The most eminent place in Kerala, Munnar is a hill station bustling with the songs of birds and wild animals. Munnar is a hill station that is situated on the western ghats of Kerala. With its cold temperature, that sometimes drops to negatives and leads to snowfalls is a favorite destination of tourists coming from other regions of the world.
Historically, Munnar was the summer resort of the British and they constructed railways that brought development and led to the looting of the region. The rich fertile soil of Munnar is ideal for the cultivation of tea leaves, and the leaves that were brought from Assam and China were planted on the hills of Munnar, and now, it becomes one of the major tea-exporters of the country.
Munnar is well-known for its placid nature, green-hued hills, and the rivers that lie in the valleys. It is also home to various endangered species and offers an unforgettable experience with nature.
In Munnar, the spectacular view of nature is further enhanced by the huge dams of Mattupetti and the large river beds in Periavaru and Nallathanni. The chilling climate is essential for the variety of cultivations that exist in this place. The place exhibits so many exotic flora and practices table farming.
The place also contains wild sanctuaries and protected lands. Salim Ali bird sanctuary is filled with rare animals and elephants that are most often photographed. The Nilgiri Tahr is another extremely rare species that can be spotted on the hills of Munnar. You can see them closer and even touch and feed them when you visit the Nilgiris of Munnar. During particular seasons you can witness the once-in-a-lifetime beauty of “Neelakurinji” flowers, small pink flowers dotted on the hills to make a breath-taking view like a pink blanket covering the heights.
Munnar also has several waterfalls, the most known is Atukkad Waterfall, which provides you an unflustered experience. Because it is a hill station, it is covered with various viewpoints, and among them, the most popular one is the photo point that gives you a grander view of the serene nature. Filled with woods and pines Munnar is a romantic destination for newly-weds.
The flower show of Munnar is recognized as the biggest one in Kerala and displays myriad varieties of flowers that you can not only enjoy but also buy from the stores.
Want to seek some adventure, the slides of Munnar is the best place to do it. Trekking and camping on the misty hills and waking up to the beauty of the forest is another attraction of the place. The place is filled with resorts of all prices and provides various activities like elephant rides and a campfire.
The tea plantations, sandalwood forest, tree houses, and whatsoever, Munnar is a whole package when it comes to surprises. Enjoying instant tea while being at the tea plantation is a totally fresh and new experience. You can also take a Safari to Eravikulam National Park to be with nature and relish a Shikara ride in Kundala lake.