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Munnar Tourism

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Situated at a distance of 70 km from Idukki is Munnar is the God's Own Contry Kerala. Perched at 1600 meter above the sea level, this hill resort of Kerala India is lovely hideout with sprawling tea plantations, picture-postcard towns, winding lanes and holidaying facilities. This salubrious destination of Kerala is lies at the meeting point of the three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.

Besides being home to the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, (over 2695 m.), Munnar is also known for its lovely blue Neelakurinji flowers, which beautifies the valley every 12 years (next bloom in 2006). With exotic flora & fauna and lush green surroundings, Munnar also captivates trekker's, for whom its no less than a heaven.

Key Attractions :

Munnar Fort
Fort Munnar
Set amidst lovely greenery and refreshing Anayirangal Lake, the Fort Munnar is place which offers marvellous views of the gentle slopes, coffee, tea and cardamom plantations. Converted to a luxury hotel, the Fort is nourished by the concept of eco-friendly holidaying. Representing a colonial architecture, the Fort Munnar is finely blended with its enchanting hills and ethereal foliages bounding it from all over.

Tea State
Pothamedu
At a distance of 6 km is Pothamedu, offering an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The green hills, the lush mountain and the picture perfect surroundings makes Pothamedu an ideal location for trekking and long mountain walks.


Munnar» Devikulam : Located 7 km from Munnar, Devikulam is lovely hill station with velvety green lawns, exquisite flora & fauna and the healthy breeze around. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and scenic ambience is a pretty picnic spot.

» Waterfalls : Attukal (9km), Nyayamakad (10 km) from Munnar are lands of breathtaking waterfalls. The panoramic view of rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and luxuriant greenery are a feast for the eyes nature and trekking lovers.

» Chithirapuram : About 10 km from Munnar is Chithirapuram, known for captivating little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts. Still exuding an old world charm, this hill town is also famous for its striking tea plantations.

» Mattupetty : Mattupetty is located about 13 km from Munnar at an altitude of 1700 m from the sea level. Housing about 100 varieties of high yielding cattle, Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm - the Indo Swiss Livestock Project.
The lake and dam, located close to the dairy farm are other two major places of tourist's interest at Mattupetty. The place is also visited by people for its tea gardens, boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam, speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats. are available on hire.
Adventure tourism and trekking options amidst the fresh mountain breeze, the misty hills and majestic vistas make it worthwhile place to visit.

Climate
Climate of Munnar is pleasant throughout the year. With salubrious surroundings and healthy mountains breeze, the place becomes completely heavenly.

Wheels to Munnar
Air : Nearest Airport Cochin International Airport (115 kms 3 hours)

Rail : Nearest Railway stations Kochi - 130 km (3.5 hours)

Road : Well connected to all the major cities of South India. Kottayam 147 km, Madurai 142 km.


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