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Lush green mountains, terraced tea plantations, valleys, forest, trekking and hiking trails, rich flora and fauna – Munnar, a hill station in Kerala, has a landscape that inspires artists, stirs the soul and calms the mind. It’s no wonder then that this destination attracts thousands of tourists, year after year. If you too have been planning a trip, we recommend you include these places to visit in Munnar in your itinerary. Munnar – The Land of Three Small Rivers A combination of the Malayalam words Moonnu and Aar, meaning three and small river respectively, Munnar gets its name from the confluence of three rivers – Kundaly, Nallathanni and Mudhirapuzha. These freshwater bodies crisscrossing the expanse of this hill station go on to enhance its beauty manifold. Mountains covered with floating clouds, a mist in the air, refreshing breeze, stunning valleys, and tea plantation as far as the eye can see, adventurous rides…

The idea of a vacation in the southern part of the country is almost always synonymous with a quintessential coastal holiday – lounging on the beaches, soaking up the ocean breeze and splashing your way through the waves. In between, destinations like Munnar, Thekkady, Ooty are the mainstream choices for those who wants to stir the flavour of the hills to their southern escapades. But South India has a lot more to offer to those willing to seek out the lesser known. One such destination is Kodaikanal – popularly known as just Kodai – situated in the Dindigul hills of Tamil Nadu. This beautiful getaway with lush green hills, thick forests and a misty atmosphere has earned itself the title of ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. Kodaikanal, which means ‘the gift of forest’ in the native language, has an allure of a picturesque, laid-back hill town that has everything you need…