Munnar

Munnar is one of the most popular tourist places in Kerala, a mesmerising Hill station, located 1600m above sea level in southern “Western Ghats” (A mountain range in the west of India).

Munnar is situated at the confluence of Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala rivers. The speciality of Munnar is its cool climate and greenery. A vast area of Munnar is occupied by tea plantations and evergreen jungles.

The Whole hill area is known as "High range" and rarely “Kannan Devan Hills”. In the age of British empire they developed this area to cultivate tea plants. The Bungalows built by them are still there in use.

Several Protected Wildlife areas in Munnar attract many tourists. You can see several threatened and native species like Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius), Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Gaur, Sambar and Neelakurinji here.

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a rare kind of plant blooms once in 12 years. Eravikulam National park is known for Neelakurinji, Nilgiri Tahr and a few other protected species. Neelakurinji last bloomed in 2006. A vast area of mountain covered with Neelakurinji, giving the whole area a blue shade is an amazing spectacle for the visitors…

Many residents of here are employed in Tourism business. In Munnar there are above 3000 small and big resorts and several small hotels and restaurants.






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Nearest airports: Madurai (140 km), Cochin (190 km)
Nearest railway stations: Theni (60 km), Changanacherry (93 km)

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7 comments:

Rajesh said...

Nice pics on Munnar.
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rejina said...

Kannan Devan Tea Plantations are a cluster of plantation bungalows situated at the picturesque town of Munnar.

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anjali gupta said...

Hi..it was really great to read about Munnar, kerala. One can wander through tea gardens picking fresh tea leaves in Munnar. Apart from it, Kerala tourism circuit gives you a thousand reasons to travel.

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