Distance : 304km from
Thiruvananthapuram, 55km from Idukki
¤ Munnar - Most Sought After
Hillstation of Kerala
Munnar is situated at a height of 1524m above sea level. A small town
surrounded by the Annamalai mountains, Munnar is situated at the
confluence of three rivers Muthirappuzh, Nallathanni and
Kundala. Thanks to its geographical location, Munnar is one of the
most sought after hill stations in Kerala, and served as the erstwhile
British government's summer resort in South India. The persistent
precedence of the tea plantations and Neelakkurinji, a flower that
bloom once in 12 years are both great source of attraction and
synonymous landmarks of Munnar.
¤ A Tea Growing Destinatioin
For tea lovers, Munnar is as an attractive destination for it is
surrounded by as many as 30 tea estates. It is an important tea
industry. One can visit a tea factory and watch the unusual journey of
tea from being picked in the gardens to being processed. If
possible, visit one of the large beautiful bungalows that managers of
the tea estates live in.
¤ The Charm of Old Munnar
The Christ Church in Old Munnar is very old. The exteriors have worn
out with time though the charming interiors still have a very nice
ambience. It was consecrated way back in 1910 and still has 14
original rows of pews. The first Catholic Church in the High Ranges
was Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.
¤ Facilitate Cycling Tracks
Munnar has some excellent cycling tracks. They lead you through the
green valleys, across sandalwood and cardamom plantations, into the
forest for some treasured moments with nature.
At the boat club you can enjoy a ride and appreciate the surrounding
picturesque landscape. Many people have made Munnar their summer
They have constructed large and beautiful houses that add to the
city's beauty. Munnar also has a lovely residential public school that
is well equipped with a swimming pool and a tennis court.