MUNNAR

Altitude : 1600 m above sea level. Temp : 0°C to 26°C. Munnar is to Kerala what Switzerland is to Europe. This mist-capped hill station is home to exotic wildlife and plant life. Munnar is the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. Sprawling tea plantations and winding roads make Munnar a popular hill station. At Munnar you can explore the wilderness of the dense forests through trekking, mountain climbing, forest camping and bird watching. You will be accompanied by naturalists and local guide. Places like Pothamedu and Devikulam offer trekking. Mattupetty lake is a calm spot for picnics and boating.

Places to visit: Mattupetty dam (13 Km from Munnar), Rajamala (17 Km from Munnar), top station (32 Km from Munnar).

Munnar in brief

Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country

Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit – it’s the place you would wish never to leave- so welcome – log on to munnar.com for all information on Munnar anytime, every time.

Mattupetty (13 km from Munnar)

Situated at a height of 1700 Mts Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here.

The Mattupetty lake and dam , just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.

Devikulam (7 km from Munnar)

This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar) The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr

Rajamala is 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world’s population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.

Top Station (32 kms from Munnar)

1700 Mts above sea level , this is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. The rare Neelakurunji (strobilanthus) belongs to this region. Top Station (a viewing point) also offers a panoramic view of neighbouring state of Tamil nadu.
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