Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. A tour of this pleasant hill station, situated 1600 metres above sea level, will reveal why it was once the summer holiday resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora that you will see on your tours of the forests and grasslands in Munnar Hills is the Neelakurinji. Munnar also has Anamudi - the highest peak in South India - which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking and camping tours.
The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as the Kannan Devan Hills, named after a certain Kannan Devan, who was the landlord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district. The principal crops cultivated in Munnar are Tea and Coffee.
Munnar is situated at a distance of 70 km from Idukki. A misty, lush green holiday hill station up in the Annamalai range of Kerala, Munnar is the center of tea plantations. Some of the highest tea gardens in the world, stretch up the sides of the hills and are interspersed with pockets of forest rich in wildlife. Since the 30 odd tea gardens around Munnar are all privately owned, the majority of them by Tata Tea, a tour of Munnar will show you that the town itself is beautifully maintained. It is a colonial town with clean, neat, and brightly painted bungalows, which have their own charm. Tours of the green environs of Munnar are sure to provide you with a refreshing holiday.