Munnar

By | 2/02/2009 04:47:00 PM 4 comments
Beautiful mountains full of tea estates Warmed by the clouds

Munnar is a town located in Kerala state in the southern Western Ghats in South India.It is a Famous Hill Station In kerala.Munnar hills is siatuated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level,and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams-Mudrapuzha,Nallathani and Kundala.Munnar also has the highest peak in South India called Anamudi,which towers over 2695 m.Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kannan Devan Hills,named after a certain Kannan Devan,who had been land lord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district.The name is often used to refer to the whole tourist area of Idukki District of which the town forms a part.Munnar panchayat of Devikulam block is the largest in the district with an area of 557 km².The name of Munnar is believed to be derived from the Tamil words Munu(three) and aaru(river),referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Chandavurai and Kundaly rivers.The main cultivation crops in Munnar are Tea and CoffeeThe area is surrounded by vast jungles and remains wet and cold during most of the year.The Mattupetty Dam is nearby.The people of Munnar share the culture and traditions of Kerala and their Tamil neighbours.
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4 comments:

imcw said...

Nice place to visit

NATURE said...

ya very beautiful places
welcome....

Johnson said...

Really nice place to visit..

Jacinth said...

Nice Place to visit again & again..