Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the Indian state of Kerala and possibly the subcontinent as well. Snuggled in the lap of the Western Ghats, the town is often recognised as ‘Kashmir of the South.’ The town boasts pleasant weather, green tea farms on the slopes of the majestic mountains, misty valleys, dense forests, mesmerising waterfalls and an alluring terrain, that plays the perfect host to the numerous domestic and international visitors that visit the town. One of the best ways to take in the charm of this serene destinations is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Munnar, which include taking a walk through the aromatic tea gardens, scenic hills like Echo Point, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Photo Point, Top Station, Tata Tea Estate, Pothamedu View Point, Blossom Park and catch a glimpse of the majestic waterfalls like Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Valara Falls, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Lakkom Water Falls and the famous Atukkad Waterfalls. The town is also home to several wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves like Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park, that aim to maintain the ecological balance and protect the natural habitat of the flora and fauna of the area. For those looking for some adrenaline pumping action in the hills, the town offers several hiking tracks, trekking tracks, and other adventure and outdoor activities like rock climbing and rappelling that one can participate in. Other top attractions in Munnar include The Christ Church, Chithirapuram, Floriculture Centre, Kundala Dam & Lake, Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm, KDHP Museum and Mattupetti Dam. From strolling past the tea estates and learning about the art of tea making, to losing yourself in the picturesque beauty of the landscape, Munnar is a surreal and an enchanting experience.
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Garden, Family And Kids, Nature
Welcome to the Tea Garden of Munnar. It is an ideal retreat for all those who want to enjoy nature. Explore the miles of lush tea gardens filled with rich, scented fragrance of tea. Walk through picturesque landscapes on your own and let your senses wander. Experience the beauty of Neelakurinji, a flower that blooms every 12 years. Prepare to swirl, sniff and sip your way through days of wonderful tea.
In the monsoon, the weather is very windy and you feel blown away by the winds. When it rains, it becomes very cold and you will need a sweater to keep warm. Early mornings and late evenings are the chilliest time so be prepared. You will enjoy the flora and fauna in this garden, so capture this on camera. One may encounter with the rare species of mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr or Ibex. You may even spot elephants, tigers, lion tailed macaque, and flying squirrel. The Nilgiri wood pigeon is also found in these gardens.
Quaint cottages, and mist-draped mornings are hallmarks of the Tea Garden which provides serenity and tranquillity. So capture the beauty of morning dew drops and feel nature in its purest form. The first tea sapling was planted by A.H. Sharp at Parvathi. Tea bushes are planted 1 meter to 1.5 meters apart to follow the natural contours of the landscape. Sometimes they are grown on specially prepared terraces to help irrigation and to prevent erosion. Fifty years ago tea plants were raised from tea seeds and they were known as seedlings. Learn the basics of picking tea leaves and the processing in their factories. You can pick these leaves and carry them back home as souvenirs.
Food at the Tea Garden is very unique. You will not find fish, although you are in Kerala. This is paradise for spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper. These trees are grown in addition to tea. Do indulge in some spice shopping and try out their chocolate.
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Water Body, Waterfront, Family And Kids, Dam
Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala 685612
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Be whisked away to a sanctuary, a sprawling green space abundant with swelling forests. The Mattupetty Dam is rimmed by a beautiful lake and sprayed with rolling grasslands and lush tea estates. Mattupetty offers many captivating sights to enjoy and is ideal for trekking. It is home to a variety of birds and rivulets and cascades crisscross the terrain here. Embark on nature walks to rewarding viewpoints.
It is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains conserves water for hydroelectricity in Kerala. It has been a vital source of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.
The most attractive part of Mattupetty dam is its still water which reflects the tea garden around. Engage yourself with water sport activities like speed boating organized by district Tourism Promotion Council of Idukki. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest. Speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire. The 160-foot-high Mattupetty Dam has a vast reservoir extending several kilometres into the hills. A cruise here is an exhilarating experience, offering occasional sightings of elephant, gaur and sambar. The dam has been an important source of power for the nearby areas.
