Monday, August 19, 2013

Munnar- Enchanting Natural Beauty

Located in the Western Ghats of Idduki district of the South Indian state of gods own country Kerala, Munnar is a magnificent hill station which draws numerous numbers of travelers and tourists across the globe. This hill station is noticeable for enormous expansion of tea estates, majestic bungalows, stream-lets, beautiful waterfalls and breezy climate; thus it used to be the summer resort for the then British Administration in South India. It is also a classic destination for adventurous sports like: trekking and mountain biking.
Sightseeing in Munnar: Munnar is one of the fascinating destinations for sightseeing in all of South India, enriched with various rarified floras and faunas, protected areas, dams and various magnetic attractions in and around the hill station.
Protection Centers For Floras and Faunas: Munnar is home to many of the wildlife sanctuaries and reserves which includes of: Manjampatti Valley and the Amaravati reserve forest of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to the north east, Eravikulam National Park, Pampadum Shola National Park to the south, Kurinjimala Sanctuary to the east, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Anamudi Shola National Park to the north, and the projected Palani Hills National Park to the east. These preservation areas are principally recognized for numerous endangered and prevalent genuses including the Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Thar, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Neelakurinji (that blooms just once in twelve years), Nilgiri langur and the Sambar.
Anamudi Peak: Ranging at an altitude of 2700 meters, it is the highest peak in Southern part of India and is situated inside of the Famous Eravikulam national Park. Hiking and trekking are allowed after being permitted from the Wildlife administrator at the park.
Top Station: Positioned at a distance of 32 km from Munnar and ranging at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level, Top Station offers you with a picturesque view of the neighboring state Tamil Nadu and the blossoming of Neelakurinji flower.
Pallivasal: It is the arena for the first hydro power project of Kerala. Positioned 3km away from Chithirapuram in Munnar, it serves as a picnic location surrounded by lush greeneries.
Mattupetty: Situated at 13 km distance from Munnar town and ranging at an altitude of 1700 meter above sea level it is renowned for its cargo space brickwork dam and the striking lake, which offers gratifying boat rides surrounded by plushy greeneries and Shola forests which offers trekking and is native to varieties of birds.
There are several other places of attractions including: Chinnakanal (famous for panoramic view of Western Ghats), Tea Museum (well-known for antique machineries and photographs), Anayirangal (Dam surrounded by green tea carpets and marvelous reservoir) etc. 
The nearest railhead to Munnar is Kottayam and Eranakulam Railway Station, if you are traveling via air than you have to land in Kochi International Airport positioned at a distance of 120 km from Munnar. Tourist bus services are easily obtainable from Kottayam and Eranakulam.
Info about Munnar: Ranging at an altitude of 1600m to 1800m above sea level, the best time to visit this place is August to May; when the temperature will be at 5 deg to 25 deg Celsius. Visitors are requested to carry warm and woolen clothes.
Hotels and Resorts in Munnar: There are various luxurious accommodations facilities in and around Munnar which include: Silver Tips, located in Old Munnar, Swiss County in Chitrapuram, Deep Woods located in Mankulam and several budgeting hotels too.


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