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Munnar

Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams which are Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, Munnar is 1600 m above sea level. This is a popular resort town as tea plantations, beautiful misty mornings and peaceful environment lures tourists here.

Developed by the Britisher before independence, now Munnar is one of most sought destination in India and the world. Its quite famous among honeymooners and adventurers, nature lovers. It was also a summer vacation spot for Britishers.

Places To Visit In Munnar

Eravikulam National Park
The park is spread over an area of 97 sq. km and is famous for its endangered inhabitant – the Nilgiri Tahr. The park is home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for trekking and also offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot destination especially once in twelve years when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet of blue because of the flowering of Neelakurinji, a plant endemic which grows only here blooms once in twelve years.

Anamudi Peak
Anamudi Peak is located inside the Eravikulam National Park. It is the highest peak in south India standing at a height of over 2700 m. If you want to trek to the peak then you have to take permission from the Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam.

Mattupetty
Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level the place is located 13 km from Munnar Town. It is famous for its storage masonry dam and a beautiful lake. You can enjoy pleasurable boat rides and one can view the surrounding hills and landscape. The place has a dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where you can see different high yielding breeds of cows.

Pallivasal
It is located at about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar and is known for the first Hydro-electric project in Kerala. This place is very beautiful and is often favored by visitors as a picnic spot.

Chinnakanal & Anayirangal
Chinnakanal is famous for the waterfalls here, also known as Power House Waterfalls, runs down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The place has magnificent view of the Western Ghat ranges. If you travel about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal is famous for lush green carpet of tea plants. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.

Top Station
Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level it is 32 km from Munnar. Being the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road it offers a magnificent view and also if you are lucky you can see the blue carpet of Neelakurinji flowers.

Tea Museum
Munnar has a legacy of origins and evolution of tea plantations and to preserve this legacy and to showcase the tourists some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala’s high ranges, a museum exclusively for tea was opened some years ago by Tata Tea in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machineries; all of which have a story to tell on 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 a visit.

How to reach Munnar

By Air – Cochin International Airport is nearest airport located at 110 km from Munnar. Local taxi are available to reach Munnar from airport.

By Train – Munnar does not have a railway station. The nearest station is in Aluva which is 110 km away.

By Road – Munnar has well metalled road and connected to nearby cities. One can easily reach Munnar by Taxi and Bus.

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Published Date: August 31, 2016
Last Updated On: September 28, 2016
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