The hill station with its scenic beauty and colonial charm attracted many tourists.
Several hotels and guesthouses cropped up to cater to this steady stream of visitors.
A total of 33 independent estates were purchased by the firm.
To manage these estates, the Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company was established in 1897.
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Munro also had to pay a deposit of Rs 5,000 for the land.
Munro met Rohini Thirunal Kerala Varma Valiya Raja, the head of the Poonjar royal family regarding his plantation plan.
People flock to this place to see the lush greenery and the sprawling tea plantation.
Other interesting places to visit in Munnar include Chinnar, Thattekad and Eravikulam wildlife sanctuaries.
The hill station is situated at the confluence of Kundaly, Nallathanni and Madhurapuzha.
This place offers you a refreshing break from the humid climate of the coastal part of the state.
You can indulge in boating, trekking and paragliding.