Munnar is God’s Own Country in Kerala its evergreen and serene natural beauty. The picturesque hill stations, enchanting and calm backwaters and rivers, natural beaches and it is ideal to visit Kerala between November and March. The tourism industry in Kerala is well equipped with all state-of-the-art facilities as well as manpower and offer attractive Kerala tour packages to cater the tourists and consequently the number of tourists to Kerala increases every year. The tourism agencies in Kerala ensure the tourists to make their stay in Kerala a memorable time. Kerala is accessible by air as well as rail from all major cities of India. However, most of the tourists prefer to reach Kerala either from place called Chennai or from Bangalore. Tourists arrive at Kochi by air or rail and accommodation with all modern amenities are available at Ernakulam which is in Kochi. From Kochi, they go to Munnar hill station 140 kms away from Kochi. Right from pre-historic times, Munnar has been a summer retreat for Europeans. Munnar is at an altitude of 1800m above the sea-level. This beautiful landscape consists of picturesque plantations of tea and coffee and a lovely township. Tourists enjoy trekking and hiking here. From Munnar Thekkady is 120km away. The evergreen plantations of cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, coffee and tea welcome the tourists to Thekkady. The Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary at Thekkady is one among the best wild life sanctuaries of Asia. Rare species of animals and birds can be seen here. Out of the 777sq km area of wild life sanctuary 360sq km is dense forest which is home for tiger, sambar, gaur, herds of elephants and langurs. The forest is viewed around by travelling in a motor boat in the lake. The tourists at Kerala cannot miss the amazing experience of travelling in the house-boats through the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alappuzha. Visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and boat-ride through the enchanting Vembanadu Lake will be exciting experiences. The ancient palaces at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi and the Jewish Synagogue at Ernakulam are the tourist spots of historical importance. AC and Non AC cars, luxury buses and trains are available for travelling inside Kerala. Wynad and Devikulam are the other two hill stations. The Ayurveda spas of Kerala and Kovalam Beach also attract many tourists. Kerala tour packages comprise of 5 days, 7 days or 10 days. Kerala tourism is committed to preserve ecology. Plastic bags, hazardous detergents, loud music etc are strictly banned at all tourist locations.