Also known as the Kashmir of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. One of the biggest tea-plantation areas of South India, It is situated at an elevation of 1600 m above sea level.
It is renowned for its tea plantations, exotic luxurious greenery, and craggy peak. Located along the banks of the rivers Madupetti, Nallathanni, and Periavaru, and besides tea-plantations, Munnar is equally blessed with natural viewpoints.
The Eravikulam National Park, Top Station, Echo Point, Anamudi Peak, Photo Point, Attukad Waterfall, and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are major attractions in the town. The spice plantation industry in India plays an important role in the town by the large production of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric.
It is at three rivers confluence. The word ‘munnu’ in Tamil means three, and ‘aar’ means river. It has many protected areas, including the Nilgiri Tahr and the neelakurinji flower that house rare and critically endangered species.
In the museum are photos, machinery, and other things related to the past and development of the Munnar tea plantation. The town is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. The best time to visit Munnar is between September and March.