One of the most popular and quiet hill stations of India, Munnar, is
situated at a conflux of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and
Kundala. Located at 1600 metres above sea level, this was the summer resort
of the British. Munnar is encircled by mellowed billowy hills, swathed in
the soothing green of vast tea estates, make it a perfect hill station.
Dense forest, vast tea-estates, wild-life sanctuaries, mountain streams,
valleys and major cash crop plantations bind most of the Munnar region.
Munnar boasts of having the world's best tea estate. The festival of Onam
brings life to the city. Lasting for ten days, this festival is celebrated
with full fun and frolic. The snake boat races, held at various places ,on
the palm fringed lagoons, forms the most fascinating feature of this city.
Quick Facts Location : 135 kms from Kochi, Idduki State : Kerala Trip Highlights : Tea Estates Ideal time to visit : September - May Languages : Malayalam, Tamil and English STD Code : 486 Climate : Summer (Max - 20ºC) & Winter (Min - 0ºC) Best time to visit : September - May
Munnar Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airports are Kochi and Madurai which are
located 135 and 140 kms respectively.
Railway Station :
Kochi is the nearest railway station which is 135 kms
away. It is well connected to all major cities.
Bus Station :
The place has a well developed network of roads. KSRTC
has a bus stand at the south of Munnar and Town bus stand is located in
the modern new bazaar
Attractions in Munnar Top Station
41 kms from Munnar, it is appropriately named. It is a home to some of the
highest tea plantations in India. Giving a splendorous view of rolling green
hills, it actually lies on the state border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
It is a blessed place with natural echo phenomena and offers spectacular
views of the mountain ranges and valleys.
is the highest peak of south India. It is located close to Munnar hill
station. It offers superb venues for camping and trekking.
Lying 40 kms away from Munnar, this place is must watch. It is an amalgam
of ancient caves sandalwood trees and souvenirs from ancient civilization.
Centres in Munnar
Munnar is not a popular shopping destination. However you can buy different
tastes and flavours of tea, souvenirs and typical handicrafts of Kerala. You
can shop from the following places-
There are numerous getaways from Munnar. You will get to see some beautiful
places around Munnar that you have never seen before. Their salubrious
atmosphere and natural beauty will make you believe that, such places are
paradise on earth.
Coimbatore (156 km) Kozhikode (287 km) Madurai (162 km) Kollam (252 km) Alapuzzha (200 km) Kodaikanal (195 km)