Munnar lies in Idukki district of Kerala, at the confluence of three mountain rivers. It is pronounced "Moonaar", meaning 'three rivers' in Malayalam. The rivers; Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala meet in the center of the town. The place is encircled by wooded hills of the Annamalai Ranges, with the towering bulk of Anamudi, which is peninsular India's highest peak, at 2695 mts.
Munnar is Kerala's premium hill station. A hill station transcending excellence - Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makes it perfect tourist destination in south India.
Situated at an altitude of 1600 mts above sea level, its bracing climate with the laidback atmosphere and its delightfully refreshing colonial air makes it the most sought-after destinations.
During the British rule, the colonials made Munnar their summer hideout because of the cool climate and the mesmerizing mountain scenery. The tea plantations, mountain streams, valleys, flora, fauna, and new surprises at every bend, offers a great variety of choices for tourists. It is an excellent base for trekking through the surrounding hills, which are covered by lush green rainforests; for going picnicking beside a crystal-clear mountain stream; for wildlife watching; or for simply getting the kinks out of a tired system.
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