Munnar
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Munnar

Far away from the din of the town, lies unique Munnar, with its incomparable charm. Munnar is a calm, serene, peaceful place of repose, where you can enjoy tranquility to the last drop. It is the quiet, undisturbed, placid abode where you feel dizzy raptures, aching joys and ecstatic delight with the vision of lofty hills, lovely dales, lonely maiden plains and the calmness of cold streams.

Munaar has miles of sprawling tea plantation, winding lanes,rolling hills and picture book little towns. It is called Nature's lover paradise. Munnar has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi-which towers over 2695m. The Fragrance of fresh tea from sprawling tea plantations, all 1800 m above sea level attracts tourists from all over the world. Munaar stands at the confluence of three rivers-The Muthirapuzzh,Nallathanni and Kundala. Nestling among the majestic mountains of the western ghats at an altitude of 6000 ft. Munnar ranks among the most enchanting tourist destination in Kerala- God's own Country. Majestic mountains, lush greens, breathtaking landscapes, sparkling streams, exotic flora and fauna harmonise equisitely to make Munaar a truly special place.

Munnar, KeralaMunnar essentially is a tea town with 30 tea estates surrounding it.
It is also known for Nilikuranji, an exotic flowering plant which bathes the hill in blue, once in 12 years. Rich in wild life, the forests surrounding the hill houses the rarest mountain goats, Niligirhi Tahr. The tropical forests are inhabited by elephant, tiger, goats.

Accessibility
By Air : The nearest airport to Munnar is at Kochi, 130 km away, which can be accessed by the local modes of road transport available from Munnar town.
By Rail : The nearest railhead from Munnar is at Kochi. The railway station can also be accessed from the town by the local modes of transport.
By Road : Munnar is accessible by road from most of the towns in Kerala. It can also be reached from Madurai (six hours) and Coimbatore (six hours), which are located in the state of Tamil Nadu

Munnar is 192 Kms from Alappuzuha
224 Km from Cochin
117 Km from Thekkady Places of Interest
Devikulum
7kms from Munnar. It is a hill station lake town and a major tourist attraction. The name of this place is derived from Devi and Kulam. 'Devi' refers to Sita Devi of the Hindu mythology. 'Kulam' means a pond. This place got its name from a pond where Sita Devi is supposed to have taken bath. This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot.

Green Tree Viper ( Eravikulam National Park )Eravikulam National Park
The Eravikulam National Park is a must for tourists wishing to experience a bit of wilderness while on Kerala travel. The foundation of the sanctuary was laid for the preservation of Niligiri tahr, one of the endangered species of the planet.. It spreads over 97 sq km and was declared as National Park in the year 1978.The nearest airport is 135 km away at Kochi and the nearest railway station is at alluva, 115 km . The park is 17 Kms from Munnar.

Rajmahal
15 Kms from Munaar. 15 Kms from Munaar. The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr , Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.

The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300. Chithirapuram
10 kms away from Munnar. Home of the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project,Exudes an old world charm with sleepy little cottages old playgrounds and picturesque tea plantations Chithirapuram pulls us back to the Gothic Period. One can't deny the old world charm in the green background of nature. With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts.

Pothamedu (6 km from Munnar)
Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks

Munnar, KeralaTop Station
Situated at an altitude of 2,200 m, Top Station offers wonderful views of the valley down below and panoramic landscape. The hilltop is situated at a distance of around 41 km north from Munnar town on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border. According to a local belief, the place derived its name from Middle Station and Lower Station, both lying down the valley, which were once connected to this place via a ropeway.

Marayoor
Around 40 km from Munnar, Marayoor has many firsts to its credit. It is the only place in Kerala with natural growth of sandalwood trees, natural caves with murals, and relics from Later Stone Age civilisation. There is a sandalwood factory of the Forest Department of Kerala and a children's park extending across one hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree, all of which attract tourists in large numbers. Some nearby destinations such as Thoovanam and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also of great interest.

Cheeyappara
Located between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Kochi-Madurai Highway, Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are a treat to the eyes. The fall cascades down in seven steps making it unique. Accommodation in Munnar :
» Club Mahindra Lakeview
» Best Western Fort Munnar
» The Siena Village
» Eco Exotica Holidays
» Munnar Woods
» Highlands Cottages
» Blackberry Hills
» Tea County
» Elysium Garden


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