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  • asia
    Continent
    asia
  • India
    Country
    India
  • Kerala
    State
    Kerala
  • 10.0889
    Latitude
    10.0889
  • 77.0595
    Longitude
    77.0595
  • 187 km²
    Area
    187 km²
  • 38,471
    Population
    38,471
  • GMT + 05:30
    Timezone
    GMT + 05:30
  • August to May
    Best time to Visit
    August to May
  • INR
    Currency
    INR
  • 220V/240V,
    Voltage
    220V/240V,
  • C,D,M
    Plug Type
    C,D,M
  • Malayalam
    Languages
    Malayalam
  • www.keralatourism.org/destination/munnar/202
    Official Website
  • DD-MM-YYYY
    Date Format
    DD-MM-YYYY
  • LEFT HAND DRIVE
    Driving Side
    LEFT HAND DRIVE
  • +91
    Calling Code
    +91

About

Munnar is popularly called as "Nature lovers Paradise" "Swiss of South India" and is also called as the “Kashmir of South India”. munnar is a town and hill station located in Set at an altitude of 6000 Ft on the Kannan Devan Hills in Devikulam taluk and is the largest town in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 557 sq. km. of Western Ghats range of mountains in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Situated At a distance of 120 km from Kochi, 284 km from Trivandrum, 142 km from Coimbatore, 134 km from Kottayam, 153 km from Thrissur and 150 km from Madurai. The word meaning of Munnar is “Moonnu” meaning three and “Aaru” meaning river ("three rivers")  is referring to its location at the confluence of the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. This hill station Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. prawling tea plantations,  ¬ pristine valleys, mountains¬ exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries, forests ¬ aroma of spice scented, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Munnar is home for some of the world's best tea estates. Majority of the plantations are owned by Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate.  Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana), is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of Western Ghats in India.


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anamudi peak

Anayirangal or Elephant Lake

Attukal Waterfalls

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Current Weather in Munnar

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  • Sunrise
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  • Sunset
    Sunset
  • Minimum temperature
    Minimum temperature
    19.68° C
  • Maximum temperature
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    19.68° C
  • Humidity
    Humidity
    78 %
  • Pressure
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    1014 hPa
  • Windspeed
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    0.44 m/s² Calm
  • Wind direction
    Wind Direction
    99 E East


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