Munnar - The Hill Station with Natural Beauty
Famous Hill Station in God's own country
Munnar is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Munnar has the highest peak in South India known as Anamudi, which towers over 8,800 feet and is an ideal spot for trekking. Munnar also has vast area covered with tea plantation, many of them started by the Britishers. The "Kannan Devan" brand of Tea from the Tata is cultivated and processed here. Munnar is a perfect destination for adventure lovers, honeymoon couples, and wildlife and nature lovers.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Elephant Arrival Spot
Eravikulam National Park
It is the highest peak south of the Himalayas.
A scenic waterfalls about 5 kms from Munnar.
Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills.
Here you can enjoy an elephant ride.
Famous for Hemitragas hylocres, an endangered species of mountain goats, rolling grasslands and sholas.
A well-kept garden with a large variety of flowers.
Enjoy a boat ride on the lake which is surrounded by scenic jungles and hills.
A picnic spot popular for activities like boating and horse riding.
Best Time to visit Munnar
The best season to visit Munnar is from October to March.
How to reach Munnar
The nearest railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva at a distance of around 120 kms by road. The nearest airports are Cochin International Airport at a distance of 110 kms and Madurai Airport is 140 kms away.
To see the other famous hill stations, visit Famous Hill Stations of India.