tailormade tours to india, tourism in india, india package tours, indian tailormade tours, tailormade holidays, india tourism travelspackage tours in india, budget india tours, south india tours, pilgrimage tours of india, temple tours in south india, ayurvedic treatment travel
Home
Hotel Reservations
Airline Bookings
Car/Coach Rental
Rajasthan Tours
Golden Tours Itineraries
Pilgrimage Tours
Buddhist Circuit Tours
Pushkar Fair Festival
Wildlife Adventure Tours
Textile Tours
Yoga Tours
Trekking Tours
South India Tours
Luxury Trains
Motorcycle Tours
Cycle Tours
Rafting Tours

ReservationEmail

 

 

 

 
































 

MUNNAR
General Information about Munnar

Munnar is located at the Idukki district of Kerala State in India. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here.

During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year makes it the favourite tourist place of both Indians and foreigners.

There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. Among these, majority of the plantations are owned by Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate. 

The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants which makes the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet.

The local people here speaks Malayalam (the official language of Kerala) and Tamil (the official language of Tamilnadu). English is taught in schools from the primary level and even common people can read and speak English. 

The easiest route to reach Munnar is from Ernakulam which is about 135km and takes about 4 hours. The Aluva-Munnar road extends through Perumbavoor, Kothamangalam and Adimali. 

Bus services are available to Ernakulam (135km), Thekkady (100km), Thiruvananthapuram(300km), Palani (120km) and Coimbatore (150km) from Munnar. Frequent bus service is available daily to Theni from where you can go to Madurai or Kodaikanal.


Places to see in and around Munnar

Devikulam is 7 Km away. Tourists are attracted to this lake town.

Mattupetty Lake is 14 Km away from Munnar.

Rajamalai is situated 15 Km away, where Nilgiri Tahr is preserved.

Top Station is 40 Km away from Munnar. From here you can get a spectacular view of the plains of Tamilnadu. Kundalai Dam is on the Munnar-Top Station road.

Marayoor is about 40 Km away, where Sandalwood forest, Muniyaras (ancient caves) and water falls (Thoovanam) are located.

Chinnar Wild Sanctuary is 60 Km away, where elephants, deers, samba etc can be seen.

Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. 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.

Pothamedu is located 6 km from Munnar and offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

Devikulam is located (7 km from Munnar) is 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.

Pallivasal is 8 km from Munnar is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty.

Attukal is 9 km from Munnar is a panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.

Nyayamakad is 10 km from Munnar is located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Chithirapuram 10 km from Munnar is known for sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is situated at a height of 1700 m, Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm - the Indo Swiss Livestock Project. Over a 100 varieties 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, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire.

Lock Heart Gap is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Echo Point 15 km from Munnar, this scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo Point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.

more details go to next page

Profile -|-Contact -|-  E-mail
Hotel Reservation -|- Colourful Rajasthan -|- Adventure Safari -|- South India Tours -|- Pilgrimage Packages -|- Yoga Tour -|- Pushkar Festival -|- Car/Coach Rental -|- Airline Booking
Golden Triangle Tour -|- Wildlife Tours -|- Palace On Wheels -l- Motorcycle Tours -l- Cycle Tours -|- Cities

Our Network Links
www.heritagehotelsinindia.com | www.southindiatourism.in | www.indiatouroperators.com | www.carrentalindia.in | www.indianheritagehotels.org | www.tigersinindia.com | www.rajasthanheritagehotels.in | www.keralabackwatertours.com