Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this 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. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji.
This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
General Info. :
Altitude: 5000 to 8000 ft. above sea level
Rainfall: 275 cm
General Information - Munnar
Location:Idukki District, Kerala.
Altitude:1600 m Above Sea Level.
Best Time:September To May.
Languages:Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi And English.
Area:26.2 sq. kms.
Useful Information - Munnar
Tourist Information Centres
Tourist Information Centre: District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Information Centre, Old Munnar; District Tourism Office, Kumily.
Banks and Money Changers: State Bank Of Travancore, State Bank Of India.
Post Office: Main Post Office, Munnar.
Hospitals: Tata General Hospital, Matha Hospital, Arun Hospital.
Ayurvedic Massage Centre: Surya Ayurvedic Health Resorts.
Spices And Fresh Strawberries: DTPC, Munnar.
Clothing in Munnar
Prime Attractions of Munnar
The misty waterfall provides a picturesque view of the water, cascading down from scintillating heights. The sheer beauty of the place allures thousands of visitors every year.
This is a beautiful hill located at Nedumkandam. It's a perfect location for people who are interested in watching the heavenly bodies, as the sky here is free from pollution.
Accessing Munnar :
Road: Distance from Munnar to different tourist centres
Goa: 930 km
Chennai: 600 km
Kozhikode: 289 km
Kollam: 252 km
Malampuzha: 230 km
Palakkad: 226 km
Alappuzha: 200 km
Kodaikanal: 195 km
Kumarakom: 160 km
Madurai: 160 km
Thrissur: 158 km
Kottayam: 147 km
Ooty: 146 km
Palani: 122 km
Thekkady: 110 km
Vaiga Dam: 105 km
Thodupuzha: 91 km
Amaravathy Dam: 80 km
Theni: 70 km
Idukki: 60 km
Chinnar: 60 km
Marayoor: 40 km
Top Station: 34 km
Kundala: 28 km
Anamudi: 20 km
Rajamala: 15 km
Mattupetty: 13 km
Devikulam: 7 km
Pallivasal: 6 km
Pothamedu: 3 km
How To Get There - Munnar
Near by airports are at Kochi (130 kms) and Madurai (142 kms).
Nearest railway stations are at Kochi and Kottayam.
Munnar is well connected by a well developed network of road transport.
Local buses, cycles.
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