Kerala's Western Ghats attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, around 2000 elephants and 35 to 40 tigers wander the lushly green hills of South India’s most popular wildlife reserve, which takes in 777 sq km of glorious Western Ghats country, i…
Nature Reserve in Kerala's Western Ghats

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Encompassing 644 sq km of glorious Western Ghats terrain and wildlife, nestled behind three dams in a valley at altitudes of 300m to 1440m, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is possibly the most protected space in South In…
Nature Reserve in Around Munnar

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

A serene 25-sq-km park in the foothills of the Western Ghats, cut through by two rivers and two streams, Thattekkad shelters around 300 fluttering species – unusual in that they are mostly forest rather than water b…
Nature Reserve in Around Munnar

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

This 90-sq-km sanctuary, 50km northeast of Munnar, protects deer, leopards, elephants, gaur, langurs and endangered, Nilgiri tahr and grizzled giant squirrels. Entry is by three-hour trek with tribal guides (two tri…
National Park in Around Munnar

Eravikulam National Park

Around 11km north of Munnar, Eravikulam's 97 sq km of grasslands and shola conceal the world's largest population of endangered, but almost tame, Nilgiri tahr; 700 to 800 of these mountain goats roam its wilds. Safa…
Factory in Munnar

Lockhart Tea Factory

One of several working local tea factories open to the public, Lockhart dates from 1879 and sits 10km southeast of Munnar. Guided factory tours explain modern tea processing from picking to export. There's also a sm…
Farm in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Abraham’s Spice Garden

Insightful one-hour tours weave through perfumed spice gardens at this friendly, organic 12-hectare family farm, 3km west of Kumily, in operation since 1952.
Museum in Munnar

Tea Museum

Around 1.5km northwest of town, this KDHP-owned museum is a demo model of a working tea factory, but still shows the basic process, along with a collection of relics from the British era including photographs and a …
Factory in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Connemara Tea Factory

About 14km southwest of Kumily, this four-decade-old working tea factory and plantation offers one-hour guided tours of the tea-making process and tea garden, ending with tea tastings. Buses run from Kumily to Vandi…
Farm in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Highrange Spice Garden

Around 4km west of Kumily, 4-hecare Highrange is awash with lush organic gardens where you can see spices, ayurvedic herbs and vegetables growing. It's also a cheerful family homestay, with four simple rooms dressed…