Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams: the Mudrapuzha, the Nallathanni and the Kundala. At 1600m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. With its sprawling tea plantations, picture-book scenery and winding lanes, Munnar remains a very popular hill retreat in Kerala. Among the exotic flora found here is the Neelakurinji - a flower which bathes the hills in blue just once every 12 years. Munnar district is also home to Anamudi, the highest peak in South India, which towers up to 2,695m. We like to keep things simple in Munnar: a small selection of hand-picked accommodation – each comfortable, peaceful, and low key – with a day or two at leisure to either relax and soak in the views, or undertake some light exploration. If opting for the latter, we strongly recommend indulging in short hikes or longer treks through the emerald tea hills and spice plantations, which roll around as far as the eye can see.