Serving beauty in plenty, Munnar is a small hill station towering to a height of 1600 m. The landscape of the hill station is dotted with lush green fauna, lakes, reservoirs, forests and tea plantations. The place is very peaceful. Come spend your holidays here and go back home with memories which will remain fresh forever. Here you can participate in activities such as trekking, boating, riding, and fishing. Munnar is the proud home of the largest peak of South India, Anamudi. Its height is 2695 m. Also the hill station is famous for its tea and coffee plantations.
Eravikulam National Park
A home to the endangered Nigiri Tahr, Eravikulam National Park covers an area of 97 sq km. Some of the other inhabitants here are ruddy mongoose, nilgiri marten, dusky striped squirrel, nilgiri langur, sambhar, Golden jackel, jungle cat, tiger, leopard, elephant and Indian porcupine. Best time to visit the Park is between March-November. Enjoy the scenery of the Park which is a combination of grassland, shrubs and forests.
Located at a distance of 7 km from Munnar is an impressive hill station called Devikulam. The meaning of Deviculam is 'the lake or pond of Devi'. According to the legend, goddess Sita took a bath in the lake at Deviculam. The waters of the lake is believed to have curative powers. Devikulam is a hot stop in Kerala and is visited by a lot of tourists.
Tea and Coffee Plantations
Munnar is famous for its tea and coffee plantations. The aroma of tea and coffee will give you a different experience all together. See the plucking of tea leaves and their processing. Take some tea and coffee back home.
No where in South India you will be rewarded by such a pleasant climate as in Munnar.
Tourists get several accommodation options here ranging from luxurious hotels to budget hotels. Great facilities and services are provided by them. Their locations are also quite picturesque. The Siena Village, Best Western Fort Munnar, Chancellor Resorts and Tall Tree Resort are a few to name.
In Munnar you can buy one of the best varieties of tea and coffee in the world. Also buy spices like cardamom, black pepper, clove and cinnamon. After going back home you can try these spices in your kitchen and see the difference.
How To Reach
Air : The nearest airport is at Cochin.
Rail : The nearby railway stations are at Cochin and Kottayam.
Road : Munnar is well connected with all the major cities of South India by a network of road.