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MUNNAR

MUNNAR :- Magnificent Munnar lies in the calm Kannan Devan Hills, 1524m above the sea level. 136kms from Kochi, Munnar offers you breathtaking sights of low lying clouds and mist filled green valleys. In the vicinity of Munnar, there are several places of interest to the serious researcher, genuine naturalist and the wandering tourist.

ANAMUDI :- 20 Kms, The highest peak in South India. 8853 ft. Rising to a height of 2695 metres, this is the highest mountain peak south of the Himalayas. For those who like mountaineering and related adventures and for the researchers in rare plants, this is one of the finest places to visit.

 
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RAJAMALA :- 17 Kms Home to the last of the Nilgiri Tahr. The Nilgiri tahr, a very rare type of mountain goat (Hemitragas bylocres) , on the verge of extinction. Half the world population of this rare goat is seen in and around Rajamala. The kurinji flowers blooming once in twelve years abound here. The combination of these two rare sights will make any visitor come again and again to this place.
MARAYUR :- 40 Kms, Famous for its hermitages (Muniaras). The relics and remnants of a new stone-age culture (caves, paintings and under ground tunnels) and places connected with the legendary wanderings of 'Rama and Sita' (Ramayana) and the 'Pandavas' (the Mahabharatha) make this place important historically archaeologically. The largest concentration of high-quality natural sandal wood trees and a sandal wood factory are the present day attractions.

ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK :- Declared a national park in 1978, its cover a wide area of rolling grass and hills and forested valleys. Specially set up to preserve the endangered Nilgiri Tahrs, the Eravikulam National Park now has the largest known population of tahrs living anywhere in the world. The Park is also the home of the elephant, tiger, leopard, sambar, gaur, lion-tailed macaque, and Nilgiri languor. A trip to this Park involves some pleasurable trekking towards the end. This sanctuary is close to the well connected, lovely hill station Munnar

CHINNAR :- 70 kms, Wildlife Sanctuary, Rich in wildlife, Chinnar is at a short distance from the Eravikulam National Park and the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. Major animals include elephants, gaur, leopards, chital, samba, and hanuman langurs. The sanctuary is also a haven for two highly endangered species - the grizzled giant squirrel and the star tortoise. Another attraction is the massive Thoovanam falls on the river Chinnar.
MATTUPETTY DAM :- 15 kms 5610 ft high, Indo swiss live stoke project and famous for its breed of cattle, taking care of over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle is one of the largest of such ventures in India. The visitors are allowed into 3 of the 11 cattle sheds in the farm. The Mattupetty Lake and dam nearby is a popular picnic spot. The boating facilities, includin speed launch, motorboats and the sight of the sprawling tea plantations, besides the farm, make this place a must-see destination to the Munnar tourist. A beautiful garden with over 250 varieties of roses, 64 varieties of dianthus, innumerable dahlias etc, is an added attraction.
KUNDLE DAM :- 28 kms, 5940 ft. high Excellent golf course and Kundale dam. Visit this plantation to get some of the best views of the region. See for yourself the plucking and processing of tealeaves. You could also by tea straight from the plantation. The Sethuparvathy Dam constructed in 1946 as a part of Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project is a ravishing sight. The tranquillity of the place will never fade from the memory of the tourists to this spot. Cherry blossoms which appear twice a year and kurinji flowers which bloom once in twelve years colour dreams even years after you leave the place. Pedal boats and kashmiri shikaras are made available to the tourists to make the memories of their visit everlasting.

TOP STATION :- 32 Kms, 6300 ft high, Offers panoramic view of Kerala and Tamilnadu border areas. The sight of Tamilnadu state spread before you on the east and the distant sight of the Arabian sea on the west will remain etched in your memory once you stand at this point which is the highest on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road.

PALLIVASAL :- The unparalleled beauty of nature and the astonishing heights of human achievements meet at the sight of the first hydro electric project of Kerala. A visit to this place will satiate the body and the mind and will be etched in the mind forever.

DEVIKULAM :- 5940 ft high, Former plantation. A sleepy little town with green slopes and gum trees, it is famous for its beautiful and calm lake, Devikulam (Lake of the Goddess).

ECHO POINT :- 15 kms, On the way to top station from Munnar is a small lake set amidst rolling hills. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills. Young tourists throng to this place to listen to the echoes of their friendship calls.