Kerala is a state offering plenty of tourist attractions. Kerala has everything that pleases a traveler – hills, mountains, greenery, lakes and silence. One such place is Munnar known for its tranquility. Munnar is one of the few Kerala Tourist Places that has a Swiss influence.
Places to Visit
The town of Munnar invites you to visit places that will startle you. You should definitely see these places.
Kerala tour packages offer heavy discounts if you want to visit these locations.
Rajamala – this place is famous for its Nilgiri Goat, a rare species. Here you can spend time exploring nature and the Rajamala wildlife sanctuary.
Devikakulam – is an elegant town, which has Sita Devi Lake in the vicinity with the Thoovanam falls being a major attraction.
Matupetty – is popular for its highly specialized dairy farm known as Indo Swiss Livestock Project. Also close to the farm is the Matupetty dam.
Kundala Lake – is an artificial reservoir of a minor arch shaped dam huddled between the mountain ranges. There are boating facilities there plus a special Shikara boat ride.
Echo Point – as the name suggests is a mountain point where you can listen to your own screams. You can experience this natural phenomenon firsthand.
Tea Museum – is a first of its kind in India. The aim of this museum is to display the growth of more-than-a-century-old tea plantations in the region.
Top Station – located at 1880 meters above sea level, the highest point in Munnar is a panoramic location giving a mesmerizing view of the Western Ghats and Theni valley.
Attukal – is a panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, which is a treat to the eyes and an ideal location for long treks.
Apart from these main locations, there is plenty of fun left to visit.
Eravikulam national park
Blossom international park
The floriculture centre
Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
Salim Ali bird sanctuary
Fun forest adventure park (for adventurists)
If this does not convince you then some facts might. Here are some facts about Munnar:
– Famous for its wild Neelakurinchi orchids, which bloom once in 12 years when the entire valley turns violet
– Has the highest peak in South India – Anamalai towering over 2695 meters
– Munnar in Tamil means three rivers (Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly) which make a confluence here
– Tata owns 95% of tea plantations
– Climate – temperature range (- 4°C to 25°C), average rainfall – 2400 mm
– Has the biggest tea plantations in South India (miles and miles of lush green)
– Is the largest Panchayat in Idukki district
Exploring tea plantations is necessary in Munnar. Do not wonder anymore; ready yourself for a green ride. Visit Munnar – a natural serene destination, where “imaginations become a reality”.