The park is home to the rareNilgiriTahr and houses a fascinating variety of flora and fauna. Anamudi (‘elephant’s forehead’), named after the distinctive shape of the peak, the highest in south India is located in the southern part of the park.
A popular spot visited by tourists throughout the year, the waterfall is located 10km from Munnar town en-route to Rajamalai. Set amidst verdant vegetation, water cascades from a height of 1600m and drops into a pool. The waterfall is at its best though after the monsoon months of June, July and September.
Situated en-route to Marayoor from Munnar town, the waterfall is set amidst dense flora and majestically cascades down from the rocky cliffs in Eravikulam. The serene setting is popular with visitors throughout the year.
Marayoor Sandalwood Forest
Situated at around 42km north of Munnar en-route to Udumalpet, Marayoor is famous for its sandalwood forest that spreads over 95km. The forest is also home to numerous rare species of plants and trees and is a protected area under the forest department of the government of Kerala.
Marayoor (translates in the vernacular as ‘hidden land’ is said to have been part of a stone-age civilization with rock paintings, edicts and dolmens dating back to 10,000.BC. having been discovered in the area. The megalithic dolmens (overground burial chambers) of the Muniyara tribe are worth visiting. Some of the dolmens have more than a single chamber indicating that the site was used for the burial of a family. A fascinating for visitors with an interest in anthropology and archaeology.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is situated about 60km from Munnar town and is an ideal locale to trek and spot wildlife. Chinnar is home to 34 species of mamals including panthers, spotted deer, elephants and tigers besides 245 avian species. It is also the habitat of the endangered grizzled giant squirrel in India.
Tea Harvester Munnar
Power House Road, Dobipalam
Chithirapuram P.O., Munnar
Pin: 685 565, Kerala, India.