munnarhillsMunnar is a very famous hill station which is located in Idukki district. It lies at the confluence of three mountain rivulets namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. The word meaning of Munnar is “Moonnu” meaning three and “Aaru” meaning river. Since it is at a confluence of three rivers, it is called so. The mountains have a height of around 5000 to 8000 ft above sea level. Munnar is popularly called as Nature lovers Paradise and is also called as the “Kashmir of South India”. This hill station was the resort of the British Government during their rule in India. The highest peak of South India is located here namely the Anamudi hills which has a height of 2695 m. Anamudi is ideal for trekking. Tea and coffee cultivation is done largely from this place. The hill ranges of Munnar are known as Kannan Devan hills.

In the forests of Munnar, a flower called as Neelakurinji is found. A specialty of this flower is that it blooms once in twelve years. The hills will be fully covered with blue colored flowers and it is a very beautiful scene. Many tourists are attracted to this place and it is an important hill resort of Kerala. One can enjoy the tea gardens here and can also watch the whole process of tea production. You can also take some tea leaves from the tea factories. A landmark of this hill resort is the Christ Church which was here even before independence. It was built of stone and has stain glass windows. You can enjoy the beauty of the hills by taking a walk or a bicycle ride.

How To Reach

District Idukki
Near Bus Station Munnar bus station at a distance of 10 kms
Near Railway Station Angamali railway station
Near Airport Cochin International airport