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Munnar is a hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains situated in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala. The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Trekking spots in Munnar are Anamudi, Rajamala, Meesapulimala, Top Station, Kundala, Devikulam.
This is the highest peak in south India. You can have wonderful views from this peak, which are in a way is a breathtaking holiday experience. This peak is a hub for various adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing and camping.
It is the natural habitat for the wild animals in Nilgiri Tahr. It is a best place for one to relax and refresh oneself. It is situated approximately 15 km from Munnar.
Munnar town is in Kannan Devan Hills (KDH) Village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district having an area measuring nearly 557 km.
This green hill station is surrounded by the country’s highest tea gardens. Layers and layers of tea estates, mountain mist, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries make Munnar almost surrealistically beautiful. The lofty mountain ranges with misty peaks, sprawling tea estates and serene climate provides a quiet and peaceful resort. This little sleepy village atop the Western Ghats is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Panoramic views of lowflying clouds and mistfilled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool, bracing climate. Misty mountain peaks blend harmoniously in Munnar to create a blissful atmosphere that is hard to describe.
Munnar is also famous for the wild orchids locally called Neelakurinchi which blooms once in 12 years. During this time the entire valley turns violet. It is also home to Nilagiri tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in South India; it still wears the old charm of the British plantation days. Munnar has a variety of attractions to feast your eyes like placid lakes, meandering streams, misty mountain peaks, sylvan valleys, rare orchids and wildlife. Plantation visits, treks, tea factory visits, cycling, boating, paragliding, day tours to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary etc. add to the excitement. Here you can also have a glimpse of gaur, langur, lion tailed macaque, elephants and Nilgiri tahr that roam the stretch of grasslands or are seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.
Kolukkumalai Jeep safari, tea trail and Orthodox Tea Factory (1935) visit “The highest tea growing estate in the World” A drive through the Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations and scenic beauty valleys, Lock heart gap, spice plantations etc…, Would be a wonderful experience of the jeep drive through the tea plantations jeep able rugged road and can have close look to the spectacular country side and the rural Tamil people who is working in the tea plantations with the warm smile, also we can visit one of the oldest tea factory
Meesapulimala, the second highest peak in S. India. After early break fast around 25 kilometers drive up to Silent Valley estate through the Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations and scenic beauty valleys etc…, The trek will be through the Shola grass lands, Pine forests, valley of Rhododendrons etc
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary safari, through the Anamudi shola National Park. “The biggest shola forest in India” A wonderful drive through Kanan Devan Hills tea plantations, villages, Madupatty, Echo-Point, Kundala Dam and a spectacular drive/walk through the Anamudi shola National Park, where you can see the real nature, birds life, tree fern grown like a palm tree etc…
This drive will take you up the Kerala Tamil Nadu border to a Chinnar wildlife sanctuary and we will have 2 hours trek through the Sanctuary and back to Munnar through the Marayoor Sandal wood forest
Tea Valley Resort offers opportunities to camp out in the wilds of Munnar. Enjoy a wide selection of spacious, level sites with picnic tables, water spouts and fire pits. Snuggle up around a crackling campfire and enjoy a cup of hot drink Your cozy tent will be waiting for you when the fire is out.
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