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Munnar Travel Guide

MUNNAR - the queen of hill stations is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,450 meters (4,760 ft) to 2,695 meters (8,842 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi - which towers 2695 meters above sea level.

In the year 1790, the Duke of Wellington became the first European to visit these hills. Later in 1870, the Poonjar Chief leased out 588 sq. km. to J D Munro, a Scottish tea planter. Munnarbecame the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Today's Munnar has an unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - the aroma of spice scented cool air. Munnar has all these and more.