Munnar Travel Guide

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    Nilgiri Tahr
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    Wood craft at Echo Point
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Munnar Highlights

  • Pro
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     Stunning Scenery, The air is refreshingly cooler. 

  • Con
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     Curvy and steep roads, tough night drive 

  • In a nutshell
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     India's sweden 

Munnar Things to Do

  • Mattupatti/Madupetty Dam

    Approx. 13 km from Munnar you'll find Mattupatti Dam. This is a popular picnic/family day-trip-place, and at one end they have boats for rent.But you can also find some quiet places around this long lake/Dam.

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  • Enjoy the beautiful tea landscape

    Walk or rent a motorbike and drive around in beautiful surroundings, with mountains and tea plantations.

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  • Top Station

    About 30 km from Munnar Top Station is at a height of 1.880 m above sea level. With beautiful panoramic views of mountains and valley towards the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.We rented a motorbike in Munnar and drove trough a beautiful, green landscape to Top Station.

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Munnar Hotels

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Munnar Restaurants

  • Hotel Mahaveer

    Try our the Hotel Mahaveer in Munnar it serves good vegetarian North Indian Food.They prepare everything fresh so we will have to wait for 15 to 20 mts for the food to come.It is in heart of munnar town We ordered Bombay Thali meals it was very good.

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  • World food

    This small, affordable and delightfully creative restaurant is located at the Munnar main bazar. You will find most the regualr Kerala food dishes like Parotta, beef dishes, and biriyani, but the thing to savour and delite your taste buds are the eclectic international dishe spread. It is amazing cheap, hygienic and you can even design your meal...

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  • Indian Tandoori

    Its located in the Munnar town Center, serves the arabic shawarma, grill chicken, and chicken and beef biryani. The food is halal or Kosher.

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Munnar Nightlife

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    by suvanki Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    My experience, as part of a tour group, accomodated in a hotel away from the town, was that there wasn't much to do! Ours was a dry hotel too. and the Tvs in our rooms weren't working! Luckily, I had a book, post cards to write!

    We were only there for the one night. If I'd been there longer, I would have wanted to venture out into the town, although in our brief visit I didn't spot any restaurants/bars..they might have been there, but they eluded me!

    So a chance to catch up on reading/postcard writing etc, then an early night to catch up on sleep!

    Dress Code: Pyjamas, bed socks, cup of cocoa ;-0

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Munnar Transportation

  • Rent a motorbike

    We rented a motorbike and helmets in Munnar and had some nice trips in the surroundings.In the mornings and evenings it's cold to drive here in the hills of Munnar, so bring some long sleeve clothes.

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  • Sturdy ambassador

    Tough to navigate the hilly terrain on any other vehicle, our ambassador car was fantastic. Would definitely recommend the same to all!

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  • Munnar -> Kodaikanal

    Hallo,My name is Vinose. I wanted to visit Thekkady, Kodaikanal, Munnar and then Ooty via motor cycle [Enfield Bullet]. Is it so rainy in the month of November? I checked the map and we have a clear route for Thekkady and Munnar. But is it possible for me use the Munnar-Kodaikanal road by motor cycle. Is it safe? What is the lodging cost in...

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Munnar Shopping

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  • Home made Chocolates

    Pristine Chocolates The Shop operated by a farmer who sells home made chocolates ( A bean to bar manufacturing company ) and Cardamom from own farm.The chocolate includes 70 % Cocoa, Milk Chocolates and Cashew chocolates . It offers normally a discount of 15 % to 20% Its located at Kallar waterfalls en route to Munnar , about 14 kms ahead of...

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  • Time for tea!

    The KDHP(Kannan Deven Hill Plantations) which is a Tata Company outlet has very good quality tea at reasonable prices.Some of the varieties are not available outside and so it makes sense to buy them here.

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  • Nilavilakku

    The Nilavilakku is integral to all the rituals and ceremonies in a Keralite's life. As dusk creeps in, young girls of the family bring the lighted lamps (nilavilakku) to the verandah of the house. In the flickering light of the nilavilakku she is joined by the children and elders of the family, especially the grandparents, in chanting hymns and...

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Munnar Local Customs

  • London-Sydney Marathon

    Considered as the ultimate test for showroom cars, the latest edition of London-Sydney Marathon (LSM) had the picturesque hill station of Munnar as one of its circuit in the world-renowned LSM car rally in India.

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  • Mizhavu

    MizhavuThe beat of the Mizhavu is a fantasic instrument of Kerala. One should hear it to experience the beauty.

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Munnar Warnings and Dangers

  • Night drive in Munnar

    Munnar has got beautiful curvy roads, and especially the Adimali - Neriamangalam Forest Road. but it can get dangerous, especially if you are going there for the first time, or if you are a learning driver. In the Adimali - Neriamangalam road there are no Street Lights, and the road can be covered with Fog, which will completely blind your vision,...

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  • start early be back early

    mist and fog in the nilgiri ranges is treacherous, and combine this with dangerous high altitude roads without embankments makes a perfect situation for a thriller.it takes about 4 hours to reach munner from kochi do not waste your time taking too many coffee or tea breaks. after 4 in the evening thick fog starts to envelope the hills and you may...

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  • Alcohol

    Some hotels may be 'dry', or not sell alcohol during the many festival days.If you like a nightcap, either bring your favourite brands in duty free, (from Bahrain etc) or buy cheaply at the government run liquor store in Munnar - mainly local spirits and beers( please see my Munnar shopping tip- clandestine shopping!)

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Munnar Tourist Traps

  • by pravdr Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    munnar is a BIG hotel trap.
    i will tell u how and what it is and how to choose a hotel of ur choice.

    before we went to munnar i happened to read a tip advising against staying at a particular hotel since it was too far away from munnar town and completely isolated.this tip alerted me.
    since it was off season we decided to see some hotels locally before we took the plunge literally!!!

