- Charming hill station perched at an altitude of 1600 metre amidst lush undulating hills of Anamalai ranges is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala.
- Munnat (literally meaning three rivers) is set at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
- It was once the summer capital of the British in South India and still retains an aura of old world elegance.
- Beautiful landscape is dotted with lakes, reservoirs, lush forests and sprawling tea estates.
- Pepper, rubber and cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the cool and bracing climate of the hill resort.
- Anamudi (2,695 metre), the highest peak in South India is located nearby and is an ideal spot for trekking.
- Main attractions of Munnar are Christ Church and Tea Gardens.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Cochin International Airport, Kochi (COK), 135 kms away from Munnar town.
- Rail: Ernakulam Railway Station, Ernakulam, 130 kms away from Munnar town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Devikulam Top Station
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
ATTRACTIONS AROUND MUNNAR
- 7 kms away from Munnar town.
- Devikulam or the ‘Pond of Goddess’ is famous for its lovely lake, plantations and scenic beauty.
- It is believed that Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, once bathed at the lake here.
- Lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
- Top Station:
- The highest point on the Munnar – Kodaikkanal road at the border of Tamil Nadu, 32 kms away from Munnar town.
- Panoramic views of the scenic surroundings can be enjoyed from here.
- Area is also well known for Kurinji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years.
- Thattekad Bird Sanctuary:
- Sanctuary is 80 kms away from Munnar and 13 kms away from Kothamangalam.
- Thattekad or Dr. Salim Ali Bird sanctuary lovers and area of 25 sq. kms between the tributaries of river Periyar.
- It has over 270 varieties of birds and is indeed a paradise for bird watchers.
- Malabar grey hornbills, crimson throated barbets, rose-billed rollers, sunbirds, Malayan night herons, rusty – tailed flycatchers are some of the important bird species seen here.
- There is also a rich variety of butterflies at the sanctuary.
- Leopards and bears can also be sighted here.