Munnar hill station is located at the good height of 5000 to 8000 feet over the sea level. The other three known mountains in this area are Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This amazing natural beauty place is one of the best summer’s resorts of the British Government in South India during their ruling. Extensive tea plants, windy lanes, picture book towns, and vacation amenities turned this place into the most famous resort town.
It is also known Anamudi the highest peak in South India that towers more than 2695 meters. This famous Kerala hill station is perfect spot for trekking as well. The elevated ranges of Munnar hills were previously identified as Kannan Devan Hills. This name was given after a Kannan Devan, who was a landowner in the Anchanad Valley. The major function for development of this area is Tea and Coffee farming. The interesting flora originated in the grasslands and forests in Munnar is the Neelakurinji. The best part about this flora is it washes the hills in every twelve years.
The Main tourist spots in Munnar:
Mattupetty: it is situated at a good height of 1700 meters from the sea level. The lake and dam are a gorgeous tourist spot with the striking view of the tea plants and the water pond. Some facilities offered by the tourism department at this place boating, which is accessible in the lake. Mattupetty is having another feature that is highly specialized dairy farm known as “Indo-Swisss Live Stock.” visitors can also enjoy the forest life of Kerala at Shola forest. It is also an ideal place for trekking and visitors will also find the accommodation as there are hotels and lodges near the spot. Variety of birds also makes the moment memorable so a tourist must plan to stay for longer time at this amazing hill station. Ample of waterfalls interweave the territory here that adds additional appeal Munnar.
Rajamala Hill: It is the native territory of Nilgiri hills. People from around the world visit this place every year and many even repeat this beautiful tourist spot.
Eravikulam Park: this national sanctuary area is situated at the most dangerous area of Munnar hills. Eravikulam National Park known for the absolute exquisiteness of its rising and falling grasslands. This park is spread in approximately 97 square kilometres.
Echo Point: this place is having a natural echo an observable fact, which offers extensive views.
Best time to visit: Tourist can enjoy the greenery and favorite spots from September to May. According to experts this is the best time to visit Munnar Hill Station.
By Air: nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi, which is situated at 139 kms. Next airport comes is Madurai, which are 142 km and Coimbatore (167 km). Visitors can reach to these airports from any area as there are lots of domestic and international flights travelling every day.
By Road: Munnar is well-connected through road from various big states. Kerala Tourism busses are available all the time and tourist can reserve the seats through different tourist websites as well. Nearest bus stand is Central Bus Stand in Ernakulam. Ernakulam is well connected with many big states of the country.
By Rail: nearest railway station to Munnar is Kochi, which is 13 kms away. Next station is Kottayam and Madurai. Visitors can reach to the mentioned stations through Kerala Express, Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Express, Trivandrum-Chennai Mail, and Trivandrum Rajdhani Express. The luxurious and standard train both are available for visitors to the nearest stations of Munnar.