Munnar, as the name suggests is at the merging point of three rivers namely Nallathanni, Kundala and Mundrapuzha. It is located at 1600 m, above sea level. Today, Munnar is blessed with a wonderful range of winding lanes and tea plantations. Neelakurinji grasslands in Munnar had gained popularity across the world. Apart from Neelakurinji, Munnar is also equipped with Anamudi, the highest peak in South India.
Are you a person interested in trekking? If your answer is yes, feel free to visit Anamudi. Eravikulam National Park is a main attraction near Munnar. Endangered species, Nilgiri Tahr is a main attraction here. It spreads over 97 sq km area. Gorgeous view of tea plantations and hills in this area presents a real treat to visitor's eyes.
Anamudi Peak, one among the best visited tourist spots is inside Eravikulam National Park. You can do trekking here with the permission of Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam. Mattupetty is another scenic spot nearby Munnar. This place situated at Munnar is above 1700 m above sea level. It is renowned for storage masonry dam and beautiful lake. Mattupetty is a perfect spot for people who enjoy pleasurable boat rides.
Dairy farm run by Indo Swiss Livestock project is another main feature in Mattupetty. You can find here high yielding breeds of cows. Pallivasal situated at nearly three kilometers from Munnar is another tourist destination. It can be introduced as the venue of first hydro-electric project in Kerala.
Power house waterfall
Power house waterfall near Chinnakanal is another attraction found near Munnar. It is located about 2000m above sea level. Anayirangal, renowned for tea plants and forests is located about 22 km from Munnar. Top station is another main spot near Munnar. It is located at a height of 1700 m above sea level.
If you wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of Nilakurinji, never hesitate to get a trip to Top Station. As the name suggests, this place is considered to be as the highest point in Munnar kodaikanal road. Tea museum, as the name suggests is a museum exclusively dedicated for tea. It was opened some years ago by Tata Tea in Munnar.
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