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MUNNAR STANDS TALL AMONG THE MOST VISITED PLACES IN KERALA
The green hills of Munnar were once the summer resort for the old British officers during their invasion. It’s them who started the tea factories here and made it one of the largest tea plantations in India. The speciality of Munnar is its pleasing climate throughout the year. The cool breeze, with foggy hills and the enthralling ambience especially in the winter, make it the most sought tourist destination in India and sometimes it surpassed the great Tajmahal in that manner. The best hotels in Munnar are providing the best hospitality services to the guests and the top resorts in Munnar are also in the front row for the same.
The hills, the cliffs, the lakes, the waterfalls you can see a slice of paradise in every bit of Munnar. Munnar is surrounded by many more tourist attractions and which make it a photographer’s paradise. The major in and around places are the top station, eco-point, Eravikulam national park, Rajamala, Kolukkumalai, Meesapulimala, Kundala dam, Mattuppetti dam and both lakes. This little paradise in the Western Ghats is a famous honeymoon destination too because of the climate and who cannot be romantic in this foggy lush green lap of nature.
Muniyara dolmens are one of several attractions which can be seen near Munnar, exactly at Marayoor, around 55 kms from Munnar. These are above ground burial chambers and found to be pre-historic. These monuments were created at the Neolithic age approximately between 3000 BC and 14000 BC. These structures are very unique as the placement of stones is considered. Some studies say that these dolmens have different sizes. The larger dolmens may indicate the burial site of people who had high status in society. The dolmens are made of stones places on all four edges and another stone on the top known as the ‘cap stone’. These burial chambers have more than one chamber to rest the bodies of multiple persons. These dolmens are a treasure to archaeologists from all around the world and researches are going on based on these.
The Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is another place for sightseeing in Munnar. The sanctuary falls in both Kanthalloor and Marayoor panchayaths and has a rich variety of species including elephants, langurs, star tortoises, spotted deer, panther, a wide variety of snakes and white bison. Pambar and Chinnar are two rivers flowing through the sanctuary and the major water resources too. In 1984, the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary was declared as the protective region.
The season of flowers is the time at which tourism touches its peak whether it’s the northern Kashmir valleys or the southern flowering season, people keep rushing to feel the fragrance. The Neelakkurinji which is also known as Kurinji with the scientific name strobilanthes kunthiana, is the main attraction of Munnar in the flowering season because this purplish-blue coloured flower blooms once in 12 years and when it blooms it starts from July till October normally. The whole Munnar valley turns blue at this time and is a mesmerizing visual treat.
Let’s take a glimpse at the history of Munnar; long ago ill the 19th century; some tribes were the inhabitants of Munnar and it was unexplored until some British officials found the possibilities of a plantation and they got it for lease from the Royal family of Poonjar, who were then owned the property. The British formed a society and they started cultivating spices like cardamom and coffee. Later, the cultivations made way to the cultivation of tea and it became the signature of Munnar. During the midway of the 20th century, Munnar became famous for tourism, the scenic hills, the attractive and chilling climate made the place a favourite hub for tourists in a very short time. So many hotels and Resorts were also built in these times and began accommodating the guests. The hotel business also became profitable in Munnar as time progress.
These hills of Munnar filled with tea plantations and other enthralling attractions have plenty of hotels and resorts to spend few nights with. The best resorts in Munnar provide a safe stay, a comfortable atmosphere, cosy rooms and very good service. Amberdale is one of the top resorts in Munnar which provide 5-star facilities to the guests and is located on the hills, at Pallivasal. This paradise in the mist is the best honeymoon spot in Munnar and their hospitality is beyond comparison..