Holiday Activities - Indoor
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Take the family Boating. Where there's water around Munnar, you'll generally find boats to rent for a day's adventure out on the liquid surface. The Muttuputty Lake/Dam offers facilities such as this as do the local coastal spots and rivers. No matter whether you fancy sailing, being driven by the breeze or paddling your way along the waterways in a canoe, you are sure to find something to suit your abilities and boating style in this town or within a short drive of the place. For more boating info Contact +91 4865 230889, 232491, 230609, 232070
One of the main reasons many visit this area is to go Cycling Peddle power provides endless opportunities to explore off-the-beaten-track areas, plus gives one the chance to experience the area at a far more leisurely pace than most forms of transport.
Eravikulam National Park
A must to activity in the area is to go to the Eravikulam National Park By driving north from Munnar for 30 minutes and then hiking a few kilometres, you reach this sanctuary which is home to over three thousand free-roaming ibex, elephants, lion-tailed macaque, and the Nilgiri tahr (an endangered mountain goat). Declared as a National Park in 1978 it covers 97km of rolling grass hills forested valleys and is one of the 'must do ' activities in the area.
Go Fishing. Grab your rod and reel and head to the hill streams and rivers for a spot of fishing. This pleasant activity is one that even the youngest family members will enjoy. Fly fishing for trout is a viable option here and for more information speak to the tourist offices in town. Note: It's often a good idea to bring your own rod and tackle when visiting, though you can buy or rent gear on arrival.
Munnar is known for its production of tea plants. With years of success, the tea business has expanded the tea plantations and was opened for the public to see. Feed your mind with knowledge on processing of tea from the gardens.
Take a drive and pay a visit to Marayoor Around 40km from Munnar, Marayoor has many firsts to its credit. It is the only place in Kerala with natural growth of sandalwood trees, natural caves with murals, and relics from Later Stone Age civilisation. There is a sandalwood factory of the Forest Department of Kerala and a children's park extending across one hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree, all of which attract tourists in large numbers. Some nearby destinations such as Thoovanam and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also of great interest.
Pay a visit to the Mudapetty Dam for a day, 10km from Munnar, this popular picnic spot has ctivities like boating and horse riding and is a great place to spend the day especially if visiting with children .
Get yourself over to Rajamallay /Rajamala about 17km from Munnar is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr (an endangered mountain goat). Rajamala is 2695m above sea level. The Nilgiri Tahrs are today reduced to small herds, found in the Eravikulam-Rajamala region and rarely if ever anywhere else these days; so are well worth seeing while t hey still exist; your grandchildren may never be so lucky.
Last but certainly not least: Go Trekking Attukal, Anamudi and Rajamala are ideal places for trekking. These places are a feast for the eyes with their panoramic waterfalls and rolling hills but are not the only places close to Munnar where you can stretch your legs. Ask for more details on other spectacular trekking trails on arrival. +91 4865 230889, 232491, 230609, 232070.