Why Munnar Is Known As The Kashmir Of South India

Why Munnar Is Known As The Kashmir Of South India

Munnar is an epitome of beauty in the Western Ghats of India and there are multitudes of places to visit in Munnar, a pretty charming town in the South Indian subcontinent. Nestled among the famous Annamalai hills, also known as the Elephant Hills, Munnar is nicknamed as the Kashmir of South India, which spans across an area of   557 square kilometres and located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is located at the meeting point of three rivers namely Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. It is not only famous for the layers of hill ranges that you get to witness at a height of 5200 feet in Munnar but the layers of greenery of tea and coffee plantation which shapes the awe-inspiring landscapes.

No matter which of the tourist places in Munnar you visit, the tea-scented smooth seeming plantation will hold you tight and will stay with for long. The temperature in Munnar can even also drop down to 0 degree Celsius and goes up to 20 degrees and the terrain is dotted with an abundance of wildlife, gorgeous waterfalls such as  Atukkad Waterfalls, splendid tea gardens like Nullatanni estate and Kolukkumalai Tea Estate etc. The nearby places like Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Anayirangal, Top Station, Chinnakanal etc are some of the nearby hamlets which have something to offer for the visitors. From a number of famous waterfalls to wildlife Sanctuaries and National parks, from well detailedly designed ancient temples to the grand forts; Munnar is a town in Kerala which hits first when you think about a holiday in Kerala.

Eravikulam National Park is one of the main other attractions in Munnar and people from all over the country come and visit this park to witness its endangered inhabitant- the Nilgiri Tahr. Mattupetti boasts of the jaw-dropping Lake and an eye-catchy Dam that works to fulfil the constant need of water. Top station is high vantage point that bestows you with mind-blowing vibes of the town and there are several tea estates which are highly refreshing with their natural and aromatic scent. Some of the other places for sightseeing in Munnar includes the four major waterfalls Cheeryapa waterfalls, Attukal waterfalls, Lakkom waterfalls and Chinnakanal waterfalls. Munnar is a treasure trove of the God’s own country and once visited will always demand a detour.

There are four major directions in Munnar. Mattupatty Direction, Thekkedy Direction, Adimaly Direction and Coimbatore Direction. Climate and Tea Plantation is the tourist base for Munnar Tourism. Tourists come here to see the plush green carpet that is strewn all around the area. The tourists count increases per year with a major number during the months of April to May when summer vacations begin across the country. In 2019, a huge number of tourists is expected during the months of August- September when the kurinji blooms once in 12 years which is yet another reason to visit this wonderful place. Also for the vacation you can find the best resorts in munnar as per the needs and enjoy all the specialities of this wonderful place.

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