Munnar

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MUNNAR

Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala

Munnar one of the most popular hill station in the world, located 1600m above sea level on the western ghats of Kerala state.The high range of Travancore and the summer resort of the British in the colonial days. Breath taking panoramic views of misty mountains and evergreen tea plantation that stretch across the horizon. Streams rippling through silents of the forest and placid lake reflecting the changing panorama of the nature. Munnar is home to a mind - boggling wild life that has remind unspoilt, the natural habitat of the endangered mountain goat 'Nilgiri tahr', elephants, butterflies, valley of wild flowers and more....

Neelakurinji

Kerala is blessed with many natural spectacles and among them is a unique canvas that gets unveiled every twelve years in God's Own Country. The phenomenon of once in twelve years occurring on the fabled hills of Munnar is attributed to the blooming of Neelakurinji or passionately called by botanists as 'Strobilanthes kunthianum'. The flower with 40 odd varieties bloom mostly in shades of blue, and thus in its name Neela in the local language stands for the colour blue and Kurinji the local name for the flower.Once in Munnar, you may locate the magical blooms of Neelakurinji at Kovilur, Kadavari, Rajamala, Iravikulam National Park, which is home to the endangered mountain ungulate- the 'Nilgiri Tahr' and at other places in and around Munnar. Nature lovers and travelers have already started heading for Munnar to savour in this once-in-twelve-year phenomenon.

Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty dam and its reservoir is located 13 km away from Munnar. This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Its reservoir is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit.

Kundala Lake

Kundala Lake is an artificial reservoir of a minor arch shaped dam huddled between the mountain ranges. It is about a 20 km drive from Munnar. There is boating facility there..and don’t forget to go for a Shikara boat ride while you are there!

Top Station

It is about 40 km from Munnar and it is 1,880 meters above sea level.The place falls on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.Top Station got its name from the fact that it was the uppermost railway station located in the Kundala Valley. At this highest point, you may feel that the clouds are just a hand touch away from you.

Echo Point

Echo Point is about 15 km from Munnar. Go there and scream as loud as you can..and wait for a minute. You can hear your echo back! Its quite interesting. If you have kids with you..they will love it.

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