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Munnar Tourism

State : Kerela
District : Idukki
Rainfall : June to August
Climate : Summer 20-36°C, Winter 16-32°C
Altitude : 2400meters
Best Tourist Season : October to March
Clothing recommended: Light cotton clothes for summer and woolens for winter.
Languages spoken : Malayalam and English
Food Specialties : Vadas, Bondas.
What to buy : Tea, spices, models of snakeboats, fresh strawberries, aromatic oils and Nilavilakku.
Adventure sports if any : River cruise, Rock climbing and Rapelling and Trekking

About Munnar

Munnar is an idyllic tourist destination. Snuggled in the Anamalai ranges and perched at an altitude of about 1600 meters, it is a charmingly elegant hill resort that has almost been tailor made for the lovers of mountains. Literally meaning three rivers, Munnar is indeed located at the convergence of three mountain springs of Madrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Encasing everything that a lover of nature would wish to enjoy in a hill station, Munnar excels in its pristine hinterland, mist clad hills, numerous lakes, reservoirs, lush green forests and sprawling tea estates. Pepper, rubber and cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the cool and bracing climate of the hill resort.
Munnar is also close to Anamudi(2695 meters), the highest peak in South India. This makes it an important getaway to the world of trekking, rock climbing and numerous other adventure sports. Being almost untouched and unaltered from its indigenous charm, Munnar is also opulent in rare species of flora and fauna.
Rosewood, red sandalwood, teak and jungle jack are some of the most prominent trees of the region. Often referred to as “Kashmir of the Southern India”, Munnar is even a Paradise to the ornithologists. Therefore, a rare amalgamation of craggy cliffs, bubbling brooks, rolling hills, extensive tea estates, streams and valleys, makes Munnar the perfect holiday destination where nature flaunts its variegated bounty.


Trekking: Trekking is perhaps the best way of traveling to the various destinations in Munnar. The routes of trekking that lead to Rajamala, Eravikulam National Park and Nayamakad, not only satisfy the adventure thirst among the enthusiasts but also enables them to enjoy some of the rarest sights and sounds of nature. The grassy meadows of Munnar are the apt places for temporary camping. The extensive and abundant bio diversity in this part of Kerela makes trekking even more exciting and mesmerizing.
The forest department has made arrangements for trekking, in the Eravikulam National Park and in its surroundings, including Anamudy. Trekking is also feasible in the dense forests of the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

What to eat in Munnar

Some of the staple foods of Munnar are:
  • Fish and rice cooked in coconut oil
  • Vadas and bondas with a cup of coffee
These dishes in Munnar are cooked with a varied number of spices like peppers, clove and nutmeg, all grown locally. Despite having numerous multi cuisine restaurants, the Thattukadas, or the street side stalls are immensely popular here. The salubrious air of the place helps to build up a raving appetite and an easy answer to such drives for food are these fast food stalls that are immensely popular among the natives and tourists alike.