    ALWAYS STAY IN A HOTEL LOCATED IN MUNNAR TOWN OR MAYBE IN ITS VICINITY!!!!!!

    hotels in munnar are located in 4 clusters

    1 in munnar town
    2 chinnakanal road (club mahindra, chancellor,cloud 9,etc)
    3 located near top station (autumn trees etc)
    4 near munnar(oakfields,blackberry,abad copper castle)

    now how the hotels trap you.

    lush green tea estates dew and mists cascading waterfalls salubrious climate. such fancy words are used to lure the tourist to the resorts not located in munnar town. once you book into their hotels you are trapped unless you have your own vehicle.it takes atleast 45 mins to 1 hour for a person to get to munnar town. and they charge a bomb for a hotel vehicle.also if you dont book a MAP/AP plan you rae forced to eat intheir restaurants which are exorbitantly costly.

    hotels out of munnar are extremely isolated maybe in tourist season they may be full but even in midseason you may end up in a ghost hotel.if you try to reach the hotels located at top station road it will be dark by the time you reach and there is not a soul on the roads who will be able to guide you to that elusive signage that shows you where that resort is located in thick fog.

    hotels located near munnar like oakfields blackberry and abad copper castle are located on steep terrain and will not be suitable for middle aged unfit and elderly tourists.

    regarding the views you get it all once you go for sightseeing and even munnar town hotels afford good surrounding views.

    Unique Suggestions: see your group if you have children and senior citizens better to stay in munnar town.

    if you are a honeymooner and want absolute privacy near munnar and outside munnar hotels are ok.but please ensure that you book a MAP plan and have your own hired vehicle.

    always initially book for 2 nights 3 days and extend prorata if you are satisfied with hotel services.

    Fun Alternatives: best alternative is to stay in munnar town where sightseeing locations are equidistant.you have a plethora of hotels and restaurants to choose from.and shopping and small shops open till late in night and street food is available

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Munnar What to Pack

  • Warm Clothes

    It is always better to travel light, If you plan to do excessive shopping, you can take a big bag with you. There are no branded stores in munnar where you can buy good quality shopping bags. Blue jeans, or cargo's will be good. You can take warm cotton or woolen clothes with you, A muffler will be helpful, especially if you are not usually...

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  • It can get cold and damp here!

    It can be quite chilly early morning and in the evenings. A jumper/fleece and or jacket are necessary. lightweight walking boots, for off the beaten track. The pathways at Eravikulam can be a bit uneven and slippery in places. Basic items available in Munnar. Stunning scenery around Munnar, and the market/ bazaar area ofers good photo...

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  • Munnar

    Warm clothes during winter...Otherwise normal cotton clothing is enough.Nights are colder Use proper gear when you go to foorest for trekkinh pls carry enough stocjk if going inside the sanctuary

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Munnar Off The Beaten Path

  • Short and easy treks off the main road

    The Munnar region is full of tea estates covering the hills and valleys, which border the main roads leading to various tourist destination. These tea estates have several pathways running through the rows of tea bushes to enable the tea pluckers to do their job. A very pleasant walk can be enjoyed on these 'tea paths' in any estate that is...

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  • MORNING WALK

    iam a restless person when it comes to making the most of 24 hours when on a travel sojourn.after arriving from kochi the earlier evening i was still quite keen to get the earliest view out of the window of dawn breaking over munnar.it was breathtaking!!!!mists arising out of valleys as the early sunrays caressed the skies over munnar.i quickly got...

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  • valara waterfalls

    aituated between neriyamangalam and adimali on the right hand side while going towrads munnar.beautiful roar and there is a small roadside stall where you can sip on black coffee while little raindrops fall outside.the waterfall adds to the mysticism of the place especially on a cloudy monsoon afternoon.

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Munnar Sports & Outdoors

  • SPEEDBOATING ON MADUPETTY DAM RESERVOIR

    speedboating on the tranquil waters of madupetty reservoir is an experience not to be missed.when we reached the boating station it was 2.30pm in afternoon after much contemplation about the hot sun we decided to give it a try.surprisingly the temperature over the waters was cool and the gentle breeze was doing its work well to soothe our souls.we...

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  • Cashew

    Kerala is famous for cashewnut kernels.These are either eaten raw or roasted and salted. It is believed that cashewnuts were brought here by Portuguese traders. The cashewnut tree ( Anacardium occidentale) is popularly called Parangi mavu in Malayalam . Cashew processing units in the state are concentrated in Kollam district.

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  • Its a heaven on earth amongst tea, mist...

    This is one of the most special places we have ever been. The landscape is stunning and is perfectly nestled amongst the tranquil tea plantations. We started our tour from cochin and had the opportunity to play with the baby elephants. We saw all the spices and fruits in its natural in a farm, we went to topstation and the views are fabulous. We...

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  • Bangalore/Chennai to Munnar via...

    Munnar is good place to chill off in summers if one is staying in south india. two days are good for munnar trip.Via coimbatore one can reach munnar from bangalore/chennai. Many KSRTC buses from bangalore to coimbatore ply from Majestic bus stand. Buses are good and roads also. It takes around 9 hrs to reach coimbatore from bangalore. Munnar is...

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  • Hotel Reservation

    Reserve your stay well in advance. During the peak season it is difficult to get the bookings in good hotels.Name Tariff Range (Rs.) Phone/Fax/Email Tea County 3000-5000 04865-23046004865-230970teacounty@vsnl.comwww.ktdc.com Rajagiri Inn 2800-3600 04865-23058904865-220633polytek_satyam.net.in Chalot Gate Resort 2500-3000 04865-25725004865-230616...

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