Munnar is a beautiful and pretty little hill station located in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated 1600 metres above sea level, surrounded by the stunning topography of the Western Ghats range. Munnar is one of the biggest tea plantations in the country and is one of the most popular hill stations not only in Kerala but in the entire country of India. The best things to do in Munnar include camping tours and trekking through the tea plantations all the way to the hills of the Western Ghats.
The name “Munnar” means “three rivers”, a reference to its location at the junction of three rivers Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. Munnar has been blessed not just with lush, green and picturesque tea plantations, but also with a rich variety of natural beauty. Munnar was the favourite summer resort for the British rulers of India, which is signified by the presence of the tea plantations set up by them. Munnar has exotic species of flora and fauna, conserved safely by the government in the wildlife sanctuaries and forests, and pristine valleys and mountains. One would never want to leave Munnar after coming here, trapped in its magical charm of natural beauty.
The spice scented cool air is present year-round in Munnar as it has a favourable climate year round although the best time to visit this place is from August to May. Munnar, being a very popular tourist destination is easily reachable. It is 130 km by road from Kochi, which is also its nearest airport.
Munnar has something for the satisfaction of everyone, from a peaceful quiet to adventure sports for the adrenaline junkies. Ziplining is one of the best things to do in Munnar and is very popular with the tourists along with trekking, jeep safaris and camping.