Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 10.088700 77.062698
Surrounded by India’s highest tea-estates, Munnar is a hill station of surreal beauty positioned at a height of 6000ft in the Idukki district of Kerala. It has the reputation of being a choicest holiday resort, since the colonial times of British monarchs. Munnar boasts of a unique species of flora and fauna and endless layers of tea plantations set amidst the high mountains and pristine valleys. The fresh mountain air is scented with the intoxicating aroma of the spices grown locally. The extensive stretch of tea plantations and forests on the undulating contours of the land come across as nature’s velvet carpets.
The undulated topography offers a breathtaking vision of craggy rocks and lush greenery, adding to the surrealistic beauty of the town that captivates the imagination of many tourists. Some commonly found trees in the region are teak, red sandalwood, rosewood and jungle jack. The presence of some rare species of birds also makes Munnar an ideal spot for enthusiastic bird watchers.
Bountiful green tea plantations, thriving amongst mist-filled valleys, meandering streams, cloud covered cliffs and hidden bubbling brooks, with an exotic variety of fauna and flora makes Munnar a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, honeymooning couples, as well as nature lovers.
Accommodation facilities and tourist guides are easily available, accommodating the varied budgets of the tourists. This land of pristine beauty demands a minimum two night visit to be able to revel in all that Munnar has to offer.