Munnar Hill Station & Tea Plantations, Munnar, Idukki, Kerala Visit, Travel Guide
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Recently visited the Munnar, which is 60km from Idukki, Kerala. Munnar is Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. It is the South India’s largest tea growing region with widely cultivated tea plantations, winding lanes makes this place as a popular resort town. The Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (KDHP) – now Tata Tea is the main tea factory around here. The highest point on the munnar – Kodaikanal road is Top Station, lying 1700 m above the sea level. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi. Mattupetty famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Mattpetty Lake and Dam, the sprawling Kundala tea Plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in this locality.
Travel Tips to Munnar:
Munnar is at District Idukki and its Named for Tea plantations, cool climate.
Best time to visit Munnar: Munnar remains an ideal holiday destination almost throughout the year. Though here is a month wise break up of the weather of Munnar :
June to September: This is the monsoon season in Munnar.Hill stations looks even more beautiful in rains,its a budget friendly season and you may get some discounts.
December to February: The the weather is pleasant and cool in winter months are by far the best time to visit Munnar . You will enjoy evergreen sight seeing, rock climbing, trekking and rappelling.
March to May:The weather remains pleasant and temperatures range between 19 to 35 degrees Celsius in summer of Munnar. People tend to escape the hot summer months and flock to this hill station.Summer in Munnar is a perfect time to enjoy sightseeing and visiting tea estates and the Tata Tea Museum. Many locals are seen with their children as well. The early mornings and the late evenings can get a little chilly, so wearing a light sweater can be comforting.
How to reach Munnar:
There are no direct flights or trains to Munnar.
Munnar is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Madurai and Ooty by road.
On Road: Munnar is connected to other cities cochin, Aluva Ernakulam,Thrissur,Madurai,Coimbatore,Thekkady, Palani, Theni of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Kerala and Tamil Nadu state government public transport buses are available.you can hire a cab or take a bus to Munnar.
On Railways: The nearest railway station is Kochi (Station code CHTX) or Ernakulam (Station code ERS) which is about 124 km. It is a major junction of the trains coming from various parts of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mangalore etc. However, Aluva Railway Station is closer to Munnar with a distance close to 100 km.
On Airways: The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport (Code: COK), which is 99 kilometers away by road. From Cochin, you can hire a cab to get to Munnar.
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