Munnar is located at the confluence of three mountain valleys – Mudrapuja, Nallathani and Kundala. Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala, situated at an altitude of 1520 meters above sea level. All mountain rivers, fragrant cardamom bushes, huge tea plants, wild and grassy hills and valleys. This makes this place a true heaven on earth. It is an idyllic tourist destination and prides itself on the splendor of mother nature. The specialty of Munnar is the mountain flower Neelakurinji which blooms once in 12 years.
The temperature ranges from 10 to 0 degrees in winter and from 8 to 16 degrees in summer. Munnar has a healthy climate. Munnar offers complete tranquility in an atmosphere that makes it even more exciting. The season mainly lasts from September to May. The endless dew-filled tea gardens look majestic and hill stations feel heavenly in the light mist.
Main tourist attractions
Mattupetty, Eravikulam, Anamudi, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Anayirangal, Apex Station and Tea Museum are some of the most attractive places. Mattupetty is located at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level where you can see beautiful tea plantations and lakes. If you have planned a vacation with your family and kids, Mattupetty is the best place to start with a dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project where you can see a variety of high yielding cows. The beauty of the green tea plantations and the shallow forests are ideal for trekking and the actual habitat of the birds.
Eravikulam National Park, 15 km from Munnar, is a stunning landscape. The park is home to many species of birds, animals and butterflies. This is one of the main attractions for children when they come along on your holiday trip. Here you can find a rare type of goat known as the Nilgiri Tahr and the park also offers spectacular views of the tea gardens. This park is spread over an area of 97 km. The best time to visit Nainital is definitely during the summer months. But this place maintains a cool climate throughout the year. Tourists who wish to witness the Kumaon Festival organized by the State Tourism Department often prefer the winter months.
Anamudi is a place for honeymoon couples. It is the highest peak in South India which is about 2695 meters high and offers a panoramic view of the whole place. Beautiful rocks, rare flora and fauna. Trekking to the peak is allowed only with the permission of Eravikulam Forest and Wildlife officials
Hotels and resorts give Munnar a heavenly feel. Real options are available to make your stay comfortable and memorable at the same time. Accommodation in Munnar offers first-class amenities to pamper you that are sure to make you feel right at home. So, make this holiday exciting and memorable for your loved ones by simply taking a heavenly vacation in Munnar and Places near Pune.
Last but not least is the Church of Christ. You never forget where the Christ Church is and the church was built by the British in 1910 and is completely made of stone. Its stained glass windows and copper panels make it so memorable.