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Some Interesting Facts about Munnar
The very first place which comes to our minds when we talk about the tourist places in Kerala is Munnar is beyond doubt. Let’s discuss some interesting and ‘not that much known’ facts about Munnar. Do you know the name ‘Munnar’ comes from 3 rivers? (In Malayalam ‘moonnu’ means 3 and ‘aaru’ means river). Yes, Munnar is a geographical confluence of three rivers which are, Kandala river, Nallathanni and Mudhirappuzha.
Munnar being one of the all season tourist places in Kerala situated in the Western Ghats mountain range of southern India and it’s around 1600 Meters above from sea level and is a hill station. Munnar is the largest tea growing region in the whole south India. These tea gardens were developed in the late 19th century and tourists can visit tea factories there to witness the process of making tea powder, categorizing it based on quality and packing it for export and for the market too.
This hill station is famous for trekking as it’s in a mountain range and the favorite trekking spot is the Aanamudi, which is the highest peak in the Western Ghats. The Munnar hill station was once a summer resort for British Officials at the era of pre-Independence. They played an important role in developing the tea-estates there.
The highest point in Munnar is the top station and which is one important spot which anybody should never miss. The view from here gives you an excellent glimpse of surrounding villages and a part of the neighboring state Tamil Nadu.
Munnar is rich with exotic flora and fauna because of its climate. The Neelakkurinji flowers are most famous among them as it blooms once in 12 years. The whole valley turned violet at that time, and the roads to Munnar will be jammed with heavy traffic of tourists to witness this nature’s one of most elegant gifts.
Munnar is also a favorite place for the hotel and resort business. It’s enriched with many 5 star resorts and budget resorts of kerala. One can never be in the middle of the road during a Munnar trip without a place to stay. There are so many luxury resorts which offer attractive views along with the best service. There are so many nearby tourist places there and visiting Munnar will never be a waste of time. Amberdale is one of finest luxury resorts in Kerala which you can select without confusions. Amberdale is suitable for family stay and which is the desired honeymoon destination too.