Munnar

 The most sought after tourist destination in South India. Munnar is a hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains situated in Idukki district of Kerala state, India.It is  undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in  South india. It is situated 1600m above sea level.Munnar is surrounded by gentle undulating hills that are draped by green blushing tea plantations.  It is sourrounded by layers and layers of tea estates, mountain mist, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries, which make Munnar almost surrealistically beautiful. It is true that the lofty mountain ranges with misty peaks, serene climate and sprawling tea estates provides a quite and peaceful resort.  Some of the highest tea gardens of the world are located in Munnar.  

It is also famous for the wild orchids locally called Neelakurinchi which blooms once in every12 years. During this time the entire valley turns violet in colour. It is also habitat to Nilagiri tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat. Munnar was in the past, the summer resort of the British government in South India; it still wears the old charm of the British colonial plantation days.Munnar has a variety of sightseeing options to feast your eyes like placid lakes, misty mountain peaks, meandering streams,  sylvan valleys, rare orchids and wildlife. Trekking Plantation visits, tea factory visits, cycling, boating, etc.. Aso have a glimpse of gaur, liontailed macaque, langur, elephants and Nilgiri tahr that roam the stretch of munnar mountain layers

 Location - Nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) by road). The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 kilometres (65 mi) away.

Comments