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Munnar is one of the most after tourist destinations of India known for its exotic beauty and charm. Read on to know about the places of tourist interest in Munnar.

Places to See in Munnar

Places to See in MunnarMunnar's charm and splendor attracts people from all over the world. Apart from its natural beauty Munnar boasts of many places which might interest a tourist. Browse through the article to know about the places of tourist interest in Munnar.

Mattupetty is known for its specialized diary farm which has over 100 varieties of cattle. You are allowed into three of the 11 cattle sheds of the farm. The Mattupetty lake and dam is also at a short distance from the farm and it is one of the popular picnic spots. Mattupetty is 13 km from Munnar. Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are also located close to Mattupetty .

Pothamedu offers an enchanting view of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The hills and the mountains is ideal for trekking and mountain walks. Pothamedu is 6 km from Munnar.

Devikulam is a hill station located 7 km from Munnar which is known for its scenic beauty and flora and fauna. The Sita Devi Lake is ideal for picnic and fishing. The Sita Devi Lake is surrounded by lush green hills and attracts tourists not only because of its sacredness but also for the curative powers in its waters.

Rajamala Wild Life Sanctuary
Rajamala Wild Life Sanctuary is located 15 kms from Munnar and is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr. The Nilgiri is one of the rare mountain goats which are fast becoming extinct. The sanctuary is a part of the Eravilulam Wildlife Sanctuary and the sanctuary is playing a major role in preserving these species. The number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.

Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is 15 kms from Munnar and has an area of 97 km². The park is located along the Western Ghats and has the largest viable population of the Nilgiri Tahr. The park also has other animals such as Nilgiri marten, ruddy mongoose, small clawed otter, dusky striped squirrel, Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Wild Dog, Indian Porcupine, Funambulus etc. There are many species of birds too such as Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied Shortwing, Black-and-orange Flycatcher etc.

CSI Christ Church
The CSI Christ Church was built by the British in 1910 AD. The church is known for its stained glass windows. There are many brass plaques in the church in the memory of the tea planters.

When visiting Munnar, you can extend your tour of South India and visit other popular tourist attractions, such as, Periyar, Cochin, Allepey and Kovalam. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the lap of nature and is renowned for its flora and fauna. At the heart of the sanctuary lies the famous Periyar Lake. Cochin is the commercial city of Kerala. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Cochin are Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi, Jewish, Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Vasco House and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Allepey is famous for its backwaters. You can enjoy different sights of the backwaters - connecting lakes, coconut shaded canals and estuaries. Kovalam is a popular beach destination located near Thiruvananthapuram.

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