Munnar is one of the most beautiful hillstation located in Idukki district.Munnar is above 1600 mts above the sea level.The name of Munnar is meant by three rivers Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly.Munnar is the largest panchayat in Idukki district.Munnar is situated in Devikulam Taluk.Munnar is such a beautiful place in Kerala, which cannot be portrayed in a single canvas. Everything and anything here will make us excited. The hills, the mist, the valleys, the streams, the waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna. It is a beautiful tea town in Idukki district of Kerala easily accessible from Kochi and Coimbatore. The gorgeous hill station is ideally placed in the South Western Ghats of India. With an area of around 557 sq km, Munnar in Devikulam Taluk is the largest panchayat in Kerala.
Neelakurinji or Strobilanthus has special status in the tourism map of this fascinating destination. The flower which blooms once in twelve years attracts lots of tourists from all over the world. Eravikulam National Park and the Nilgiri Tahr is considered to be the icon of tourism in Munnar. The national park is also famous for its Neelakurinji population. The lovely Devikulam Lake; Kolukkumalai (the highest tea plantation in the country); the waterfalls like Lakkam, Attukal, Nyayamakad, Chinnakkal, Kuthumkal, Cheeyapara, Valara and Thoovanam; the ‘cattle village’ or Mattupetty etc makes Munnar the abode of nature. For shopaholics, this destination is a heaven – whether tea or spices. You can collect various spices from here like ginger, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, clove, nutmeg etc. Don’t miss the homemade chocolates here. Enjoy the white, dark, liqueur filled and chocolates with nuts.
Facts About Munnar
Altitude : 1600 Mts to 1800 Mts above sea level
Tourist Season : August to May
Clothing : Warm Clothes and Rain Gear
Temperature : Min. 0 c – Max. 25 c
There are lot of standerd accomodations available in Munnar. Also a descent range of home stays are available here in Munnar. You’ll be able to find the right place for you. The hotels might be a little costly if youre on a tight budget. So its better to find the right place for you before the journey.