Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain 1,600 meter above from sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. Munnar was developed to cultivate tea plants by British although it was first discovered by Scottish planters. Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of Kerala. One of the main attractions of Munnar Neelakurinji is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of Western Ghats in India. The Nilgiris, which literally means the Blue Mountains, got its name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms gregariously.
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