5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Munnar At Least Once In Your Life!
Munnar – the name evolved from the confluence of three rivers from mountain streams is literally the 1st known paradise of Kerala. The name Munnar is derived from the words Moonu (three) and Aaru (river), referring to the town's location at the confluence of Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. Located in Idduki district, is spread over 187 sq Km and 1500 meters above sea level. The beauty of Munnar has attracted tourists worldwide. Known for its tea plantations, it's the most visited tourist spot in India. Reasons for opting Munnar in Kerala as the most viable tourist spot is its utility for being the best for Honeymooners, Family vacations, corporate meetings, Trekkers & even for the Art lovers. Cool in weather, round the year, it attracts tourists for its flourished flora & fauna. Do you need more reasons to choose Munnar as your vacation spot? Well, here it is, READ ON!
Pallivasal, located at about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar is the venue of the first hydro-electric project in Kerala. It is a place of immense scenic beauty and is often favoured by visitors as a picnic spot.
2) Tea Museum
Munnar is full of tea plantations. The hills and mountains are covered with it. A visit to Tata Tea Museum is a must when in Munnar. There are several scenic waterfalls in and around it. Atukkad Waterfalls, Lakkam Waterfalls, Naimakkadu Waterfalls are a few frequently visited
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One can visit quite a few wildlife sanctuaries in and around Munnar. Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Pampadam Shola National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary are the popular ones. Thekkady Lake is famous for its wildlife and wild elephants that live nearby. You can see them by going on a boat trip. However, not many people are lucky to witness these gentle giants walking along the shore.
4) THE FOOD
Munnar is a heaven for non-vegetarian food lovers. Fish and beef (though now banned) are widely eaten in God's Own Country. Generally, Kerala style Malabar parotta and rice are accompanied by beef, fish and meat preparations. All these dishes are cooked using coconut oil and garnished with a lot of crushed coconuts.
Another prime draw for visitors, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Mattupetty's fame is also attributed to the dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where one can encounter different high yielding breeds of cows.
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