Munnar, a hill station on the Western Ghats within the Idukki district of Kerala lies in the Kannan Devan Hills Village in Devikulam Taluk. The name “Munnar” is believed to have been derived from three rivers that define its strategic location, which lies at the confluence of the River Madhurapuzha, River Nallathanni and River Kundaly. The city also shares a robust cultural link with Tamil Nadu.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft. above sea level, Munnar was one of the most favoured summer resorts of the erstwhile British Raj during the colonial era. Infinite vastness of tea plantations, unscathed mountains and valley and striking species of flora and fauna in its wildlife sanctuaries and national park forests that exudes the aroma of spices and scented cool air – Munnar has these and a lot more to offer as to tired city dwellers and travellers. It is a place that beckons a visit and once there, you would never want to leave.
Munnar, as a tourist destination, can be attributed to the tourism quality of Kerala, as a travel destination among travellers worldwide. The hill station of Munnar is marked by enormous expanses of tea gardens, streams, cascades,colonial chalets, and cool weather that collectively props it as a perfect tourist destination for mountain biking, nature walks and trekking.