Munnar lies in
Idukki district of Kerala, at the confluence of three mountain rivers. It
is pronounced "Moon-aar", meaning 'three rivers' in Malayalam.
The rivers; Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala meet in the
center of the town. The place is encircled by wooded hills of
the Annamalai Ranges, with the towering bulk of Anamudi, which
is peninsular India's highest peak, at 2695 mts.
Kerala's premium hill station. A hill station transcending
excellence - Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills
swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makes it
perfect tourist destination in south India.
Situated at an altitude of 1600 mts above sea level, its bracing
climate with the laidback atmosphere and its delightfully
refreshing colonial air makes it the most sought-after
During the British rule, the colonials made Munnar their summer
hideout because of the cool climate and the mesmerizing mountain
scenery. The tea plantations, mountain streams, valleys, flora,
fauna, and new surprises at every bend, offers a great variety
of choices for tourists. It is an excellent base for trekking
through the surrounding hills, which are covered by lush green
rainforests; for going picnicking beside a crystal-clear
mountain stream; for wildlife watching; or for simply getting
the kinks out of a tired system.