Munnar Top Station Itinerary

Mode of Transport: Althoughlocal buses do ply on the roads of Munnar, but they are restricted to main roads. Resorts and most of the attractions are remote from the main roads. To save time and energy, booking a taxi makes things a lot easier and simpler.

The plan is to head towards Top Station, the highest point of Munnar, with multiple stopovers on the way.

Affair with Natural World

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If travelling with kids, your first stop will be Carmelagiri Elephant Park, a30-minute drive from Pallivasal.

Carmelagiri Elephant Park is a reserve for elephants which provides a safe habitat for them. Tourists are allowed inside and observe how majestically these animals conduct themselves. You can choose packages on hourly basis and get to feed, bathe and ride. Children are bound to have a memorable experience. To avoid the queue, reach early.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hour

Next stop is Mattupetti Dam, 5 km from Carmelagiri Elephant Park towards Top Station.

The dam is more than 60 years old. The large reservoir of water makes for the mesmerizing natural beauty. Photographers will find it difficult to keep their hands off their camera. Lately, boating services have begun to entertain the crowds.

Time duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Echo Point is at the end of the same reservoir and 6 km from Mattupetty Dam.

The spot is popular for its echoing phenomenon. Tourists here shout at top of their lungs to hear the echo.

Time duration: 30 – 45 minutes 

Also read: Itinerary for Kids

Highest Point of Munnar

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Top Station forms the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and is the highest point of Idduki district.

It takes approx. 30 minutes to get here. Afternoon is an ideal time to visit when clouds are least expected. The place had operational ropeway more than 100 years ago whose remains can be seen. There are many food stalls offering noodles and beverages. Being a route for trekkers, trekking camps are set up here. Most tourists prefer to get here by cabs.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hour

This will be your last tourist destination to cover. Return journey to your hotel will take close to 90 minutes.

If feeling hungry, don’t mind to grab a bite at Pizza Max, a popular fast food joint in heart of Munnar.

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