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Munnar Travel Guide

The Town and Around



The lovely small town is located in the southern Western Ghats, and set amid the “High Range of Travancore”, to reach Munnar take you only four hour in bus from Cochin, the Munnar town is covered by an evergreen grasslands, exotic forest, grassy hilltops and extensive fields of tea plantations.

The veranda British bungalows clinging to the side of the sallow valleys, and the famous High Range club with its well organized lawns and golf course, show a beauty combinations between the nature and the camp houses, and its many peaceful places like the Club Mahindra, Sterling Resorts and other make of the Munnar a enjoy town where you can stressed free, and spent the time surrounded of the calm ambience.

The confluence of three mountains and three rivers give it beautiful panoramic views with flow flying clouds and mist filling valleys, and you feel as if you are in a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. In Tamil and Malayalam languages Munnar is pronounced “Moon aar” that mean “Three rivers”, in fact three rivers flow through of the town and are joined to some distance away from Munnar, these three rivers are Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru.

One thing that you can do in Munnar is cycling, many young travelers go there for head up for the excellent off-road cycling, but there aren’t official routes. Just several hills offer ways to climb up and speed down, and you can rent proper mountain bikes in the town.

Other attraction in Munnar is Eravikulam National Park, with its 100 square kilometers of moist evergreen forest and grassy hilltops; it is located to 13 kilometers northeast from Munnar; there you can find one of the rarest mountain goats in the world, the Nilgiri Tahr. From the park you can start an excellent hike up to the most accessible of the Anamudi massif’s three peaks, which is the highest mountain in the South India. Another popular excursion around of Munnar is the journey to a tiny hamlet on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border with superb views across the plains, where is renowned for the very rare Neelakurunji plant, which blooms once each twelve years.

The best time to visit Munnar is from October to May, in the post-monsoon season, when the rains are not a continual deluge. In time of monsoon months that fall between June and September, the rains are very constants and isn’t a good time to visit Munnar. You should wear a good number of woolens when you go there.


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