Munnar is a town and hill station in the southwestern state of Kerala, India. Munnar is situated around 1600 m above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains.
One of the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala is Munnar ‐ a hill station with a vast variety of plants, trees, herbs, Birds, a wide variety of animal life, some of them do not exist anywhere else in the world.
Munnar ‐ situated at the confluence of three mountain streams. Located at 1600m above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. Rich flora & fauna, sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities combined with a cool climate make Munnar a unique experience. Most of the native flora and fauna of Munnar have disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation resultant from the creation of the plantations.
However, some endemic species including Nilgiri Tahr, the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, the Nilgiri Wood‐pigeon, Asian Elephant, the Gaur, the Nilgiri langur, the Sambar, and the Neelakurinji flower (that blossoms only once in twelve years) still exist.