Munnar is one among the most sought after tourist destination and have surpassed Taj Mahal many times to become the prime tourist destination in India. Munnar the exotic hill station in Kerala is blessed generously by the nature. The picturesque hills, breathtaking cliffs, sprawling tea and spice plantations, lakes, waterfalls, you just name it the place is like a slice of heaven.
It has a pleasant and favourable climate throughout the year. This climate and the alluring landscape make Munnar one of the favourite destinations for many domestic and international tourists.
Munnar with its enthralling beauty, calmness and cool mountain air would make you forget all the worries and help you to relax and refresh your mind. These qualities make people fall in love with this paradise. It is also a photographer's paradise.
This hill station that is nestled among the Western Ghats was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers.
As mentioned the place is blessed with many visually stunning locales that mesmerise the visitors. One such is the Eravikulam National Park, which houses a plethora of flora and fauna, many of which are counted among the endangered category. It also has the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr.
The national park is also home to Neelakurunji the exotic flower that blooms once in every 12 years. The sight of Neelakurunji covering the mist-clad hills of Munnar like a carpet is stunning. It is also a place where you could see many rare species of butterflies.
You can take a stroll among the many tea plantations there, or trek through the national park or the hills while the clouds slowly descend upon you there are also locations where you could go for a boat ride.
The most important tourist places in and around Munnar are Eco-Point, Rajamala, Anamudi Peak (the highest in the Western Ghats), Mattupetty dam and lake (you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings while riding a boat), Kolukkumalai tea estate, Kundala dam lake, Devikulam, Pallivasal falls, Chinnakanal falls, Attukal falls, Anayirangal dam, Pothamedu, Top Station, Tea Museum etc...
It is also the perfect place to spend time with your life partner that is why it is also a famous honeymoon destination.
Munnar is about 120 km away from Kochi airport and the nearest railway station is Aluva (108 km). There are many budget resorts and hotels in Munnar and around.
The tourist season in Munnar is from October to March. But it is better to avoid Munnar during monsoon as to reach there you need to negotiate many hairpin curves and the roads will be slippery during the monsoon.
Once you are here you will surely fall in love with Munnar, the little paradise.