Munnar is rightly termed as the heaven on Earth because of its breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the God’s own country, Kerala the place was once a summer resort of the British Government. Munnar has everything in its ambience to mesmerize the visitor right from sprawling tea plantations, picturesque landscape, winding lanes and holiday facilities.
Being the most favored picnic destination in South India, the place has been all time tourist spot. The city is spread awesome flora and fauna with a special attraction been the Neelakurinji, a flower that bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years. Tourists can witness this blue beauty in the year 2018. The city provides ample opportunities for the bag packers to enjoy the captivating scenic beauty.
Anamudi, the highest peak which is at the height of over 2700 m is ideal for all the trek lovers as it is an ideal spot for trekking however the treks to the peak are allowed with permission from the Forest and Wildlife authorities of Eravikulam. Another main attraction near Munnar is Eravikulum National Park which is known for its endangered inhabitant, the Nilgiri Tahr. This park offers a splendid view of several rare and beautiful species of rare butterflies, animals and birds is also a great place for trek addicts. One can get view the magnificent beauty of tea plantations and rolling hills covered by the blanket of mists.
Tourists to Munnar visit Top Station, which is at the height of 1700 m above the sea level and is the highest point on Munnar- Kodaikanal road. This point enjoys the panoramic view of blooming of Neelakurinji flowers.
Trip to this divine beauty is incomplete without viewing the wide spread tea plantations in Tea Museums which houses photographs and machineries all that narrates the history of its origin and growth. This museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea and is a million dollar worth a visit.
The city enjoys pleasant climate throughout the year. However the winters are the best time to visit the place as it is also the great time for the adventure lovers to enjoy spectrum of breathtaking adventure activities viz. rock climbing, trekking and rappelling.
Munnar has its own shopping signature and its best deals are its local products that comprises of tea, coffee and the spices. One can buy fresh and pure coffee directly from the factory outlets. Also the place is hub for pristine handmade chocolates and spices like cinnamon, coffee, tea clove etc.
Munnar derives its name as the meeting point of three rivers and this unity one can experience in its cultural diversity. The three cultures comprises of the British culture, the Malayalee and the culture of Tamil migrants. However the tourists can get the spice of traditional culture of Kerala viz. Kathakali- the classical dance drama and the Kalarippayattu- the renowned martial arts.
Munnar is undisputed heaven on earth. Its splendid natural beauty and breathtaking panoramic view entices every onlooker and makes them its slave for life.