MUNNAR  
     
  During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild climate throughout the year makes it the favourite 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 Munnar range exposes it's beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which gives you 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 travelled here to trade and to gain control over this rich land. It is believed that the spice trade dates back three thousand years. Pepper still remains the king of Kerala's spices, but the state also has a very rich produce in cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, tumeric, garlic, vanilla, coffee, tea and cloves. As in the past, the state continues to be the spice capital of the world.
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
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