Top Station Munnar
The Munnar Top Station, the highest peak located on the Munnar – Kodaikanal road provides a magnifying view of the Western Ghats and Theni Valley. Among other Munnar attractions, Top station is the only destination that overlooks the entire Munnar township. The magnificent view of the green valleys and cloud-kissed mountain peaks is a beauty that cannot be missed. The remnants of the top station's ropeway station are an interesting tourist element as this nature-blessed land was once a trans-shipment tea delivery point that connects Munnar with Bodinayakanur. Birds and wild animals are a major attraction of the top station which lies closer to Pampadum Shola National Park.
The park is famous for trekking and camping too. The national park is famous for Indian Bison and the park is spread like a green bed, a feast for the eyes. From the Top Station, you not only get the view of green and valleys but also the entry to Vattavada, the land of vegetation. Kanthalloor, Pazhathottam, and Vattavada are the main attractions that lie closer to Top Station. This Munnar attraction is also known for the rarest flowers that bloom here.
It is the home of one of the rarest flowers on earth – the Neelakurinji flower (Strobilanthus), a plant that blooms just once in 12 years. To reach here, you need to take a cab from Kochi town and the roadways uphill are awesome. The misty mountains are open for tourism from 6 am to 6 pm, and no fees. However, visitors can explore the place for about one hour only, as the terrains are not uniform, and considered a protected reserve for a lot of rare flora and fauna in that biosphere.
Make sure to visit the place between December to April, and not in the monsoons, as entry is restricted. As the Munnar terrains could get slippery, tourists are not encouraged during the rains. This is one of the best places for couples to trek, visit the tea plantation, and have a tryst with nature.
|Location||:||Top Station, Munnar.|
|Timings||:||6 AM to 6 PM|