Munnar is located in the east of Kerala bordering with the state of Tamilnadu. While the famous district of Coimbatore in Tamilnadu is in the north and Pallivassal in the south, Munnar shares its boundaries with Vattavada and Kuttampuzha in the east and west respectively.Munnar in Kerala was the summer resort of the Government officials during the British rule in India. The natural beauty, calmness, and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favorite tourist place of both; Indians as well as foreigners. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes, and forests inside the Munnar range exposes its beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet.
THE SPICES OF MUNNAR
Kerala history is closely linked with its commerce, which in turn was wholly dependant until recent times on its spice trade. Kerala was known for its spices and traders traveled here to trade and to gain control over this rich land. It is believed that the spice trade dates back three thousand years. Pepper remains the king of Kerala's spices, but the state also has very rich produce in cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and turmeric. As in the past, the state continues to be the spice capital of the world.
Over twelve varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove, and nutmeg is cultivated in Munnar and its neighboring villages.