Being South India’s one of the biggest tea-growing region, the beautiful hill station of Munnar is full of emerald-green tea plantations. The name Munnar means “three river’ s”, and refers to the presence of three rivers namely Nalathanni, Kundaly and Mudhirapuzha. One may often find himself above the clouds, and can savour the astounding panorama of mist hovering over the mountaintop.
There are several protected areas for preserving flaura and fauna including Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Kurinjimala sanctuary, Manjampatti valley, Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Shola National Park. These areas are specially known for several endemic species like grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, Nilgiri langur and the very famous Neelakurinji flower that blossoms only once every 12 years.