This charming hill station perched at an altitude of 1600m amidst lush undulating hills of Anamalai ranges is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala. Munnar (literally meaning three rivers) is set at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. It was once the summer capital of the British in South India and still retains an aura of old world elegance. The beautiful landscape is dotted with lakes, reservoirs, lush forests and sprawling tea estates. Pepper, rubber and cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the cool and bracing climate of the hill resort. Anamudi (2695m), the highest peak in South India is located nearby and is an ideal spot for trekking. The main attractions of Munnar are Christ Church and Tea Gardens.
Munnar Tour Information
Devikulam or the ‘Pond of Goddess’ is famous for its lovely lake, plantations and scenic beauty. It is believed that Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, once bathed at the lake here. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
Top Station (32km)
It is the highest point on the Munnar Kodaikanal road at the border of Tamil Nadu. Panoramic views of the scenic surroundings can be enjoyed from here. The area is also well known for Kurunji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (80km)
Thatekad or Dr. Salim Ali Bird sanctuary lovers an area of 25 sq km between the tributaries of river Periyar. It has over 27o varieties of birds and is indeed a paradise for bird watchers. Malabar grey hornbills, crimson throated barbets, rose-billed rollers, sunbirds, Malayan night herons, rusty – tailed flycatchers are some of the important bird species seen here. There is also a rich variety of butterflies at the sanctuary. Leopards and bears can also be sighted here. The sanctuary is 13km from Kothamangalam.
Munnar Distance Guide