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Marayoor Sandal Forest

Marayoor is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory of the Forest Department, the caves (muniyaras) with murals and relics from the New Stone Age civilization and the children’s park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree are of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam Waterfall and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby.Tourist places near Munnar | Images of tourist places in Munnar | Photos of tourist places in Munnar | Tourist places in Munnar valley | Munnar Tourism | Munnar tourism photo gallery | tourism places to visit Munnar | Marayoor sandal forest| Stay at Marayoor sandal forest| Drive to Marayoor sandal forest Munnar| Marayoor sandal forest Munnar kerala| Sandal forest in Munnar kerala | Marayoor sandal forest and tea plantations | Sandal forest visit in kerala | tea plantations visit in Munnar

Marayoor occupies a vast area on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district and is an important pre-historic site in Kerala. Apart from the Dolmenoid cists (Dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed on edges and covered by a fifth one called the cap stone) in Muniyara, Marayoor is famous for its natural sandalwood forests and pre-historic rock paintings.

Marayoor is located about 40 km from Munnar.

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR

Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).

By LAND / MUNNAR

The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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Mattupetty Dam

Cradled by the undulating plantation hills of Munnar, and not far away from the Anamudi peak is Mattupetty. Situated in the famous hill town of Munnar, Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is situated at a height of 1700 m, and is a delight for nature lovers.

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Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and are habitat to a variety of birds. Rivulets and cascades crisscross the terrain here, which again adds more attraction to the place.

One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake, and the Mattupetty Dam, which are ideal picnic spots. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities in the Mattupetty Dam. Speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire. Other nearby places of interest includes the picturesque Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake.

Mattupetty is just a 13 kms drive from Munnar

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road. Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49). By LAND / MUNNAR The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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Lakkom Water Falls

Lakkom Water Falls is tourist attraction located on the way from Munnar to Udumalaipettai. This falls is part of the Eravikulam stream, which is a part of Eravikulam National Park, Wild Life Division of Munnar. This stream is one of the major tributaries of river Pampar.
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Lakkom Water Falls water is located about 35 km from Munnar(Near Eravikulam National Park) It’s on State Highway 17(Munnar to Marayoor road) . Visitors have to pay an entrance fees of Rs.10/-.
Visting Hours 8AM-5AM

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR

Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).

By LAND / MUNNAR

The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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Eravikulam National Park

One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. This park is famous for its endangered inhabitant – the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds.
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A great place for trekking, the park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms once in twelve years.

Eravikulam National Park is about 10 km from Munnar

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR

Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).

By LAND / MUNNAR

The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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Kolukkumalai Munnar

Is there any better place to have a refreshing cup of tea than the hills of Kolukkumalai, which are home to the highest tea plantations in the world? And the tea grown here has a special flavour and freshness, thanks to the high altitude.

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The sprawling plantations and an old tea factory lend an old world charm to this place. Go on a guided tour through the factory. The two-storied building, built in the 1930s, with its wooden interiors and aroma would present you some time-tested methods of tea processing. Here tea is processed in the traditional method, which is different from the more popular CTC (crush-tear-curl method). Tea lovers will be pleased to sip different varieties of tea from the tea tasting centre here. Those wanting to take home the flavour, can buy fresh packets from the outlet attached to the factory. There are different varieties to choose from like the Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) and the Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP). Get some tips from the salesmen on how to extract the different tastes.

Kolukkumalai is about 7,900 ft above sea level and you can have some excellent views of the far off plains in the bordering State of Tamil Nadu. The distant hills slipping in and out of the mist is a captivating sight.

The rolling acres of tea are an experience in itself for the visitors. Take a lovely stroll on the pathways in the plantations. The more adventurous can take a walk down a fairly steep and narrow bridle path leading to the plains. Only with awe can you hear that this route was once the only option for the estate workers to carry tea chests down and bring provisions to their residence.

Kolukkumalai is about 38 km from Munnar near Suryanelli. The hill top is accessible only by jeep and it is about one and a half hour journey from the Munnar town.

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR

Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).

By LAND / MUNNAR

The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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