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This beautiful hill station is noted for its cool climate and tea plantation. This little town boasts of many colonial bungalows, tea factories, wildlife sanctuaries and lakes. Literally meaning 3 rivers, Munnar is situated on the confluence of three rivers - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.

Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji (Strobilantus kuntianus ) . This flower that bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Accommodation facilities are excellent. The altitude is 4000 feet.

Best Season:
August to March

Emergency Details:
District Tourism Office, Kumily and DTPC Information Centre, Old Munnar

For more information about IDUKKI: [*00012728click here*]

Transport Terminals:
Boundaries- North: Coimbatore/ South: Pallivassal / East: Vattavada /West: Kuttampuzha

133 km from Cochin

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Railway Station (4 Hrs from Munnar)
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (4 hours 30 minutes from Munnar)

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