The unique experience
Known for its enchanting landscape dotted with tea plantations and pretty lakes and streams, Munnar is every wanderer’s most desired destination and forms a very important part of Munnar tourism. Visiting this heavenly place offers such peace and tranquillity to the tired souls that seldom happen in other places. Known not only for natural beauty, Munnar is an adventurer’s hub as here, one can enliven his spirits by indulging in adventure sports like hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing and trekking.
Positioned amidst the lush tea plantations and green landscape of the Western Ghats, the quaint hill station of Munnar is the world’s largest commercial center as far as tea estates are concerned. Cochin is only 127 kilometers away, and encapsulates everyone with its charming climate. The hill station is a popular picnic spot as the landscape is bestowed with natural features like waterfalls, streams, temples and amazing wildlife.
Tourists from all over the country and world come to Munnar to explore its endemic wildlife that comprises of Nilgiri Tahr and the rarest of the rare species of flower called Neelakurinji. This pretty blue coloured flower blooms once in 12 years only in the NILGIRI belt of this region, and draws a huge number of visitors. Some of the most popular places to visit in Munnar are Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, waterfalls like Power House and Valara, Malankara Dam, Eravikulam National Park and a slew of other spots that are all mesmerizing and must to be seen.
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The lush tea estates
The lovely tea gardens of Munnar have often become the muse for many poets and filmmakers. The hill station is perhaps one of the largest hubs for tea production in the south of India, and pulls everyone from far and near. Looking at the verdant, carpeted terrain dotted with tea gardens is enough to make you call it ‘heaven’. Many honeymooners find their calling in this part of the country as Munnar weather is apt for romancing and getting intimate.
A hub for foodies
Among things to do in Munnar, eating and trying out local food at various restaurants is an important way to pass time. Kerala cuisine is best explored here with a plethora of joints serving a delectable spread of local fare. Tea lovers come here especially to taste cardamom tea, a typical flavored tea produced here.
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Distance in kilometers from - COIMBATORE TO MUNNAR - 170 kilometers, COCHIN TO MUNNAR -127 kilometers
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