Mattupetty Dam: 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.
Potheamedu:- 6 kms from Munnar, has some fine plantations of tea, coffee and cardamom. It also offers a great opportunity for trekking.    
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.   devikulam
Chithirapuram : is a quaint town 10kms from Munnar, filled with pretty cottages, bungalows and tea plantations; it's a place that can charm you.    
Nayamakad :10 kms from Munnar is a picturesque spot with many captivating waterfalls in its environs.    

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.

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.   Eravikulam National Park
Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary : 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 some great views of the valleys. The very many trekking opportunities within the sanctuary, makes it an adventure seekers delight.    
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.   Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: also known as the Thattekad Sanctuary is a bird watcher's delight, and is located near Kothamanagalam in Ernakulam district, on the riverbanks of Periyar. It was brought into prominence by Dr. Salim Ali who described it way back in 1930's as the richest habitat for birds in peninsular India. It is home to more than 270 species of birds like the rare mottled wood owl, spot- bellied eagle owl, Malayan night heron, Sri Lanka frogmouth, rusty-tailed flycatcher, etc.    
Trekking Spots: Lock Heart Gap, 13 kms from Munnar, is ideal for trekking and outdoor exploration. It's the perfect place to soak in some fresh mountain air and catch captivating views.The famous peak of Anamudi, rich in its varied species of flora and fauna, is another favourite of trekkers, but needs some experience in this field.