Set at an altitude of 6000 feet in Idukki district, Munnar can boast of being the most notable hill station in Kerala. Nestled in the lush green Western Ghats, Munnar with its breathtaking beauty is a haven of tranquility and serenity, which makes it an ideal tourist destination, away from the hustle-bustle of the city life. The scenic locations, lush green surroundings, wildlife, extensive tea, cardamom and spice-plantations, rivers with crystal clear waters, several tourist attractions, attract a crazy number of tourists every year. It is believed that the name Munnar means ‘three rivers’ referring to the location of the town, established at the meeting point of the rivers Nallathanni, Madhurapuzha and Kundaly.
It is not just a famed hill resort, but is also a popular hot-spot amidst adventure-seekers. You can opt from innumerable things to do. The tea plantations are known for producing finest teas in the world. Munnar is also known for aromatic oil factories, various endangered species and the purple-blue Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom once in every 12 years. It was also the special summer resort of the British during in the colonial days.