The question is really confusing which you will also understand while planning a one day trip to Munnar which is a hill station that has got plenty of greenery all around. Like any other tourist destination, Munnar has also got many sightseeing spots and panoramic attractions which you can enjoy. To cover up all the attractions of Munnar and enjoy them to the fullest you may require 3 to 4 days. The attractions include waterfalls, eco parks, gardens, lakes, photo spots, tea factories, trekking, camping etc.
If you are planning a single day trip to Munnar make sure you start it early in the morning. Fresh up facility can be availed from the Hotels at Munnar. But during seasons make sure you book the hotel facility in advance otherwise it will be difficult to find free rooms in Hotels. Then about breakfast, you can both vegetarian and nonvegetarian hotels in and around Munnar.
You can then start your sightseeing. The following trip plan may help you in enjoy maximum places in and around Munnar.
Mattupetty is at a distance of 13km from Munnar. First, you can head to Mattupetty dam site. Entertainment facilities like boating, horse riding, elephant riding are all available there. You can spend around 2 hrs. The dam site also gives you wonderful photo spots as well. There are professional and local photographers who give your photos taken in cheap rate. Boating in the lake gives you chance to enjoy the green expanse of nature and its serenity. And sometimes you can see wild elephants also on the lake side.
From Mattupetty you can go to the Echo point. Echo point got its name from the phenomenon of echo which you can get if you make any loud sound from the bank which will be returned from the hills. It is at a distance of 15KM from Munnar and is a popular tourist spot. You can buy the fresh carrots, raw mango slices etc.
The hill surrounded lake is sure to provide a peaceful time. Away from the rushes of the city life, you can feel the calm ambiance of nature. Lake providing the beautiful view of the hilly landscape is one good place to do a boating with all your companions. The lake situated between Munnar and Mattupetty is one awesome experience to have in Munnar.
Top Station is the highest point in Munnar which is easily accessible to the tourists. The viewpoint here offers the best of the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats. The fog covered view of the surrounding hills is a visual treat to every peaceful soul. Top Station located at a distance of 41km from Munnar, is a place no one wants to miss in their visit to Munnar.
Pothamedu view point
Pothanmedu is a photographic viewpoint where you get to walk through the plantations to reach the top. The view here is so energizing that we could blend our soul to the fresh fragrance of the tea plantation. The viewpoint is just 3km away from Munnar on NH47 and is sure to impress any truckers with the calm and serene ambiance of the Western Ghats.
Blossom Hydel Park
Pothanmedu is a photographic viewpoint where you get to walk through the plantations to reach the top. The view here is so energizing that we could blend our soul to the fresh fragrance of the tea plantation. The viewpoint is just 3km away from Munnar on NH47 and is sure to impress any truckers with the calm and serene ambiance of the wWestern Ghats.
Tip for Munnar in one day
On the way, you can find a number of restaurants where you can get Indian, Chinese, and continental cuisine. And don’t forget to taste the best tea of South India made from Munnar’s own tea powder. Also buy tea products, fresh vegetables and fruits, homemade chocolate and also the handcrafted products.