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Munnar

The hill station of Kerala

Eravikulam National Park MunnarKundala Lake MunnarNayamakad Waterfal MunnarPothamedu Point MunnarView of Land and Cloud from MunnarDevikulam Lake MunnarAttukal Waterfall MunnarAnamudi Peak MunnarMunnar plantationsPothameduDevikulamAttukal Attukal Excursions of Munnar
  • General Information

    District: Idukki, State: Kerala, India
    Area: 26.2 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Malayalam, Tamil, English
    Long Distance Code: +91-486
    Importance: Famous for tea and coffee plantations
    Best Time to Visit: September to May
  • Description

    During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year makes it the favourite tourist place of both; Indians as well as foreigners. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet.<br /><br /><strong>THE SPICES OF MUNNAR</strong> <br />Kerala history is closely linked with its commerce, which in turn was wholly dependant until recent times on its spice trade. Kerala was known for its spices and traders traveled here to trade and to gain control over this rich land. It is believed that the spice trade dates back three thousand years. Pepper still remains the king of Kerala's spices, but the state also has a very rich produce in cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and tumeric. As in the past, the state continues to be the spice capital of the world.<br />Over twelve varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vannilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove and nutmeg is cultivated in Munnar and its neighboring villages.<br />
  • Location

    Munnar in South India is located in the east of Kerala bordering with the state of Tamilnadu. While the famous district of Combatore in Tamilnadu is in the north and Pallivassal in the south, Munnar shares its boundaries with Vattavada and Kuttampuzha in the east and west respectively. <br />
PothameduPothamedu 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.
Devikulam(7 km from Munnar)\r\nThis 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 lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
Attukal(9 km from Munnar)\r\nA panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal the first Hydroelectric project of Kerala, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.
Excursions of MunnarMattupetty (13 km from Munnar), situated at a height of 1700 m, it is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here. \r\nThe Mattupetty Lake and dam, just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake are other attractions in the vicinity. \r\nNyayamakad (10 km from Munnar) is famous for its breathtaking waterfalls. Rajamala and Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar), have been the only natural habitat of the rare Nilgiri Tahr. The other scenic spots in the vicinity are the Power House Waterfalls and Chithirapuram.
Eravikulam National Park is administered by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife, Munnar Wildlife Division, together with the nearby Mathikettan Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Pambadum Shola National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kurinjimala Sanctuary. The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Eravikulam National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity.[1] It has been a vital source of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.[2]

Munnar is located near the confluence of the mountain streams of Muthirappuzha River, Chanduvarai River and Kundale River.
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Enjoy the pictureque of romantic Kerala hills and explore the diverse range of wildlife during this tour. Ooty and Munnar are famous hill station of this tour.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Coimbatore-Ooty
Day 2 : Ooty-Kochi
Day 3 : Kochi-Munnar
Day 4 : Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5 : Thekkady - Kumarakom
Day 6 : Kumarakom-Kochi
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Unravel Kochi and other Southern India destinations with this exotic tour package that takes you across the serene backwaters of Kumarakom and the pristine jungles of Thekkady to the fullest. Indulge yourself in some relaxing Ayurvedic massages or the peaceful Yoga sessions that will help you deal with the everyday stress of life with ease.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kochi
Day 2 : Kochi-Munnar
Day 3 : Munnar
Day 4 : Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5 : Kumarakom
Day 6 : Kumarakom-Kochi
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From Kochi to Kumarakom to Kovalam, get ready to experience some of the most beautiful and fascinating sites of Southern India. Spend your time visiting picturesque backwaters and quaint little villages and churches while indulging in spa and ayurveda therapies.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kochi
Day 2 : Kochi
Day 3 : Kochi-Munnar
Day 4 : Munnar
Day 5 : Munnar-Thekkady
Day 6 : Thekkady
Day 7 : Thekkady-Kumarakom
Day 8 : Kumarakom
Day 9 : Kumarakom-Alappuzha
Day 10 : Alappuzha-Kovalam
Day 11 : Kovalam
Day 12 : Kovalam
Day 13 : Kovalam-Delhi
Taste of Kerala Tour

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kochi
Day 2 : Kochi-Munnar
Day 3 : Munnar
Day 4 : Munnar - Thekkady
Day 5 : Thekkady-Kumarakom
Day 6 : Kumarakom
Day 7 : Kumarakom-Kochi

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