Munnar Is Most Beautiful Tourist Destination
Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, at the Idukki district of Kerala in South India.
The work Munnar is shorter form of the word ‘Munnu Aar’ which in Tamil means “three” and “river” respectively. The place is a confluence of three rivers which originates from the – Kundala, Mudrapuzha and Nallathami mountains respectively.
Due to its mesmerizing greenery, calmness and mountain scenery the place is among the top mot hill stations of India. If we take a look at the history of the place, it is used to be the summer resort of the British Government in Southern India.
Looking at the geographical locations, the place is located about 1600 meters above the sea level. The extensive tea plantations surrounding the mountains, the picture book towns, trekking facilities and the winding lanes of this place attracts large number of tourists not only from India but also from other parts of the world. The place is famous for its tea plantations and it is especially known as the tea town of the state.
Places to Visit:
Due to the exotic flora of the place there are many beautiful mountains near the place which one can prefer to visit. Some of these are:
Pothamedu: The place is situated at 6Kms from Munnar. It offers an excellent view of the coffee, tea and cardamom plantations. The green and lavish hills, rising and falling mountains and the mind blowing scenery here makes it ideal place for long mountain walks and trekking.
Devikulam: It is situated 7Kms from Munnar. Visiting this peaceful hill station with its beautiful velvet lawns, wide range of exotic flora and fauna and the fresh mountain air is really a rare experience. You can also enjoy the beauty of Sita Devi lake and pleasure of trout fishing here.
Nyayamakad: The place is about 10Kms from Munnar and is located between Munnar and Rajamala. Nyayamakad is a land of beautiful breathtaking waterfalls. The flow of water down from a height of 1600 meters and the enchanting surrounding makes it an excellent picnic spot.
Rajamala: It is about 15Kms from Munnar. The place is a home of the rare mountain goats (Nilgiri Tahr) which are endangered species.
Eravikulam National Park: It is at a distance of about 15Kms from Munnar. The place spreads in the area of 97 sq. Km and is situated in the devikulam taluk. Apart from it the Anamudi Peak (2695 mtr) is located in the southern region of the park.
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When and How to Visit:
Munnar can be visited all the year round. But it is better to avoid the monsoon months of Kerala which are June/July. During winters, i.e. December/January, the weather is extremely cold there, so it is better to carry pair of woolens with you.
You can reach the place via all three modes of transportation. Munnar don’t have any airport or railway station. The nearest airport is at Kochi which is about 130Kms away from this place. You can know more about the travel routes to reach this destination by visiting good ticketing portal like Fli-ghts.com.
Have a happy and safe journey!