Munnar is the just the right place for picture perfect backgrounds in your photographs. Located down south in ‘Godâ€™s own country’ Kerala, Munnar is a hill station that derives its name from the confluence of three rivers- Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala and is nestled at a height of 1600m above sea level.
This striking spot is in Idukki district, on the high ranges of the Western Ghats and was once the summer retreat of the English. It is embraced by the Annamalai ranges with the biggest peak in South India, Anaimudi. The luxuriously green tea estates and their drifting aroma, meandering lanes, foggy skies, and the serene climate is so enchanting and it seems like it is playing out of a movie song!
The majestic mountains, pristine valleys, the crisp cool air and the various kinds of flora and fauna are darlings of the silver screen of Munnar. These pristine locales have not only invited tourists but also feature in super hit movies such as ‘Life of Pi’ and more recently, ‘Chennai Expres’, adding more splendour and enchantment to each shot.
The sanctuaries around the hill which have endangered and exotic animals are proof of natureâ€™s generosity that embellishes the hill station. Action is not far away with the various trekking and camping spots for adventure enthusiasts.
The climate of Munnar is another feather in its cap where temperatures range anywhere between 0-10 degrees in winter and 15-25 degrees in summer. The best time to visit would be between September and May. Munnar is hence, the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Munnar provides the perfect shot that one has been looking for, far more beautiful than words could ever describe.