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Munnar hills is siatuated at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi , which towers over 2695 m, Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. The high ranges of Munnar were earlier known as Kannan Devan Hills, named after a certain Kannan Devan, who had been land lord in the Anchanad Valley on the eastern side of the district. The main cultivation crops in Munnar are Tea and Coffee Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands in Munar is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years.

Munnar Activities

Recreation : Among the picturesque green turfs of Munnar, several 9 hole golf courses are available. Besides, facilities for games of tennis, squash and billiards are also available. On request, recreational equipment can be arranged on rentals.

Apart from activities like golf, tennis, squash etc, this vast tract of land offer some of the finest trekking trails. You are treated to some of the most visually enthralling sights of wild-life and nature. It is of immense delight for photographers with its unceasing array of subjects.

Rain bow Trout angling : The thrills of Trout fishing can be had at Munnar, which is the only Trout fishing vicinity in India apart from Kashmir and the Nilgiris. Regular stocking is undertaken at these pristine streams. Smoked Trout is considered a delicacy. Moreover wild-life sightings are quite common in these areas.

Gravel Banks : Gravel Banks must be seen to be believed. It is a secluded haven for the ardent nature lover for its pristine beauty of nature.

Tea Gardens: Munnar’s top attraction is its scenic tea gardens and is top priority on any travel itinerary in this area. There are around 30 tea estates, all are privately owned, but most estate managers will allow visitors to wander around the estate for free. Tea factories at the estates offer a great opportunity to witness the entire process by which tea changes from being a fresh, hand picked leaf to the fragrant product that makes it to breakfast tables across the world. Some tea factories also offer tea on sale for visitors.

Paragliding: Quenching the yearn to soar in the skies. Paragliding is the sport that can take you up to the skies and allow you to soar with the eagles. Over the last fifteen years, paragliding has become the world's most popular and easiest to learn method of "sharing the air" with our feathered friends. To soar with the eagles has been one of mankind's oldest and most exciting dreams.

Trekking: Trekking in Munnar will turn out to be an unforgettable experience as it not only let you to experience the unexplored trails made by nature, but also bring the visitor directly in touch with the country and its people and helps you to appreciate the mountain environment. All across, there are a series of breathtaking trekking trails, ranging from even-kiddies-can-manage to the hardcore professional. Head out for adventure into the gorgeously beautiful Munnar mountains trails and make tracks through stunning landscapes.

Rappelling: Munnar has wonderful Rock Climbing and Rappelling opportunities with steep rock faces of 100ft and more. Enthusiasts can enjoy the special thrills of rappelling through the meandering mists hugging the cliff faces.

Tea Museum: Munnar is perhaps the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. The Tea Museum which houses curious, photographs and machineries, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region. The museum set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar is a fitting tribute to the toils and rigors of its pioneers, who showed utmost determination and were resolute in their efforts to transform Munnar into a major plantation centre of Kerala. Visitors to the museum can satiate their curiosity on various stages of tea processing, and also learn a thing or two about the production of black tea. Some of the attention grabbing items on display at the museum include the original tea roller, the 'Rotorvane,' dating back to 1905, used for CTC type tea processing; the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant that existed in the Kanniamallay estate in the 1920s; a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that shuttled men and material between Munnar and Top Station during the first half of the last century.

 
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