A very popular one among hill stations in Kerala, Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Once the summer capital for the British, the gradient and alignment of hills were particularly designed for tea farming. With about 80,000 miles of tea plantation, an equal measure of aromatic vegetation, misty valleys, and low-flying clouds, Munnar is a hill station that has become one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
Tea has played an integral part in the history of Munnar. The plantations played a huge role in attracting people to the area. Tata Tea established a Tea Museum in 2005 which has photographs and machineries, which chronicle the journey of tea in the area. The museum set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea ensures that the legacy of those who worked hard to ensure the tea plantations survived this long is recognised publicly.
Meesapulimala is the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Idukki District (Kerala) on the Indian subcontinent after Anamudi. Its peak is 2,640 metres (8,661 ft) above sea level. The name derives from the fact that it is formed of eight peaks which spread like a "Moustache" and it is located in between the Anamalai Hills and Palani Hills near Suryanelli around 20km away from Munnar. Kolukkumalai tea estate, Top Station and Tipadamala (2135m) is also nearby.
Top Station is a tourist destination in the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. It is part of Idukki District in Kerala. Top Station is notable as the historic transshipment location for Kannan Devan tea delivered therefrom Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway to kottagudi. This area is popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is nearby. Top Station is the western entrance to the planned Palani Hills National Park.
Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity Dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for Hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.
It is the first national park in Kerala. Eravikulam National Park is 97 km2 in extent and consists mostly of high altitude Grasslands that are interspersed with Sholas. The main body of the National Park comprises of a high rolling plateau with a base elevation of about 2000 meters from mean sea level.