God’s own country, Kerala is the perfect place to experience the beauty of nature makes us feel like being in heaven. One of the beautiful place in Kerala is Munnar.
Munnar is well connected by both National highways, state highways and rural roads. The town lies in the Kochi – Dhanushkodi National highway (NH 49), about 130 km from Cochin, 31 km from Adimali, 85 km from Udumalpettu in Tamil Nadu and 60 km from Neriyamangalam.
Distance from major cities – Kochi – Ernakulam – 150 km
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala (God’s own country). Munnar is situated at around 1,600 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats range of mountains. The name Munnar means “Three rivers” referring to its location at the confluence of the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Travellers are having ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar. Explore the manicured tea plantation, enjoy gushing waterfalls, explore shimmering lakes.
Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the origins and evolution of tea plantations. A museum exclusively for tea was opened some years ago by Tata Tea in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses artifacts, photographs, and pieces of machinery, all of which have a story to tell about the origins and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. The museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar and is worth to a visit.
The Anayirangal dam is 22 km from Munnar, surrounded by a lush green carpet of tea plantations and evergreen forests. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience…
The Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., at the Eravikulam National Park of Munnar this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals, and birds.
For the best exotic flora is found in the forests and grasslands in the Neelakurinji which is a rare plant, flowers only once in twelve years. The ‘kurinji season’ in Munnar is a magnificent sight when the hills and valleys get bathed in the blue of the Neelakurinji blooms, will bloom next in 2018.
South India’s highest peak, Anamudi, is an ideal spot for trekking 1700 m above sea level which attracts adventure travelers hungry for paragliding and enjoys the panoramic view.
For a pleasurable boat ride to Mattupetty dam 13 km from Munnar town, it is also famous for its dairy farm. For gratifying sightseeing tours in Munnar, tourist should go is by taking the cycle tour of the region.
Thick green forests, savannah, rolling hills, scenic valleys, numerous streams, huge splashy waterfalls, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways are all part of the great holiday experience the best picnic spot in Munnar.