Munnar is a stunning south Indian tourist spot located in the hilly district of Idukki. At 5,000ft, you can expect a pleasant, and often cold, climate. Also, there is a lot of natural greenery and fresh air. There are many wildlife areas, lakes, rivers, tourist attractions, churches and temples in Munnar. Just the right ambience for an awesome holiday!

‘Munnar’ means three rivers. Munnar town stands at the convergence of three rivers - Muthipuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. These rivers join the Periyar River. The highest peak in south India, Anamudi, is located in Munnar. It is 2,695m high.

There are a lot of activities and adventure events to take part in here. If you’re an adventure enthusiast then the opportunities are plenty. On the Munnar Lake and on the mountains surrounding it, there are paragliding and river gliding agencies that take up amateurs as well as experts. Further down you can go boating – sometimes while on a ride you can spot herds of elephants, wild boar and varieties of deer across the landscape, from thick forests to gentle woods.

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If wild animals don’t scare you, then go for a night safari or jungle trek. There are many agencies that will arrange them for you. The hotel or homestay you’re at will also get you good deals. Nature walks and smaller, easier trekking trails are also there for those aren’t adrenaline-driven.
Whichever part of Munnar you’re in, you’ll always be surrounded by verdant nature. And that is what most tourists crave for – to be immersed in nature’s beauty. And on a walk, your interaction with locals and tribals will enrich you about the stories and age-old legends of Munnar. Tribal hamlets and settlements give you an idea of how they live, eat and do things.

Munnar’s hotels and resorts provide the best of modern amenities without disturbing the run of nature around you. Your wooden cottages or tree houses will have the most modern facilities while still being located in the woods. And your safety isn’t compromised either.

Munnar is only four hours away from Cochin. The nearest railway station is in Kottayam. Cochin International Airport connects you with the major cities in India and abroad. There are frequent government and private buses from Cochin, Kottayam, Thekkady, Trivandrum and north Kerala. Taxis, too, are a popular choice to reach and travel around Munnar.

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