The mesmeric Munnar is peerless for its sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys, breathtaking mountains, winding lanes, exotic wildlife and chilling weather. Placed 1600 meters above the sea level, Munnar tourist place is a matchless hill station.
‘Neelakurunji’ – a flower which bathe the hills in blue, blooms here once in 12 years. The next flowering will be in 2018. Anamudi peak, the highest peak in Kerala, is at Munnar. Mattupetty is situated about 1700 meters above sea level. The Mattupetty lake and dam, is an amazing and beautiful picnic spot. Boating is also there at the Mattupetty Dam. These are the most significant facts of Munnar.
During the British reign, Munnar used to be their summer haven. The British developed the large tea plantations here. Munnar has dozens of lovely locales catering to divergent tastes. Today, munnar is a plantation hub with world’s highest tea growing estates. And also one of the most attractive hill stations across the globe. Tourists arrive here everyday to enjoy the beauty of nature carved in rocks and forests in the top of the hill with the company of cool breeze. They travel munnar and wander through the plantations, seeing, smelling, tasting and buying different types of tea – enjoying the serene majesty of the hill station munnar and its valleys, streams and waterfalls. The munnar top station is almost 32km away from munnar city sharing the valley with tamil nadu. The meeting point of three rivers, Kundale, Nallathanni and Muthirapuzha is one of the main munnar attraction. Visitors can try a bit on the adventure front with trekking, rock climbing, river crossing and water skiing while munnar sightseeing. Munnar weather is very appropriate for sightseeing and is a very healthy one. The temperature ranges between 10 °C and 0 °C in winter and 8 °C and 16 °C in summer. The monsoons are exquisite with many rivulets and streams in the area and light rain the dew drenched tea gardens looking magnificent and heavenly enshrouded in light mist. Recently munnar tourism has reached dizzy heights with the excellent weather and the great munnar tourism packages.
Munnar can be reached by road from any major places in Kerala. The nearest city is Kochi (132 km). The nearest railway station is Kottayam-56 km away. And the nearest airport is Kochi International Airport at 160 km. The ideal time for tourists to travel munnar places is from April to May.