Munnar redefines the meaning of beauty and tranquility. One of the most loved hill stations of south India, Munnar is home to prettiest tea plantations. An idyllic destination to relax and unwind Munnar attracts tourists from all over the world. Sit back and relax, sip tea and soothe yourself, or walk through the plantations, there is something beautiful about Munnar that tugs all the right strings of your heart. Mystical mountains covered with fog, meandering rivulets, and greenery till the horizon, Munnar seems to be nothing less than a painting. It is a nature lover’s delight and you would surely take back fond memories for a lifetime. Apart from sprawling tea gardens, you can also visit Salim ali Bird Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park nearby.
Munnar Tea Gardens, Munnar Lake, Munnar Hill Station, Munnar National Park, Munnar Butterfly Park
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Munnar is a picturesque hill station nestled in the Western Ghats, in Kerala. This hill town served as the erstwhile summer resort for the British. The terrain in and around Munnar is of varying altitude, ranging from 4,921 ft. to 8,842 ft. above mean sea level, adding to the geographical beauty of this place. Pronounced "Moon-aar" a short form of "moonu aar", which means meaning 3 rivers in local language. The 3 rivers in context are Mattupetti, Periavaru and Nallathanni that meander through this scenic town and join at a distance from the town. Munnar is known world over for its tea estates and sprawling plantations and some of these estates were started by the British. Tourists flock in here to see enjoy nature and natural beauty of Munnar, which definitely includes the vast tea plantations.
The place is a perfect Indian small town dotted with usual shops, guest houses and public facilities but something that stands out is the natural beauty of this place and the traditional culture of the people. This town has two parts, namely Old Munnar & Munnar. This mesmerizing hill station is famous for its exotic verdant greenery, sprawling tea estates and beautiful mountains.
The tea estates serve as the commercial center for some of the world’s largest tea companies. Also, Munnar has several protected areas that are a home to some regional and highly endangered Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.
It is all about enjoying the nature and relaxing amidst nature, when here in Munnar. Nevertheless, the place has in store some spectacular sights for visiting. This area is one of the biggest tea-plantation zone of South India, so when in Munnar enjoy the tea gardens. The tea gardens here have several view-points. Furthermore, the Eravikulam National Park and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are also major attractions of Munnar. Some other places that attract tourist for day tour are Rose Garden, Echo Point, Elephant Arrival Spot, Photo Point, Mattupetti Dam, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate etc. A number of places nearby Munnar, to visit are Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram Blossom Park that is also known as Hydel Park, Pothamedu View Point and more.
Sit back, relax, breath in the fresh air, take a stroll and rejuvenate yourself, here in Munnar
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