Idukki District, Kerala
Main Attractions :
Devikulam, Mattupetty, Ervikulam National Park
1600 m Above Sea Level
Best Time To Visit :
September to May
Located in Idukki District( Kerala) at an altitude of 1600 m Above Sea Level, Munnar is a famous hill station
once a summer of the British in South India. The highest peak of Anamudi in South India(2695 m high) , is in Munnar. Best time to visit Munnar is September to May.
literally means rivers. It is called so for its location at the confluence of three rivers namely Nallathani, Kundale and Muthirapuzha. This hill station half covered with lush green tea gardens, which truly are the best attraction of this quiescent hill station
. Munnar used to be the summer capital of British Government in South India.
Munnar is also known for its flora. A wild blue flower 'Neelakurinji'
blooms only once in twelve years in December(last bloomed in 2006). Munnar is also a a good destination for adventure sports
, rock climbing
Other Attractions of Munnar
13 km away, Mattupetty locates a cattle breeding farm as a Indo-Swiss joint venture. Over 100 breeds of cattle are reared in 11 sheds. It is open to visitors between 9 AM to 11 Am and 2 PM to 3.30 PM. There is a dam and a lake to in Mattupetty. Speed boats
are available on hire from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
Solar Observatory :
15 km Munnar, there is Ervikulam National Park
. It houses solar laboratory. Park was later declared a wildlife Sanctuary
being a natural habitat of the rare Nilgiri Tahr. The highest peak of Anamudi is also located in the park premises. It is open to visitors from 7 AM till 5 PM.
Just 7 km from Munnar, Devikulam is a pichnic spot
with Sita Devi Lake is what brings hundreds of tourists and locales to Devikulam. Angling
in Sita Devi Lake
is allowed with prior permission without using a live bait on fishing rod.
Just 40 km from Munnar, It is the only place in Kerala which is conducive to the natural growth of Sandalwood Tree
. Other attractions of Marayoor are many natural caves
filled with murals and relics dating back to stone age. The rare Neelakurinji flower
blooming once in 12 years is also found here. There is also one- acre with an attraction of a huge single Banyan tree
which covers a large part of the Park.
Nyayamakad : I
ts steep slopes are most fortrekking. In addition, the waterfalls
falling from the height 1600 m in lush green surroundings lends this place a picturesque view.
How to Reach Kerala Munnar India
Cochin is the nearest airport to Munnar which is at a distance of 121 km. The airport receives flights from all major cities of India. From airport, you can hire a taxi to Munnar which will take nearly 4 hrs to cover the distance.
The nearest railhead too is in Ernakulam. There are two railhead in Ernakulam, North and South but are close to each other.
Munnar is well connected to all the major cities of Kerala and few cities of Tamil Nadu. The closest important cities are Cochin, Kottayam, Coimbatore and Madurai. five daily), Coimbatore (six hours, two daily) or Madurai (six hours, one daily).
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