Munnar – A Must See Destination in Kerala, India.
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this 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. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2018. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Chinnakkanal is situated nearly 22 kilometers away from the town of Munnar . There is a waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock 2000 meter above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges. Chinnakanal is a truly blessed land; mere sight of its natural beauty is enough to convince you of that. Almost 20 % of the land is under the Forest department . Even today spotting of wild animals is common. Elephants, jackals, porcupines, mongoose, squirrels etc. are some of the frequently spotted wild animals. Most of the agricultural land consists of cardamom and tea. Large tea plantations add a unique charm to this serene village.
When you have travelled about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Anayirangal Dam from the rooms of Meltami Munnar Villa.