India - Munnar Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Munnar

Munnar meaning three rivers in Tamil is situated at the merging point of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located in the state of Kerala, it is about 136 kms from Cochin.

It has highest peak as Anamudi which is an ideal trekking desination. The place has lush green surroundings, winding lanes, lakes, waterfalls, streams, reservoirs, forests and tea plantations.

Munnar has the famous Neela Kurinji flower, which blooms once in every twelve years. It is also popular center for tea trade.

The places in and around Munnar are as follows.

Mattupetty Lake

Top Station

Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary

Eravikulum National Park

Echo Point

Pothamedu

Pallivasal

Nyayamakad waterfalls

Valara waterfalls

Chithirapuram

Attukal

Lock Heart Gap

Anayirangal

Marayoor

To Reach

By Air: Near by airports are at Kochi (130 kms) and Madurai (142 kms)

By Rail: Nearest railway stations are at Kochi and Kottayam.

By Road: The place is well connected by a well developed network of road transport.

 

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