Munnar the spectacular beauty, a summer retreat is one of the most famous hill resorts of Kerala. Located in the Idukki district in Kerala Munnar, the "Queen of hills" is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Breathtakingly beautiful the hill station of Munnar is a haven of peace and tranquility. Set at an altitude of 6,000 ft above the sea level Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the Colonial days. Sprawling tea plantations, picture perfect towns, winding lanes dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries with exotic flora and fauna make Munnar as one of the most sought after tourist destination of Kerala. The other attraction of the place is Neelakurinji flower that covers the whole town with blue color after every twelve years. The hill station is a paradise for nature lovers, honeymooners, vacationers and discrete travellers that provide them exotic locals, opportunities of various adventure sports, fragrances of aromatic tea gardens that captivate the peoples mind and soul who ever visit this beautiful hill station.
Tourist attractions of Munnar
Eravikulam National Park:- Eravikulam National Park situated at a distance of 15 km from hill station of Munnar. Spreading across the area of 97 Sq. Km the sanctuary is a home to exotic flora and fauna and rare species of endangered species. The park looks at its best when covered with Neelakurinji flowers. It seems like a blue carpet spread across the valley. Declared as a National Park in 1978 the national park is a great place for adventure lovers who can take part in activities such as trekking, wildlife safaris and mountain biking.
Devikulam:-If you are looking for peace and tranquility then Devikulam is the perfect place for you situated at distance of 7 km from Munnar. Devikulam is comparatively a smaller hill station of Kerala situated at the height of 1,800 m above the sea level. It is blessed with Devi Lake which is blessed with natural mineral water. The Sita Devi Lake situated here is an ideal picnic spot that offer trout fishing facilities as well to its visitors.
Attukal:- Situated between Munnar and Pallivasal , Attukal is an ideal place for trekking. The place is blessed with long trekking trails and is renowned for its panoramic waterfalls and rolling hills.
Echo Point:- As the name suggests, the place has a natural echo phenomenon. Situated at a distance of 15 km from Munnar Echo point is situated on the way to top station.
Chithirapuram:- This small hill station situated at a distance of 10 km from Munnar Chithirapuram exudes an old-world charm of colonial past. It is a home to Pallivasal Hydel Power Project.
Nyayamakad:- Situated at a distance of 10 km from Munnar near Rajamala, Nyayamakad is an excellent picnic and trekking point. Nyayamakad is famous for its cascading scintillating waterfalls falling down from the height of 1,600 m above the sea level.
Pothamedu:- Located at a distance of 6 km from the town, Pothamedu is a major plantation hub of Munnar. Gardens of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations create a mesmerizing view to the visitors. It is an ideal sport for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains and rolling hills that offer breathtaking visuals to the tourists.
Marayoor:- Situated at a distance of 40 km from Munnar, Marayoor has many firsts to its credit. It is the only place in the state which is blessed with natural growth of sandalwood trees. There is also a sandalwood factory of the Forest Department of Kerala and a children’s park extending across one hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree which is a major attraction among the visitors. Nearby destinations such as Thoovanam and Rajiv Gandhi National Park is also a great interest among the visitors. How to reach
By Air:-Nearest airports to the Munnar hill station is Cochin International Airport which is 190 km away from it and Madurai International airport which is 140 km from it.
By Rail:-Nearest major railway stations to Munnar are at Ernakulam and Aluva which are 135 km from it.
By Road:-Munnar is very well connected to the other major cities of Kerala like Kottayam, Cochin, Kozikode, Trivandrum etc. by good motorable roads. Plan your tours to various exotic destinations of Kerala with the Kerala Vacations that provide its guests some of the best deal tailor based holiday packages along with the online bookings to various categories of hotels. To know more about them just fill the form below or contact us.
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