyber Cafes

West Wood, M.S Junction, Munnar
Nics Computer, Karmel Building, GH Road, Munnar
LCC Karmel Building, GH Road, Munnar
Alpha Computer Centre, Theatre Bazaar, Old Munnar
Happy Holidays, Mattupetty Road
Rapsy Internet Café, Main Bazaar, Munnar

Fire Station, Munnar: Tel 04865-230290

Police Station: 91-486-230321

Local Holidays

Local Holidays in Munnar

KERALA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2008
Date Festivals Day
19-01-2008 Muharram Saturday
26-01-2008 Republic Day Saturday
05-03-2008 Shiva Rathri Wednesday
20-03-2008 Milad-I-Sherif Thursday
21-03-2008 Good Friday Friday
14-04-2008 Vishu Monday
01-05-2008 May Day Thursday
01-08-2008 Karkkadakavavu Friday
15-08-2008 Independence Day Friday
23-08-2008 Sree Krishna Jayanthi Saturday
11-09-2008 First Onam Thursday
12-09-2008 Thiruvonam Friday
01-10-2008 Ramadan Wednesday
02-10-2008 Gandhi Jayanthi Thursday
08-10-2008 Mahanavami Wednesday
09-10-2008 Vijayadasami Thursday
27-10-2008 Deepavali Monday
08-12-2008 Bakrid Monday
25-12-2008 Christmas Thursday

The calendar is provided for the purpose of information and dosen’t stand responsible in case of any discrepancy. Please verify with other sources.
Exact date for Muharram depends upon the moon.

Weather

Weather in Munnar

Located in Northern Kerala, Munnar — a beautiful hill station — observes moderate climate in all seasons of the year. On an average, the climatic condition maintains a consistency in all the three seasons; summer, winter and monsoon. Munnar’s (1800) climate is salubrious with 25 to 30 degrees of average temperature. Rainfall, with variation in mm, is common to all months. Weather details of Munnar are presented as below.

Average Temperature in Munnar

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp(degrees) 21 24 29 36 31 39 35 34 34 34 28 23

Average Rainfall in Munnar

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall(mm) 69 51 42 15 16 16 53 432 381 79 3 13

Winters

Winters are quiet cold at Munnar. The temperature falls down to 5, and even less, during nights. Days are warm and sunny, with mists clouts at some places. Well, the season from October to February is the coldest.

Summers

Summers hold up a pleasant climate with a slight temperature shoot up to 25 degrees Celsius. A slight downpour can be expected. Temperature in summers seldom drops below 20 degree.

Monsoons

Monsoon touches the hill station in the month of June and lasts till September. It is during this time that Munnar receives heavy rainfall, about 165 to 381 mm. Monsoon is marshy time and turns Munnar to colder than summer nights.

Tourist Offices

Tourist Office At Munnar

District Tourism Promotion Council

SN Tourist Home, Old Munnar
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.munnartourism.com
For information and bookings, trekking, sightseeing, tickets for boating at Madupatty Dam, gear cycles on hire 

Wildlife Warden

Eravikulam National Park
Tel: 04865-231587 

District Tourist Information Office

Department of Tourism,
Near SBT,Kumily,
Thekkady
Tel: 04869-222620 

District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC)

Pynav.po,Idukki
Tel :04862 232248(HO)
Munnar:04865 231516
Email : [email protected]

Bank ATMs

Bank and ATMs in Munnar

Banks / Currency exchange / ATM Counters

Federal Bank, Chelackal Building, Munnar: ATM
SBT, Chelackal Jn. Munnar: ATM
State Bank of India,Munnar :Tel : 91-486-230381
State Bank of Travancore, Munnar: Tel: 91-486-230274
State Bank of Travancore, Devikulam:Tel :91-486-264234
Federal Bank Munnar: Tel: 91-486-230325
Union Bank Munnar: Tel: 91-486-230294
District Co-opreative Bank Munnar:Tel : 91-486-230258

Holiday Checklist

Holiday Checklist in Munnar

Those hills, rivers, beaches, forts, pilgrimages send tempting vibes!!! While you have made up your mind on these holidays, set aside all your temptations and quickly take a fleeting glance at the things-you-do prior to your travel date. Here is the list.

Before leaving your house

  • Empty your letter box
  • Fix up security for your house or ask some one to look after
  • Water your plants and ask some one to take care of it
  • Ask your newspaper vendor and milkman to stop supply
  • Clear out the fridge.
  • Switch off the electric appliances
  • Empty out kitchen, waste/dust-bin and kitchen area
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Recharge your mobile or carry coupons
  • Carry traveller`s cheque or ATM cards
  • Pay all due bills
  • Turn off gas/water
  • Call up the taxi driver/railway station/hotels and other important numbers to confirm and re-confirm.
  • Rail Tickets and travel documents should be checked twice 

Packing your luggage

  • Woollen/cotton clothing
  • Extra towels
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Night wears
  • Raincoats
  • Wrappers
  • Bath robes
  • Jumper and track suits 

Equipment

  • Battery Charger
  • Camera
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Charger
  • Torch/Emergency Light
  • Headphones 

Miscellaneous

  • Brochures or holiday book
  • Sunglasses
  • Sewing kit
  • Important stationary (scissors, tape and glue)
  • Film rolls and digital chargers
  • Ear Plugs
  • Watch
  • Umbrellas
  • Address Book
  • Shoulder bags/ Safety pins
  • Important Telephone Addresses/Travel Consultant
  • Few non perishable eatables
  • Medicines
  • Books / magazines to read
  • Binocular 

Essential Documents

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Diving License
  • Maps/ directions (when in car)
  • Itinerary/Directions
  • Photocopies of documents
  • Traveller`s Cheque
  • Passport/Visas (For travelling abroad)
  • ID Cards 

Health/Hygiene

  • Small First Aid kit
  • Sickness Pill
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Vitamin and medications
  • Pain Killers/Balm
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Anti-infection lotion
  • Toiletries