Munnar was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.

Area 557 sq km
Altitude 1600 to 1800 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-15.0 C-25.0 C Winter-0.2 C-15.0 C
Languages English, Malayalam, Tamil
STD Code 0486
Rainfall 275 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Throughout the year

Munnar Map

How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport Kochi - 118 Km

2. Rail:-The nearest railway station Alwaye - 122 Km
3. Road:- Munnar is well connected by a developed network of road transport. Regular buses are available to Kochi, kottayam, Madurai an other prominent places around Kerala.

Places to Visit

Anaimudi Peak Echo Point


Pothamedu Kodanadu Kundala

Munnar is well known for its tea and spices plantations. The best things to shop for in the aromatic city of Munnar are tea, spices and strawberries. There are an umpteenth number of tea plantations making the quality of tea exceptionally high. Tourists can buy various varieties of tea from the numerous tea estates or from various shops in Munnar. There are many varieties of spices and tea available in Munnar. One can get spices packed in small plastic pouches. There is a wide range of aromatic oils available in the markets of Munnar. One can shop for various aromatic oils like eucalyptus oil, citidora and lemon grass. Apart from all these things, one can shop for small handicrafts and other bric-a-brac, which are conveniently available in the roadside shops.


Club Mahindra-Lake View Tea County Hill Station Resort T&U Leisure Hotel
Fort Munnar The Tall Trees Munnar Edassery Eastend Hotel