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Munnar

General Information

Munnar is a beautiful hill station of Kerala which is nestled in the high ranges of Western Ghat Mountains at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level. Three serpentine rivers viz. Madupetti, Periavaru and Nallathanni cuddle through the diverse terrain of Munnar, providing it extra charm and attraction for the tourists. Munnar is famous for its tea and spice plantations. Neelakurinji flower is a specialty of Munnar that blossoms after a gap a 12 years. South India's highest Anamudi Peak is one more attraction of Munnar.

The hill station is a popular tourist destination of Kerala which is very popular among the honeymooners and nature lovers. There are several trekking trails in Munnar which allow you to see its wilderness from the close quarters. Landscape of Munnar is dotted with gurgling mountain streams, verdant valleys, rolling hills and vast expanses of tea, coffee and spice plantations that leave a mesmerizing effect on the viewers. Excellent boarding and lodging facilities are available in Munnar for the tourists. Munnar experiences a salubrious climate. Highest temperature in summer could be around 25 °C while the lowest could reach to −4 °C in winters.

Tourist attractions in Munnar

Atukkad Waterfalls : There is a narrow road off Kochi road that leads to the beautiful Atukkad Waterfalls. The scenic waterfalls are situated amidst the hills and thick forests. It is a popular picnic and weekend hangout destination for the people.

Echo Point : There is a small lake set amidst the rolling hills. You call your friends here and its echo will reverberate back to your ears after few moments.

Kundala Lake : The beautiful lake is situated 23 km from Munnar. You can enjoy pedal boat ride here in the calm waters of the lake amidst the pristine beauty of mother nature.

Eravakulam National Park : This national park is also known as Rajamalai National Park. It is home to a variety of animal species like Nilgiri Tahr, tigers, leopards, elephants, gaurs, sambars, lion tailed macaque etc. The park is closed during February-March due to the breeding season of Nilgiri Tahr. The wildlife sanctuary also supports several avian, reptilian and plant species.

Anamudi Peak : The 2695 m high peak is the highest peak in South India. Atlas Moth is unique inhabitant of the peak which is the largest of its kind in the world.

Trekking : There are several trekking trails in Munnar for the adventure lovers.

Boating : Good boating facilities are available in Munnar for the tourists.

Other attractions in and around Munnar are:

  • Chithirapuram
  • Mattupetti Dam
  • Photo Point
  • Top Station
  • Lakkam Waterfalls
  • Marayoor
  • Tata Tea Museum
  • Blossom Park
  • The Christ Church
  • Rock climbing, rappelling, bicycling and yoga
Getting There

By Air : Kochi International Airport (110 km) is the nearest airport to Munnar.

By Train : Nearest railway station is at Aluva, which is 110 km away. Eravikulam railway station is 130 km while Madurai railway station is 135 km away from Munnar.

By Road : You can reach to Munnar by bus, taxi or private car from nearby cities like Kochi (130 km), Aluva (110 km), Madurai (135 km), Coimbatore (160 km), Kodaikanal (170 km) and Alleppey (180 km).

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