Munnar- Paradise Of Kerala
Famous for its tea estates and A haven of peace, Munnar is beautiful Hill Station located in the Idukki district of Kerala State. Munnar is situated 1,600 meters above sea level. The town is famous among tourist for extension of tea plantations, beautiful valleys, breathtaking forest and wildlife. Munnar is the place where three rivers Muthirapuzha, Nallathani and Kundla rivers that are in confluence. This is also the reason why the town got its name Munnar because of the reason for the location of the confluence of these three rivers, Moonu’ means ‘three’ and ‘Aru’ means ‘river’.
Munnar came to be known to the world since the Munnar visit of John Daniel Munro in 1870. A.H. Sharp first started cultivating tea here, the letter then Munnar became Famous for its tea estates. The Weather of Munnar during Summers is up to maximum 35°C and minimum 19°C. In winters the maximum temperature goes too 25°C and minimum 5°C. Munnar is also famous as Honeymoon Destination.
Why Visit Munnar
Famous as a paradise of Kerala, Munnar is a perfect destination for plan a trip to the lap of Nature. There are so many reasons why you should visit Munnar, The town offers you majestic views of tea estates, beautiful Waterfalls and the tranquil atmosphere where you can enjoy your holiday with peace. You can visit the Tea Museum and get all information about the history of tea cultivation in India. One can go to the blossom Park for some fun, one of the most famous places in Munnar Blossom Park offers you Natural beauty and view of some beautiful flowers.
If you love boating then you must visit Kundala Lake and if get lucky then you can see the famous Kurunji flower there and for a perfect view of Munnar you must visit Pothamedu Viewpoint. The town is a perfect place for photography so if you planning a trip to south India then Munnar ideal place for travel.
Places To Visit In Munnar
If you like tea and you want to know about tea cultivation and the full process of How tea is made from tea leaves, then you must visit Tea Museum. The Tea Museum was opened on 1 April 2005, You can know the entire History of tea plantation in India in the Museum. You can see machinery used in tea production in the museum. On the entrance of the Museum you can see a sundial here, which is built in 1913 by Art Industrial School. One Can see the classic furniture, iron oven, wooden bathtub, magneto phone in the Museum gallery. There is a demonstration room where all the tea is tested, you can to taste tea here. if you have an interest in learning Tea production then you must visit Tea Museum.
- Timing- 9 AM TO 5 PM
- Entry- RS- 75 For Adults
RS- 35 For children
- Tea Testing Charge- Rs- 100
- Camera Fee- RS- 20
Blossom Park is a major tourist attraction in Munnar.The Beautifull lush green Blossom Park, its 3 km from Munnar. Blossom Park is full of Natural beauty and beautiful flowers. The park covers a total area of 16 acres. You can see the beautiful view of Muthirapuzha river and kannan devan hills near the Park. The park has artificial waterfalls and lawns. The park is a great place for Nature and Adventure lovers, You Do things like boating, nature walks, bird watching, roller skating, badminton. One can enjoy boating in Muthirapuzha River.Best timing to visit Blossom Park is in the month of December to February. the park also provides campfire with music playing in the background. You must bring your camera with you because Blossom Park gives a great opportunity for photography.
- Timing- The Park is open All Week 9.00 AM – 7.00 PM All Week
- Entry- RS 10 For Adults
RS 2 For Children
Attukal Waterfalls has located 9 km from Munnar, Attukal Waterfalls is surrounded by lush green forest and beautiful hills. The breathtaking view of Attukal Waterfalls attracts tourist so much. You can try trekking around Attukal Waterfalls, you have to reach Attukal Waterfalls through a narrow bridge. There are also some beautiful flowers around the waterfall. This Beautiful Waterfall is full of Natural Beauty, if you plan a visit to Munnar then you must go Attukal Waterfalls.
Kundala Lake is 20 km from Munnar, The lake is located is 1700 meters above sea level. Kundala Lake is famous for Neela Kurunji flowers Which blooms once in 12 years. There is also Kundala dam in the lake which was built in 1946.Kundala Lake provides a spectacular view of green valleys around the lake, Kundala Lake is also a great place for photography you can take some amazing photo here with your loved one here. A Golf Course is also located here in near the Lake where you can try your hand in Golf. a visit to Kundala Lake will make you feel good and fresh.
- Entry Typ- Paid Rs.150 per person
- Timing- 9 am to 5 pm
Pothamedu Viewpoint is 4 km from Munnar, The beautiful viewpoint provides a perfect of Munnar. Pothamedu Viewpoint is surrounded by tea farms, you can see the perfect view of Muthirapuzha River and Devan Hills. Pothamedu Viewpoint is a perfect destination for Adventure lovers you can do trekking and hiking. you can see plants of coffee, tea, and cardamom here. Pothamedu Viewpoint is a great place for Photography, you must visit Pothamedu Viewpoint planning a trip to Munnar.
Best To Visit Munnar
Munnar is an ideal destination for any season in the year. But during the August to May season is the best time to Visit Munnar, During this monsoon season temperature remains calm and clean and the town Covered with lush green foliage. in this season The temperature remains maximum 30°C and minimum 18C.
Winter season is the best time for honeymoon and treking. The minimum temperature during Winters the can be drop to 10°C, you should take some warm clothes with you when planning a trip here in Winters. In Summer season weather remains pleasant the temperature temperatures range between 19°C and 35°C.
How To Reach Munnar
By Air- The Nearest Airport from Munnar is Cochin International airport which is 125 km from Munnar. Taxi and bus are easily available from Cochin airport to Munnar. Cochin International airport is well connected with major cities of India.
By Rail- Aluva is the nearest Railway station which is 110kms away from Munnar. There are another two Railway stations which are near to Munnar Ernakulam (110kms) and Madurai (130 km) Railway station also near to Munnar. Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai Railway stations are well connected with cities like Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore and other major cities of India.
By Road- There is no direct bus from some cities of India like Delhi and other. You have to take a flight to Cochin and train to Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai Railway stations for coming here. From Cochin and Aluva, Ernakulam and Madurai bus are easily available to Munnar. The bus journey is the best way to explore the beauty of Munnar.