Munnar : Cozy Hills
The magnificent hill station of Munnar is situated on the Western Ghats inside the largest tea growing region of India. The soft green tea leaves cover the landscape like an emerald blanket which seems cozy enough to wrap around you. The mountain ranges of Munnar still hide that indefinable charm of the unknown wilds from whence it originated. A simple walk through the outskirts of Munnar will assault you with a thousand shades of emerald. The peaks, seemingly covered by white smoke, tower over tantalizing deep valleys while the clouds roam close to the ground. The placid lakes, the stormy streams and the majestic mountains, the sylvan valleys and the rich wildlife offer a plethora of treasures waiting for you to rediscover them in all their glory. Once in every twelve years, the rare Neelakurinchi orchids burst out blooming in their wild unfettered beauty stunning the passersby into speechless admiration. This delightful blend of natural beauty and mysticism is hard to explain in words.
How to Get There
By Air :
Nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery about 125 km away.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station from is Kochi or Ernakulam about 127 km away.
By Road :
Munnar is connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by state government govt. buses. Distance from other places; Thiruvananthapuram: 162 km, Thekkady: 86 km, Kochi: 125 km, Aleppy: 162 km,
The Echo Point offers the perfect place to enjoy the bountiful gifts that nature has bestowed upon the region. True to its name, the region also possesses good acoustic properties. However, you will find it hard pressed to utter a word when the spectacular panorama lies before you. The heavenly blue hills are half hidden by clouds like a shy woman while the green expanse of the tea plantations lies beneath. You can take in the incredible vista through an invigorating trek.