One of the most picturesque places on Western Ghats is Kerala Munnar or simply Munnar. This township is actually a hill station, so it enjoys cool climate. On average the temperature rarely crosses 19 degrees centigrade. Many people from warmer regions prefer to spend their summers here. Western Ghats are a range of mountains that run North to South in Western part of Indian Peninsula. These have dense vegetation.

Many rivers and rivulets start here making these hill stations look breathtakingly beautiful, especially in rainy season. Therefore, Munnar is very beautiful right after the rainy season in India or during the rainy season. The mountain range has smaller hills which are covered with tea gardens which remain green almost throughout the year.This Hill Station, however does not have an airport. People often travel by trains or buses to Munnar. Therefore, there are Bangalore to Munnar buses, and Chennai to Munnar buses. People often use personal automobiles and drive into this hill station using Munnar mapKerala tourism department has a website that offers more information about Munnar. Basically, Munnar, though land locked, is not very large city.

There are hotels in this hill station, but booking a hotel in Munnar is always advisable because of the popularity of this destination. Families planning longer vacations might prefer to stay in any resort in Munnar.  These offer modern facilities for families to enjoy their vacations.

Munnar Tourist Map

Facts About Munnar
Area 557 km2
State Kerala
Languages Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit August – March
Nearest Railway Station Ernakulam Junction
Nearest Airport Cochin International Airport
Famous Tea gardens, Eravikulam National Park, Athukad falls, Kollukkumallay Tea Estate, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Pothanmedu
STD Code 91-4865

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