was the summer station of the British Government in the South. The town
is situated on the confluence of three mountain streams-- Kannimalayar,
Nallathanni and Kundala in Idukki district of Kerala. It is more than 1700 metres above the sea level.
Much of Munnar is
surrounded by tea plantations. The plantations of Kannan Devan Hill
Produce Company (formerly Tata Tea Limited) is one of the biggest tea
plantations in the world. Places to visit include the Mount Carmel
Church, built in the year 1898 and Top Station besides the tea
The nearby Indo Swiss Project at Madupetti, the Madupetti dam,
Pallivasal Hydroelectric Project, Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi peak could be part of an itinerary
around Munnar. A sight of this decade will be the gregarious blooming of kurinji plants in 2006 on the mountain slopes near Munnar.