Munnar town is situated at the convergence of three mountain streams namely Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. In fact, the name Munnar literally means 'Three rivers'. It is located at a height of more than 5000 metres above sea level and is famous for its tea plantations. This hill station is marked by large areas of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls, resorts and cool weather. Also an ideal destination for adventure sports like trekking and mountain biking. The blooming of the neelakurinji(Strobilanthus kunthianum) on the hills in Munnar is quite a sight to cherish. The hill station of Munnar in early times used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India. The tea museum by the Tata tea tells the tale of the legacy of the tea plantations of this area.

Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave.

How to Reach

Munnar is easily accessible by bus services from all over the state. Nearest bus station is Idukki, about 60 km.

Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, via Aluva - Munnar Rd, about 108 km.

Nearest railway stations are Theni (Tamil Nadu), via Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd, about 77 km; Aluva about 108 km; Angamali, about 109 km.

Shopping Areas

  • Jacob Trades
  • Asian Trading company
  • Cafe Periyarensis
  • Vandiperiyar trade centre

Main Hotel's

  • Club Mahindra Munnar
  • Abad Copper Castle
  • Aranyaka Resorts
  • Bellmount Resorts
  • Blu Haze Resort and Spa