Munnar - Hillstation
Munnar is one of India’s most visited hilly areas. The town is at a confluence of three rivers, and hence the name. Atukkad Waterfalls, on Kochi road, offers a grand view as well as a nice drive. Don’t forget to visit Blossom Park and Chithirapuram. The Floriculture Centre at Mattupetty is operated by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation. The Mattupetty Dam and surroundings have facilities for boating and horse riding. Another interesting place to see is the Indo-Swiss Farm. The dairy farm has more than 100 varieties of high-yielding cattle being reared here.
Often favoured by film shooting crew and honeymooners, Echo Point is just 15km from Munnar. About 20km from the city centre, the Kundala Lake stands in the middle of a jungle. On the lake, you can go boating on a row boat or a pedal boat. Top Station is 37km from Munnar town and is known for regular jeep rides to spot the Neelakurunji plant. Towards Marayoor side, visit the Tata Tea Museum, Naimakkadu Waterfalls and the famous Eravikulam National Park. Inside the park is the Anamudi Peak. It is the highest peak south of the Himalayas. Don’t miss the small waterfall at Lakkam.
At a height of 2,175m, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is one of the highest tea estates in the world. Other places to visit are Calvary Mount, Poopara, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, CSI Christ Church and The High Range Club. Engage in some interesting adventure activities, mountain climbing and waterfall rappelling.