Munnar - A Beautiful Hill Station in God's own country (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.
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
Munnar - A beautiful Hill Station is located near Kochi (Cochin), Coimbatore and Madurai.
Cochin is the second largest city in Kerala after the state capital 'Thiruvananthapuram'.
Coimbatore is the second largest city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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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.
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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.
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 MunnarClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
Taste Indian Tea
Little AdventureClick thumbnail to view full-size
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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