Some destinations seem like they have just been picked up from some fairy tale book and life has been blown into them. The colours, hues and shades of the surrounding look so magical and surreal that it is hard to believe it to be true.
Talking of one such destination, Munnar Tourism lets you indulge in this breathtakingly beautiful hill station with sprawling green gardens of tea and interspersed with exotic flowers, lakes, mountains, streams and wild sanctuaries. Located 130km from Kochi, Munnar Travel is all about magic, beauty and dreams.
A trip to Munnar takes you to the thrilling national parks, trekking up the hills, visiting tea gardens, nature walk and picturesque waterfalls. Angling, paragliding, tandem jumping and rock climbing are some of the other adventures you can indulge into here along with sightseeing in Munnar.
One of the major striking features of the destination is the Neelakurinji, an exotic flower that blooms once every twelve years. The hills are painted in blue when these flowers are in their full bloom. The next blooming is in 2018.
Siena Village, Sterling Resorts, KTDC Hill Resort and Great Escape Resorts are some of the best hotels in Munnar.
Following are the main travel attractions of Munnar
Eravikulam National Park
Spread in an expanse of 97sq.km, this is one of the famous national parks of Kerala. The park is a home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The park boasts of the largest populations of Nilgiri Tahr existing in the world. Large varieties of birds, animals and butterflies are also seen in this park.
Anamudi is the highest peak of the Western Ghats in India situated in the Eravikulam National Park. It has a height of over 2700m and resembles the shape of an elephant’s head, hence giving it the name ‘Anamudi’ meaning ‘elephants head.’
The area around Anamudi peak is a habitat to a unique and newly species of frog called Raorchestes resplendens.
Surrounded by rolling verdant hills, Attukal waterfalls are enchanting. Trekkers love this region especially as they can enjoy both trekking and the best of nature sightseeing near the waterfall. The view is just awesome during monsoon when the waterfall is in full its full glory.
Shopping in Munnar
Tea and coffee are the must-buy items. Spices, strawberries, coir and metal wares are some of the other items that can be purchased from the local shops.
When to Reach
September to October is the best time to visit as the weather is perfect for sightseeing. Snake boat race held during Onam festival (August) is also a sought after time to plan a trip.
How to Reach
Cochin International Airport is the nearby airport to access the destination airways while travellers travelling through train will have to get down at Ernakulam Junction and take a taxi or cab for the destination.
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