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Facts About Munnar
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to its location at the confluence of the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above mean sea level.
Munnar is also called the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular honeymoon destination.
Geographic coordinates of Munnar is 10°05′21″N 77°03′35″E.
Most of the native flora and fauna of Munnar have disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation resultant from the creation of the plantations.
Munnar is considered as the hill station which was once the summer resort for the British Government Elites.
Munnar town is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 557 square kilometres.
The panchayath of Munnar formed in 1961 January 24 is divided into 21 wards for administrative convenience.
Munnar is famous for the wild Neelakurinchi orchids, which bloom once in twelve years when the entire valley turns violet.