Munnar, Munnar Information, Munnar Tour


Information about Munnar

Munnar is the most famous holiday destination, in the Idukki district in Kerala. The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kanan Devan Hills, named after Kanan devan, who had been a landlord in the Anchanad valley on the eastern side of the district. Munnar, the queen of hill stations is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, along the western Ghats on the eastern border of Kerala and was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns and winding lanes make this a popular resort. There are various plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and other spices, dense forests and wildlife sanctuaries in Munnar.

Tourist Attractions in Munnar
Munnar Tourist Attraction

The various tourist attractions in Munnar are the Anaimudi, Rajmalai, Eravikulam National Park and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Anamaudi peak is the highest peak in South India that towers at a height of over 2695 m. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to some of the rare species of flora and fauna. Half of the entire population of Nilgiri Tahr is found in Rajamalai. The places like Pothamedu, Lokheart Gap and Devikulam offer various adventure, trekking, trout fishing and picnic opportunities. In Attukal, Nayamakkad and Chithrapuram you will enjoy the cascading waterfall and the alluring charm of plantations. Mattupetty Lake is a calm spot for picnics and boating. More....

Flora & Fauna in Munnar

The major wildlife animals which are found in Munnar are the Nilgiri Tahrs (Mountain Goats), Langurs and Elephants. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here, is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD.

Things to do in Munnar

The tourists can do various things in Munnar like Forest trekking, Camping, Angling, visit to a Tea Factory, tea and coffee plantation, Golf, Cycling and Boating.

How to reach Munnar

By Air:
The nearest airports are located at Madurai and Cochin which are about 140 kms and 190 kms respectively. 

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Madurai which is about 136 kms and at Kottayam which is about 114 kms. 

By Road:
Munnar is connected to various cities like Madurai, Cochin, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Chennai and various other cities of South India and Kerala.

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