Kundala Lake Munnar is situated at a distance of 20 kilometres from Munnar and on the way to the top station. The height of the lake is 1700 meters above sea level. The thing for which the lake is famous is the very unique and rare Neela Kurunji flowers which blossom only once in twelve years.
There is also the Kundala dam here, which is the first arched dam in the whole Asian continent. The whole area of the lake gives you the feel of experiencing heaven like an adventure.
What We Love about Kundala Lake Munnar
Kundala Lake Munnar provides the opportunity to tourists to hire Shikara, pedal boats and rowboats to enjoy. It is like the icing on the cake because it gives you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the lake from a close look.
What to Know about Kundala Lake Munnar
This is among the best photo points in Munnar with the backdrop of a serene lake and an imposing dam. For some extraordinary pictures, reach here early in the morning when the beautiful sun rays fall on the lake to create a glittering effect.
As far as the nearby attractions are concerned, there is Aruvikkad Waterfall as well as a Golf Course. There is also Sethuparvathi Dam built in 1946 as a part of the Pallivasal hydroelectric project nearby the Kundala Lake that is a sight to be enjoyed.
There is no problem with transportation as Munnar is totally connected by roads which allow you to travel from buses and taxis. You can easily get a taxi or autorickshaw from Munnar Town to KUndala
Visiting Hours of Kundala Lake Munnar
The whole area is preserved by the government of Kerala and they have some rules and regulations to visit the lake. You can visit the lake from 9 am to 5 pm. afterwards the lake is closed for tourists for boating or any other activities.
Weekly Holidays and Kundala Lake Timings
There are no weekly holidays on which visiting is not allowed in the Kundala Dam. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake through kundala lake boating on all days and the changes vary between 250 INR to 350 INR per boat. This is done to encourage tourist activities in Kundala Lake as much as possible. Swimming is not allowed in the lake.
Kundala Lake Entry Fee
All you have to pay for is the Shikara rides and rowboat rides. The price for them varies according to the different facilities offered by them. The minimum charges for Shikara rides are 150 INR per person for an hour. This can be different for the kids.
There is also a food court out there from where you can get delicious food which may cost you much because of the only source of eatables out there. You can also carry your camera and footwear along without any charges.
Best Time to Visit Kundala Munnar
The best time to visit the place is from April to May. This is basically a hill station and therefore people prefer to come here in summer to escape the heat. To visit the lake you should prefer the daytime. it would take you one to two hours maximum to visit the whole lake.
How to reach Kundala Dam Lake Munnar
Nearest railway station: Aluva, via Aluva -Munnar Rd, about 133 km; Kottayam, via Main Central Rd, about 154 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, via Aluva – Munnar Rd, about 132 km
If you prefer the early morning time then you should definitely take your sweater and other warm clothes along with you. The place is super chilly in the morning time as it is located at high altitudes but that also offers the best photo opportunity in Munnar.