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Excursions

Pothamedu: (6 km.)
Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar.
Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project (6 Km.):  One of the most important electric projects in Kerala.  Visitors are allowed on working days only. Permission for a visit can be obtained from the Exec. Engineer, Kerala State Electricity Board, Chittirapuram, Munnar;

Devikulam (7 Km.)
The place is famous for scenic beauty and attracts nature lovers. Here, in picturesque surroundings, the Sita Devi Lake, with its mineral water, is an ideal picnic spot. The District Tourism Promotion Council has also started a nursery of spices at Devikulam.

Attukal (9 km.)

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.

Nyayamakad: (10 km.)
Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls.

Mattupetty Dam (13 Km.)

The lake and dam are very scenic. DTPC provides rowing boats for cruises.

Echo Point: (15 Km.)

The place is located on the way to Top Station.

Power House Waterfalls: (18 Km.)
On the way to Thekkady from Munnar the waterfalls attract visitors

Lockhart Gap (19 Km.)

It provides a panoramic view of the valley and plantations;

Rajamalai Estate (20 Km.)
Situated almost 6000 ft. above sea level, it is one of the most scenic tea estates in the High Ranges.  It is also the base to visit the Eravikulam National Park. Kolukkumalai: 1 ½ hrs from Munnar and is only accessible only by jeep. It is the highest tea plantation in the country. Located in the upper reaches of Tamilnadu’s Theni district, close to the Kerala border, it offers awesome views.


Eravikulam National Park (33 Km.)
This Park lies at the crest of the Anamalai ranges. The Nilgiri Tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat can be seen here. Eravikulam is accessible by foot from Rajamalai (13 Km.) which is approximately 20 Km. from Munnar town.

Top Station (34 km.)
Situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, it commands a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas. It takes its name from a ropeway that connected it via Middle Station to Lower Station in the valley. All that remains are ruins.
Anaimudi (20 Km.)
The highest peak in South India (2695 Mts.), ideal for trekking;

Anayirankal: (22 Km.)

A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by Tata Tea plantations and evergreen forests.

Marayoor (40 Km.)
The nearest town to the Chinnar wildlife Sanctuary, it is famous for its archaeological site and natural sandalwood forest. There is a sandalwood depot run by the Forest Dept here where you can see how it is processed. Behind the Marayoor High School are numerous caves, made out of huge granite slabs, believed to have been the dwelling of ancient tribals.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km):
the sanctuary is a premier wildlife destination around Munnar. This wildlife site is renowned for its outstanding variety of game including Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Elephant, Sambar, Gaur, and Neelakurinji.


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