The history of Munnar begins in the middle of the 19th Century. She owes her tribute to Mr. John Daniel Manro, an adventurous Englishmen and Kannan Thevar, the tribal chief of Anchunadu (a small tribal kingdom including Marayoor, Kanthaloor, Kovilkadavu etc. which is considered to be one of the earliest human settlements in the whole of South India). After getting the permission from his Highness, Maharaja of Poonjar for acquiring 588 square kilometres of land, with the assistance of Kannan Thevar, Mr. Manro and his companions visited the misty mountains and hills of Munnar. Immediately they understood that the place is best suited for plantations.
Cardomom, coffee and Zinchona were cultivated first. Later the Thalayar, Panniar, Suryanelly and Anglo American companies bought the land from Manro. They started the tea plantations which slowly covered the area completely. In honour of the tribal chief whose assistance was invaluable, the Englishmen named the tea plantations Kannan Devan hills and the company, the Kannan Devan Tea Company.The plantation was sold to Tata Finlay Company later now it is Kannan Devan Hill Producers Company! Kannan Devan Company is really instrumental in moulding Munnar in ther present form. Munnar is not a ranged spot with l< artificial additions like t parks, concrete creation This is really a gift of ni yea - a gift from Almighty. Those whi genuine natural beaut really find Munnar mem and invaluable place. M is the right place for a pleasure trip any time except during monsoons. Mainly months, June, July andAugust constitute the rainyseason in Munnar. InDecember and JanuaryMunnar is quite chilly,temperature dropssignificantly. In March, Apriland May the climate here isquite comfortable, so this willbe the right time for a trip to Munnar. toThe greenish heaven awaits you, like a virgin land untouched by artificial creations. So come and enjoy all the comforts offered by these beautiful hills and valleys which are rightly called the Kashmir of South India
Nestled among the mystical mountains and serene evergreen forest of phe Western Ghats of Kerala is the confluence of three rivers-Munnar. She is Jreally a jewel in the crown of Kerala, 'God's Own Country'. I The enchanting calm of mother nature with the exhilarating mountains, '1he charming exotica of wild life, the tranquillity of the verdant grasslands on the rolling hills, the rambling streams and rivulets with innumerable dazzling waterfalls, the blanket of emerald green tea plantations and the placid lakes, all display nature's finest offering. The spicy fragrance of the wind, virgin beauty of the wooded valleys and seductive landscape makes her a lovers' paradise.
Munnar was the summer resort of the British India. Rising more than 1600 meters above sea level, the mountain peaks remain covered by a misty *• gown most of the year. She stretches unendingly at the foot hill of Anamudy, the tallest mountain in the Western Ghats.
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,600 meters (5,249 ft) to 1,800 meters (5,906 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The weather ranges between 5 °C (41 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in winter and 15 °C (59 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) in summer. The tourist season is from August to May. However, even the monsoons are lovely with many streams and rivulets in the area.
Most native flora and fauna of Munnar has disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation by plantations. However, most of the species survive in several protected areas nearby, including the new Kurinjimala Sanctuary to the east, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Manjampatti Valley in Amaravati reserve forest of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to the north east, Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Shola National Park to the north, Pampadum Shola National Park to the south and the proposed Palani Hills National Park to the east. These protected areas are especially known for several threatened and endemic species including Nilgiri Thar, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, and Neelakurinji.
It’s not just sights that make Marayoor, a scenic locale situated around 40 km away from Munnar, special. Sandalwood forest Marayoor has a natural sandalwood forest with around 65,000 trees. The sandalwood of Marayoor is said to be of high quality. Marayoor and the nearby Kanthalloor are famous for a special variety of solid molasses produced here. The ‘Marayoor sarkara’, as it is known in the market, is of high quality with 97 percent sugar content.
Munnar is the best misty hill station of God’s own Country with lush green tea plantation. In simple words, Munnar is the epitome of a picture-perfect paradise. Unspoiled by its spectacular nature with lush green tea plantations and vast stretches of jungle, this hill station in God’s Country is one of the most stunning and breath-taking destinations for a holiday away from the noise and crowd of the city. Proximity of rejuvenating magnificent climate has popularized it as a designated summer domain from the colonial era. Munnar provides many highlight attractions for every tourist ranging from the picturesque Mattupetty Lake and Dam, the endless spreads of tea plantations, the famous Tata Tea Museum and various options for trekking and hiking in the majestic mountains of Munnar that offer a breathtaking view of the whole hill-station. Munnar is the wondrous destination to be serenaded by green-nature’s splendor and grandeur !
we know Munnar like the back of our hand. Hence, we promise to guide you safely through Munnar’s ageless and picturesque landscape. Being , we are based in Kerala, it is easy to coordinate you to tailor the package and be responsible locally. We have our own fleets of vehicle to provide you the best services through out Munnar and surrounding destinations. Also, we do have a base route knowledge of most of the major Resorts and other Accommodation providers with their advantages and disadvantages. Hence, to assure the safety and security of our guests, we always chose the best with their negotiated prices.
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