Munnar is a beautiful hill town nestled in the Idukki district of the state of Kerala. Blessed with a naturally beautiful undulating topography amidst a green carpet of tea plantations, this hill station offers a much needed getaway spot from the sweltering heat of the summers. It is situated at a height of 6000 ft above sea level and has been a favoured destination since colonial days. Surrounded by rocky mountains covered in a dense canopy of lush green flora, pristine valleys and the rich scent of spices all around, Munnar is truly heaven on earth.
Munnar’s rich flora consists of trees like teak, red sandalwood, rose wood, jungle jack, etc. This flora is also a haven for the many rare species of birds and exotic wildlife found around here. Owing to its rugged rocky mountains and exotic flora and fauna, Munnar is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, wildlife and nature lovers. Accommodation in Munnar is plenty and suited for all budgets. Be it a luxurious resort where one can spend hours on end indulging in their speciality ayurvedic spa services or a budget resort, Munnar does not disappoint its tourists.
While the luxury resorts may charge Rs 5000 and upwards for their many amenities and services, the budget hotels start from a mere Rs 400. However even the budget hotels offer all the basic amenities and have numerous decent restaurants nearby. There are around 150 odd budget hotels in Munnar. Some of them are Apna hotel, Munnar Dream Palace, JJ Cottage Munnar, JJM Three River Paradise, Krishna Lodge, Westend Cottage, KDH Club, Ambat Hotel, Marthoma Rest House, Chummar Cottage, Zina Cottage, Green view Holiday Home, Gayatri Munnar, Dhanyashree Yatri Nivas, Hilltop Lodge, Saravana Hotel, Spring Dale Resort and many more. Here the tariffs range from Rs 400 to Rs 900.
These budget hotels offer various amenities like room service, parking facility, travel desk, laundry service, sightseeing packages, doctor on call, hot and cold water supply, internet connectivity and even in room television. Apart from these budget hotels there are various homestay options that offer a homely atmosphere with freshly cooked food and snacks. These are an excellent option for families with small children for whom outside food may not be suitable. Munnar is very famous for its tea plantations, spices and naturally obtained honey. Taste the home-grown tea of Munnar and you are at risk of being an addict for life. The natural honey if consumed in the right amount can also have numerous health benefits.