Kerala is blessed with many hill stations, but Munnar holds a special status among all others. The evergreen hill station nestled in the mountains of the Western Ghats is surrounded by beautiful mountains, tea and spice plantations which make it look like a green velvet lawn.
Munnar lies at a height of 5,200 ft above sea level and once served as the summer retreat of the erstwhile British rulers. It is about 110 km away from the nearby airport - Cochin International Airport -and the nearest railway station is Aluva (108 km). Being a hill station Munnar has cool climate throughout the year and during the evening hours, the climate could drop really low.
The land is blessed by nature in a generous way and has got exotic hills, pristine valleys, cool breeze, mountain streams, waterfalls and lush greenery. No wonder it is a favourite place for honeymooners. The exotic hills also provide all the modern amenities to the visitors while not making any compromises with its natural beauty.
Start your visit with a morning stroll among one of the many tea/spice plantations in and around Munnar which covers many hill slopes. The sight of the fresh emerald green leaves covered in the morning dew also makes a romantic experience.
The hill station's closeness to the towering Western Ghats gives it a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year.
The most spectacular tourist views in and around Munnar are Top Station, Mattupetty Dam (boating is available here), Eravikulam National Park that houses Anamudi Peak (the highest in South India), Eco-Point, Devikulam Lake, Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pallivasal, the spectacular Attukal, Lakkam, Cheeyappara, Valara and Thoovanam waterfalls, Lock Heart Gap (if you are interested in adventure tourism) etc.
Not just the hills, Munnar is also famous for many of its gurgling streams and rivulets. Well, with its breathtaking views Munnar is a complete photographers' paradise. In short, Munnar is like a slice of heaven to the honeymooners.