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Echo Point, Munnar – Travelling to the Unspoilt Land

With an average elevation of 1,700 meters (5,577 feet) above sea level, Munnar is located at the Western Ghats and is one of the finest hill stations in Kerala. If you are interested in flora and fauna, Munnar will offer a plethora of exciting species to look for. Munnar Echo Point is a scenic location which is lapped amidst the picturesque mountains of Munnar. This region lies in the conflux of Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha, and Kundala ranges. The name comes from the fact that you can experience a fascinating echoing phenomenon. But, if not the echo, the place is one such unspoilt places of nature which will remain a favourite for any traveller. A beautiful, clean lake formed just beside the hillock makes the place even more amazing.

Key reasons to visit Echo Point, Munnar

Echo Point, Munnar
Echo Point, Munnar
•  The unspoilt, enticing beauty of nature
•  Explore the various tea gardens, coffee plantations, and spice gardens
•  Relaxing walks across Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha, and Kundala ranges
•  Spot the rare birds found only in this region
•  Shutterbugs who are particularly interested in nature photography
•  Look for the Neelakurinji flower, a flower that is exclusive to Munnar

When to visit Echo Point, Munnar

In Kerala, the southernmost state of India, monsoon usually arrives from March to June. Since Munnar is a popular hill station in the region and one of the finest places for a relaxing holiday in India. What adds to the serenity of the place is the well-toned climate which can accommodate tourists of any country. Blessed with favourable weather conditions, Munnar is one of the most hospitable cities of India, weather-wise. That being said, it is better to keep away from this hill station during monsoons because the adjoining parts can be a bit of inhospitable. Also, visitors won’t be able to take part in the adventure sports.

Angamaly and Alwaye are the closest railway stations to Munnar. Both of the railways are close to the city. And it is not just the destination but the journey in itself is full of mesmerizing views.

Getting guides for the trip

If you are traversing through the unfamiliar landscape of Munnar for the first time, it is wise to get a knowledge guide. The trek to Echo Point is ideally a safe and moderate trek. The elephant pathways along the terrain are something you need to be cautious about. It might be difficult to identify these wild trails without the help of a local guide because you might not get the online maps available at that point.

Facts about Echo Point, Munnar you cannot ignore

•  Top Station is the highest peak point of Munnar offering  one of the most mesmerising views
•  Listen to your own voices hitting the ravines and coming back to your, it is a thrilling experience
•  It was a preferred summer destination for the British  military officers

Echo Point, Munnar
Echo Point, Munnar

Reaching Echo Point, Munnar

Closest railhead:  Changanacherry is the nearest railway station and is about 93 km (58 mi). Aluva is also a close railway station which is about 108 km (67 mi) from Munnar.

Closest airport: Cochin International Airport is approximately 115 km (71 mi) from Munnar and Madurai (in Tamil Nadu) is approximately 140 km (87 mi) from the area.

The other attractions near the Echo Point

•  Mattuppetty Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm
•  Kollukkumalai Tea Estate
•  Anamudi Peak
•  Pallivasal Falls
•  Pallivasal Hydro-electric Power Station
•  Attukal Waterfalls
•  Blossom Hydel Park

Quick facts

•  Distance (From Munnar): approximately 15 km (9 mi)
•  Trip Duration: Takes around 30 minutes
•  Location: Placed between Mattupatty Dam And Kundala Lake
•  Transportation Options: Public transport  bus or private car
•  Travel Tips: The point can be visited along with Mattupetti Dam (about 5 km)

Should you wish to relive the beauty of the bygone eras, the climb is definitely worth to the Echo Point, Munnar. The trek through the remnants of the old railway lines and all narrow winding trails of the peak is definitely rewarding. Scream from the top of Echo Point and hear the echo from the surrounding mysterious mist.