Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2018. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Let us now explore some of the options in and around Munnar that would provide travellers ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar.
Tourist spots in and around Munnar
Eravikulam National Park
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Neelakurinji National Park
Pambadum Shola National Park
Other Tourists spots in and around Munnar
Mount Carmel Church
Blossom International Park
Power House Waterfall
Munnar is part of the Idukki district in Kerala. The Munnar region is situated at an altitude of 1500 – 2500 m above sea level where the average rainfall is 275 cm. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India, with a height of 2,695 m is the pride of Munnar.
The State of Kerala, which boasts of three international airports, has good road and rail connections. The nearest airport to Munnar is the Cochin International Airport at a distance of around 119 km. International travellers, directly heading to Munnar, can prefer Ernakulam Town near to the Cochin International Airport as the starting point for their journey to Munnar.
The nearest railhead is Ernakulam Junction, about 120 km away. Public transport services are available to Munnar from almost all major bus stations in the State.
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