Munnar Permanent Pictorial Cancellation
Discover the picturesque town and captivating hill station of Munnar, nestled in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Its name, "Munnar," holds a beautiful meaning in the local Malayalam language – "Three Rivers." Indeed, Munnar owes its charm to the convergence of three serene rivers: Muthirapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni. Perched at an impressive altitude of approximately 1600 meters above sea level, this enchanting destination has earned the endearing nickname, "Southern Kashmir."
One of the primary draws for tourists is the renowned Eravikulam National Park, where visitors can marvel at the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species that finds sanctuary in this scenic expanse. The park's conservation efforts have contributed to preserving this majestic creature.
Another notable highlight of Munnar is the Neelakurinji flower, an exquisite marvel endemic to this region of the western ghats. This floral wonder blooms only once every twelve years, painting the hills with a mesmerizing blue hue. Having last blossomed in 2018, the Neelakurinji is anticipated to grace Munnar's landscapes once again in the year 2030, a sight that locals and tourists alike eagerly await.
Adding to Munnar's allure, it received a remarkable honor on 9th November 1998, when it was bestowed with a Permanent Pictorial Cancellation. This special stamp features the picturesque Nilgiri Tahr alongside the enchanting Kurinji flower, symbolizing the rich biodiversity and natural splendor of this captivating hill station.