Thousands of acres of lush green carpet of tea plantations - that is Munnar. Tata tea seems to own most of the landscape available here. There is no room for any commercialization - because there is no free place left for anybody to construct anything. It has got a beautiful dam, with boating facilities. A unique variety of deer lives here. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India, is located here and it is a good trekking spot. Plan a trip during the rainy season - its beauty increases manifold when it really rains in Munnar. A place highly suitable for non-stop honeymooning!
Nearby airports are Cochin (135 km) and Madurai(140 km). Railway stations offering approach to this place are Cochin, Dindigul (about 130km) and Coimbatore (165km). There are no direct buses from either Chennai or Bangalore. There are no direct railway connection to this place because Munnar is a hill station. There are ordinary state transport buses from Dindigul, Coimbatore and Cochin. Taxi is advisable if one covers places like Munnar and Thekkady.
Pleasant throughout the year, due to its elevation of 1500 to 1800 meters above mean sea level. Rain lashes in the month of June, July and August. The time when Munnar really looks lush green, with silvery mist surrounding them is August, September, October, November and December.
It has all the attractions of a typical hill station - water falls, dam with boating facilities, wildlife, trekking and paragliding. Mettupatty dam - 13 km from Munnar. Rajamalai wildlife sanctuary - It has been proclaimed as a National Park. It supports the Nilgiri Tahr (a variety of deer) in great numbers!
There are restaurants (multicuisine) attached to the hotels available here. But, you do not have any sophisticated eating outlets here apart from the restaurants found in hotels.
You need some woolen during nights. During day time, anything is okay.