A HILL STATION CALLED MUNNAR One of the most popular hill stations in India, is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar, a quiet and restful resort at an altitude of 1524 meters 136 km off Cochin, lies snuggled in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills.It is famous for its lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs, forests, and tea estates. The quiet environs of Munnar attract the traveler to relax in the lap of Mother Nature Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a haven with a cool bracing climate. Part of its charm lies in the fact that it was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.
Munnar also beacons the adventure-seeking traveler, who is interested in paragliding. It has some of the highest tea estates in the world.
MUNNAR (Location) Munnar is located in the eastern part of the state of Kerala,India.It is 130 km east of Kochi and borders the state of Tamil Nadu.
VISITING TIME The best time to visit Munnar is between the months of October to March. Travelers must avoid the monsoon season while visiting Munnar.
MUNNAR (Places To See)
Anaimudi Anaimudi (2,695 m), the highest peak in southern India, can be viewed from Munnar.
Christ Church The Christ Church is an important place to visit in Munnar. Built of stone, it was constructed by the British in 1910. This church is known for its stain glass windows. It has a number of brass plaques in memory of the tea planters.
The Evarikulam National Park The Evarikulam National Park is 16 km from Munnar. This national park is the home of elephants, lion-tailed macaque, and the Nilgiri tahr (a rare mountain goat). Travelers can also explore the Rajamala Hills adjoining the national park.
Marayoor Marayoor is 42 km from Munnar to east of the Evarikulam National Park. Here one can experience the peaceful ambience and beauty of a sandalwood forest.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is 10 km from Marayoor and 52 km from Munnar. This sanctuary is the home of elephants, leopards, and bear. Top Station, bordering the state of Kerala, offers spectacular views of the Western Ghats.
Mudapetty Dam Ten kilometers from Munnar, en route to Top Station, one can visit the Mudapetty Dam. This is a popular picnic spot and travelers can indulge in activities like boating and horse riding here.