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September 06, 2013
Location of Munnar
Munnar is a beautiful hill station, situated at an altitude of 5,600 feet in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is located at a distance of about 271 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Munnar is a picturesque place and as per the meaning of its name, it is the Land of three Rivers, referring to the convergence of River Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathanni.
Tourist Attractions in Munnar
Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala. Back in the colonial days, it was a favoured summer destination and even now it is visited by thousands of tourists who come here for its natural beauty and are simply mesmerized by its hills, valleys, tea plantations, flora and fauna and its pleasing weather. Some interesting attractions in Munnar are:
Echo Point
Elephant Lake
Tata Tea Museum
CSI Church
Hotels and Accommodation
Munnar, being a popular tourist destination in south India, there are ample of choices for accommodation in this hill station. Almost in every corner of Munnar, one can find budget hotels to premium hotels that are ideal for leisure as well as business travellers, and are fit for every pocket.
How to Reach Munnar
As Munnar is visited by thousands of tourist each year, the route to this hill station is quite good and scenic. One can reach half way by flight or train and from there reach Munnar by road.
The nearest major rail head is located at Ernakulam around 125 km from Munnar. Taxis and cabs can be hired from here to reach Munnar. Other railway stations close to Munnar are at Angamaly and Aluva.
Munnar is located on National Highway Number 49 and is linked to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. State Government bus services are available in both states to reach Munnar. Tour providers also arrange buses and cabs to reach Munnar.
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Nedumbassery, Kochi, just around 105 km from Munnar. Daily flights are easily available to this airport from major cities across India.
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