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Munnar a Rediscovery

Picturesque, breath-taking, vivid, eye-catching and mesmerizing – Munnar is one of the wonders of India. A hill-station located in Kerala, Munnar is a rediscovery of the age old connection of nature and mankind. A land where three rivers touch each other, a land which grows green in abundance, and a land that takes you to a beautiful world you do not wish to return from. Munnar has been a favrioute travel destination for many as it offers you sprawling green plantations of tea, coffee and cardamom, winding lanes and curvy roads, adventure trekking and all that you need at a good holiday destination.

munnar2This is also a great place for treks as Munnar has one of the highest peaks in South India called the Anamudi which towers over 2695 meters. Another reason that Munnar is famous for is the Neelakurinji, a flower that blooms every 12 years. The last bloom was in 2006, where the entire hillside appeared blue. As soon as you step into this paradise, the sweet fragrance of cinnamon, clove, peppercorns and nutmeg will captivate you.

Some of the popular places to visit are the Matupetty which is popular for its specialized dairy farming industry. It is also the ideal location for trekking. You can also visit the Kundala lake nearby with boating facilities being made available for the visitors. The lake is created by a small hydroelectric dam project which is surrounded by steep green hills and misty woods. It is indeed a beautiful site to stare at.

You can also visit the Rajamala and the Eravikulam National Park which has half the world population of the Nilgiri Tahr which is a rare species of a mountain goat. If you can looking for a secluded undisturbed place, you can visit Devikulam which is a small hill station Located in close proximity to Munnar. Devikulam has one of the best flora and fauna I have seen. It has green velvet lawns and pristine gentle waterfalls with cool mountain air blowing that will leave you nothing but spellbound.

munnar-tourism6Other places that you can visit are Potheamedu which is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar and Pallivasal where the first Hydro Electric project in Kerala is setup. You can also see Chithirapuram which is a small village with little cottages and bungalows.

You can reach Munnar by road from Ernakulam, Thekkady, Thiruvananthapuram, Palani and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is Cochin and the nearest railway station is Aluva. The best time to visit Munnar is between August and March. We advise you to book your stay in advance.


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