Munnar is one of the best hill stations, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, enchanting waterfalls and rivulets, huge dams, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks. As a biggest tea-plantation area of South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill-stations of Kerala. Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is also blessed with natural view-points apart from the tea-plantations. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in South India. It was developed to cultivate tea plants by British although it was first discovered by Scottish planters. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of Kerala.