Munnar – Kerala

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MUNNAR – KERALA

Munnar is Known as Kashmir of South India & its situated in Kerala. It is located at an altitude of 1600 feet above sea level. It’s one of the attractions that contributed to Kerala’s popularity as a travel destination among domestic and foreign travelers  Snuggled in the lap of such an alluring terrain, This is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Enchanting beaches, diverse wildlife, picturesque landscape and flawless backwaters make Kerala an enthralling tourist destination in India. This place derives its name from the Tamil word ‘munnu’ meaning “three” and ‘aar’ means “River”- spelled as  Munnar on combining. The place is situated between the confluence of three rivers namely Madurapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala.

Munnar tourism has made this place easily reachable from various parts of the country through railways, road and even airways. A Munnar travel guide can make you visit each and every exotic place in the city. Driving to Munnar can be adventurous but you can even go for the air travel, the nearest airport is Cochin airport. Peaks which is known to be the best place for trekking and other adventure sports is located within Eravikulam National Park and is also said to be the highest peak in south India.

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pothamedu, Devikulam, Kuthumkal waterfalls and Echo pint are some of the main visiting places here . The main attractions are Eravikulam National Park – jungle safari in Eravikulam Park can give an astonishing sight of Langur, Elephants, Tigers, Leopard, Sambars, Nilgiri tahr and many other rare species.

Top Station in Munnar

Top Station is about 35 km from Munnar is at a height of 1700 m above sea level. It is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. Travelers to this scenic place make it a point to visit Top Station to enjoy the panoramic view it offers of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the spots here to enjoy the Neelakurinji flowers blooming over a vast area.

Tea Museum in Munnar,kerala

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Munnar – Tea plantation

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The museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea here and is worth a visit. This place has got a legacy of its own when it comes to the origins and evolution of tea plantations. Taking account of this legacy and to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala’s high ranges, a museum exclusively for tea was opened some years ago by Tata Tea. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machinery; all of which have a story to tell on the origins and growth of tea plantations in this place. Not only this, but much more about what all you desire for you perfect vacations or honeymoon, can be availed here. The best nature speckled beauty, long natural walks, drives, romance and grandeur will make your trip an ideal one.

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