Friday, May 15, 2009

Munnar

Munnar in Kerala is a favorite destination of adventure tourists. There are facilities of trekking, camping, birdwatching tours, rock climbing and even parasailing and hang gliding. Fishing is a popular sport in the streams and lakes of Munnar and it is the ideal place to just lie back and relax or indulge in gentle strolls if a relaxing holiday in Kerala is on your itinerary. See the natural beauty of Munnar, the best hill station in kerala, on kerala tours, with Kerala backwater.
Pothamedu is one
of the major plantation hubs of Munnar. Views of coffee, tee, and cardamom plantations are
excellent from this place. It is an ideal place for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains, rolling hills, and breathtaking scenery.
Devikulam 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.
Pallivasal is situated around 8 km from Munnar. It has the distinction of being home to the first hydropower project in Kerala.It is a place of immense scenic beauty.
Echo pointAs its name suggests, the place has a natural echo phenomenon. Echo point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.
Rajamala A precious but little-known place situated at a distance of 15 km from Munnar, Rajamala is home to almost half the population of Nilgiri tahrs (a rare mountain goat). In fact, the Eravikulam-Rajamala region is the natural habitat of this almost extinct species with around 1,000 of them staying here. Chitirapuram This small hill station exudes an old-world charm with its old playgrounds and courts, bungalows, and sleepy little cottages that point to its colonial past. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous to the tourists for its picturesque tea plantations.
NyayamakadLocated between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls of Kerala. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters.
Climate:
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,600 meters (5,249 ft) to 1,800 meters (5,906 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The weather ranges between 5 ℃ (41 ℉) and 10 ℃ (50 ℉) in winter and 15 ℃ (59 ℉) and 25 ℃ (77 ℉) in summer. The tourist season is from August to May. However, even the monsoons are lovely with many streams and rivulets in the area.
How to reach Munnar:
By Air: The nearest airport is Kochi, 130 km away from Munnar.
By Rail: Kochi is the nearest railway station, which is connected to all the major cities in India.By Road: Munnar is accessible by road from most of the cities and town in Kerala.You can also reach Munnar form Coimbatore (-248 kms-6 hrs away) and Madurai (165 kms-5 hrs away) in TamilNadu. And from cochin by 3.5 hrs
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