Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. It is situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains. The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to its location at the confluence of the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Munnar town is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 557 square kilometres. The Nearest Functioning Railway station is at Udumalaipettai according to Google maps. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 kilometres away.
Most of the native flora and fauna of Munnar have disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation resultant from the creation of the plantations. However, some species continue to survive and thrive in severalprotected areas nearby, including the new Kurinjimala Sanctuary to the east, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Manjampatti Valley and the Amaravati reserve forest of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to the north east, the Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Shola National Park to the north, the Pampadum Shola National Park to the south and the proposed Palani Hills National Park to the east.
The rolling tea-planted hills and the mist above them often offer a beautiful picture indeed! It is an ideal place to relax, as it is serene and beautiful.
It can be called the natural spa of Kerala. Don’t just settle only for the excursion in the city, as there are several places that dot Munnar with gorgeous landscape.
Here are some of the must visit places around Munnar
Most of these places boast great scenic beauty, waterfalls, trekking trails, lakes and dams. There are also many exhilarating places near Munnar like Top Station, where the famous Nilkurinji blooms once in 12 years, Marayoor, which is known for its abundant sandalwood, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park that offer great view of the diverse wildlife of South India.
These are some places you must visit with us while you plan to travel Munnar.
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