The serene ambience of the lake will take you to a world of peace. You have endless options – either you can go for boating in the lake or you can sit on the shore enjoying the tranquillity here. Take out your picnic basket and set out a feast for yourself and the entire family. At the edge of the lake, catch elephants drinking water and bathing in the reservoir. They graze in the fields nearby. Do not be alarmed by the monkeys, they are very tourist friendly. The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May and it is very easily accessible from Munnar town.
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View Point, Family And Kids, Valley, Nature
Theni District, TN 35 km from Munnar
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
You are at the top of the world at Top station. Feel profound silence while you get tuned to nature. Investigate this wonderful place on the edge of Kerala’s prime tea growing region. Walk to Observation point from Anita’s tea stall at the bus stop and explore untouched beauty. Top Station is the uppermost railway station located in the Kundala Valley. Stretch out your hand and feel the cloud, it is so close and eerie. The air is crisp and the views sheer and dramatic. The craggy laterite peaks of the Western Ghats, the rolling plains and immaculately laid-out tea plantation surround Top Station.
Top Station is located on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It has a short steep walk to the spectacular viewing area at the top. Top Station was a transhipment point for delivery of tea from Munnar to Bodinayakkanur. Built in 1902 it was also the location of the terminal railway station on the Kundala Valley Railway. A monorail goods carriage system was initially installed along this cart route. In 1908 the monorail was replaced by a 24 inch gauge railway. Tea chests arriving from the valley were transported by ropeway from Top Station to the south of Tamil Nadu. It was then carted to Bodinayakkanur, and then taken by rail to other destinations in India. Finally the tea was shipped off to England.
Top station offers a panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and the valley of Theni district. During winter you should carry woollens and wear that during the day as well. The peak season is April and May and it’s almost empty during the monsoons. However tourists do arrive to watch the heavy downpour and be on the wild slopes and dense forests. The place is still remote and does not have many facilities. There are a few tea and coffee shops and vendors selling fruits and jelly. You can find vendors selling fresh locally grown spices from cardamom, vanilla, and cinnamon to nutmeg.
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Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Karadipara Vattiyar P.O Munnar 685611
After an exhausting day trekking in Munnar, head over to the Rose Garden and unwind. Breathe deeply and smell the sweet aroma of the spice scented air. Wander through the endless span of cardamom, rubber and tea plantations. From roses to zinnias, something is always in bloom. Welcome to the Rose Garden home stay. The Farm house is owned and managed by Tomy Joseph & Rajee Tomy. They belong to a traditional agricultural family and reside in the farm house along with 3 children.
This eco-friendly homestay is located in an ideal place that attracts visitors throughout the year. Find yourself surrounded by pristine valleys and mountains. Survey a profusion of exotic and brilliant species of flora and fauna. Feel the magical glow of gurgling streams while trekking and watch picture perfect towns from above. This Home is located 3500 feet from the sea level, nestled in a perfectly calm and cool environment. There are hills and tea plantations which are ornamented with streams and brooks. This homestay is located in an acre of land amidst fruit bearing trees. The building is almost a century old. It has been refurbished with modern tiled roof and wooden ceiling.
They provide fresh home cooked food prepared with a lot of care to suit your requirement. They are of high standard and served by family members. In addition they serve filter coffee, honey, vanilla tea, and cardamom tea. Natural spring water which is abundant throughout the year is what they serve you. Sit around the dining table and get to know the other tourists. Watch rare birds as you walk through the bio tech field of floriculture and horticulture. See how they process honey from bees, and learn how cardamom is harvested and dried. For those interested in learning and preparing of Kerala dishes, catering classes are arranged. The delightful family and Tomy will help plan your next destination. Make your trip evergreen and cherish memories of Rose Garden when you leave.
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Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Nature
Mattupatti Dam to Top Station Rd, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685616
06:00 am - 07:30 pm
If you are looking for a perfect spot to get the best views of the green face of Munnar, Echo point is your destination. Located around 13 kilometers away from the city, this point is one of the most popular tourist site of Munnar, especially for those who love trekking. This Echo Point falls on the way to Top Station.
