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Munnar Hill Station

Munnar Hill Station is situated at the confluence of 3 mountain streams viz. Nallathani, Mudrapuzha and Kundala. The amazingly beautiful Munnar Hill Station is an idyllic destination which is very popular among honeymoon couples and leisure vacationers. The hill station is situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level in the high ranges of Western Ghats mountain ranges in the Idukki district of Kerala.

The 2695 m high Anamudi Peak is the highest peak in South India and is an ideal spot for trekking. The whole hill station in Munnar is surrounded by the vast expanses of green tea and coffee plantations whose aroma is spread in every nook and corner of Munnar. Neelakurinji is an exotic flower species of Munnar which blossoms every 12 years providing blue haze to its green surroundings.

Munnar hill station has been the popular summer resort of the British and continues to be so for a large number of travelers who come here from far and wide all year round. Aroma of spice scented cool air is spread all over Munnar. The hill station is spread over an area of 557 sq km. Lofty mountains of Munnar are perfect for trekking expeditions. The beautiful hill station is famous for its great ambience and awe inspiring views. The lush greenery and exotic species of birds, animals and plants that are found in plenty in Munnar enthrall the visitors a lot.

Listen to the melodious chirruping of birds when you caress your eyes across the captivating landscape of Munnar and feel yourself transported to a totally different world where everything is soaked in nature's bounties. Munnar has facilities for boating, trekking, bicycling and angling. The picture perfect Munnar provides an awe inspiring view of the lush greenery of the region which is further beautified with cascading waterfalls, gurgling mountain streams, rolling hills and deep valleys.

Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a beautiful picnic spot where visitors can enjoy boating. Surroundings of the lake are rich in Shola forests which are habitat to a large variety of animals, birds and plant species. Mattupetty is an ideal destination for trekking. Cascading water streams and rivulets crisscross here, adding to the charm of the lake. Anamdudi Peak (2695 m) provides a panoramic view of the Munnar Hill Station. Atlas moth, which is the largest of its kind in the world is found is found at the peak. Nilgiri Langur, Lion-tailed Macaque and Leopards are also found in the region. Nearby attractions to Munnar are Devikulam, Pothamedu, Rajamala, Kundala and Anayirangal.

Eravikulam National Park is 15 km off Munnar. It is spread over 97 sq km and is home to the protected Nilgiri Tahr mountain goat. Lock Heart Gap is 13 km from Munnar and is famous for its mist clad mountains. Attukal has cascading waterfalls which are a real delight for the eyes. Nyayamakad offers breathtaking view of waterfalls which come cascading to the ground from a height of 1600 m.


Access:

Kochi International Airport (130 km) is nearest to Munnar while Madurai Airport is 142 km away. Nearest railway stations to the hill station are at Kochi (130 km) and Kottayam (142 km). Munnar hill station is connected with Madurai, Kottayam and other destinations with bus service.

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