Altitude : Approx. 1600 Mts above sea level
Tourist Season : August to May
Clothing : Warm Clothes
Temperature : Min. 0 c - Max. 25 c
Location: 135 Km from Kochi
Nearest Airport: Cochin
Nearest Railway Station: Aluva
Munnar is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations In Kerala, situated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above the sea level. Known as the Kashmir of South India, An interesting fact about Munnar is that it was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Govt. Munnar Kerala is now known for its tourism destinations and tea plantations. Munnar Tea is one of the famous blend of tea in the world. Munnar in Kerala is essentially a tea town and consists of a vast sloping areas of tea plantations. Most of the tea plantations in Munnar are owned by Tata Tea. Coffee and cardamom plantations are the second largest agriculture here in Munnar. 90% of the local people in Munnar are working in tea plantations. Munnar has the best of exotic flora and fauna and the beautiful grassland. Neelakurinji is an alluring flower in the Munnar area which blooms once in 12 years. The word Munnar means the land of three rivers. The confluence of 3 river streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, is in Munnar. Munnar is also having the highest peak in South India which is Aanamudi. Munnar receives a heavy rain during June to Sept.
Being one of the most famous hill stations in India, Munnar is having many tourist attractions. Marayur, the hub of sandalwood trees is 40 Km from Munnar. Mattupetty is a place which is famous for its specialised diary farm. A variety of high yielding cattle is there. Mattupetty Lake and dam are also attractive. Devikulam, an attractive tourist place is 7 Kms from Munnar. The Sita Devi Lake and picturesque surroundings are very attractive in Devikulam. Rajamala, a natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, is 15 Kms from Munnar. The Nilgiri Tahr is a species which faces fast extinction. The Eravikulam National Park is one of the most attractive tourist places in Munnar situated in the Devikulam Taluk. Its beautiful mountain ranges and forest areas are mesmeric. It was declared as National park in 1978. Fort Munnar is also one of the most attractive site in Munnar.
The hill resort of Munnar is one of the most famous tourism destinations in India, which lies in the God's own country. Munnar is most preferred by people who like adventure tourism. Hiring bicycles is a very popular way of exploring the hills. Lots of tourist places in Munnar attracts domestic and foreign tourists all over the year. But the best time to visit Munnar is the summer. The climate in Munnar will be very comfortable, cool and calm. Our tourism department has developed so many tourism packages related to Munnar tourism.
Munnar has a number of tourist attractions. The first among them may be the Eravikulam National Park. It is one of the most attractive tourist places in Munnar situated in the Devikulam Taluk. Its beautiful mountain ranges and forest areas are mesmeric. It was declared as National park in 1978. Marayur is a very attractive place in Munnar and is a hub of sandalwood trees. Mattupetty is very famous for its diary farm where a variety of cattle. Mattupetty is attractive for its lake and dam. Rajamala, Pothamedu, Pallivasal, Attukal, Nyayamakad, Chithirapuram are among some of the attractive places in Munnar.