Monday, May 9, 2011

Munnar Hill Station Tourism : Introduction, Location, How to Reach, Major Tourist Attractions, List of Hotels in Munnar

Munnar hills is siatuated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level. and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.

Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi , which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kannan Devan Hills,named after a certain Kannan Devan,who had been land lord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district. The main cultivation crops in Munnar are Tea and Coffee
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands in Munar is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD.

The town is divided into two parts, Old Munnar, where the tourist information office is, and Munnar, where the bus station and most guest houses are located.

How To Reach

By Air
Cochin International airport (IATA: COK), ICAO: VOCI), also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is around 135 km from the Munnar by car.

By Train
The nearest railway station is Aluva, 120 km. Ernakulam is 140 km and may be more comfortable if you are coming from the south.

By car
  • From Kochi: Munnar is 140 km (about 3 hr) from Kochi
  • From Aluva: Aluva is nearly 120 km from Munnar.
  • From Coimbatore: Munnar is about 160 km from Coimbatore and 120 km from Pollachi.
  • From Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal is nearly 170 km from Munnar.

Major Tourist Attractions

  • Atukkad Waterfalls
  • Chithirapuram
  • Blossam Park,
  • Pothamedu View Point
  • Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm
  • Mattupetti Dam
  • Echo Point
  • Elephant Arrival Spot,
  • Kundala Lake
  • Salim Ali (Thattekkad) Bird Sanctuary,
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary,

Hotels in Munnar

5 Star Hotel
Club Mahindra Lakeview Resort

4 Star Hotels in Munnar
BlackBerry Hills Mountain Lodges
Fort Munnar

3 Star Hotels in Munnar
Abad Copper Castle
Camelot Resort
Deshadan Mountain Resort |
Edassery Eastend |
Forest Haven Resort
Great Escapes Resort
Igloo Nature Resort
Mermaid Hotel
Munnar Woods Resort
Oak Fields
Sterling Resort
T & U Leisure Hotel
The Siena Village
The Tall Trees
The Whispering Meadows
Westwood Riverside Garden Resort
Tea County
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1 comment:

Mirza Ghalib said...

hi, i saw pictures of munnar, really awesome, guys what is the temprature at munnar now a days.

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