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A Hill Station called Munnar:
Located at an altitude of 6000 feet in Idukki district, Munnar has always been the favorite summer resort of the British rulers in the days of the Raj. This small hill station nestled amidst the Kannan Devan hills is a piece of fascinating landscape with its lush green backdrop, placid lakes, forests, reservoirs, and tea estates. The peaceful surroundings of Munnar draw the travelers to unwind in the lap of Mother Nature. Munnar also draws the interest of the adventure-loving traveler. It has some of the premier tea estates in the world.

Munnar - Facts & Figures

LanguagesMalayalam and English
Best time to go October�March
STD Code 0486

Location of Munnar:
Munnar is situated in the eastern region of the state of Kerala, in the southern area of the country, amongst the crags of the Western Ghats at an elevation of 1524 meters above sea level. It is 130 km east of Kochi and edges the state of Tamil Nadu. Actually the region in and around the city of Munnar varies in altitude from 1,600�meters (5,249�ft) to 1,800�meters (5,906�ft) above average sea level.

Climate of Munnar:
The best time to visit Munnar is between the months of October to March. Travelers must avoid the monsoon season while visiting Munnar. The climate in Munnar is primarily pleasant. Summers (April�June) are warm, while winters (November�February) are cool and the temperature can dip below 0 degrees centigrade. Heavy southwestern monsoon rains hit the lands in June�August. The monsoons are charming with the flowing streams and rivulets.

If you are planning to travel during winter, you need to pack quite a few winter woollies. Layering clothing is also a very helpful in maintaining your body temperature. Lighter clothes are ideal for the warmer summer months.

Tourist Attractions in Munnar:
Visits to Anaimudi, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Christ Church, Devikulam, Eravikulam National Park, Kundale Tea Plantation, Marayoor in and around Munnar can be really engaging. Engaging in water sports at Muttupetty, a picnic for Meenuli, a relaxing swim at Nyayamakad and trekking at Attukal are some of the exciting tourism options for the travelers visiting the city of Munnar.

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