Top Station was in the days goneby an important trade centre. Situated at an elevation of about 1700 m above sea level at a distance of 41 kms from Munnar town, on the Kodaikanal road. Top Station is a favourite spot for most tourists, as it provides a panoramic view of Munnar and the surrounding region. Munnar from here appears as a green carpet from Top Station. The Shola forests, rolling grasslands, valleys, water bodies and tea, coffee and spice estates viewed from here provide picturesque sceneries.
Cherished as the highest point in Munnar which is easily accessible to tourists, Top Station is also a natural habitat of the rare Nilakurinji plants (strobilanthus), which bloom only once in twelve years. These embracingly envelope the hill sides of Top Station in bright blue shades. The coming bloom of Nilakurinji plants is likely to happen in the year 2018. Bordering Idukki District of Kerala and Theni District of Tamil Nadu, Top Station is mostly shrouded with mist except when the sky is clear when even the Madurai District of Tamil Nadu can be viewed from here.