Far away from the noises and traffic of the city lies the hill station of Munnar with its unparallel charm that can not be described in words. Lies at an altitude of 1600 m above the sea level it is one of the summer resorts of erstwhile British Government. Quite, peaceful, tranquil, undisturbed that fills you with the joy and delight is Munnar. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers Muthirapuzzh, Nallathanni and Kundala nestling among the majestic mountains of Western Ghats is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Kerala. It has the highest peak in South India Anamudi towering 2695m. Munnar has approximately 20 tea estates surrounding it and is especially renowned for Nilikuranji an exotic flowering plant which grows once in 12 years and baths the hill with blue. Majestic mountains, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, aromatic tea gardens, exotic flora and fauna make Munnar truly a special place in God’s own country.
Best Time to visit
Best time to visit Mummar is from September to May
Prime Attractions of Munnar
Eravikulam National Park:-The Eravikulam National Park is a must visit for those who wants to experience the wilderness during their Munnar Tour. Spreading across the area of 97 sq km it is a home to the most endangered species of birds and animals. It is located at a distance of 17 km from Munnar.
Mattupetty Lake:-Situated at the height of 1700 m above the sea level the Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a beautiful picnic jaunt that offer panoramic views to the visitors. It has boating facilities available in reservoir. Mattupetty also has a special dairy farm which is alos a major tourist attraction. Shola forest in and around Mattupetty is an ideal place for trekking where the visitors can enjoy beauty of the habitat and the surroundings.
Rajamala:-Situated at a distance of 15 km from Munnar Rajmala is a natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. A major portion of this rare goat is found in these mountains which is fast becoming extinct.
Pothamedu:- Situated at a distance of 6 km from Munnar Pothamedu is another hill station of Kerala that offers excellent views of tea coffee and cardamom plantations. It’s rolling misty mountains, offers breathtaking views and is an ideal place for trekkers and nature lovers.
Marayoor:- Situated at a distance of 40 km from Munnar , Marayoor is the only place in Kerala with the natural growth of sandalwood trees , natural caves with murals and relics that belongs to Stone Age Civilization. Some other near by attractions includes Thoovanam and Rajiv Gandhi National Park is of great interest for the visitors.
How to reach Munnar
By Air:-The nearest Airport to Munnar is Kochi International Airport which is 130 km away from Munnar.
By Rail:-The nearest rail head from Munnar is at Kochi that can be accessed from the town by the local modes of transportation.
By Road:- Munnar is easily accessible by road from most of the towns in and around Kerala. It can also be reached form Madurai and Coimbatore which are located in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu.
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Kerala hill stations
|Devikulam Hill Station||Nelliyampathi Hill Station|
|Peermade Hill Station||Ponmudi Hill Station|
|Vagamon Hill Station||Wayanad Hill Station|
|Kottancheri Hill Station||Munnar Hill Station|