POTHAMEDU - Situated around 6 Km from the city, Pothamedu is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar. One can find the views of coffee, tea and cardamom plantations excellent from here. It is also an ideal place for trekking and hiking. A small village inhabited - just 5 Km away from Munnar town. Being a very high place, the surrounding places can be seen clearly. When the atmosphere is clear even the Idukki Arch Dam, which is 60 Km away from Munnar, can be seen. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here are ideal for trekking and long mountain walks Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Pothamedu is situated at a distance of around 6 Km from the town. Views of coffee, tee, and cardamom plantations are excellent from here and its an ideal spot for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains, rolling hills and breathtaking scenery.


DEVIKULAM - Literally meaning "the pond or lake of the Devi", Devikulam is a small hill resort in the state of Kerala where the possibility of getting mesmerized by its sheer scenic grandeur is a rule rather than an exception. The town is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala, 1800 metres above sea level & 16 Km from Munnar. This idyllic hill station with its breath-taking locales, velvet lawns and the cool fresh air is famous for its softly gushing waterfalls that cascade from steep heights and the unique flora and fauna.Legend has it that Sita of the Ramayana fame came here and bathed in the waters of the lake in Devikulam. The lake draws many tourists not just for its sacredness but also the curative powers of its mineral water.Other than the beautiful scenery, Devikulam also offers opportunity for mountaineering, hill climbing and nature trekking, not to mention being a popular picnic spot.


rai ranchodji PALLIVASAL - Pallivasal, surrounded by immense scenic beauty is situated 8 km from Munnar. It has the distinction of being home to the first hydropower project in Kerala. 


ATTUKAL - Attukal is 9 km away from Munnar, must be visited for its charming sceneries, glittering waterfalls and rolling hills is a feast for the eyes. Attukul situated between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long trekking and hiking but assumes a cascading and roaring beauty during the monsoons. Two other waterfalls by the name of Cheeyappara Falls and Valara Falls also lure tourists by their bewitching beauty.


rai ranchodji NYAYAMAKAD - This famous tourist attraction of Munnar is located at a distance of about 10 km from Munnar town. There are a number of beautiful waterfalls cascading from the hills of Nyayamakad. This place is a famous picnic spot and a beautiful destination for trekking enthusiasts.  


MATTUPETTY LAKE - Mattupetty Lake and Dam, which lie 13 km from Munnar, enroute Top Station, at an altitude of 1700 mt, are popular picnic spot with visitors. The lake and dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations, makes a great view. 

The Shola forests around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Small streams and waterfalls cut through the tract here and there, which again adds more attraction to the place. 

Boating is also allowed on Mattupetty Lake and combined with picnic and trekking, makes for a great outing from Munnar.

Mattupetty Dam was built in the late 1940’s


rai ranchodji RAJAMALA - (15 km from Munnar) The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr , Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.The Nilgiri tahr in Rajamalai are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300. Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800 hrs. Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon. Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners. Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar.


CHITHIRAPURAM - Chithirapuram, within the distance of 10 km from Munnar, is a quaint little sleepy town with flakes of cottages, old-time bungalows and cold charm. Home to Pallivasal Project, Chithirapuram has an added charm of picturesque tea plantation and spice nurseries owned by Kerala Spice Board. Locales of tea plantations, mountain background, and tea/spice groves add charms to Chithirapuram. This place enjoys twin significance, first, of sheltering a prominent Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project, and second, of being hosted as tourism slice near Munnar. Chithirapuram was a new destination until recently when it was recognised for its tourism scope and a great resource of hydro-electric power resource. Take a trip to Muthuapetty Reservoir, Eravikulam National Park, Anayirangal Dam, Mattupetty Dam, the Sandalwood forests and Thoovanam waterfalls in Marayoor and Echo Point.