to the Anamudi Peak (2,695 m), the highest in southern India, the hill town
of Munnar lies in the Kerala, at a point where the three mountain streams-
Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kunadala- happen to coalesce. The erstwhile
summer refuge of the British Government, Munnar is replete with expansive
tea plantations, picture-postcard landscapes, zigzagging alleys and a
pristine flora and fauna. Adventurers too have good options to feel that
Climate & Best Time
Munnar relishes a pleasant climate. Summers are mild while winters are
cool. June to September is the monsoon time and the town experiences a good
amount of rainfall. Tourists can plan their trip to Munnar anytime of the
year. However, monsoons should be avoided.
Places to Visit
The pristine town of Munnar makes your visit worthwhile with numerous
attractions and sceneries to soak up and enjoy. Some of the must-see places
in and around the town are as follows.
Just 7 km from Munnar, it is site of exotic beauty and complete peace.
Feast you eyes upon the scenery and spend some quality time with your loved
ones amid misty air and a variety of flora and fauna.
The place is equally attractive to both nature lovers and adventure
seekers. Heart-stirring waterfalls, verdant hills and adventure options like
trekking and mountain walk are of much delight to visitors.
» Eravikulam National Park
wildlife haven is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Munnar.
Apart from other wildlife species, you will meet here with the friendliest
of animal species the Nilgiri Tahr. So, keep your cameras poised as
soon as you get there.
» Anamudi Peak
The peak stands in the southern region of the above mentioned national
park. The highest (2,695 m) in southern India, the peak also offers good
options for trekkers.
The hill town of Munnar offers various star-rated hotels and resorts to
cater to the needs of travellers. The Kerala Tourism Department Corporation
also runs a number of resorts. Preferred options include Club Mahindra (5
star), the Siena Village (3 star), B Six Holidays Resort (3 star), Tea
County Hill Resort (KTDC) etc.
The Cochin International Airport is just 4 and a half hours drive from
Munnar. The airport has regular flights connecting to various important
parts of the country and the world. The Ernakumal Railway Junction, 4 hours
drive from Munnar, is the closest railhead. By road, Munnar is easily
accessible from Madurai, Coimbatore and other key destinations of the