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Munnar

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Munnar can be said as the splendid crown of ‘God’s own country’- Kerala. Situated at the altitude of 1600 mts to 1800 mts above sea level, this pristine valley is covered with the green carpet of huge tea plantations along with coffee and cardamom plantations and abundant exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries. This wonderful hill station of Idukki district, Kerala was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in South India. According to Etymology the name Munnar has derived from the two Malayalam words Muunu (three) and Aaru (river). Those three rivers are Muthirappuzha, Chanduvarai and Kundali.  While you are in Munnar it may confuse you, is it this place in Scotland or in India or this century or last century. You will never believe mountains can be as charming as this. Munnar is also renowned for its peak Anamudi, which is the highest peak of Southern India at 2695 m. Besides its tea and cardamom plantations, the old-world charm of Colonial establishments is another point of attraction for the tourists.

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Mattupetty

 

Mattupetty, situated at a distance of 13 kilometres from Munnar main town at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level, this Mattupetty Lake and dam is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, where more than 100 varieties of high yielding cattle can be seen. The main attraction of the vicinity is its Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake. Boating facilities is also available in the Mattupetty dam.

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Pothamedu View Point is one of the magnificent view points, which gives an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in the valley. It is a small village inhabited by the local people. It is also an ideal place for trekking and hiking.

 

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Devikulam Lake in Munnar

 

Devikulam Lake, also called as Sita Devi Lake, situated at about 7 km from Munnar, is famous for its crystal clean water. This famous picnic spot will give you an out-of-the-world experience with its velvet lawns of greenish tea gardens and the cool mountain air. Regarding its name, it is believed that Devi Sita, the wife of Lord Rama bathed in this lake and so it is called as Sita Devi Lake.

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Rajamala Park, incredible combination of beautiful meadow and gorgeous exotic valleys, situated just about 12 km away from Munnar main town. This park is very famous for Nilgiri Tahrs, a rare and of the most endangered species of mountain goat. It is one of the three species of Tahr and almost half of the world’s population of this rare mountain goat is found here. Here one can enjoy the natural movements of Nilgiri Tahrs in this precious but little-known place. Another reason to visit this virgin beauty is for its Neelakurinji flower; this is also one of the rarest flowers in the world, which is famous for its beauty and medicinal value. This flower blooms once in 12 years and at that time it cover the entire region with a touch of violet carpet. When you proceed towards Rajamala, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the land of breathtaking waterfalls at Nyayamakad. Situated at a height of 1600 metres; this spot is ideal for picnic and trekking.

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Pallivasal in Munnar

Rich in scenic beauty, Pallivasal is situated at a distance of 8 km from Munnar main town; this is the place of first hydropower project in Kerala. It is full of dazzlingly beautiful scenic beauty. Another destination famous for its tea gardens as well as sleepy little cottages and old playgrounds is Chithirapuram, which lures the travelers with its irresistible grace and beauty. This is also the home of a hydel project called as Pallivasal Hydel Power Project.

Munnar will not discourage the spirit of trekking lovers. Attukal is located just at a distance of about 9 km from Munnar, a vista of glittering waterfalls and rolling hills. It is one of the ideal places for long trekking.

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Eravikulam National Park, this world famous sanctuary near Munnar is easily accessible by road, just 4km from the Munnar – Udmalapet road. It is 135km from Kochi and is situated at the crest of Anamalai range. It was made to protect the rare and almost extinct species of Nilgiri Tahr. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of high level evergreen forests. In 1975, it was declared as a sanctuary and declared as a National Park in 1978. It can be counted among one of the best mountain ranges found anywhere in India. Though this park is divided in to three parts, like the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area, tourists are allowed only to the tourism area where they can observe the free movements of Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar etc. Other key fauna include sambar, barking deer, gaur , giant Malabar squirrel, tiger , panther , nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque , wolf , pigeon, black bird and jungle frow etc.A rich and varied type of flora can also be seen here. The rare species popularly known as “ Neela Kuriniji” grows here. The Neealkuruinji is a plant that blooms once in 12yrs.At that time the hillside will bluish in colour.

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Eco point, located 13 kilometres away from Munnar, situated in the thick forest. Here nature responds to the human calls. As the name suggests, this place is popular for its natural eco phenomenon. This place attracts the young tourists a lot for its lake view and specially to hear the echoes of their friendship calls.

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Top Station in Munnar

 

 

Top station is another attraction of Munnar. This hill peak is situated 32km south east of Munnar and 1700 metres above sea level. From top station, we can get a panoramic view of Kambam in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Top Station is located along the Munnar- Kodaikanal road. Even though there is a short cut, it is not accessible even by jeep. During the time of the British rule, for transportation of tea and manpower, they had constructed a rope way as well as mini local rail line. This was later destroyed by natural calamities but the remains are still left.

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Marayoor, Just at a short distance from the Munnar town, one can find these sandalwood forests in abundance. It is a thick forest with full of sweet religious fragrance of sandalwood. It is on the way to the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary-a tiny reserve forest which is a perfect place to spend a little time with your near and dear ones with its calmness and comfort. Muniyara Cave is located just at a kilometer’s distance from Marayoor. The most interesting part of this cave is its structure. Made of huge rocky slabs, one can get to enter by seeing its arrangement of slabs. It is believed that this was the ideal place for the ancient sages for meditation. Rock cave is another cave situated at the distance of 13 kms. from the main town. It is the cave of ancient tribal people of Stone Age.

The best time to visit this beautiful destination is between October to March. Though monsoon brings invigorating beauty to the hill stations, it is better to avoid monsoon season to visit Munnar. And don’t forget to carry woolen cloths and umbrella with you as the weather is unpredictable always.