Paradise of nature lovers, Munnar was the summer resort of the British government in South India. Surrounded by the Annamalai Hills, this hill station offers spectacular views of the craggy peaks, manicured tea estates, picturesque towns and winding lanes. Munnar in the wee hours of the morning is a dream, covered in mist.
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands is the flower Neelakurinji, which bathes the hills in blue once every twelve years. It will bloom next in 2006 AD. Tiger, sambhar, bison, spotted deer, leopard, and malabar flying squirrel, stripe-necked Mongoose etc. can also be spotted in the forest.
The crisp mountain air and the serenity of the hills make Munnar an ideal getaway. It may be the commercial centre of the tea growing estates but it still retains its old world charm. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which is excellent for trekking.