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Top Choice Indian in Munnar

Rapsy Restaurant

This spotless glass-fronted sanctuary from the bazaar is packed at lunchtime, with locals lining up for Rapsy’s famous paratha (Indian-style flaky bread) or biryani. It also makes a decent stab at fancy internationa…
Museum in Munnar

Tea Museum

About 1.5km northwest of town, this museum is a demo model of a working tea factory, but it still shows the basic process. A collection of old bits and pieces from the colonial era, including photographs and a 1905 …
Factory in Munnar

Lockhart Tea Factory

This working tea factory, 15km from Munnar, is the only one in the region open to the public. Guided tours of the 160-year-old factory explain modern tea processing from picking to export. There's also a small museu…
Live Performance in Munnar

Punarjani Traditional Village

Touristy but entertaining daily performances of Kathakali (5pm) and kalarippayat (6pm). Arrive at 4pm if you want to see the ritual Kathakali make-up session. Tickets are available on the day but for the best seats …
North Indian in Munnar

Sree Mahaveer Bhojanalaya

This pure-veg restaurant in SN Annex Hotel is madly popular with families for its great range of thalis: take your pick from Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi and more, plus a dazzling array of veg dishes.
South Indian in Munnar

Saravana Bhavan

Branch of the popular South Indian pure-veg chain serving all the idlis and dosas you could want.
Cafe in Munnar

Taste the Brews

A cool cafe near the bus stand for Continental-style breakfasts and tastings of local tea and coffee.
Indian in Munnar


In the slightly fancy hotel of the same name, this brightly lit, smartish place serves Chinese, North and South Indian and Keralan specialties, including occasional lunch and dinner buffets (₹400).
Indian in Munnar

SN Restaurant

South of town, SN is a cheery place with a warm orange interior; in busy periods it's packed with people digging into thalis, masala dosas and other Indian veg and nonveg dishes.
Live Performance in Munnar

Thirumeny Cultural Centre

On the road behind the Eastend hotel, this small theatre stages one-hour Kathakali shows and kalarippayat martial arts demonstrations twice nightly.