OT Itinerary: How To Spend The Perfect 3 Days In Munnar

From its unique tea and spice history as well as the natural surroundings, explore Munnar thoroughly with our comprehensive 3-day Munnar itinerary

A view of the rolling hills of Munnar Photo: Shutterstock

Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Munnar is a beautiful hill station known for its lush tea plantations, misty mountains, and peaceful atmosphere. The name "Munnar" is derived from the Malayalam words "moonu" and "aru", which mean "three" and "river", respectively. The region is named after the confluence of the Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala rivers. At about 1,600 metres, Munnar boasts breathtaking landscapes with rolling hills covered in green tea gardens.

During the colonial era, Munnar was a summer resort for the British government, and British colonists established the first plantations in the 19th century. The area is known as the Cardamom Hills and is home to many cardamom plantations. The region came to the attention of the outside world in the 1870s when John Daniel Munro, the British Resident of the Travancore kingdom, visited. Munnar is also referred to as the "Scotland of India". The High Range Club was one of the first planter clubs to have electricity and a residential facility. Visitors are attracted to its cool climate, ideal for leisurely walks amidst the scenic beauty. The area is also rich in biodiversity, featuring protected areas such as Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Though travellers are never satiated to the fullest no matter how long they stay at the hill station, here is a 4-day itinerary that will let you thoroughly explore the area.