At an altitude of 1,700 m, and 10 kms from Munnar, is home to the Mattupetty Dam and Lake and is a favourite picnic spot. You could also opt for activities like boating and horse riding here. The forest in and around Mattupetty makes it an ideal location for trekking and some bird watching.
Nearby is a fascinating place where you can witness the entire process of tea production, its processing and tea tasting.
Devikulam is another hill station 7 kms from Munnar, landscaped with interesting forests and tea plantations. It is also has a lake where you could fish for some trout for your picnic.
Chithirapuram is a quaint town 10 kms from Munnar, filled with pretty cottages, bungalows and tea plantations; it’s a place that can charm you.
Eravikulam National Park is 15 kms from Munnar. Covering an area of 97 sq kms, it lies in the Rajamalai hills and is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat of South India.
Power House Waterfalls 18 km from Munnar and on the way to Thekkady, gushes down a steep cliff 2000 m high. It is an ideal place to take a break on the way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is 60 kms from Munnar and spread out over an area of 90,422 sq kms. It is a landscape of thorny scrub and deciduous forests, wet grasslands and rocky expanses. It is home to the endangered giant grizzled squirrel as well as other animals like elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, etc.
Two kms from the National Park is the Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary,also home to many species of animals including the tahrs. It is also a favourite point to catch somegreat views of the valleys. The very many trekking opportunities within the sanctuary, makes it an adventure seekers delight.