This scenic place got its name from the natural echo phenomenon that exists here. The best part about this place, as you reach the point you get to cherish the mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding green hills covered with mist and the waterfalls. Spend some time over here and inhale the clean air that is almost invisible in the crowded city down there.
All in all, Echo Point offers lots of opportunity that will not let your camera’s shutter stop from capturing moments.
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Museum, Family And Kids
KDHP House Munnar Kerala 685612
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
It is difficult to impossible to describe the flavour of tea. That's why all tea explanations are comparative matters. But does that mean that you can’t describe tea? No, you should in fact strive harder to describe it as people have strived for ages. Drink tea, drink lots of it. Many of us taste tea every day. Take the time to truly discover each of the flavours that meet our palette. The intricacy of flavour that comes with high quality tea approaches the complexity of a robust wine. Unravel the incredible variety of tastes, textures and aromas of your favourite teas. It is a fun way to enjoy the adventure of drinking teas that come from all over the world.
Kannan Devan Tea Museum, situated at Nullatanni estate in Munnar, is the first tea museum of its kind in the country. The museum portrays the origin and growth of century-old tea plantation. It starts from a simple tea roller to the present fully automatic tea factory of Madupatty. As you enter notice the granite sundial, made in 1913 by the Art Industrial School in Tamil Nadu. On display are several old equipment including tea roller of 1905. They have the Pelton wheel which was used in the 1920’s on exhibition as well. The CTC type tea processing machine are a proud possession in the museum. Check out the rail engine wheel unit of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that operated between Munnar and Top Station.
The museum's room features the old-time bungalow furniture, cash safe, magneto phone, wooden bathtub, iron oven that used firewood. Antique office equipment such as typewriters that was in use in the High Range is there as well. There is also a tea tasting demonstration room with a variety of teas on display. Visit the tea-manufacturing unit where you can see different steps of tea processing. To savour the taste of different teas, attend the tea tasting session inside the museum.
Run by Kanan Devan Hills Plantations now, the Tea Museum traces the evolution of the tea industry in Munnar from the 1880s.
kannan devan tea museum - Kerala tourist attraction added in the Kerala Itinerary 10 Days. Must visit this amazing attraction.
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National Park, Family And Kids, Nature
Munnar Post, Idukki Valparai-Gundumalai Trail Rd, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685561
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Go through the park, and experience an esteemed walk through wildlife encounter. The animals roam around freely and often venture up close before shying away. Watch playful Bonnet and Lion tailed macaques loop around trees and sturdy Nilgiri goats dart to and fro. Hang out with species of bats and civets, which are small cats. The more predatory animals such as elephants, tigers, panthers and the sloth bear are viewed from afar. All this and much more at the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.
The park offers a superb view of the tea plantations and is the most important tourist destination. The rolling hills are caressed by blankets of mist and once in 12 years they become a carpet of blue. This is the flowering of Neelakurinji which is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats. The forests here are commonly known as shoals and there are streams here as well. It has the largest untouched patch of Shola, grassland mosaic when compared to others in the Western Ghats.
The national park is divided into three areas - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. In the tourism area tourists are allowed to travel deep into the forest to explore the hidden beauty. Private vehicles are not allowed inside. Only few mini buses can run inside in order to control the environment pollution. The trips are organized by the forest department.
The park has a rare collection of varieties of trees and shrubs. You can find here climax grasslands. The sight of variety of orchids is one of the specialties of this park. Birds like black and orange flycatcher, Nilgiri pipit, and the Nilgiri wood pigeon can be spotted here. Also white bellied short wing and Kerala laughing thrush make their home here. A large number of butterflies and moths flit across so be sure to keep a watch. Quite recently a new species of frog was discovered in this park. These animals are limited only to this park and cannot be found elsewhere.
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Village, Family And Kids
2nd Mile Pallivasal, Munnar
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Witness rich and varied tradition and cultural heritage of Kerala at the Punarjani Traditional Village. Listen to the percussion instruments used for Kathakali. Watch dancers perform magic on stage in unison. Kathakali is the most well-known dance drama from Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". It is known for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most recognised icon for Kerala. The themes of the Kathakali are religious in nature. Kathakali has a long tradition dating back to the 17th century.
The actors rely very heavily on hand gesture to convey the story. These hand gestures, known as mudra, are common throughout much of classical Indian dance. The costumes which are large and heavy, is the most distinctive characteristic of Kathakali. The makeup is very elaborate and to wear layers of colours is very time consuming. Kathakali is a world famous highly stylized Indian Classical Dance Drama, known as the king of performing arts. Each character’s mental quality can be understood by his or her costumes and facial makeup. They have also arranged facilities for you to observe the Kathakali artists don their makeup.
Apart from the dance, they also perform Kalarippayattu, the traditional marital art of Kerala. Many of the moves are adapted from Kung Fu, Judo and similar martial arts. Experts of this marital art from need to undergo several years of rigorous practice. They have to building up of courage, fitness of mind and body. It is known as the mother of all martial arts. Training in combat is given at the Kalari (training school).
The values of Kalari education specify that training in martial art begins with an oil massage of the body. This goes on until the body is agile and supple. Feats like jumping, running, and somersault are then taught initially. They teach the use of weapons such as daggers, swords, spears, maces, the bow and arrow. Even bare hands are used to show body control.
Witness some challenging moments, and be mesmerised by the spell and charm of both the shows. The vision that the organisers hold is really crystal clear. This is remarkably presented through the enormous talent and vigour that the performances are laid with.
punarjani traditional village is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you Kerala Itinerary 10 Days
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Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids, Hill, Nature
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Leave the bustle of Munnar behind and discover a world of natural beauty at the edge of town. On a trip to Mattupetty Dam experience the roaring magic of Photo Pont. Take ride by bus or car and explore the mountains and thrilling rural place. Photo Point is also known as shooting point. Get away from the city’s sophistication to the simple pleasures of a forest retreat. Choose to break away from the hustle and bustle of Munnar and have fun here.
Photo Point is a very attractive and is surrounded by woods and has a small stream. This is an ideal spot for picnic, so grab a basket and enjoy the fresh air while you feast. The dense tea plantations, woods, small rivulets and rolling hills will brighten your day. The sight of the tea gardens with its undulating greens is calming for the eyes. Trees which look like silver oaks shine bright, and it will attract any ardent photographer. The tinkling streams look like silver lines cutting through the plantations. If you are not carrying your own camera, there will be local photographers to help you out. Hop out of the car and let them shoot you with their gear. They ensure that the pictures they capture of you with the tea garden at the back, is professional.
Use the panorama facility or a wide angle lens to get best effect of this fabulous view. Try to visit this place early in the morning as it tends to get crowded. Get a chance to experience tea leaf plucking early morning. If you love sunsets, then be there when the sun is setting and the clouds will envelop you. Either way, whether it’s sunset or sunrise, the view is jaw dropping. Don on clothes and look like a tea garden worker! Strap the tea basket on your back for the authentic look. Kerala is called God’s own country and you can witness that at Photo Point. It seems God worked the garden and came up with the best landscaping. The lush green carpet, and lined trees stand in symmetry like columns in an exquisite architecture.
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Garden, Estate, Family And Kids, Nature
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Munnar and picturesque tea gardens go hand in hand. Without these lush greeneries, Munnar would have become a dull place. Hence, when you are in Munnar, visiting a tea estate is a must. And for that, Kolukkumalai tea estate stands out as the best one. Known as one of the highest tea estate in the world, Kolukkumalai promises to offer a memorable tour laced with adventure and relaxation. As you walk through the rocky paths and come across the green scenery, the charming beauty of the place will tempt you to spend hours over here.
Don’t miss out the chance to witness the lifestyle of the tea workers. If possible then try to be part of the tea-tasting session to take a sip of different flavors of tea.
Make sure you buy a fresh tea packet as a souvenir for yourself.
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Waterfall, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Munnar, Kerala 685612
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Hear the roar of the waterfall from a distance. The mist rises from the depth and blankets the fall. This picturesque place, Attukal Waterfalls, is ideal for nature lovers and tourists. It has a panoramic view and adopts a cascading beauty during the monsoons. Visit this for its charming sceneries, glittering waterfalls and rolling hills. The place is also ideal for long trekking and hiking.
