Munnar is situated at a distance of 70 km from Idukki is 1600 meter
above the sea level. This hill station was once the summer resort
of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea
plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities
make this a popular resort town. Munnar is situated at the confluence
of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is
the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every
twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest
peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is
an ideal spot for trekking.
Places of Interest
Pothamedu is located 6 km from Munnar and offers an excellent
view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling
hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal
for trekking and long mountain walks.
Devikulam is located (7 km from Munnar) is idyllic hill station
with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain
air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters
and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also
ideal for trout fishing.
Pallivasal is 8 km from Munnar is the venue of the first Hydro
Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty.
Attukal is 9 km from Munnar is a panorama of waterfalls and
rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is
a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.
Nyayamakad is 10 km from Munnar is located between Munnar and
Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters
cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting
surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.
Chithirapuram, 10 km from Munnar is known for sleepy little
cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still
exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project,
this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.
Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is situated at a height
of 1700 m, Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm
- the Indo Swiss Livestock Project. Over a 100 varieties of high yielding
cattle are reared here.
The Mattupetty lake and dam, just a short distance from the
farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations
and the Kundala Lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki
provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed launch, slow
speedboat and motorboats are available on hire.
Lock Heart Gap is an ideal place for adventure tourism and
trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic
view make it worthy of a visit.
Echo Point , 15 km from Munnar, this scenic place gets its
name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo Point is on the way
to Top Station from Munnar.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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