nestled in the undulating mountain ranges of the southern Western
Ghats and is unrivalled among the tourist destinations of Kerala. Its
inescapable natural beauty lures scores of tourists each and every
year from not only India but also from abroad. The major highlights of
Munnar are its remarkable ambiance, lush green tea gardens,
mesmerizing lakes, dense forests and a cool salubrious climate. Munnar
is located at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha,
Nallathanni and Kundala. Once, Munnar was the summer resort of the
British government in South India. There is much more about Munnar
that simply cannot be put in words. Be totally informed about this
magnificent hill retreat before embarking on a tour.
The history of Munnar is quite interesting and takes us into the
colonial era when the British used to rule this place. Scottish
planters were the first ones to have discovered Munnar and the Duke of
Wellington was the first notable personality to visit Munnar. The
British developed this land for the purpose of tea plantations and as
getaways from the oppressive heat of the cities. There are several
prehistoric relics that point towards the existence of a Stone Age
civilization in this region. Evidences point to the fact that written
history began here only from the 10th century. In the 19th century,
several villages of Anchanad, Kannan Thevar belonged to the local
Rajah of Poojar.
Afterwards in the year 1895, Messrs Finlay Muir & Company purchased
Munro’s land and Tata-Finlay Ltd. purchased it in the year 1976.
Munnar in the present days is a perfect holiday destination and is
famous for various adventure pursuits such as trekking, paragliding,
rope climbing and mountaineering. The enchanting atmosphere and
friendly people of this place are simply going to win your heart.
Cochin Airport is the
nearest airport and well connected all major cities of India.
Aluva Railway Station is
well connected with Delhi, all major states & cities of India.
Munnar is well connected
It is a scenic spot offering majestic views of the tea, coffee and
cardamom plantations in Munnar. The undulating hills, the lush
mountain and the incredible scenery here is ideal for trekking and
extensive mountain walks.
It is an idyllic hill station and the most sought-after among the
tourist attractions of Munnar featuring sprawling lawns, exotic flora
and fauna and the cold mountain air. You will also find Sita Devi Lake
with its mineral rich water and charming ambiance and is an ideal
picnic spot. This place is ideal for trout fishing.
It is located at a height of 1700 meters and famous for its highly
specialized dairy farm. You can visit the cattle shed farms at this
place on your tour to Munnar. Besides, the Mattupetty Lake and dam is
a short distance from the farm and is a beautiful picnic spot. You can
also get boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam that would simply be
This spot offers uninterrupted panorama of waterfalls and undulating
hills and is located between Munnar and Pallivasal. If you wish to go
for the long treks, then this place should be your choice.
It is located at a distance of 10 kms from Munnar and is a land of
incredible waterfalls. The sight of waters cascading down a hill from
a height of around 1600 meters is an awe-inspiring one. The
captivating surroundings make an outstanding picnic spot and trekking
Eravikulam National Park
This flourishing national park is home to the Nilgiri Tahr and also to
the Anamudi Peak which is located in the Southern region of the park.
It was initially established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri
Ibex) and was recognized as a national park in the year 1978. It is
spread over an area of 97 sq kms and is one of the most sought-after
among the tourist attractions of Munnar. This park is remarkably
beautiful and is a gem to the crown of Munnar.
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay