where the birds go for holiday

Munnar has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The rare variety of flora and fauna are found in the highly protected area such as Manjappatty Valley, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Rajamallay National Park. The major variety of species found in these areas are Nilagiri Thar, grizzled giant squirrel, Nilagiri Wood Pigeon, elephants, the gaur, the sambar and the Neelakurinji. Most residents of Munnar are tea estate employees or employed in tourism based industries. The best things you can purchase in Munnar are tea, spices and strawberries. Convenient road transportation takes one from Munnar to all major places around, like Cochin, Kottayam, Trivandrum, Madurai, Coimbatore. The temperature ranges between 10 C (50 F) and 0 C (32 F) in winter and 8 C (46.4 F) and 16 C (60.8 F) in summer. The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters (8,530 ft) above sea level. You can get to taste a variety of vegetarian & non-vegetarian Indian, Chinese and Continental food. The major sightseeing places in Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Rajamala, Echo Point, Top Station, Tea Museum. Munnar was the summer resort of the British government in South India. Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of Kerala.

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