Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala - God's own country. It has an altitude of 6,000 ft above the level of the sea. It was one of the favorite summer resorts of the British due to its picturesque beauty. It is a hill station that is filled with lush green mountains, beautiful valleys and aromatic tea estates. The Tamil words Munu and Aaru make the word Munnar, meaning the convergence of the 3 rivers - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundalay. Due to its dazzling beauty, Munnar is often known as the Kashmir of South India, which is the main reason behind availing the Munnar holiday packages.
A visit to the tea estates of Munnar is very refreshing. Most of the tea plantations are owned by the Tata Tea Company, followed by Brooke Bond and many other tea companies. Even Assam tea is planted in Munnar at higher altitudes. The Munnar holiday packages are incomplete without a visit to the coffee plantations. The hills are filled with the rich aroma of spices. A bulk of the spices exported from India is manufactured in Munnar. The streets of Munnar are filled with the beautiful aroma of all these products.
At a distance of 10 km from Munnar is the Mattupetty, a favorite picnic spot. It is at a height of 1700 m above the level of the sea. Mattupetty is a lake on which a dam has been constructed. The view of the surrounding area from this highland is simply fantastic. Boating facilities are available at Mattapetty, making the tour even more exciting. Rajmala is one of the beautiful locations included in the Munnar holiday packages. It is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Mountains. Most of the world's mountain goats are found over here.
Devikulam is located at 7 km from Munnar. The main attraction of this place is the Sita Devi Lake. Apart from the lake, the tea garden is the other attraction of this place. Another place included in the Munnar holiday packages is the Echo Point. It is at a distance of 15 km from Munnar and is widely visited by tourists. Your tour is incomplete without a visit to the Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary is the residence of some of the endangered species like panther, elephant, giant grizzled squirrel, monkey, sambhar, spotted deer, etc.
The Eravikulam National Park is another tourist attraction that is included in the Munnar holiday packages. It is a famous wild life destination in Munnar. It is the residing place of many of the endangered species. The Nilgiri Tahr is one such endangered animal that is preserved in this National Park. The Atlas Moth or the largest moth is preserved here too. The highest peak in Munnar, the Anamudi Peak is the highest peak in South India. There are waterfalls in Munnar that leave you in awestruck. Being located in Kerala, you can take a boat ride in the back waters that surround Munnar. The scenic beauty of this hill in the Nilgiris is just breath taking.
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