Monday, June 27, 2011

The Amazing Munnar Hill Station in Kerala

Munnar Hill Station is one of the most beautiful tourist destination in South India and is also know as the "Kashmir of the South". The beautiful hill station of Munnar in Kerala, is located on the western ghats in the district of Idukki and is well know for its scenic beauty and eco friendly atmosphere. Munnar has a cool climate through out the year and the major reason behind this is that Munnar is situated around 1800 meter above the sea level. Due to its abundance of natural beauty and cool climate, it has become one of the perfect honeymoon destination in Kerala.

Majority of the Munnar hills are covered by Tea plantation, which make the hill station look like covered with a green blanket. One of the major attraction of Munnar is the Eravikulam national park which is home to some of the unique and rare wild species. Eravikulam national park also offers some of the amazing wild trees and plants which are rarely found in other parts of the world. Munnar is also home to the famous flower species "Neelakurinji" which blossoms once in every 12 years. The last time it bloomed was in the year 2006.

Anamudi peak is yet another hot spot in Munnar that one should not miss out on. This is Kerala's highest mountain peak and is situated 13 km away from Munnar. Once can also visit Mattupetty which is know for storage masonry dam and lake which is very much suitable for boat rides. Mattupetty also houses the famous diary farm run by Indo -Swiss  livestock project, where we can see  a large number of high yielding cow breeds.

Other major attractions and hot spots of Munnar include Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Chinnar, Anayirangal, Rajamal, echo point and tea museum. More information on these attractions would be covered later in this blog. Munnar is well connected to the other major cities in Kerala by road, and the nearest airport is at Cochin, which is around 135 kms away. The neares railhead is at Aluva which is also around 130 kms away from Munnar. You would also be able to find a large number of economy and luxury hotels in and around Munnar to make your stay more comfortable.


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  2. hi,great work done by u,If u want to njoy this summer vacation in a different way the please visit bandipur resorts its a very nice place near mysore

  3. As Munnar is a very famous hill station in Kerala situated in south India. In North India also there is a hill station Kullu Manali that is very popular among tourists.

  4. In kerala, Munnar is a hill station. In North India visit Himachal Tourism- a queen of hills.

  5. Munnar is a beautiful hill station in Kerala.Manali is a very chilled and charming hill station to get rid off the dreadful heat of your place in summer.It is very demanding hill station in Himachal.
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