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Munnar - Kerala


About Munnar :

139 kms from Ernakulam: The highest altitude1524 m town of Kerala with a cool bracing climate with extensive tea and cardemon plantations, lakes, and streams and beautiful viewes of lowlaying clouds and mist filled valleys. The highest peadk of south India. Anaiomudi 2595 m is only a short distance from here.

Smaller than more ooty or Kodaikanal, Litter-and crowd-free Munnar handles tourism with grance. This hill station's soaring mountain peak and miles of rolling tea plantations are unmatched, inviting long hikes and longer vistas. The scruffy little town has friendly inhabitations who slow down their jeeps to enquire if travellers need help.

It was a scotsman, J.D. Munro, who kicked off the town's development during the 1870s, creating a fiefdom for generations of Scottish tea planters. When Munro and friends finally left in 1970s, they left their rolling oceans of tea to Tata tea Ltd., an offshoot of the same Parsi owned mega-company that build the bus that brought into into town. Today, the precisely manicured tea plantations continue to dominate every aspect of llife in Munnar, though the burgeoning tourist industry contributes more and more to the local economy every year.
 

Orientation :

In Tamil, Munnar means "Three Rivers", and the heart of the town centers on the point where the three rivers meet. The road from Cochin enters the relatively flat valley along side the main river 3 km south of munnar's town center. It passes the KSRTC bus station after 1 km, old Munnar after another 1 Km and finally reaches happening New Munnar Town after yet another 1 Km. The road to Chinnar leads north out of town. Several budget hotels restaurants, tourists ofices and local bus stands are packed into the bazaar here, overlooked by the Tata tea regional headquaters on Cochin Rd. Joseph lype, in his tiny tourist information center in the main bazaar.

 Sight Seeing In Munnar:

PothameduPothamedu - 6 kms from munnar, pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

Devikulam - 7 kms from munnar, this idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The sita devi lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal fortroutfishing.

Rajamala - 15 kms from munnar : this is the natural habitat of the nilgiri tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain goat which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.

Eravikulam National Park - 15 kms from munnar : the 97 sq. Km park is situated in the devikulam taluk and is home to the nilgiri tahr. The anamudi peak (2695 m ) is located in the southern region of the park.

The best way to experience Munnar is to stroll through the tea fields and splash around in the waterfalls. Be sure to spend a few extra paise to bus or rickshaw out to some of Munnar's vistas. The cascades of Athukad Falls can be found near Pullivasal Tea Estate, just off Cochin Rd. They are accessible by foot with the option of returning by local bus. There is a lake with boating and (Land Bound) elephants 15km away. For more information of these places and other scenic walks around Munnar.

Munnar biggest attraction is the Eravikulam National Park, 15km away, established in 1978 to protect the spectacular Mt. Anaimundi(2694m), the highest Indian peak south of the Himalayas. The mountain and its surrounding are home to the endangered mountain goat, the Nilgiri tahr, of whichonly 2500 are estimated to remain. The park's ecosystem also supports gaur, wild dogs, jungle cats, mongoose and barking deer. Surrounded by beautiful tea fields, visitors can stroll past waterfalls and through fields of grass along the mountainside to where the wild goats are found.
 

 Entertainment And Nightlife:

Munnar doesn't exactly have a happening club scene, but the closest you'll get is trying to get yourself admitted to the exclusive members-only High Range Club, where the old world atmosphere of the planters' social world still lives on in the gentleman's bar, lined with hunting trophies and a collection of headwear.

 
 
 
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