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Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Read on to know more about Munnar Kerala.


MunnarMunnar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations of south India located in the Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is located at an altitude of about 5000 - 8000 ft above sea level in Idukki district. It was one of the most sought after summer destinations of the British rulers during the pre-independence era. The name Munnar is derived from two Tamil words Munu (three) and aaru (river). The name refers to the location of Munnar at the confluence of three rivers namely Muthirappuzha, Chandavurai and Kundaly. Munnar has vast expansions of tea plantations, mesmerizing valleys, mountains and promises much more.

It was earlier almost entirely occupied by the Tata tea company. Subsequently, after Tata's withdrawal it was transferred to a syndicate by the name Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Corporation Ltd. Today Tata only looks after the marketing of the tea produced under the brand name Kannan Devan. Munnar was declared a tourist spot by the government of Kerala in 2000. Because of its wildlife sanctuaries Munnar attracts tourists from all over the world. Some of the famous wild life sanctuaries of Munnar are Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park etc. Some of the other places of tourist interest are Mattupetty, Pothamedu, Devikulam etc.

Munnar enjoys a healthy climate through out the year. During summers the temperature is around 25 °C while the minimum temperature is 15.2°C. However, winters are chilly and cold with temperatures dropping as low as 0°C. The best time to visit Munnar is during the months of September to May when the weather is at its best. Munnar is also ideal for trekking as there are many hills and mountains surrounded by lush green rainforests. Relax your mind and soul by exploring the majestic beauty of nature that Munnar has to offer.

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