A paradise for nature's lover, Munnar is situated at the confluence of
three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. Located at
1600 meter above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of
the erstwhile British Government in South India. Munnar is a picturesque
scope of the lofty Western Ghats.
Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday
facilities make this a popular resort town. Miles and miles of unending tea
plantations are there to welcome you. Among the exotic flora found in the
forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes
the hills in the blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD.
All kinds of South Indian animals and birds are found in Munnar and
surroundings. You can have a closer look at them at Eravikulam national park
or Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. In Munnar you can go for various adventures
such as trekking, boating, riding, angling, or just take a walk in the
peaceful scenario of Munnar. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India
- Anamudi , which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
The temperature of Munnar varies from 0 degree Celsius to 30 degree
Celsius, according to the winter. The usual temperature of summer varies
from 15 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius & that of winter from 0
degree Celsius to 10 degree Celsius. The main cultivation crops in Munnar
are Tea and Coffee.