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Munnar Travel - Famous Hill Station Tour in Kerala South India

(Virgin Munnar)
Munnar, Idukki, KeralaMunnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.

This hill station, located at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands is the 'Neelakurinji'.


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This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.

How To Get There

Nilgiri Tahr - A highly Endangered Species that are indigenous to these parts, Idukki, Kerala
By Air
Near by airports are at Kochi (130 kms) and Madurai (142 kms)

By Rail
Nearest railway stations are at Kochi and Kottayam.

By Road
The place is well connected by a well developed network of road transport.

Local Transport
Local buses, cycles.

Places To Stay

Munnar, Idukki, KeralaWindermere Estate.
Mahindra Resorts.
Fort Munnar.
Periyar Mist Valley.
Bluemount, Chinnakal.
Royal Retreat. Elseem Garden.
Western Cottage.
Marthoma Rest House.
Misha Tourist Home.
Idukki Tower, Thodupuzha.
Gemini Tourist Home, Thodupuzha.

General Information

Location
Idukki District, Kerala.

Altitude
1600 m Above Sea Level.

Best Time
September To May.

Languages
Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi And English.

Area
26.2 sq. kms.

Useful Information

Tourist Information Centres
Tourist Information Centre: District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Information Centre, Old Munnar; District Tourism Office, Kumily.
Banks and Money Changers: State Bank Of Travancore, State Bank Of India.
Post Office: Main Post Office, Munnar.
Hospitals: Tata General Hospital, Matha Hospital, Arun Hospital.
Ayurvedic Massage Centre: Surya Ayurvedic Health Resorts.
Spices And Fresh Strawberries: DTPC, Munnar.

Clothing

Summer
Cotton

Winter
Woollen

Prime Attractions of Idukki

Located in the southern part of Kerala, Idukki is a landlocked district spread over an area of 5,019 sq. kms. Blessed generously by Mother Nature, Idukki offers diverse attractions like wild life sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centres and mountain treks. more..

Kuthumkal Waterfalls
The misty waterfall provides a picturesque view of the water, cascading down from scintillating heights. The sheer beauty of the place allures thousands of visitors every year.

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This is a beautiful hill located at Nedumkandam. It's a perfect location for people who are interested in watching the heavenly bodies, as the sky here is free from pollution.
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