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I Want to Visit| Go to Reviews| Go to Quick Reference| A picturesque region of rolling mountains wearing gorgeous, well trimmed costumes of tea plantations, beautiful lakes, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries that breed some of the dear gifts of Mother Nature, Munnar is one of the topmost attractions of Kerala and one of the best summer destinations of India. Located over 100 kilometers from Kochi, Munnar is mostly made up of sites with natural beauty and some other attractions such as a tea museum, a flower garden and churches. Munnar grew in fame after JD Munroe, a British officer, recognized the potential of the land here to grow tea. Munnar owes a lot today to its sprawling tea plantations. It is believed that the place took its name from the name of JD Munroe himself. For most of the tourists, the visit to Kerala begins from Munnar as it is the nearest major attraction to Kochi, which provides entry to Kerala in forms of its international airport and a busy railway station. A location widely fancied by the couples on honeymoon, a major number of tourists head directly to Munnar without spending a day or two at Kochi. Scaling the short distance of 100 kilometers easily takes three to four hours. As witnessed everywhere in Kerala, the road passes through the busy traffic produced by the never ending series of towns and villages. Later, towards the end of the journey, begin the mountains offering roads in a state of constant damage due to heavy rainfalls during monsoon.  Munnar in itself is a small town offering a wide range of hotels and home-stays. It is highly recommended that you chose a place that offers a nice view of the valley, for experiencing Munnar is more about spending time in the company of nature than sight-seeing. It is not one of those destinations where you should rush through your stay visiting popular attractions. The best way to enjoy this beautiful location is to root a stay...
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