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Introducing Munnar

With the apparently unending region of tea estates that spread across the slopes and valleys with a tinge of fog, Munnar is a favored get-away spot in South India. Situated at a height of just about 6000 ft. in Idukki region of Kerala, this captivating town offers guests an alleviation from the mid-year heat and gives amazing views and a cut of experience. Home to extraordinary flora and fauna, and settled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, this hill station offers a haven to many imperiled types of creatures, at Eravikulam National Park and Kurinjimala Sanctuary. Witness the beauty of Anamudi Peak, the most elevated crest in South India, which can be seen from Munnar. The uncommon and wonderful 'Neelakurinji' flower blooms on the slants of the slopes in Munnar, once in 12 years. Munnar additionally has a few immaculate lakes and supplies encompassed by tall mountains that radiate a peaceful emanation that quiets your soul and fuels the flames of sentiment in your heart.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

The summer season, among March and May, is another perfect time to explore Munnar. The temperature stays between 19⁰C and 35⁰C and the city see a deluge of guests all looking for shelter from the late spring warmth. Light showers are additionally regular amid this time, so carry an umbrella with your gear. The winter season in Munnar sets in by December and keeps going till the finish of February. This is the best time to visit Munnar. The temperature drifts around 10⁰C and the cool fog that envelopes the valley, particularly at night, is ideal for a special first night with your dearest. The charming climate additionally makes it the perfect time to support a soul of experience and go shake climbing, rappelling, and trekking. The nighttime’s can get very chilly, so come arranged with important woolens. 
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History & Culture

Very little is thought about the early history of Munnar. The locale was thickly forested and stayed unexplored until the latter half of the nineteenth century. Amid the British guideline in India, a couple of aspiring grower wandered into these slopes and experienced the innate locals, called Muthuvans. These individuals were superb seekers and trackers. They before long set up a benevolent and commonly valuable manage the British. This was the manner by which the primary tea gardens appeared on the inclines of the slopes, in Munnar. Back then, Munnar was a piece of the Travancore Kingdom however was the genetic property of the Poonjar imperial family. It was the British Resident, John Daniel Munro who persuaded the leader of the illustrious family to rent out land for tea planting. After autonomy, the well-known Tata Group made their entrance into the tea business in Munnar and Tata Tea Ltd. was shaped in 1983. It was towards this time the travel industry started to thrive in Munnar. 

The way of life of Munnar is an inquisitive blend of ancestral Muthuvan customs, British culture and the conventions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A standout amongst the most vital celebrations celebrated in this slope town is Onam, in the long stretch of August or September. This is a gather celebration celebrated with much grandeur and enthusiasm, over the territory of Kerala. In Munnar, the festivals keep going for 10 days with the general population making flower designs before their homes. Sightseeing Balloon Festival is an as of late composed celebration in Munnar. The fastened moonlight trips offer you an elevated perspective on the grand excellence of Munnar. The favored dishes of the general population of Munnar are from Kerala food. 

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Geography

Munnar is a hill station in the mountain scopes of Western Ghats and lies at an elevation of right around 6000 ft. from ocean level. It is situated at the conversion of three waterways, Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. Consequently the name 'Munnar' which implies three waterways in the local language, Malayalam. The locale of Munnar covers a territory of around 557 sq. km. also, is acclaimed for the rambling tea homes on the moving slopes. The town is home to a great deal of endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna.
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Places to visit in Munnar

Echo Point

Echo Point

Munnar
Tea Museum

Tea Museum

Munnar
Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake

Munnar
Top Station

Top Station

Munnar

 

Things to Do in Munnar

Mattupetty Lake
There are boat rides and then there are boat rides which you take at Mattupetty Lake which is not only an amazing boat experience but the setting of the entire activity would make you fall in love with boating all the more. Located at a distance of approx 100 kms from Munnar, it provides as an ideal destination for all the nature lovers.
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