"Munnar- India's answer to Sweden" Top 5 Page for this destination Munnar by abi_maha
Munnar Travel Guide: 146 reviews and 357 photos
Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful making for an idyllic tourist destination in God's own country-Kerala.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests -sighting elephants is a given! My first visit to this hill station was in 2001, I was so besotted by its quaint untouched charm that I have returned 5 times since! Tucked away in the Niligiri ranges of Kerala Munnar offers the nature lover everything he seeks- lush green mountains, never ending tea gardens, dams, waterfronts, wild goats, elephants, wild life safaris and shikara boating :)
Altitude : 1600 Mts to 1800 Mts above sea level
Temperature : Min. 0 c - Max. 25 c
Clothing : Warm Clothes and Rain Gear
Tourist Season : August to March
With around 50000 hectares of tea gardens leased out to the Tatas and other popular tea brands, Munnar is truly a sea of tea gardens. From a distance the unending hills look like they are covered by green carpets and not a shade of green missing in that!
There are lakes and dams which make for an awesome outing in Munnar. In the cool climes of this place to take a speed boat ride or go for a peaceful shikara boat rise is an awesome experience. The scenery all around is simple breathtaking
- Pros:Breathtakingly scenic, non touristy
- In a nutshell:India's sweden
Tough to navigate the hilly terrain on any other vehicle, our ambassador car was fantastic. Would definitely recommend... more travel advice
It is common to catch a glimpse of wild elephants crossing the road! Exciting moment for us as we watched the same... more travel advice
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