Munnar at a Glance
Location : Idukki District on the high ranges of the Western Ghats
Altitude : 5000-8000 ft above sea
Area : 26.2 sq. km.
Temperature : 0C - 25 C
Summer: 15.2C - 25C
Winter : 0C - 10 C
Rainfall : 275 cm
Best time to visit : Sep. to May
Clothing : Woolen and cotton
Languages spoken : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English.
North : Coimbatore
South : Pallivassal Panchayath
East : Vattavada Panchayath
West : Kuttampuzha Panchayath
STD Code : 04865


One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town. The tea plantations have now been taken over by the Tata Tea Company. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower which bathes the hills in blue colour once in twelve years.The Duke of Wellington is reputed to have been the first European visitor to Munnar, in 1790, but this is unlikely. In the early 19th century, the headman of the villages of Anchanad, just to the North of the high ranges was named Kanan Thevar. It is said that travelers from Madurai to the West coast passed through these villages and named these hills after him.



Allappey 198 km
Amirthapuri 264 km
Calicut 337 km
Coimbatore 248 km
Ernakulam 130 km
Kannyakumari 445 km
Kumarakom 212 km
Madurai 162 km
Sabarimala 316 km
Thiruvananthapuram 357km
Thekkady 110 km

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