Munnar is part of the Western Ghats Mountain range and a popular tourist destination, especially among honeymooners. While not much is known about the earliest history of Munnar, the surrounding forests were once inhabited by the Muthuvan tribes, who settled here around 900 AD from Madurai. Some of the other local tribes include Kuruvas and Pallayers. John Daniel Munro, a resident of the Travancore Kingdom who visited the region in 1870, was so enamored by the place that he joined hands with Kannan Devar, the tribal chieftain of Anchunadu to lease lands to be utilized for tea, coffee, and cardamom plantation.
Today, Munnar is famous for its tea and spice plantations and the beautiful lush greenery in and around the region. At GT Tourism, we offer a wide range of Munnar travel packages that include all famous places.
Some of the popular Munnar tourist destinations include: