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Munnar General Information
Altitude: 5000 to 8000 feet above sea level
Temperature: 0 Degree Celsius to 30 Degree Celsius
Rainfall: 275 cm

about Munnar

Munnar is the most famous holiday destination, in the Idukki district in Kerala. The high ranges of Munnar were

Munnar Map, Map of Munnar

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 situated at a height of 1600 meters above sea level. Munnar is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, along the western Ghats on the eastern border of Kerala. Munnar 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. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi which towers over 2695 meters and is an ideal spot for trekking.


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, Paragliding, visit to Tea Factory, tea and coffee plantation, Golf, Cycling and Boating.

Tea Plantation, Munnar

Tea Plantation, Munnar

Plantations in Munnar
The tea plantations in South India are located on the Western Ghats, the eastern part of Central Kerala and adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu, usually at a height of 4300 to 6200 feet above sea level. The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kanan Devan Hills, named after a certain Kanan Devan, who had been a landlord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district. Tea cultivation was started on the Nilgiris in 1832 on an experimental basis and later in 1878 was taken up on the Kanan Devan Hills in Munnar. Toady, tea is cultivated on 2400 hectares of land in Munnar, Peermede and Devikulam areas with an annual yield of 47568 metric tons. The coffee plantations occupy 15400 hectares in Devikulam, Peermede, Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki. The avaerage yield per hectare is 320 metric tons.


Tourist Attractions in Munnar
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.


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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