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Munnar -"The green heaven with God's touch..!!"

Munnar is a picturesque hill station of South India, situated in the western ghats. It is encircled by the undulating hills of the Anamalai mountain range. The highest peak of this range and of south India, Anamudi is situated here.Munnar is at the confluence of three rivers. In Tamil, the word 'munnu' means "three" and 'aar' means "river". Hence "Munnar" is a shortened version of 'Munnu Aar'.
 
 
Munnar offers a lot to explore the mountains, the streams, the waterfalls, valleys, the colonial bungalows, the wildlife sanctuaries, the hamlets, the flora and fauna and more. Apart from the scenic beauties, Munnar is a great place for trekking and picnicking. It has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. It makes the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower which bathes the hills in blue colour once in twelve years. Government of kerala declared munnar as tourism spot in 2000. Most inhabitants of Munnar are tea estate employees or employed in tourism based industry. The 3 mountain streams joining together here are Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The local people here speaks Malayalam (the official language of Kerala) and Tamil (the official language of Tamil Nadu).
 
 
Munnar was once the favourite Summer Vacation Centre of the british people. They developed most part of Munnar. They found that tea grows and started tea plantations. Mountain Railway system was introduced between Cochin & Munnar which is now a memory. British People even found out ropeway system to load and unload tea leaves from the garden to the processing centers. The ropeways are also a memory now as the tractors took charge.
   
     
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