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10 Things to do in Munnar

Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge  – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years will bloom next in 2018. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.

1.Stroll past the estates
Stroll past the estates Munnar – A walk through the aromatic tea gardens, scenic hills covered with green foliage and a camera in hand; there cannot be a better way to spend your evening!

2.Admire the splashing water streams
Munnar is dotted with majestic waterfalls that are surrounded by beautiful mountains of Western Gats

3.Go trout fishing amidst tea estates
A pleasant hill station replete with soothing greenery, Devikulam, quite close to Munnar has many tea gardens. Trout anglers may dip their fishing rods in the shimmering waters of Sita Devi Lake and enjoy a barbecue.

4.Meet the Nilgiri Tahr
The Eravikulam National Park shelters the rare Nilgiri Tahr, which is very near to extinction. They are friendly, docile and naturally tamed. Pat them or pose for pictures with them; you’ll surely have plenty to brag about the back home after meeting them!

5.Talk to yourself
Stand at the eco-point, shout at your highest pitch and hear your voice coming back to you. The natural echo phenomenon here gives the place its name.

6.Learn the art of tea making
Visit the century-old tea factories where you can taste and pick up the finest tea in the country. Of most interest is the Tata Tea Museum where you can witness tea-processing.

7.Visit the Top Station Viewpoint
Top Station is the highest point on Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. Home to the rare Neelakurunji (Strobilanthud) flower that blooms every 12 years, it offers a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu.

8.Turn on the adventurer in you
Choose from an array of adventure sports that range from rock climbing, rappelling to paragliding and even cycling. Due to its natural beauty, Munnar is even more exciting for such activities.

9.Click at the photo point
This small place near the Mattupetty Dam is surrounded with woods and has a small stream that makes for a picture perfect location.

10.Indulge in the Blossom International Park
The park with its meticulously planned garden, blooming flower-beds, and beautiful surroundings is a popular hangout for nature lovers.