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Munnar Tourism

Munnar is one of the beautiful and famous hill station towns of Kerala. Munnar hill station is located at a distance of 48 Km from Idukki in Idukki district. Munnar is situated on the Western Ghats and 4760 feet above sea level. The picturesque location and pleasant climate makes Munnar a perfect holiday destination.

Munnar TourismIt is believed that the word Munnar is derived from Malayalam word "Munu" (three) and "Aaru" (rivers) which means the town is located at the confluence of three rivers, Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly.

In the year 2000, Kerala state government declared Munnar as a Tourist destination. This resulted more tourists to visit this beautiful hill station. This hill station is filled by vast expanses of tea plantations, grand bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls as well as awesome climate. Munnar is also a perfect vacation spot for trekking as well as mountain biking.

A number of protected wildlife places as well as the pleasing climate catch the attention of lots of tourists who support lots of hotels, resorts, restaurants along with travel companies in Munnar and constitute a significant, if seasonal, support for the economy. In addition to the hotels, Munnar also has good choices like homestays, guest houses as well as independent villas as alternative choices to stay.

Places to see in and around Munnar:

Eravikulam National Park: The Eravikulam National Park is located at a distance of 12 km from Munnar. This 97 square kilometer park is also residence for many species including rare butterflies, animals and birds. The park offers superb view of tea plantations. Finally, the park is great place for Trekking.

Anamudi Peak: Located at a distance of 14 Km from Munnar, Anamudi Peak is highest mountain of Kerala. You can trek to the peak is with prior permission of authorities of Forest and Wildlife at Eravikulam

Mattupetty: Mattupetty is located at a distance of 13 Km from Munnar. Mattupetty with its flourishing green tea plantations, rolling grasslands as well as the Shola forests can also be ideal for trekking; the place is also home to a number of birds.

Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary: Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 15 km from Munnar. Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, a unusual Mountain goat. This sanctuary is part of Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, visitors are permitted to a few tourism locations within the Rajamala region.

Echo Point: Echo Point is one more picturesque location that is located at a distance of 15 km from Munnar. The Echo Point is can be reached on the way towards Top Station. This tourism spot gets its name because of the natural echo happening at this place. This is a wonderful sightseeing location with panoramic views.

Top Station: Top Station is located at a distance of 27 Km from Munnar. It is situated 1900 meters above sea level. The Top Station offers a panoramic view of the Tamilnadu state. It is one of the locations in Munnar to enjoy the Neelakurunji flowers blooming over a vast area. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years

Accommodation in Munnar:

There are many Hotels, resorts and Homestays in Munnar. Munar is a busiest and hottest tourist destination in India. In case you have not yet booked your accommodation in advance, in that case you are going to experience some difficulty in Munnar for the reason that In most cases hotels, resorts and Homestays in Munnar gets full and there will be a huge demand for hotels, resorts and Homestays. We recommend you to book your Munnar Tour Package or accommodation now.

Distance from Munnar:

Idukki: 48 Km
Ernakulam: 118 Km
Kochi: 128 Km
Kottayam: 139 Km
Thrissur: 149 Km
Kumarakom: 157 Km
Alappuzha: 172 Km
Kuttanad: 191 Km
Kollam: 260 Km
Kozhikode: 275 Km
Thiruvananthapuram: 321 Km
Kovalam: 330 Km
Wayanad: 355 Km
Kasargod: 460 Km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI).

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Aluva 107 km and Ernakulam is 118 km

Road: Munnar is well connected by road network.

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