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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Little London of India

Little “London of India”, Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala
* It is a hill station in Kerala and in southern India.
* Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki.
* The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
* The town has shared a strong cultural link with Tamil Nadu and over 70% of the population of the town being
* Munnar tops the list of travelers headed to south India especially Kerala.
* Situated at the confluence of three mountain chains, Munnar is known for its climate and tea estates.
* The green hill station also boats of the highest mountain in south India – Anaimudi.
* Because of the likeness with the climate of London the erst while British officers made it their summer resort and affectionately labeled it “little London”.
* Munnar is also known for the exotic flower “NeelaKurinji” that blooms once in 12 years and bathes the whole landscape in blues color.
* The Munnar town is in Kannan Devan Hills ( KDH ) Village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district having an area measuring nearly 557 km².
* The nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 120 km by road).
* The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 140 km away.
* The wildlife sanctuary of Eravikulam is an ideal trekking zone.
* Just after the monsoon season in first half of August the world-famous Kerala Snake Boat Race is held in Alleyppy near Munnar.