Munnar: A Green Hilly Area of South India

Spending vacation at a hill station is an amazing idea. Munnar can be the option as it is one of the best hill stations and is prescribed by most of the tourists. Serene atmosphere, cool swing, exquisite wildlife, lush green tea plantations, cozy weather, sparkling waterfalls enthrall anyone to reside for his whole life at this place. It is an ideal honeymoon destination and also a great summer getaway for Indians as well as Foreigners. Due to its location, 1450 meters above the sea level, it becomes a beautiful hill station of Kerala and very popular among the tourists.

The name of Munnar comes from “three rivers” as there is a confluence of the three special rivers namely Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. Due to the confluence of three rivers, it is named Munnar. Placid environs, picturesque valleys calm the body and mind of any person who wants to dismantle from his daily routine.

munnar hills view

View of Munnar by Krishna Kumar on flickr.com

Tea plantation is the main occupation of this place. Tea museum of this place is the auspicious one as it shows the history behind the tea plantation. Many historical equipments as well as machines are placed there. One room of the museum contains the different types of tea. A person is available there who helps you to distinguish between the varieties of tea. He also gives the demonstration of tea and tell you how to make the best tea.

Munnar Hills

Munnar Hills by Sreejith R on flickr.com

Flora and Fauna of Munnar are also very interesting and attractive. Nilgiri Tahr is one of the keystone species that can be seen there. Many protected areas in the form of wildlife sanctuaries are there to protect the rare or threatened species in a natural form. Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Palani Hills National Park and Anamudi Shola National Park are the famous ones for protecting the wildlife in their natural way. Many threatened species like Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri wood pigeon, Gaur, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar and Neelakurinji are the famous ones. Watching the birds is one of the popular activities in these parks.

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Munnar Tea Plantation by Shaji Sarasan on flickr.com

Many hotels and lodges are available on the high hills of Munnar which gives a picturesque view of the lush green vegetation and tea plantation across the city. Honeymooners enjoy this place too much as romance flourishes everywhere. Its calm environ and beautiful hills took the couples closer to each other to understand each other well.

For bikers and trekkers, it is just a paradise. There are a large number of Trekking and biking trails. They can engage themselves in casual activities like strolling through the long stretches of tea plantations and meadows. Climbing up the hills is another adventurous activity.

So, in the end, one can say that Munnar is perfect holiday destination for honeymooners, families, kids and youngsters.

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