Local Area

MUNNAR

Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala and in southern India. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district. The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam/Tamil words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The Munnar panchayat in the Devikulam block is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district having an area measuring nearly 557 km˛.

 

PLACES TO VISIT

  • Attractions I
  • Attractions II
  • Attractions III
Devikulam
Devikulam (7 km from Munnar)
'Devikulam' literally means 'the lake of the goddess'. Irresistibly green slopes touching the sky, a lovely and a little lake hidden within the rolling hills-a perfect picture of fairy- tale enchantment. This idyllic hill stations with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing..
Grand Plaza Munnar
Pothamadu (6 km from Munnar)
It is a scenic spot offering majestic views of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The undulating hills, the lush mountain and the incredible scenery here is ideal for trekking and extensive mountain walks.The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenary here are ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.
Grand Plaza Munnar
Rajamala (15km from Munnar)
This is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain goat (Hemitragas bylocres) which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. The Nilgiri tahrs are today redused to small herds found in the Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Nilgiri tahrs in Rajamala is estimated at 1317.
Grand Plaza Munnar
Marayoor (40 km from Munnar)
This is the only place in Kerala that has natural growth of sandal wood trees. The sandal wood factory of the forest department, the caves (Muniyaras) with murals and relics from the new stone age civilization and the children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree are of great interest to tourist's. Thoovanam waterfalls and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also near by.
Grand Plaza Munnar
Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary (60 km from Munnar)
Situated on the Tamilnadu Boarder, The Chinnar wild life sanctuary is spread across 90.44 Sq.km. -The Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats. With an area of 90 sq. km, it is a unique thorny scrub forest. The undulating terrain with rocky patches increases the scenic splendour of the sanctuary.