Munnar is located in the Idukki district in the eastern part of Kerala. It borders the state of Tamil Nadu. Munnar is popularly called the Kashmir of the south India. It is well connected to all cities in Kerala. Munnar is beautiful with mist-covered mountains and green valleys. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats. It is located at the foot hills of Anamudi the highest in the Western Ghats and is located at a height of 1600 to 1800 metres above sea level.
The name Munnar has been given to this place because it is located at the convergence of three rivers. Besides tourism, Munnar’s economy depends upon the huge tea estates and the coffee plantations. Many pre-historic relics linking Munnar to the Stone Age have been found. Though Munnar’s history dates back to the 10th century, during the 17th century many people of the Tamil origin migrated to Munnar and settled here.
Munnar is ideal for tourism. When you manage to find time for holidaying from your busy office schedule Munnar is an ideal getaway. It has rolling grasslands, mist-covered mountains, rivulets, thick forests and numerous waterfalls. All these make Munnar an ideal getaway for nature lovers. The lovely tea and coffee plantations make this place an ideal place for walking and the nature trails make it ideal for trekking.
The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi. From the airport you can hire a taxi to reach Munnar. Check in at the Club Mahindra resort, which is beautiful, reasonably priced and an ideal getaway from busy office schedule. Munnar is also well-connected by road and you can get various state and private buses to reach Munnar. If you are looking for a nature holiday which is easy on the pocket, Munnar is your best bet. Spend your holidays at Munnar and come back totally relaxed.