Best Season to Travel Munnar, Munnar has appear as an all season place. The traveler season at Munnar, like all the other famous tourist destinations in Kerala begin from the month of August and goes up to March. However, unlike other places, Munnar has the best summer season from April to May when more people visit to this chill hill station to get away from the hot lands. Munnar is very less crowded from the month of June and July, during the heavy monsoon period.
Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: 8 AM: Reach to Cheeyappara Waterfalls | 11 AM: Reach to Attukad Waterfalls | 1 PM: Lunch Break | 4 PM: Reach to Kodanad Elephant Training Centre | 8 PM: Back to Hotel.
Attukad Waterfalls, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, Attukad Waterfalls is a charming spot frequented by tourists as well as locals. Set amidst undulating terrains and dense jungles, this waterfall can be reached through a narrow wooden bridge. It is one of the four main waterfalls of Munnar and is very popular among adventure seekers, as the dirt mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukad Waterfalls. Take your swimwear as the pool at the bottom of the fall has enough water to dip and bath. It is highly recommended that you visit Munnar during Monsoon season if waterfalls top the list of ‘places to visit in Munnar.
Cheeyappara Waterfalls, is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Kerala. This is also a great place for trekking. It is noted for 2 acres of evergreen forests upon a huge rock. The rock is more than 500 acres in area and an ideal spot for mountaineering. The waterfalls are just adjacent to the highway. The falls offer spectacular views with full glory during summer and it's not possible to reach the bottom of the falls or enjoy in the waters of the falls in monsoon.
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Kodanad Elephant Training Centre
Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, is located in Malayattoor Forest Range. Elephant capturing have been started in Malayatoor Forest Range since 1895. Captured elephants are bringing to the training centre, impart training and kept in the centre till they are properly trained and later used for forestry work. Elephant centre is one of the memorable places in Kodanad for those people who like elephants. The most attractive part is when all the elephants are bring out from the centre and proceed for a royal bath in the river. The river is located 500 meters far from the centre where the elephants are washed. It takes almost 1 to 1.5 Hrs for bathing and later brings back to the centre.
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Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: 9 AM: Reach to Anamudi Peak and Explore Eravikulam Park| 1 PM: Lunch Break | 4 PM: Reach to Mattupetty Dam | 10 PM: Depart to Bangalore.
Anamudi Peak, is a place for adventurous activities like trekking and hiking. It is one of the most exciting trekking trails in Southern India. The captivating beauty of the peak with wild life attracts many photographers. It serves as a perfect picnic spot for the locals and the people staying in the adjacent cities. Many tourists prefer it as an ideal place for a weekend getaway. There are camping sites near the peak to stay in tents and enjoy the beauty of the peak in its vicinity.
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Eravikulam or Rajamalai National Park
The main attractions at Anamudi Peak:
Eravikulam or Rajamalai National Park, The Park is a residence for the rare species of animals. Nilgiri Tahr, the wild mountain goat, is the main attraction of the park. As per statistics, there are 26 species of mammals, 132 species of birds, 101 species of butterflies and 19 species of amphibians in the park. The flora of the park is amazing, being dominated by the marshy grasslands and shrublands.
Neelakurinji Flowers, as you traverse along the mountain trail if you are lucky enough then you can witness the rare Neelakurinji flowers. They bloom once in 12 years and when they do so, the mountain slopes are transformed into purple land.
Tea Gardens, along the route from Munnar to Anamudi Peak, you will witness the stunning green tea garden spread like a wide carpet. Many tea plantations are adorning the hills with colors varying from dark green to light green.
Mattupetty Dam, is among the most visited destinations in the tourist hotbed of Munnar. It is a beautiful picnic spot that regularly attracts visitors. People love visiting the dam and lake here and families can regularly be seen enjoying a fine afternoon in the area. The view of the valley from here is breath-taking and one gets to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities at Mattupetty Dam that are loved by all our visitors. The drive up the location itself is cherished by all who embark upon it, as the mist-covered valleys rising to meet you are a trulyawe-inspiring sight.