Munnar is famous hill station on the Western Ghats in Kerala State, South India. The word is derived from the local language ‘Malayalam’ to mean “three rivers”, referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the riversMadhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly.It is one of the top attractions/nature beauty spot that contributed to Kerala’s popularity as a travel destination. The Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India.
This hill station is marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, waterfalls and cool weather. Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the origins and evolution of tea plantations. It offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists.It is also an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking.
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,450 meters (4,760 ft) to 2,695 meters (8,842 ft) above sea level The temperature ranges between 5 °C (41 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) in winter and15 °C (59 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) in summer.
One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. Located about 15 km from Munnar, this park is famous for its endangered inhabitant – the NilgiriTahr. This park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for trekking, the park
Located inside the Eravikulam National Park is the Anamudi Peak. This is the highest peak in south India standing at a height of over 2700 m.
Another place of interest, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Mattupetty’s fame is also attributed to the dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project.