Munnar Hill Station – Natural Wonder of Kerala

The trip to the Eravikullam National Park was very thrilling. The wild safari amidst the dense forest was a great adventure for me. It was now time to head towards one of the famous hill stations of Kerala known as Munnar. Munnar means the 3 rivers in Tamil and it is located at a point of mergence of 3 hill streams.

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Munnar Hill Station, Kerala | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

The hill station is a beautiful place for all to get some trekking adventure on its highest peak Anamudi which is 2695 metres above sea level. The lush green surroundings of the place, the winding lanes, waterfalls and the river streams all make Munnar an exotic holiday destination. Clouds fly at very low altitude and the winds are filled with mist which offers stunning views to all the tourists.

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View of Tea Plantation, Munnar Hill | Image Resource : commons.wikimedia.org

The flora of the hill station is very amazing as both forests and grasslands can be found at Munnar. The hill station also has a unique variety of flower known as Neela Kurinji which blooms only once a year. I also got the opportunity of doing para gliding, and tried a little rock climbing too which was a thrilling experience for me.

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View of Lake Mattupetty | Image Resource : tourismguideindia.com

The nature walks at the valleys and also the bird watching tours is sure to relax the minds of every soul. The place is also famous for its tea trade as more than 30 tea gardens can be found in and near Munnar. One can also learn about the process of tea plantation at one of the tea plantations.

Besides these many other tourists places can also be found near Munnar which includes Lake Mattupetty, Top station, Rajmala Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Pint, Nyayamakad waterfalls, Valara Waterfalls, Lock Heart gap and Marayoor.

Munnar surely is one of the top hill stations in the country. it is an ideal place to visit if one wants to go and spend some time with nature away from the hustle bustle of city life and pollution of the metros. After the visit to Munnar Hill station, i headed for the last place on my tour before I headed back which was the Bekal Fort at Kasaragod.

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