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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 :
Western Fort Munnar
» Eco Exotica
» Munnar Woods
» Blackberry Hills
» Tea County
» Elysium Garden