Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations in India is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1,600 m above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in south India has lot of tourist attractions. Tourist Places in Munnar include sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji flower that bathes the hills in blue every twelve years. Munnar Package tour is ideally suited for guests who are looking for a romantic hill stattion getaway or a short break.
Munnar also has the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. Anayirangal, a lush green carpet of tea plants on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by Tata Tea plantations and evergreen forests and is an ideal picnic spot. Another point of interest here is the Top Station located 1,700 m above sea level, is also the highest point on the Munnar road to Kodaikanal. Top Station also offers a panoramic view of neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.
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Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful and is a haven of peace and tranquility, the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. The chilly climate here is ideal for cultivating tea. It is home to one of the biggest tea plantations in the world – the Kannan Devan Tea Plantations. The sight of mist topped tea plantations spread across acres of Munnar, is indeed soothing to the eye. There are many lovely spots that are ideal for rock climbing and trekking as well.
Once in Munnar one should make it a point to visit Attukal (nine kms from Munnar), a panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, located between Munnar and Pallivasal. Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls located between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Kochi – Madurai highway. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (60 kms from Munnar) situated on the Tamil Nadu border and spread across 90.44 sq kms. Chithirapuram (10 kms from Munnar), with its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, this place still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations. Devikulam (seven kms from Munnar) is an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. Eravikulam National Park (15 kms from Munnar) is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. Some of the other places of interest here include, Kalvari Mount, Kundala, Lock Heart Gap, Malankara reservoir, Marayoor, Mattupetty, The Mattupetty lake and dam, Meenuli, Nyayamakad, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Power House Waterfalls and Rajamala.