Munnar Geography and Climate

Munnar is situated at an altitude of from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters (8,530 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar is located at the meeting point of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. This hill station is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district. Anamudi is the highest peak in South India which is situated in Munnar. Idukki is a landlocked district bordering with the districts of Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thrissur and the Western Ghats mountain range in the east

Munnar woos people from all over India as well as foreign countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months too. The temperature ranges between 5 °C (41 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) in winter and 15 °C (59 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) in summer. The landscape is marked by undulating hills covered in lush tea gardens. The climate remains pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures rarely rising beyond 25 degrees. Located at a high altitude, the monsoon further enhances its appeal.

Munnar is famous for its tea and many of the areas around Munnar are carpeted with the lush greenery of tea plantations. Varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove and nutmeg is cultivated in Munnar and its neighboring villages. There is splendid interaction between climate and vegetation. We can notice a marvelous change in vegetation, as one goes from Munnar to east Munnar. Munnar is home for exotic flora and fauna and endemic species.

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