The name ‘Munnar' means ‘three rivers', which is a beautiful hill station located on the Western Ghats of India in Kerala. Located at the convergence of Nallathanni, Kundaly and Madhurapuzha rivers, the town draws a huge crowd every year because of its natural scenic beauty.
During the British regime in the country, Munnar was the most desirable spot for the erstwhile British administration. The entire stretch of the town is situated at a height varying in from 1,450 metres to 2,695 metres. While this stunning hill station carpeted in greenery contributes to high-scale tourism in Munnar, other attractions like the Ervikulam National Park, Mattupetty and the surrounding hills add to the visual delight.
The Eravikulam National Park knotted 15 kilometres from the hill station is one of the major reasons why Munnar tourism is so popular today. Known for its endangered species, the NilgiriTahr, the park is also home to rare butterflies, birds and animals. Inside the park, tourists can trek the surging valleys of the Anamudi hill. Its peak is regarded the highest point in south India perched at a height of 2,700 metres.
Mattupetty is the second biggest attraction in the town, situated 13 kilometres away at a height of 1700 metres above the sea level. The place famously houses a dairy farm run by the popular Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. As for nature lovers, Mattupetty never ceases to amaze with its many attractions like the storage masonry dam, lakes, luscious greenery and landscapes and pleasurable boat rides.
Vast expanses of tea plantations in Munnar hold a legacy of its own that can be traced back into the Indian history. As crispy mist touches the rolling hills, one can choose mountain biking or trekking along the hills. Owing to its sound network and connectivity via road, rail and air, Munnar is accessible from any part of the country and the globe as well.