The waterfall is 9 km from Munnar on the way to Pallivasal. This beautiful waterfall has clean clear water, free from pollution. Enjoy a peaceful walk through the hills, take pictures and soak up the beauty.
Past the dense jungle watch the gushing waterfalls. Get closer and admire the pearly white water streaming down. The water twists, turns, and shoots over massive glistening boulders and finally makes it way downstream. Take the narrow wooden bridge to the Attukal Waterfalls. Touch the ice cold water, it is almost mystical. Watch the water gushing with steady rhythm. At times the entire region around the waterfall becomes foggy and luminous. The walk to the waterfall is so beautiful and a treat. Towering hills are wrapped in green and flourishing flowers. This soothing sight fills the horizon and stretches right in front of you. When the water level is low, you can walk up to the rocks and enjoy some splashing around.
Take a stroll early morning and revel in nature. Carry your picnic basket and lay out a spread with your family. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and feel rejuvenated. The peace and tranquillity will surround you and keep you suspended. There are small tea shops close by, so you can sip freshly brewed tea as well. You can hike through the forest to reach the waterfall and see some splendour on the way.
attukal waterfalls is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you Kerala Itinerary 10 Days
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Water Body, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Munnar - Udumalpet Rd, Marayoor, Kerala 685620
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is a must do adventure. Head out to Lakkam Waterfalls for the time of your life. Experience the exhilaration of getting up close and wet in the cascading waters. It’s a five minutes’ drive from the Munnar town and the waterfall is surrounded by Vaga trees. Vaga trees are widely found in Kerala and the forest is home to local birds and animals. The waterfall originates from the Eravikulam Plateau and pours down, creating a lot of mist. Hear the crashing water and enjoy the spectacular views. Listen to the thundering roar of gallons of water falling every second right before your eyes. Feel the mighty rush of the mist on your face. Soak up every moment of this amazing adventure. Indulge in nature's beauty and bounty at these pristine waterfalls, situated amidst Munnar hills.
The beautiful water falls forms puddles in crevices and you can take a bath here. Watch out for small rocks which can be slippery. Also you can walk across the puddle to the falls but wear water shoes because it can be dicey. The water is very clear so just sit and admire the greenery around. You can hire a guide and trek through the dense forest. When the Vaga trees are in full bloom the whole of Vagavurai valley is covered in bright red. The forest has unique blend of vegetation which is due to the valleys and mountainous topography. It is conserved and protected by the government. The forests are a safe haven for a large number of birds and animals and migratory birds as well.
Spend some quality time at the tea shop next to the waterfall. It is misty even in the afternoon so relax and take in the nice view.
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Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Nature
Udumalpet Road, Amaravathi R.F., Kerala 642102
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Unfurl your finger and let the animal free. Do what experts do. Be a part of the research team who look after the animals in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn why this sanctuary is a migration path for some birds. Smell the blooming wildflowers of the wetlands and admire the beauty of nature. Watch a vulnerable Grizzled Giant Squirrel leaving a trail of its winding path. Train your ears to separate species. Is that a Yellow Throated Bulbul or a Bonnet Macaque?
The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the rain shadow region of Western Ghats of Kerala. It represents a large number of plants and animals unique to the thorny vegetation. Due to the significant variation of altitude, it has a wide array of habitats. Deciduous forest, dry thorny forest, and sholas are entwined with plains, hillocks and rocky cliffs. The sanctuary provides microhabitats for wide-ranging form of life. There is an extensive sandalwood forest nearby the sanctuary, which is an added attraction.
Chinnar has about 1000 species of flowering plants and a wide variety of medicinal plants. 225 species of birds have been recorded and 34 species of animals. It is an abode of reptilian fauna and the richest in Kerala in terms of the number of species. The riverine forests along Chinnar and Pambar support a healthy population of Grizzled Giant Squirrel. The famous ‘white bison of Manjampatti’ has been recently reported from Chinnar. Indian Star Tortoise and the largest population of vulnerable Mugger Crocodiles in Kerala live in the Sanctuary. There are 42 species of fish and 156 species of butterfly. The sanctuary plays host to the second largest population of Grizzled Giant Squirrels in the world.
