Munnar - A Beautiful Hill Station in God's own country (Kerala)

4 stars for Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is one of the best hill stations in India which is located in the state of Kerala, popularly known as "God's own country". Munnar is situated at an altitude which ranges from 6500 ft to 8500 ft above sea level in Idukki district, which was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. The name Munnar is derived from two Malayalam words – ‘Munu’ meaning three and ‘aaru’ meaning river, as it is located at the confluence of three rivers - Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly.

Kerala is famous because of its natural beauty and lush greenery. Munnar, in Kerala, is the hottest destination among tourists and this hill station is quite popular as a honeymoon destination for newly-wed couples.

Beautiful Munnar
Beautiful Munnar

Munnar is famous for its tea plantations, spices, valleys, mountains, and exotic species of flora and fauna. Munnar also offers a wide range of tourist activities which includes boating, trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning and wild life safaris in the jungles and sanctuaries to list some.

How to Reach Munnar

The nearest cities are Cochin, Coimbatore and Madurai which are well connected by Rail and Air from rest of the country.

Munnar is just 140 kms drive from Cochin and Madurai Airport which takes around 3-4 hours due to hilly area while the distance from Coimbatore Airport is 180 kms which will take you around 5 hrs to reach Munnar.

Locate Munnar and near by cities

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A markerMunnar, Kerala, India -
Munnar, Kerala, India
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Munnar - A beautiful Hill Station is located near Kochi (Cochin), Coimbatore and Madurai.

B markerCochin, Kerala, India -
Kochi, Kerala, India
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Cochin is the second largest city in Kerala after the state capital 'Thiruvananthapuram'.

C markerCoimbatore, India -
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Coimbatore is the second largest city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

On the way from Cochin to Munnar.
On the way from Cochin to Munnar.

Temperature
Winter: 0°C - 10°C
Summer: 10°C - 25°C

Best time to visit Munnar
Tourist Season: August to May

Though if you are planning to visit Munnar for your Honeymoon, then the best time to visit is from November to February. During this season, the climate will be really good and cold otherwise you may find it quite humid.

Languages spoken
Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English.

Places to see/visit in Munnar

Tea Gardens: Munnar is also known as a ‘Tea city’. You will find tea gardens wherever you look. All hills and mountains are almost covered with green tea plants which make Munnar look like a beautiful green city.

Lakes: Near to Munnar, there are several lakes and dams to have a fun-filled time. You can also enjoy boating in vast lakes.

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Tea Garden, MunnarTemple in MunnarFlower Garden, MunnarSunset point, Munnar
Tea Garden, Munnar
Tea Garden, Munnar
Temple in Munnar
Temple in Munnar
Flower Garden, Munnar
Flower Garden, Munnar
Sunset point, Munnar
Sunset point, Munnar

Flower Garden: Do not forget to visit Flower Garden to see some rare species of flowers and plants.

Sunset Point: Watching Sunset from hilltop is a unique and beautiful experience in itself. Click some lovely photographs of marvelous sunset down the hill.

A visit to Spices Garden in Munnar

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Coffee Beans - Spice Garden, MunnarPepper - Spice Garden, MunnarLaung (Clove) - Spice Garden, MunnarPineapple - Spice Garden, MunnarSpice Garden, Munnar
Coffee Beans - Spice Garden, Munnar
Coffee Beans - Spice Garden, Munnar
Pepper - Spice Garden, Munnar
Pepper - Spice Garden, Munnar
Laung (Clove) - Spice Garden, Munnar
Laung (Clove) - Spice Garden, Munnar
Pineapple - Spice Garden, Munnar
Pineapple - Spice Garden, Munnar
Spice Garden, Munnar
Spice Garden, Munnar

Spices Garden: Visit spices garden to see various plants and trees of spices. You will be amazed to see the raw spices on real plants.

Local Market: Munnar does offer you to shop different types and flavors of Tea. You can also shop for various spices and dry fruits. If you like ayurvedic products, you will find a wide variety of these products to buy. You can also buy some tasty home-made chocolates.

Little Adventure

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Elephant Safari, MunnarSpeed Boat Ride, Munnar
Elephant Safari, Munnar
Elephant Safari, Munnar
Speed Boat Ride, Munnar
Speed Boat Ride, Munnar

Not to Forget

Elephant Safari: To have some adventure, go for an elephant ride. It will take you to jungle for about an hour to have some wonderful experience.

Speed Boat Ride: On the Mattupetty Lake, you can enjoy a ride on speed boat. It could be a lifetime experience, especially if you never had a speed boat ride. In the still water of this giant lake, boat ride becomes very smooth and fun.

Overall, Munnar is a great place to visit with peaceful surroundings to have unique and lovely experience of natural beauty.

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Comments 12 comments

images99 6 years ago

Lovely Place. my last hub is almost in your neighborhood.


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Oh my goodness- you describe so many wonderful things to see and visit... I'd love to go here someday!!


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anujagarwal 6 years ago from Noida Author

@images99 - You are right beaches along Arabian Sea are just wonderful.


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anujagarwal 6 years ago from Noida Author

@Simone - Munnar is simply awesome. It is a must visit destination for all tourists.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

Yes I agree with Anuj. I have been to Munnar once and I will add to Anuj's experience about this beautiful place in one of my upcoming hubs. Congratulations Anuj for your win.


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anujagarwal 6 years ago from Noida Author

Thank you very much Soni and Congratulations to you too.


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Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

Anuj, I was looking for Munnar, and finding yours bookmarked it. Am planning to visit next holidays. Thanks for sharing the details,great hub!

Congrats too on your well deserved win!


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anujagarwal 5 years ago from Noida Author

Thanks PP for finding the hub useful. Munnar is simply awesome place to visit, hope you will have good time.


s.prakash 5 years ago

Thanks to share incredible tourism information about Munnar.


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anujagarwal 5 years ago from Noida Author

Thanks for dropping by s.prakash


salim azad 3 years ago

Beautifully descrived abt Munner.When I get time to visit,of course it will not miss.


Angelina 23 months ago

I had visited Munar just few months ago.it was a place I enjoyed my trip.

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