With the Monsoon season slightly keeping itself away from Munnar, the spot has become all the more beautiful and seems ‘decorated’ with snow-white mist that sours in the air. Though the mist prevents you to have a wider-view of the horizons, the land with a good number of streams, hills and valleys together looks like a beautiful and charming lady with whom anyone will fall in love.
Thousands of tourists crowded at Munnar show why this is called the Kashmir of the South. This is definitely one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala. In fact is there anyone who will not fall in love with the beauty and charm of this auspicious site that is a perfect mix of Marayur Sandal forests, Kannan Devan tea plantations, hills and valleys, streams and waterfalls, and so many other serene and attractive features of Nature that you really love watching?
Your journey to Munnar from Kochin through Cochin-Madhurai national highway itself is pleasing and entertaining. Zigzagged roads with hairpin curves and green tea plantations on both sides take you to another world like heaven. Remember that this is only the beginning and the real is yet to come.
On the way to Munnar, you can also visit Cheeyappara and Valara Waterfalls that are located between Neriamangalam and Adimali around 10 km away from the Munnar. These spots remain great spots for adventure tourism, especially for trekking.
Pallivasal Dam and Hydro electric power station are also on the way to Munnar. Once you cross these destinations in front of you nothing is there but lush green tea plantations. This will remain one of the best spots you have ever visited in your life.
It would certainly be wrong to consider Munnar as a spot noticed for its green nature alone. On the other end, it is the abode of many rare species of wild animals especially the Niligiri Tahr. Grizzled giant squirrel also called Chambal Malayannan in the native Malayalam language is another rare species you will find here.