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Nilgiri Langur Sprawling tea plantations picture-book town.Winding lanes filled with the heady fragrance of fresh tea ... All 1800 metre above sea level. In fact, Munnar has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi which towers over 2695 m.

An assortment of wildlife such as the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri langur, Sambhar, Gaur and the Lion tailed macaque are found in the rich tropical forest around.

The very name Munnar means rivers and there are actually three of them, three mountain streams Muthirapuza, Nallathanni and Kundala, confluencing at the heart of the town meeting all the waters requirements of the settlers and the visitors.

Comfortably cool even in summer when the rest of Kerala suffers through sultry and sweaty days, Munnar insanely charms and tantalizes the visitors with her blue mountains, green meadows, clear as-crystal springs and the ever present breeze that calms and soothes the body and the mind.

Ecologists and botanists throng Munnar where the flowers are in bloom and the wild life is in boom all year round. Rich in plants and animals of a myriad variety, Munnar has two wild life sanctuaries located nearby.

Places of tourist interest in Munnar
Mattupetty Lake Mattupetty (13 km from Munnar) Situated at a height of 1700 m , Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm.
The Mattupetty lake and dam , just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire

Devikulam (7 km 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 for trout fishing.

Pallivasal (8 km from Munnar) This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty.

Marayoor (40 kms from Munnar) This is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory of the forest department, the caves(muniyaras) with the murals and relics from the New stone age civilization and the children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single banyan tree, are of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam waterfalls and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby.

Eravikulam National Park 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 (2695 m) is located in the Southern region of the park. Originally established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1975.

Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.

Sanctuary Visit: The park is divided into 3 regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only to the tourism area which is in the Rajamala region. The Nilgiri Tahr can be observed at close quarters here. Trekking facilities are available here. Tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi. This is also a place for adventure tourism.

Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar) This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.

Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar) With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Anayirangal (22 kms from Munnar ) It's a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by Tata Tea plantations and evergreen forests. It is an ideal picnic spot.

Nyayamakad Waterfall Attukal (9 km from Munnar) A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.

Nyayamakad (10 km from Munnar) Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.

Echo Point (15 km from Munnar) This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Echo point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar) The natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr , Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or Tahr which is fast becoming extinct is now found here. The Nilgiri Tahr in Rajamalai are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.
Visiting Time: 0700 - 1800 hrs. Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Permitting Authority: Wild Life DFO, Munnar.

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