Munnar

Situated in the outskirts of Western Ghats, Munnar is the place renowned for salubrious weather. It is geographically located in the district of Idukki, Kerala the Western state of South India. A picturesque Hill-Spot with breathtaking views, Munnar named after the confluence of three streams named Madurapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. Bundled with World class Hotels and Resorts, Munnar attracts thousands of foreign and local tourists every year. A panoramic view of lush landscape wrapped off Tea Estates, Natural wildness mesmerizes our eyes with surprise.

Munnar once was a dense forest surrounded by vicious folded mountains of Western ghats. It was inhabitant for many wild animals, birds, flora and fauna. Its flamboyant view of natural wildness and ferocious gloomy jungles uncovered by duke of wellington during the colonial British rule in the early 18th century. Since then many British rulers begin to explore the surrounding landscapes off rich Sholas. It was end of 18th and early 19th century, when the British majesty of royals found prominent feature of this landscape for tea plantations. Instantaneous flourish of tea estates, cultivation of cinchona, coffee, sisal and cardamom were added charm flavors to the environment. Enchant smells in the natural air, clement weather and mammoth green highlands captivated English folks and made this place as their top priority holiday spot in the southern India.

Munnar is a place for natural maniacs and wildlife enthusiast as numerous sanctuaries and wildlife parks sprawled miles around the towering mountains serves as asylum for many extinct species, flora and fauna. Abundance of thunderous waterfalls, splendid lakes and vigorous streams in the green-carpetedterritory is a heaven for wild animals and birds. Roaring mountain creeks, steep cliffs and shady junglesguarantees high-octane adventure. Boating, trekking, camping, hiking, cycling, bushwalking, climbing and wildlife safari are top-notch activities of this surroundings.


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Sea level 2695m Above Best time to Go August to May ( October)
Area 1450 M (4760 ft) Summer March to May
Coordinates 10°07"N
77°04"E
Winter December to February
Population (2011 census) 1107453 (2011) Monsoon June to September
Population Density 254 km2 Railway Station Angamaly, Aluva ( Ernakulam – Trissur route )
Country India Bus Station Munnar
State Kerala Nearest Airport Cochin, Coimbatore
STD Code 0484 Languages Malayalam, Tamil, English
River
  • Kundaly
  • Madhurapuzha
  • Nallathanni
Temperature Mean Min: -2°C
Mean Max: 25°C
 
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