Perched at an altitude of 6000ft in Idukki district,the resort town of Munnar is popular for its Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns,winding lanes,and holiday facilities.This picturesque hill station is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha,Nallathani & Kundala.Munnar was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,500m (4,921ft) to 2,695m (8,842ft) above mean sea level. Munnar is famous for its tea plantations, many of them started by the British. The "Kannan Devan" brand of Tea from the Tata is cultivated and processed here.
The strobilanthus ("neelakurinji" in Malayalam,the local language),a blue flower which blooms only every 12 years,is found in this region.It bloomed last in December 2006.Munnar also has the highest peak in South India,Anamudi,at 2,695m.
Eravikulam national park is one of the main tourist attraction,where you can find the endagered species of Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat called "varayadu" in Malayalam).A treck to Rajamala ("King of hills" in Malayalam),in the morning is sure to spot a few friendly mountain goats.You can also find Gaur, Langur,Lion-tailed macaque,and Elephants depending on the season and time of travel.The tourist season is from Aug-Mar.
Cochin International airport (IATA:COK, ICAO:VOCI),also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110km away from the Munnar by road. Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).RAIL
The nearest railway station is Aluva,110km. Ernakulam is 130km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.ROAD
Munnar is 140km from Kochi, Aluva 110kms, Thekkady 120kms, Alleppey 180kms, Madurai 135kms, Coimbatore 160kms, Kodaikanal 170kms.