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Munnar – refreshing, soothing and gentle

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Gifted with endowments of Mother Nature galore, Munnar is a real retreat for tourists who are looking for something refreshing, soothing and gentle.  Blanketed by mist, this hill station in Kerala was the summer resort of British and now is a hotspot of attraction for millions of tourists and honeymooners. Situated about one thousand and six hundred meters above sea level, this gorgeous paradise stands near the converging point of three rivers – Madupetti, Nallathanni and Kundala.

Home to exotic fauna and flora, adorned with carpet of green tea gardens, blessed with gushing brooks – Munnar – waits for you to give a fascinating stay unforgettable. Heeding to this call, a large number of visitors throng to this heavenly place and a number of resorts and hotels are coming up to cater to this demand. Resorts in Munnar offer world class accommodation facilities for guests, pleasing round the clock service and above all, warmth and hospitality. The visitor’s book of Munnar Resorts and Munnar hotels are etched with nostalgic remembrances of gratified customers.

Munnar Resorts and Munnar hotels offer  executive rooms embellished with traditional furniture, conference hall, multicuisine restaurant, reception open round the clock, hot and cold water supply lasting whole day, laundry services, Doctor on call to face with unseen emergencies, travel desk, car parking, pick and drop facilities, Telephone with ISD and STD facility, twenty four hour security etc.

Marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather, Munnar is an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking. Some places of notable worth nearby to Munnar are Eravikulam National park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Anayirangal, Rajamalai, Echo Point, Top station etc.

Eravikulam National Park located twelve kilometer from Munnar holds the largest sustainable number of Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species. The park is also haven for several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds.

Anamudi Peak is about thirteen kilometers away from Munnar. It is the highest mountain of Kerala and treks are allowed with permission from authorities. Mattupetty also of the same distance from Munnar and situated one thousand and seven hundred meters above sea level,  is home to a storage stone dam and lake, in which one can take a boat ride enjoying the hillside and valley surrounding. Mattupetty is also famous for the Indo- Swiss dairy farm with a swarm of variety high yielding breeds of cows.  Then, there is Pallivasal – the place where first hydro- electric project of Kerala is located.  Powerhouse waterfalls in Chinnakanal is a must see. Seven kilometers long travel from Chinnakanal takes one to Anayirangal, the dam there is surrounded by exquisite tea gardens and poignant evergreen forests.

Rajamalai is part of Eravikulam National park which is a natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, a rare mountain goat which is soon getting extinct. Echo point is located fifteen kilometers from Munnar, on the way to Top Station and offers panoramic views and got the name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Top Station, about twenty seven kilometers from Munnar and one thousand nine hundred meters above sea level, offers a bird’s eye view of neighboring Tamil Nadu.

Last but not least, the once in twelve years happening – the blooming of “Neelakurinji”, a flowering shrub unique to Munnar which covers the hills with a blue carpet. An enthralling sight!

Arvind Kumar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Hotels in Munnar and Budget Hotels in Munnar find more information at

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