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Places to see in Munnar
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Tata Tea Museum

It is about 2 kms from munnar town. Situated at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea Tea museum is a respectable accolade to the heritage of the place. This tea museum has a rare and exquisite collection of photographs, mechanism and other relic that have been utilized since olden times. The Tata Tea Museum has showcased some of the most interesting aspects of the genesis and growth of the tea plantations of Kerala's high ranges. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machineries; all of which have a story to tell on the origins and growth of tea plantation in Munnar. If you love your morning cup of tea, a visit to the Museum would be highly instructive!


Devikulam

Devikulam is 7 km from Munnar towards Madurai route and 1800 meter above sea level. The name Devikulam name is derived from Devi is Seeta Devi of Ramayana and Kulam means Pond. There is a myth behind the Sita Devi lake in devikulam, it is told that the goddess Sita Devi of the Ramayana epic bathed in the beautiful Devikulam lake waters surrounded by lush, green hills, now named Sita Devi Lake. The sita devi lake with its mineral waters and its surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for fishing. Most of the inhabitants in this town speak Tamil and are employed in tea plantations.

Pallivasal

Pallivasal is 8 km from Munnar. This is the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty and is often favoured by visitors as a picnic spot. Pallivasal is one of the village in Adimaly Taluk in Idukki District in Kerala State. Pallivasal’s immense beauty and amazing views make this place an ideal place for a picnic, camping and hiking. It has the beauty of rolling hills and tea gardens. Its panoramic views will take your breath away by their beauty.


Mattuppetty

Mattuppetty is 13 km from Munnar town. Mattupetty is known for its storage dam and lake which is 1700 mts above sea level. The lake offers boat rides. Mattupatty also have a beautifull view of surrounding hills and landscape. It also have lush green grasslands,tea plantations and Shola forests. The reservoir is also known to be one of the visiting ground of elephants of the region. Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project.


Rajamala

Rajamala is 15 km from Munnar, the natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr. Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.The Nilgiri tahr in Rajamalai are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300. Visiting Time : 07.00 - 18.00 hrs. Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon. Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners. Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar


Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is 15 km from Munnar. The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Munnar Panchayat and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 m) is located in the Southern region of the park. Originally established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world. The park is administered by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife.


Top station

Top station is situated in the border of Munnar and Kodaikanal. It is 41 kms from Munnar and 1700 meter above sea level. This place is gifted with beautiful landscape and hillstation and the world famous Neelakurinji also blooms in this place. Top Station is notable as the historic transshipment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway to Kottagudi. Buses ply frequently between Munnar and Top Station.


Marayur

Marayur is 40 kms from Munnar. This is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory of the forest department, the caves(muniyaras) with the murals and relics from the New stone age civilization and the children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single banyan tree, are of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam waterfalls and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby. Marayoor is a unique place where natural beauty meets adventure.'MARAYOOR', also termed as ‘MARAYUR’, a nearby hill station, popularly chosen by honeymoon couples, research and scientific groups and movie makers, due to the silent and comfortable atmosphere to their holidays stay and related jobs. Marayoor is famous for its pre-historic rock paintings and sweet jaggeries.


Chinnar Wild Life Santuary

This is situated 60 kms from Munnar town. It is located in the rain shadow of High Ranges in the Southern Western Ghats. Its dry deciduous forest makes it easier to view the wildlife. It is also a tiger reserve, which have a wide variety of Elephants, birds, tigers, wild bison, deers, sambars, porcupine etc. This sanctuary and nearby places have a wide plantation of sandalwood. Chinnar wild life sanctuary is situated in the borders of Munnar and Udumalpet in Tamilnadu. It is an abode of reptilian fauna and the richest in Kerala in terms of the number of species. Albizia lathamii, a critically endangered species has been reported from the dry forests of Chinnar. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants.


Echo Point

Echo Point is 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. Echo point is a scenic lakeside surrounded by hills which echoes back whatever you say, which is unusual near a water body. Trekking through the surrounding hill tops gives an amazing view of the beautiful hill station .Climate is pleasant, cool and misty though heavy showers are common between June-september which gives it a very fresh feel.


Anamudi

This peak is the highest in south India. It is 8,842 in height and a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres (8,133 ft), which is situated 13 kms from munnar town. With the permission from forest authorities trekking and mountain climbing is allowed. The name Anamudi literally translates to "elephants forehead" a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant's head. The first recorded ascent of the Anamudi was by General Douglas Hamilton of the Madras Army on May 4, 1862.


Chithirapuram

Chithirapuram 10 km from Munnar, with its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallivasal Hydro Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantation. Chithirapuram was a new destination until recently when it was recognised for its tourism scope and a great resource of hydro-electric power resource. Chithirapuram hill station is a scenic treasure chest, full of verdant hills, tumbling mountain streams and vast tea plantations. Embark on a journey to explore the unexplored.


Attukal

Attukal is 9 km from Munnar. 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. It has exciting sceneries of nature. It provides amazing views of green hills, pleasant atmosphere and very sweet mountain air. People come to Attukal in Munnar from different part of the worlds and get amazed by the natural graphics. Nature lovers come here for picnics and camping.


Anayirankal

Anayirankal is 22 kms from Munnar. It's a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirankal dam is surrounded by evergreen forests. It is an ideal picnic spot. Herds of elephants visit the lake to quench their thirst and allow the visitors to feast upon the sight of them. The scenic beauty of the lake, the surrounding tea gardens and forests has made the place the favourite of resort owners.


Kundala

Kundala is 20 km from Munnar. Kundala is a picturesque town on the way to Top Station. The Golf Course which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd. is located here. The Kundala artificial dam is another attraction. Aruvikkad Waterfall is also near Kundala. The shimmering blue lake is the most photographed part of Kundala. Undulating hills laden with tea gardens surround this picturesque lake and offer a wonderful panorama.It is a great chance to mingle with the locals, listen to some interesting anecdotes and generally soak up their way of life. Conclude your trip with a halt at Aruvikkad Waterfall near Kundala, a gushing stream of water that cuts through rocks.


Lock Heart Gap

Lock Heart Gap is 13 km from Munnar. This 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. Behold the breathtaking panorama of evergreen tea estates, undulating valleys, dew-soaked grasslands, a spine of hills in the horizon, and streaks of cloud drifting over tea gardens. A photographer’s paradise, Lock Heart Gap is best explored on a long mountain walk down meandering trails.


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