Munnar is a very beautiful hill station located in the Idukki district in Kerala attracts tourists with its scenic nature and thrilling activities. This enchanting tourist destination got its name because of the confluence of three gorgeous rivers, Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. Munnar was the summer retreat for British during their colonial days because of its pleasant cool climate and beautiful nature. The vast stretches of tea and other spice plantations are another striking feature of this beautiful holiday hideaway.
Major tourist attractions of Munnar
Munnar, the breathtakingly beautiful hill station is a haven of tranquility and peace. Visiting Munnar is an excellent way to refresh your mind and body. Nestled in the Western Ghats, there are so many beautiful places in Munnar to attract tourists. There are picturesque mountains, green valleys, large expanse of tea plantations and exotic species of flora and fauna to attract tourists to this astonoshing tourist destination.
Some of the must-visit scenic locations in this tourist destination are Atukkad Waterfalls, Mattupetti Dam, Echo Point, Top station, Eravikulam National Park and Chithirapuram tea plantations. It must be refreshing to walk along the narrow paths of the hill station while enjoying the cool air filled with fragrance of spices. Of course, it is the place you always wish to visit.
Best time to visit Munnar
Situated at a height of approximately 1600 meters, Munnar has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Still, the best time to visit this hill station is from September to November and January to March. The lush green tea gardens give you a very beautiful sight in September just after the rains. Occasional rains in the region give it a misty feeling to Munnar.
How to reach Munnar
Munnar is a favorite hill station of many nature lovers and honeymoon couples because of its scenic nature and pleasant ambience. The nearest airport to reach Munnar is Cochin International Airport which is around 125 kilometers away. Taxi services are available from the airport to reach Munnar. Ernakulam is the nearest railway station to this hill station. Munnar is also well connected to major cities by road.
Travel tips Munnar
The weather in Munnar can be extremely cold during the months of December and January. Even if the temperature may drop to 50 Celsius during peak winter time, there will not be any snow fall like North Indian hill stations. It is advisable to carry some light woolen clothes whenever you visit Munnar even in summer months to protect yourself against the cold weather.