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Munnar

Overview of Munnar

Munnar is a beautiful pristine hill town in the Western Ghats Mountain ranges of Kerala situated at around 1,600 metres above mean sea level. It is a resort town famous for hosting the elite British Raj during their rule in India. The hill town is surrounded by hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. The town houses the famous Eravikulam National Park, which inhabited by the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr and is a home to Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.

The name ‘Munnar’ means three rivers. It is named Munnar as it is situated where three rivers namely Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly confluences. The town is known for its rich history in producing tea and its plantation. Also it houses the Tea Museum at the Nallathanni Estate that represents the region’s history of tea production. The ecotourism site Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary that protects a number of animal species is also housed by Munnar town.

Places of attractions

Eravikulam National Park

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Spread across 97 km², Eravikulam National Park is a national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala. Situated between 10º05'N and 10º20' north, and 77º0' and 77º10' east, it is the first national park in Kerala.

Things to do at Eravikulam National Park: Visting The Place

Mattupetty Dam

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, to conserve water for hydroelectricity.

Things to do at Mattupetty Dam: Visting The Place

Anamudi

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Anamudi is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Kerala and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 meters and a topographic prominence of 2,479 meters.

Things to do at Anamudi: Visting The Place

Munnar Tea Museum

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Munnar Tea Museum in Munnar houses the history and prudcution of Tea since decades. You could witness the old machinery which was used for the production of tea, photographs and demonstrations that tells you about the tea production culture in Munnar.

Things to do at Munnar Tea Museum: Visting The Place

Munnar Tea Gardens

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Tea plantation in the region is quite prominent and the tea gardens look splendid when on their entire bloom. No matter the time, the gardens always serve the best tourist attraction in Munnar. Green tightly growing leaves on the rolling hills creates a beautiful image for those who come here. Pick a leaf and taste it raw to get the first hand experience of the plantation.

Things to do at Munnar Tea Gardens: Visting The Place

Attukad Waterfall

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Attukad Waterfall is the beautiful serene location up on the rolling hills of Munnar. The water from multiple hill points cascades atop the hill creating a picturesque image for the visitors.

Things to do at Attukad Waterfall: Visting The Place

Sri Subramanya Temple

Location: Munnar, Kerela, India

Sri Subramanya Temple is a revered Hindu temple located in Munnar where Lord Muruga is the principal deity.  Pilgrims from different parts of Kerala come here to visit the temple.

Things to do at Sri Subramanya Temple: Visting The Place

Weather in Munnar

Munnar is a small hill station in Kerala and due to presence of Western Ghats, the temperature here remains pleasant and ranges between 24 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is from September to March. Monsoon is always heavy.Now a days monsoon tourism is also popular from June to August.

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How to Reach

By Road

Munnar is well connected by both National highways, state highways and rural roads. The town lies in the Kochi - Dhanushkodi National highway (N.H 49), about 130 km (81 mi) from Cochin, 31 km (19 mi) from Adimali, 85 km (53 mi) from Udumalpettu in Tamil Nadu and 60 km (37 mi) from Neriyamangalam.

By Train

The nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometres (by road). The Nearest Functioning Railway station is at Udumalaipettai.

By Air

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometres (68 mi) away. The Coimbatore and Madurai airports are Template: Nowrap165 kilometres (103 mi) from Munnar.

Places to visit in Munnar :
Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Munnar Tea Museum, Munnar Tea Gardens, Attukad Waterfall, Sri Subramanya Temple
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Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

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Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

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Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

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Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

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Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

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Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

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Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

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Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

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Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

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