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Munnar

If you want to know which place one should visit, if one has to visit only one? Everyone will ask you to go to the hills and tea estates of Munnar. It is the most famous hill station in Kerala, and famous for Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Tea Museum, and adventurous sports like paragliding.

Munnar is situated at the meeting point of Kundala, Muthirapuzha, and Nallathanni Mountain streams in Idukki district. It is perched at a height of around 2000 meters above sea level. In the British India, the beauty of Munnar had made it irresistible for British administration in south India, which made Munnar its summer resort.

One has to do a lot of travel by road when reaching Munnar, as the nearest major railway stations (Aluva and Ernakulam) are around 110 kilometers away, and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 kilometer away from the city. But once you are in Munnar, there are lot many interesting places to see.

You can see the endangered the Nilgiri Tahr in the Eravikulam National Park, which is 15 kilometer away from the heart of Munnar, or you can go on the top of Anamudi Peak, which is also located in the park. Mattupetty could be another place where you can visit, or you can simply sit and enjoy the scenic beauty of tea gardens.

Munnar, being a hill station, never get subjected to the Indian summers. The maximum temperature in summers ranges between 8 and 16 degree Celsius, and in winters it is between 0 and 10 degree Celsius. Tourist season in Munnar is between August and May, but some people also come here to see monsoon as well to see post-shower, dew-drenched tea garden, which looks heavenly.