Munnar, a fascinating and breathtaking hill station which is located at an impressive high altitude of 5000 to 8000 feet above sea level on the Kannan Devan Hills in Kerala. One of the best tourist places in South India is more of a honeymoon destination for newlywed couples, nature explorers, spiritual travelers, and all kinds of people coming from different parts of the globe.
This perched and scintillating hill station is home to the world’s best Munnar tea gardens located in distinctive directions. And calling the nature & tea lovers to explore the widespread lush green area while smelling the soothing tea leaves, tasting the sumptuous beverage, and never stop embracing the quintessential beauty all around.
Despite, Munnar being the clock year travel destination in India for nature lovers, newlywed people, families, solo travelers, adventure seekers, and more. There is another side of the Munnar, which is yet to be explored by distinctive types of travelers. These are what are commonly known as off-beaten paths of Munnar that must be included in your next best-level excursion.
Different Off-Beat Places to Explore in Munnar
1. Pampadum Shola National Park
Have you ever experienced the amazing pleasure of trekking inside the dense and lush green rainforest to explore the incredible flora & fauna? Here Pampadum Shola National park is worth visiting at your best places in Munnar which are located just 44 km from the central place. It is the smallest national park in Munnar and home to distinctive plants and animal species including elephants, leopards, lions, Nilgiri langurs, tailed macaques, and more. Note the fact that, this off-beat nature’s paradise in Munnar does not have any jeep safari facility. You can explore the national park while walking and trekking safely to the limited regions.
2.Taste Traditionally Made Strawberries at Vattavada
Vattavada is a small village area in Munnar which is just a 20-min travel distance away from Pampadum Shola National park. It is the place where you find traditionally grown crops and fruits by the native Keralites. One of the uncommon experiences to find here is tasting the traditionally grown strawberries. Also, local farmers at this place prepare strawberry-made wine that you can taste and experience the freshness inside. Not only this, experience the live preparation of strawberry wine with farmers using the traditional methods to prepare the same.
3.Nilgiri Tahr at Eravikulam National Park
One of the best things to do in Munnar is certainly exploring several national parks in the green hill station area along with checking out distinctive birds & animal species. If you have ever heard of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr species, then this is the off-beat place in Munnar that you must visit. Eravikulam National Park is located just 9 km away from Munnar and offers stunning views of Kerala’s highest peaks around. Most importantly, explore these endangered species of animal along with taking crystal clear pictures and cover the amazing green and mesmerizing backdrop.
4.Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Another off-beat place in Munnar that you must visit is Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the protected national parks in Munnar which is located in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is one of the 12 pristine wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala and one of the least visited due to its off-beat charm and amazing landscape. This particular national park is home to more than 1,000 flowering plants, 34 different species of mammals, 225 avifauna species, 36 species of reptiles, 22 species of amphibians, and much more. Another reason to visit Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is its World Heritage Site status given by UNESCO.
So, when are you planning to visit Munnar?
The breathtaking Munnar will never fail to excite, amuse, and catch your attention while exploring the distinctive places. Book the affordable Munnar sightseeing package that must include the luxurious accommodation called Justa Rangers Munnar Foothills that provide you ultimate staying experience and close retreat to several off-beat places in Munnar.