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State: Kerala
District: Idukki
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Malayalam, English
Best Season: Aug - May
Weather: Summer 19 to 35°C, Winter 11 to 32°C
Altitude: 1700 m
Pincode: 685612
STD code: 04865
Munnar is a haven of peace and harmony. This incredibly beautiful hill town is positioned at a height of 6000ft in the Idukki district, and is the most privileged summer resort. Munnar was a significant resort even during the British monarchs in those colonial days.

Opulent with unique species of flora and fauna, the place also has an extensive stretch of tea plantations amidst the high mountains and unspoiled valleys, giving a pleasant feeling. The scented cool air is filled with the aroma of spices. The rising and falling terrain of Munnar is covered with forests and grasslands.

The undulated topography offers a breathtaking vision of craggy rocks, adding to the picturesque scenery the town captivates many tourists with its scenic beauty. Some of the trees found in the region are teak, red sandalwood, rose wood, jungle jack, etc. Munnar is also paradise for bird watchers as rare species of birds are found in abundance and best explored on Kerala packages.

Cocooned in the State of Kerala, Munnar poses breathtaking scenery amidst the thriving green tea plantations with the combination of valleys, streams, cliffs, bubbling brooks, exotic wildlife and clear trout streams making it an irresistible place.

Munnar is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, honeymoon couples, wildlife and nature lovers. Accommodation facilities and tourist guides are available easily suiting the budgets. It is ideal for tourist to spend at least 2 nights so as to enjoy all that Munnar tour packages has to offer!
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India Travel and Tourism - Tea Plantation Tours in India

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2014
If you are looking for a tour of the popular tea destinations in India, then read this article which provides detailed info on the famous destinations and best time to take up tea plantation tours in India

Hill Stations in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 24, 2010
Hill stations of Kerala are known for their cool climate, verdant tea and spice gardens and plethora of natural attractions. Take a hill station tours of Kerala &enjoy some of the exotic place that can be rightfully claimed to be nature's best kept secret

Honeymoon in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 23, 2010
Kerala is a beautiful state in India, very popular for its honeymoon destinations. All the newly married couple are invites to plan their honeymoon here and enjoy some of the most romantic honeymoon holidays take away the best of memories.

History


Munnar, the beautiful hill station of Kerala, has been a favourite place of summer retreat of the British. The history of this place can be traced back to pre historic ages, although not much written records are available about the city, before the 10th century.

The town was established by Mr. John Daniel Manro with the assistance of Kannan Thevar (who belonged to the tribe that is said to have been the first inhabitants of South India). It was only after the permission of the then ruling king, Maharaja of poonjar, that the British adventurer was allowed to possess 588 sq. kms of the land in the town.

The first plantations on the land of Munnar were that of Cardamom, Coffee and Zinchona. It was A.H. Sharp, who planted the first tea sapling at Munnar in the early 19th century. He planted the sapling at Parvathi, which now form a part of the Sevenmullay estate.

The city of Munnar was declared as the summer capital of the British and Duke of Wellington is said to have visited the city. In the year 1895, Munro’s land was bought by the Messrs Finlay Muir and Company. In1976, Tata Finlay purchased the tea estate and a little later James Finlay Group sold all their shares to Tata, thus paving way for the birth of Tata Tea Ltd, the largest integrated tea company in the world.

Travel within city


Munnar is hill station located in Kerala and is very popular tourist destination among Indians and foreigners. The modes of travel within the city are not numerous; however it is easy to find a method of transportation. Some of the modes of transportation are taxis, government buses, auto rickshaws and package tours. Cochin is around 150 km from Munnar and Cochin also has the nearest airport.

Bus


Government buses are an easy way to get around the town and they are easy to find. They usually stop if the traveler uses a signal. They are inexpensive with tickets costing around Rs 5 to 25. They are not usually crowded. However, the buses are usually old and the hilly roads make for a bumpy ride.

Auto Rickshaw


Auto rickshaws are another way of getting around the city. Most of them have meters and are relatively cheaper than taxis. They are fast and easy to find. Some autos may not have meters and the prices have to be negotiated in advance.

Local Tour Operators


There are many tour operators that offer packaged tours to the places around Munnar. They are a good option as they cover all the interesting places with an approximate cost of around Rs 500 per person per day.

Food


Just like its unending scenic beauty, there are great options of savoring lip smacking delicacies in Munnar as well. Munnar does not have many fancy restaurants but the small eateries and food stalls serve finger licking food. The famous Kerala style fish curry and variety of sea food along with mesmerizing river view can be best enjoyed at Silver Spoon, next to the bus stand in Main Bazaar. Hotel Srinivas on GH Road and Sravana Bhavan on M.G. Road are vegetarian restaurants where tourists can enjoy top-value banana-leaf meals.

Mezbaan Hotel in Munnar Town Centre and Tree Top Restaurant just opp the Forest Range Office on NH 49, are the best places for those wanting to savour non-vegetarian multi-cuisine options. To enjoy yummy fast food, head to Bamboo Hut on GH road that serves soups, salads, snacks and entree. Tourists should visit the Rapsy Restaurant at the Bazaar to savour the paranthas, Spanish omelets and Israeli Shakshuka. Munnar is also popular for its local street food, so do not miss indulging in some tasty Gobi Noodles and other quick snacks in the area around the local bus stand in Munnar.

Shopping


Munnar is famous for its spices, tea, coffee and homemade chocolates and these make the best buys in Munnar. Shopping in Munnar can be enjoyed while on a leisure stroll, as there are only a few shops scattered in the bazaar area. Tourists should not miss to buy tea that is sold by the Kannimallay Estate on the way to Eravikulam National Park, 5 km from Munnar town. For tea, green tea, coffee, cashew - nuts, homemade chocolates and spices at decent prices, go to Abbas & Co. Tea Merchants at 25, Bazaar and Green Land Spice Supermarket on the Main Road in Munnar.

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Comments (27) Reviews (3)
Munnar is a beautiful place i have ever bn...
Posted by nicky 2 year, 9 months ago
I want to know about tour packages for 4D/3N in Munnar and nearby places in August this year. Please suggest.
Posted by N Krishna Chaitanya 2 year, 10 months ago
14th june banglore to mysore ,ooty and munnar and return to banglore on 18th june morning 7th couple tour with complete stay in hotel how much expenses
Posted by mohammad sajid 2 year, 10 months ago
Thanks for sharing the information......
Ticketgoose will help u to book the tickets from online.
Ticketgoose.com travel portals are now giving the opportunity to the potential customers to opt for Bus Tickets Online booking.
Posted by snigdha 3 year ago
Thanks for sharing the post.....
Nice to see one of my friend told me about this place.
If we want to see Book Bus Tickets through Ticketgoose.com with simple money transaction procedures. Can also select seats, Book return Tickets and also cancel Tickets Online.
Posted by snigdha 3 year ago
simply wow... INDIA is d best for ever
Posted by akanksha 3 year, 12 days ago
its a excellent destination and i am coming in april.
Posted by PRASHANT PANDEY 3 year, 54 days ago
It's a one of the must see destination in the world................
If someone's want to feel relief then he can come here for enjoyment and can also cm with her gf or someone else !
Posted by aryan 3 year, 2 months ago
One of the best tourist place in India. I like to settle down in kerala and very nice a
Posted by Dr.Anwar Singh 3 year, 2 months ago
I would just need to know about the price of cottages in Munnar for a night
Posted by munnar honeymoon packages 3 year, 3 months ago

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