Mystery With The Mist Clad Mountains
Mystery with the Mist Clad Mountains
Come let us saunter into a place where excitement await you from dawn to twilight. Roost atop one of the mist clad mountains before cockcrow. Smell the scent of the feral flowers romance your body. Hug the clouds that conjure up an mysterious image in the misty atmosphere that cuddle you. Hold on, odour not the excitement is not so far. The golden line of the sun rays the panorama like a chameleon silk in a magician finger. The wonder lap of the pristine nature unfurls slowly. The outer graphs of wobble greenery prop up slight by slight: the dale, the mountains and the timbers. Cincturing the mountains the brook spill into the vale. Flee into the fabric of a memory world in Munnar and clubbed moments that are truly elevate.
Locate about 1625 m above the coast level at the convergence of three mountain rivulet – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, the hillock station; Munnar had been the sunny resort of the former British kingdom. Virgin thick forests, savannah, turning over hills, beautiful valleys, countless freshet, big sprinkle waterfalls, loll tea and coffee plantations and looping walkways are all part of the great vacation memories on offer for a visitor to Munnar. Munnar has recently come up the 60th place in the ‘Budget Travel Location’ around the world in the Best Value Index Holiday Spot according to a questionnaire by Trivago.com, an online travel community.
Find about 15 km from Munnar, the Eravikulam National Park is popular for its endangered occupant – the Nilgiri Tahr. Widen over an stretch of 97 sq. km., this park is also own shelter to plenty species of rare butterflies, animals & birds. A awesome destination for hiking, the park offers a breathtaking look of the tea plantations and also of the turn over hills pampered by blankets of mists. Here, you can footslog to Anamudi, the highest peak in south India after obtaining the authorize from the Forest and Wildlife authorities at National park Eravikulam.
When the lounge hummock swathe themselves in a blue blanket of Neelakurinji flowers, Munnar becomes a Ethan on land. Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) blooms once in every 12 years and en-number of commuter seeing Munnar during this period to visit the rolling hills and the ostensibly never ending valleys showered in purplish blue.
Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the cradle and improvement of tea plantations. The Tea Museum here houses curios, photographs and machineries; all of which have a anecdote to tell about the commencement and expand of tea plantations in Munnar. Top Station, which is about 33 km from Munnar town is at an altitude of 1750 m above ocean level. Nomads to Munnar make it a point to see Top Station to relish the panoramic view it offers of the total valley.
Situated at an altitude of 1750 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its preserve masonry dam, the romantic lake, strong green tea plantations, rolling grassroots and the Shola forests. Mattupetty is also ideal for hiking and is sanctuary to a variety of birds.
Near the suburb of Munnar is Chinnakanal and the waterfalls here, famously known as Power House Waterfalls, cataract down a steep rock. The spot is blessed by the scenic look of the Western Ghat.
There are many other tourist spots worth traveling in and around Munnar like Pambadum Shola National Park, Pallivasal, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Neelakurinji National blossom Park, Peerumedu, Anayirangal, Marayoor and the list goes many.
Closest railway stations: Theni (Tamil Nadu), about 60 km; Aluva about 110 km, Eranakulam 180 km, Kottayam 180 km
Nearest airports: Cochin International Airport, about 125 km; Madurai (Tamil Nadu), about 140 km.