Eravikulam National Park
One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam
National Park. This park is famous for its endangered inhabitant
- the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km.,
this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies,
animals and birds. A great place for trekking, the park offers
a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling
hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot
destination when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet
of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is
a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms
once in twelve years.
Chinnakanal & Anayirangal
Near the town of Munnar is Chinnakanal and the
waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down
a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic
view of the Western Ghat ranges. When you have traveled about seven
kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km
from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid
reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is
surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.
Blossom International Park
The Blossom International Park near Munnar is a beautiful and well maintained park.It is situated near the pallivasal hydro-electric project.The park has excellent flora and a 1,000-feet long fountain, skating track and underground meditation centre.Blossom international park is spreads over 16 acres. It is a peaceful location to enjoy a calm and relaxing nature walk admiring flowers and surrounding green hillside. The park offer many activities for tourists like boating, cycling, roller skating etc.
The Blossom International Park has a decently large garden with good play area for kids. There was a trampoline and a float that kept the kids very happy in addition to the ample space for running around. There is also a aquarium at extra cost.
Located inside the Eravikulam National Park is the Anamudi Peak.
This is the highest peak in south India standing at a height of
over 2700 m. Treks to the peak are allowed with permission from
the Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam.
Top Station, which is about 32 km from Munnar
is at a height of 1700 m above sea level. It is the highest point on
the Munnar-Kodaikanal road. Travellers to Munnar make it a point to
visit Top Station to enjoy the panoramic view it offers of the
neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the spots in Munnar
to enjoy the Neelakurinji flowers blooming over a vast area.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
A uniquely protected area located in the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It is ecologically diverse with a vast repository of medicinal plants and have a healthy population of star tortoise, spotted deer, wild elephant, leopard, tiger, crocodile, grizzled giant squirrel and many more animals, birds, plants and insects.
These historical structures are not just seen in Marayoor. Located on the Muttukad-Periyakanal road near to Muttukad village you can get a glimpse these. This site has around 15 Dolmens. For the historically inclined traveler, it's worth a stopover.
Another place of interest, located about 13 km from Munnar
Town, is Mattupetty. Situated at a height of 1700 m above sea
level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and
the beautiful lake, which offers pleasurable boat rides,
enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape.
Mattupetty's fame is also attributed to the dairy farm run
by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where one would come
across different high yielding breeds of cows.
Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the
origins and evolution of tea plantations. Taking account of this legacy
and to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting
aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's
high ranges, a museum exclusively for tea was opened some years ago
by Tata Tea in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs
and machineries; all of which have a story to tell on the origins
and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. The museum is located at
the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar and is worth a visit.
Chithirapuram ,is a attractive little sleepy town with small cottages scattered hither and thither, old-time bungalows and cold charm, within the distance of 10 km from Munnar. The stunning beauty of Chithirapuram offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. Chithirapuram has an added charm of picturesque tea plantation and spice nurseries owned by Kerala Spice Board. Locales of tea plantations,mountain background, and tea/spice groves add charms to Chithirapuram.This place enjoys twin significance, first,of sheltering a prominent Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project.Yes, Apart from the sheer beauty of the place, Chithirapuram Hill Station is a locale of great importance as it is home to the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project as well as the popular Indo Swiss Farm.and second ,of being hosted as tourism slice near Munnar.Chithirapuram was a new destination until recently when it was recognized for its tourism scope and a great resourse of hydro-electric power resourse.
Pallivasal, located at about 3 km from Chithirapuram
in Munnar is the venue of the first Hydro-electric project
in Kerala. It is a place of immense scenic beauty and
is often favoured by visitors as a picnic spot.
Located between Munnar and Pallivasal at an altitude of 5,578 feet above sea level, Atukkad is a panorama of waterfalls surrounded by scenic forests and tea plantations.
At the junction in front of the Palivasal tea factory, a narrow rutted road slopes down between tea bushes into a little valley. Drive a little distance down this road and the water falls are visible down below snaking through the rocks. The landscape is composed of a panorama of waterfalls and hills undulating into the distance. The resort will arrange early morning and late afternoon trips on a vehicle or adventurous guests may opt to walk the distance. The area is also ideal for long treks.
Visible from the road leading to Devonshire, the landscape is composed of a panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills. The resort will arrange early morning and late afternoon trips on a vehicle or adventurous guests may opt to walk the distance. The area is also ideal for long treks.
Kolukkumalai is about 7,130 feet (2,170 m) above sea level and lies some 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Munnar. The hill top village is accessible only by jeep due to rugged and rain drenched roads covering upto 17 km. It is about a one and a half hour journey from Munnar town. The exact location of kolukkumalai is in Theni district (Tamil Nadu). The approach road is via Suryanelli near Munnarin Idukki district of Kerala.
Going by the Hindu Legend, this place is truly blessed. It is here where the Sita Devi (of Ramayana Epic) Lake is situated. As per the legend, Sita Devi bathed in the lake. Thus the place got the name Devikulam. The lake is also known for trout fishing. Altogether this area is a real eye candy.
- Welcome to nature’s friendly neighborhood! -
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