This picturesque hill station was first developed as a summer resort by the British rulers of India. Undulating expanses of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, the aroma of spice scented cool air – Munnar is another sublime face of God’s Own Country. Munnar is such a beautiful place, when some on thought about south India tourism then first came to their mind.
Situated in the Western Ghats range of mountains, the name ‘Munnar’ refers to the “three rivers” at whose confluence the town stands. Munnar still retains its timeless charm and a fascinating diversity of flora and fauna continue flourish in the many wildlife parks and forests that surround the town and several threatened and endemic animal species including the nilgiri tahr, the grizzled giant squirrel, nilgiri wood pigeon, elephants, gaur, the nilgiri langur and sambar thrive as well. And once every twelve years, the fabled Neelakurinji plant blooms, with the flowers turning the hillsides into veritable oceans of blue.