Sightseeing

 

Munnar Sight Seeing

Munnar is a hill station situated above 1600 meter above sea-level in Western Ghats. The name derived because of the confluence of three rivers, Madhurappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundali. Munnar is situated in Kannan Devam village in Devikulam Taluk, Idukki District. Major railway stations are Eranakulam and Alwaye (approximate distance 140 kilometers) and nearest airport is Kochi (Approximate 105 kilometeres).

NEELAKURINJI , THE FLOWER OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS



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 purple-blue neelakurinji is in bloom again in parts of the hilly grasslands of Munnar.

DEVIKULAM



This idyllic hill station, situated about 8 km from Munnar, with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake, here, with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY



Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India.

MARAYOOR SANDAL WOOD FOREST



Marayoor is the only place in Kerala with a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory run by the Forest Department is of tourist interest.

GAP VIEW POINT



ideal spot for adventurous tourism and trekking. Located 13 km away from Munnar the mist clad hills and the lush greenery makes this place very attractive. The panoramic view of this place makes it a worth to visit.

ATTUKAD WATERFALLS



Now this is a scenic waterfalls located between Munnar and Pallivasal. It is just 9 km away from Munnar. But this waterfalls will be in its full glory only after the monsoon (Rainy season). During other seasons, it is just a trickling mountain stream

MATTUPETTY DAM



To enjoy the nature along with the beautiful reservoir which is built between the hill ranges, one should drive 13 km away from Munnar to the concrete gravity Mattupetty dam .It is also one of the waterholes where herds of elephants 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!