Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Munnar- Kerala-Munnar tour-Munnar Map-Munnar places to see- visit

Munnar possibly the most famous hill station in South India now.It is a town located in the Idduki district of India's Kerala state (God's Own Country).The Munnar panchayat in the Devikulam block is the largest panchayat in the Idduki district.Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience for the tourist and traveller.Idukki is the most beautiful High range district of Kerala.Idukki is the largest District of Kerala . About 97 percent of the total area of the District is covered by rugged mountains and forests.Idukki has three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries. The River Pamba also has its origin here.
Geography
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters (8,530 ft) above mean sea level.

Climate

Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The temperature ranges between −10 °C (14 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F) in winter and 8 °C (46.4 °F) and 16 °C (60.8 °F) in summer.

Season
The tourist season in Munnar is from August to May. However, even the monsoons are lovely with many streams and rivulets in the area and post drizzle the dew drenched tea gardens looking majestic and heavenly enshrouded in light mist .

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Map of Munnar - Idukki
Munnar map can be viewed here. 

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PLACES TO VISIT in Munnar


Pothamadu - 6 km from Munnar
Pothaamedu, an important travel attraction of Munnar, located 6 km from Munnar.Pothaamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Pothamadu and the breathtaking scenary here are ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.
Chithirapuram-10 km from Munnar
Chithirapuram is famous for its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts.Chithirapuram still exudes an old-world charm.

Mattupetty -13 km from Munnar
Mattupetty situated at a height of 1700 m and 13 km from Munnar.The Mattupetty lake and dam is a very beautiful picnic spot. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam.Mattupetty is known for its highly specialised dairy farm-the Indo Swiss Livestock Project. Over a 100 varieties of high-yielding cattle are reared here.

Lock Heart Gap- 13km from Munnar
Lock Heart Gap with it's fresh mountain air, the mistclad hills and panoramic view make it an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking.


Rajamala - 15km from Munnar
Rajamala is famous for Nilgiri tahr.This is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri tahr which is fast becoming extinct. The Nilgiri tahrs are today redused to small herds found in the Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Nilgiri tahrs in Rajamala is estimated at 1317.

Echo Point - 15 km from Munnar
Echo Point got it's name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo Point is on the way to Top Stations from Munnar.

Devikulam -7 km from Munnar
Devikulam is a small hill station about 16 km southwest of Munnar from Munnar and is about 1800 meters above the sea level.
Devikulam 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.

Pallivasal - 8 km from Munnar
Pallivasal is the site of the first Hydro-Electric Project in Kerala

Attukal- 9 km from Munnar
Attukal located at a distance of about 9 kilometers from Munnar, Attukal provides beautiful scenery of stunning waterfalls and lush green hills.Attukal is a feast for the eyes.

Nyayamakad  -10km from Munnar
Nyayamakad is 10 km from Munnar is located between Munnar and Rajamala.Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting surroundings make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.


Eravikulam National Park - 15 km from Munnar
The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam taluk and is home to the Nilgiri tahr.
The Anamudi peak (2695m) which is the tallest peak in Kerala is located in the park.

Power House waterfalls - 18 km from Munnar
Power House waterfalls is on the way to Thekkady from Munnar.The waterfall cascades down a steep rock, 2000m above sea level.

Kundala - 20 km from Munnar
Kundala is a small beautiful town on the way to Top Stations.Aruvikkad waterfalls is also near Kundala.


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