Munnar is Kerala’s premium hill station. A hill station par excellence, Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills lined in the soothing green of vast tea estates which makes it perfect tourist destination in south India. Situated at an altitude of 1600 M above sea level, its cheering climate with the laidback atmosphere makes it the most popular destination in Kerala. The holiday facilities, peaceful environment and the tranquility that it provides make it the perfect serene spot.
Along with the mountain streams, valleys, tea plants and plenty to discover in the surrounding region, this hill station offers a great variety of choices for tourists. It is an excellent base for trekking through the surrounding hills, which are covered by lush green rainforests, for going picnicking beside a crystal-clear mountain stream, for wildlife watching or for simply getting the junk out of the body. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the meeting point of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Munnar's mesmerizing greenery, mountain scenery, calmness and cool refreshing air attracts honeymooners and tourists throughout the year. It is a weekend hideout location for domestic tourists during summer season. Foreign traveler’s enjoy watching the natural beauty of Kerala during the journey from Thekkady to Munnar.
Sprawling tea plantations, maddening towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower which bathes the hills in blue color once in twelve years. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India called Anamudi, which towers over 2695 M and is an ideal spot for campers who like to do some trekking.
There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. Among these, majority of the plantations are owned by Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate. A visit to Munnar can witness the nurturing of tea in plantation till the process of manufacturing and packing.
The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar area expose its beauty. The tea plants covered Munnar hills gives a feeling about Munnar as a green carpet spread on the hills.
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