Mesmerising Munnar

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As the first rays of the sun fall on earth

The winding roads amidst nature’s bosom lead us blissfully to hillocks of Munnar. You feel elevated to the sky. The romance between the sky and the earth is evident here. The beautiful hills around Munnar in Kerala, South India’s largest tea-growing region, are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations.

The land and the skies, the fog and the mist play hide and seek. A visit to Kerala could not be complete without visiting in and around Munnar. Famous tea estates, waterfalls are part of the landscape. It is a home for many rare animal species and birds.

Munnar is a hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is where three rivers merge, hence the name is Munnar. The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,450 meters 2,695 meters above sea level. The beauty of Western Ghats is encompassed and the charm of green hillocks provide a treat to our eyes.

How to reach: The nearest railway stations are at Ernakulum and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometres) by road. The nearest airport is the International Airport in Cochin which is 105 kilometres away. Finding a place to stay in Munnar would not be difficult as it is one of the most sought after hillstations in the country. Here you can still see the remnants of British era in the form of classical- style buildings and tombs made of the English.

The beauty of Munnar became obvious as soon as we hit the road. Mountains and valleys were covered with immaculately cut tea plants with thousands of shades of green. Places to visit in munnar are Mattupetty dam, Eravikulam national park, Anamudy mountain, Attukal waterfalls etc.

Jisho Sunil

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