Munnar is a picturesque town set in the Western Ghats mountain range at a staggering 5,200 ft above sea level. The city is based at a convergence of three beautiful rivers, namely the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. It is aptly named, as the name Munnar signifies the convergence of three rivers. The captivating hill station in Kerala is the perfect retreat where people can get close to nature.
Indigenous Flora at Munnar
The subtropical highland of Munnar is blessed is a well balanced climate that offers moderate weather to tourists all year making their sojourn pleasant. Naturalists throng to region as they seek the elusive Neelakurinji that is generally dormant and flowers but once in 12 long years.
Tourism in Munnar
The protected region is home to a number of endangered animals such as the Nilgiri Thar and the grizzled giant squirrel and a myriad of land birds. Enchanting Sambar deer and the endangered Nilgiri langur can be found in Munnar. Travelers can find the Nilgiri wood-pigeon, elephants and the gaur in the region as well. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Manjampatti Valley are other wildlife reserves in the area that vacationers can visit.
There are tea plantations at Munnar that are renowned for their delicate tea leaves that make delicious varieties of tea.