Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.
One of the biggest tea-plantation area of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural view-points apart from the tea-plantations. Munnar is divided into Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located. The Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations are its major attractions.
Directions by road from the nearest airport
Closest By Air
120 Kms 4 hours
145 Kms 4 hours 30 mins
Closest By Rail
140 Kms 4 hours
150 Kms 4 hours 30 mins
Closest By Road
140 Kms 4 hours 30 mins
145 Kms 4 hours 30 mins
185 Kms 5 hours 30 mins
Resorts, hotels and homestays are available on booking for various price ranges.
Munnar’s cuisine is where you’ll find all popular items off a conventional Keralan cuisine. From essentials like Idli, Vada, Sambhar to the widespread Banana chips, all is almost staple here. Other than that a number of places will have menus of various cuisines and a huge number of options.
One might also want to visit the early morning food stalls in the bazaar which might offer you an enjoyable breakfast. While here, you might not want to miss the popular Cardamom tea
Copper Castle – Restaurant
Chinese, Indian, Continental
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
INR 1200 For Two
Offering a magnificent view of the valley, this restaurant serves delicious Chinese, Indian and Continental dishes. A peaceful and ‘easy on the pocket’ garden restaurant.
Kannan Devan Hills, Munnar – 685565
Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi, South-Indian
INR 250 For Two
The best thali and platters from all over India are served here. From Rajasthani, Gujarati and Punjabi Thalis to vegetarian delights like Spinach curry amongst others can be relished here. One of the relaxing restaurants with homemade food, this one is also easy on the pocket.
94, MSA Road, Idukki, Munnar
Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya Restaurant
INR 300-400 For two
The perfect place if you are searching for North Indian food in the South. It is highly popular among the locals as well as the tourists. Pocket friendly, a simple ambiance and always filled with people, this is a must try restaurant if you visit Munnar.
Colony Road, Government Guest House Road, Munnar
Local Tour Operators provide convenient means of travelIing within Munnar. Local buses and taxis are also available.