Munnar - mist wreathed hills and meadows
Misty Munnar is a famous hill station, situated in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. In Malyalam, munnu means three and aaru means river. Munnar has thus derived its name from its strategic location, which is the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Munnar is located at a height of 1600 m above sea level and it was first developed as a summer resort by the British.
Essentially an extensive tea town, with winding lanes, and picturebook localities, the hill station Munnar today has developed into an interesting trekking and holiday destination. The enchanting natural beauty and salubrious climate and exotic wildlife make it a wonderland. The blooming of Neelakurinji once in every twelve years gives the hill a blue carpet look. Eravikulm National Park is a popular picnic spot and is dedicated to the preservation of Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered mountain goat species.
A trek through the many hills here, like the famous Anamudi, is a memorable experience.