Quaint cottages, fragrant tea gardens and mist-draped mornings are hallmarks of Munnar. For years the cool and picturesque town of Munnar was the summer retreat of the British and it still retains the charm of a colonial past. The destination is home to the only sandalwood forest in Kerala and is also famous for its exotic flora and fauna. The Nilgiri tahr (mountain goat), the grizzled giant squirrel and the once-in-twelve-year blooming wonder - Neelakurinji flower (Strobilantheskunthiana) are special to Munnar.
Cosily nestled right in the middle of two hills is Tea County, your official host in Munnar. Here, every room offers mesmerizing views. You can enjoy the mist rolling down in the warmth of luxuriously furnished rooms. And it is literally a honeymooner's paradise. Those who want to venture out may bicycle down mountain trails, paraglide over the valleys, go trekking, climb rocks, try to catch a rainbow trout or spend a day in a tea plantation. This is also an important location for ecotourism activities especially centered around Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and shola forests like Pampadum Shola National Park and the newly created Neelakurinji Sanctuary. There are opportunities to sight wild animals especially Nilgiri tahr (mountain goat), elephant, bison etc.