It has eco-tourism activities, jointly organized by Forest Department and the Eco Development Committees of the local tribal communities. The eco-tourism facilities include river trekking, or trekking to the cultural site. There is nature trail to the watch tower, and a trek to the Thoovanam falls. They also have interpretation activities and medicinal garden, tree house at Chinnar, trekking and camping at Vasyappara.
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Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Nature
Top Station, Munnar, India
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunshine bursts over the horizon, revealing a landscape draped in green. Breathe in the mountain air. Climb into the Shikara boat. Head forward, deeper into the lake. The mountain is yours to discover. Explore the Kundala Lake and create your own romantic memory. You are surrounded by hills and scenic tea garden and remember you are in Kundala Dam Lake. Kundala Dam is 20 kilometres from Munnar on the way to Top Station. The fluffy and famous Neela Kurunji flower which blooms once in 12 years adds vibrancy to the hills and valleys around the lake. The Kundala Dam is an artificial dam and is Asia’s first arch dam. From the top of the dam, you get a panoramic view of the natural greens. The lake offers a range of boating facilities. There are pedal boats, Kashmiri shikara boats and row boats available on rent. The operator will give you a tour around the dam and to the interiors of the lake. Ride into the sunset on horseback, or shoot balloons, and have fun with the family. There are plenty of outlets that sell fast food. Chow on noodles or crispy Dosa cooked by the local vendors or bite into a fluffy omelette. Then wash it down with a soft drink. Better still, carry your own picnic basket and have a great time with friends and family. The areas surrounding the lake are carpeted with luxurious green tea estates. Watch this from the narrow paths above the dam, and the adjoining areas. A Golf Course is also located here which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd. Stunning eucalyptus and pine trees stand erect with monkeys swinging about from the branches. The Aruvikkad Waterfall showers magnificently into the lake. The Sethuparvathi dam built in 1946 as a part of Pallivasal hydroelectric project is a sight to behold.
Picture this, a serene lake and a striking dam as a backdrop. What can possibly go wrong with such a beautiful setting? So happy clicking! Arrive early when the beautiful rays of the sun fall on the lake and create instant glitters.
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Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids, Nature
Idukki, Kerala 685565
From green tea plantation to coffee and cardamom plantation, go on a jaunt across Pothamedu Viewpoint. Experience the culture of the tea gardens by visiting the plantation. Watch big sky full of clouds caress the mountain tops. Chat with the local people and appreciate their simple way of life. Smell the air, rich with fragrances of coffee and cardamom. Walk through the green fields, the rolling hills and lush mountain side. This is a must see if you are on vacation in Munnar.
This is a small village with very little population. Because of its altitude, you can clearly see the Idukki Arch Dam when visibility is clear. Pothamedu sits comfortable on a high hill only 6 Km away from Munnar town. It is located in Idukki district of Kerala. Being a major hub of Munnar, it attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. Pothamedu view point at the top of the Pothamedu Mountain gives you a panoramic view of the entire surroundings. The climate is very cool and the mountain air so refreshing and enticing, you will want to trek. Apart from trekking, this place is wonderful for short hikes and long walks to get you invigorated. The mighty green mountain welcomes you and soon you will be on foot to get to the top.
If you don’t feel up to walking catch an auto rickshaw or hire a private car. Dine in the various number of hotels peppered all across the trekking trail. Don’t expect gourmet food but it will be very tasty and you can enjoy a full meal. The higher you go, the mightier you feel. Watch cars and other vehicles climbing up through the winding road. They are like toy cars and you feel like a giant, like Gulliver in Gulliver’s travels. During weekends, the place is relatively crowded. Tourists and locals all congregate here to enjoy the magnificent surroundings. To enjoy solitude with a quick excursion, opt for weekdays. Ideally speaking you should try to come here during the day. Wear warm clothes to prevent chilling in the icy mist at the top of the viewpoint.