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Country India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Population *68,205(2001)
Status` Metro
Time Zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 557sq km(215 sq mi)
Elevation 2400 m (7,874 ft)
Pincode 685612
STD Code 04865
Language Spoken Malayalam, Tamil, English, Hindi
Best time to visit August –March
Monsoon April –May
 

Munnar is a town located in the Idukki district of India's Kerala state, situated in the south Western Ghats of India, the name Munnar usually refers to the whole tourist area of the Idukki District of which the town forms only a small part. The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The Munnar area measuring nearly 557 km². The area around Munnar is surrounded by vast jungles and remains wet and cold during most of the year. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience for the tourist and travelers. Munnar is essentially a tea town. There is a large population of people from Tamil Nadu .
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters (8,530 ft) above sea level. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The temperature ranges between -10 °C (14 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F) in winter and 8 °C (46.4 °F) and 16 °C (60.8 °F) in summer. The tourist season in Munnar is from August to May. However, even the monsoons are lovely with many streams and rivulets in the area and post drizzle the dew drenched tea gardens looking majestic and heavenly enshrouded in light mist .
 

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By Air :
The nearest airport is Kochi, 130 km away from Munnar.
By Rail :
Kochi is the nearest railway station, which is connected to all the major cities in India.
By Road :
Munnar is accessible by road from most of the cities and town in Kerala. You can also reach Munnar form Coimbatore (6 hrs away) and Madurai (6 hrs away) in Tamilnadu.
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