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Munnar: Tea, Spice and all Things Nice

Munnar was a wild and virgin landscape until Englishman, John Daniel Munro arrived here in 1870. Recognizing the potential of the place, Munro leased out the Kannan Devan hills from the Travancore royal family for Rs.3,000 a year. By 1879, the Europeans began cultivating coffee, cardamom, cinchona and sisal in the region.

Once known as the High Range of Travancore, Munnar today is the commercial hub for some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates. Munnar continues to be a carpet of green, thanks to its sprawling tea estates and forests. The rolling hills with mist clinging to the mountaintops is a sight that is synonymous with this part of God’s Own Country.

Our Resort(s) at MUNNAR

Important Information

State: Kerala

Destination Type: Hill Station

Destinations Nearby: Kochi 128 km, Madurai 153 km, Bangalore 476 km

Nearest Sterling Resort: Sterling Kodai Lake, Sterling Kodai Valley, Sterling Thekkady

Languages: Malayalam and English

Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 19°C and 35°C. Evenings are very pleasant.

Monsoon: June to September. Munnar is a green, misty carpet during the rains.

Winter: November to February. Temperature drops to 11°C accompanied by chilly winds.

1. Munnar is easily accesible by road from Madurai and Kochi. You can enjoy a scenic drive.

2. Be sure to take home some aromatic tea, spices, oils and hand made chocolates from the local stores.

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