Munnar - Must Visit Hill Station in Kerala

Munnar is located in South India is located in the east of Kerala bordering with the state of Tamilnadu  at 1600 Mts above sea levelSprawling tea plantations,  winding lanes,  picturisque towns, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar has  covered by tea estates. The mots speaking languages in Munnar are  Malayalam, Tamil, English.
The visitor is greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations on entry into Munnar. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji a flower which bathes the hills in blue colour once in twelve years. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi - which towers over 2695 Mts and is an ideal spot for campers who like to do some trekking.

During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favourite tourist place of both; Indians as well as foreigners. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range expose its beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. 

The alluring bends and curves of Munnar roads will lead you to a wonderful hillstation perched on natural greens.

A hill-top town that received its name from being the converging point of three mountain streams namely Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, the history of Munnar vibrates back to the 19th century. During the colonial era, Munnar was the favorite summer resort of British rulers. Infinite expanse of tea estates, nature- fresh valleys and mountains, flora and fauna of exotic nature, scintillating sanctuaries and flourishing forests.. Munnar is famous for its spectacular estate home stays, beautiful resorts, beautiful waterfalls and  breathtaking valleys.
Kuthumkal Waterfalls
An important tourist attraction at Munnar is the Kuthumkal Waterfalls. The scenic waterfalls, falling from spectacular heights and creating a foggy atmosphere is something worth watching out for.

Munnar- Honeymooners Paradise

Kodagu (Coorg) - The Coolest Famous Hill Station in South India

Coorg is praised as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also renowned as ‘Kashmir of South’ due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in range of 3500ft. above sea level. It is one of the best tourist place near Bangalore. Dense teak wooded forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations and undulated challenging mountain ranges make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks. 
Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of coffee and tea plantations, orange groves, undulating streets, beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views are what Coorg is a unforgettable tourist destination.
Famous Festivals in Coorg

Huttari ( Harvest festival of Kodagu)
Huttari, which means "new rice" in Kodava tak .Observed on Karthika Poornima(full moon day) (November~December).This marks the biggining of the rice harvest.The kodavas traditionally offer pooja to deities before beginning the harvest .The family along with friends and workers led by one of the women carrying the traditional lamp, go to the fields and cut a few sheaves of paddy. These sheaves signifying fertility, are then woven into garlands and adorn all imprortant plcaes like the main door, prayer room, well.etc..

The week that follows Huttari witnesses rich cultural activities of singing and group dancing like rhythmic and brisk Kolata for the men and graceful swaying of ummatata for the women. Cane reeds are used as swords in the traditional game called periyakali which is played to the tune of beating drums at the village pastures.

Madikeri Dasara
Mercara Dasara, second only to the Mysore Dasara, is celebrated in a unique way with decorated tabloos (Dasha Mantapas or The Ten Tabloos). Traditonal dancers, singers, fun games, archestra, cultural programs are held round the clock. Mainly celebrated at night Mercara Dasara is the right time to rejoice. Music of all kind blend through hill station inducing everyone to dance it out.

Kail Poldu (Kail Muhurtha)
It falls in the month of September, men show of their fine armsand workmanship and invoke the blessings of gods upon their weapons. This marks the end of transplanting in the rice fields and worship use of arms and rededication to the cause of the land

Cauvery Sankramana / Thula sankramana
Celebrated on an auspicious day of Tula Sankramana in the month of October, this festival marks the emerging (taking birth / Theerthodbhava) of Goddess Cauvery (The River) at a place called Tala Cauvery in Bhagamandala. Devoties throng to the holy place from various parts of India.

Coorgie Food

Coorg cuisine is considered one of the most delicious among all the south Indian dishes and a hot favorite of one ,varieties of food are prepared by a typical Coorg family.Rice is the staple food. In a kodava family pork is considered the main dish and it is served on special occasions such as festivals or any other grand events in the family.Traditional dishes include pandi curry (pork),koli curry(Chicken curry),Baimbale curry (tender bamboo shoot curry),Kadambutu (rice dumplings),nool puttu(rice noodles),rice roti etc....

Most Visited Tourist Places in Coorg