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Planning a memorable vacation is not as easy when considering many options that one has right from adventure-based vacation to some religious circuits. Some might be interested in enjoying lip-smacking cuisine, whether others may indulge in adventure hiking, explore lush greeneries and bonding with nature. You can get all in one place, Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful hill station located in the Idukki district of Southwestern Indian State of Kerala. It is situated 1600 m above the mean sea level in the western ghats of the mountain range. The name Munnar transfers to 3 rivers referring to the location at the confluence of Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala rivers. Spread over an area of around 557sq km, Munnar in Devikulam Taluk is the largest panchayat in Kerala. Munnar enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year although there is a month-wise break up of weather so that visitors can plan their trip accordingly.
The Cheeyappara and Valara Waterfalls are among the best trekking locations in Idukki district. These waterfalls come across on the way to Munnar and attract many tourists. These waterfall areas surrounded by dense trees and rare species of plants and trees. The Cheeyappara Waterfalls fall in seven tiers, and size will make us fall in love with nature. Valara Waterfalls are also known for beautiful greenery surrounding it. It is a beautiful picnic location.
Attukad is considered as one of important tourist spot for its endless trails, making it an unavoidable part of every trekking lover's priority list. While travelling to Munnar you can feel rolling hills, a cascade of waterfalls, variety and rare species around, and a cool breeze follows you through the entire way. It is a perfect place to be with your loved ones for everlasting memories.
Mattupetty is about 13 km away from Munnar. This place is rich with greenish valleys and excellent climate. The main attraction of Mattupetty is the Dam and the lake here. The Dam constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s with water conservation and power generation as the leading mottoes. It is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar, and for animals, this is the constant availability of water. It is excellent to support animals.
Kundala Dam located 20 km from Munnar is Asia's first Arch Dam. There is gorgeous thick vegetation surrounded with enjoyable boating experience. Kundala Dam is one of the major attractions with Pedal boating. This a great attraction for tourists. The right place for a photoshoot.
The Top Station is the topmost point of Munnar from where we get a complete beautiful view of Munnar. Different flora and fauna enrich the Top station. The beauty of Top Station attracts all tourists. It will be a great miss if the tourist leaves Kerala without seeing the Top Station.
Echo point lies about 15 km from Munnar. This place which is famous for its natural echo phenomenon is an excellent picnic spot. You can visit echo point on the way to Top Station.
Eravikulam National Park is the home and sanctuary of Nilgiri Thar and is in the Devikulam district. This place witnessed the blooming of Neelkurinji flowers in every 12 years. The next blooming time is in 2030, and this park in its southern area hosts the highest Anamudi peak. The rare flora fauna of this place attracts tourists. Eravikulam National Park will be closed from February to March every year for the two months due to the calving season of Nilgiri Tahr.
Tata Tea established the Tea Museum in 2005. This place narrates the journey of tea in the area. Tea museum set up at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea ensures the protection of the legacy of people who worked hard to protect the tea plantation. In this area, we can observe the history and growth of tea estates. In the Tea Museum, various stages of tea processing found here, which includes the making of black tea. A sundial is another attraction of this place. Tea Museum was made in 1913 by the Art Industrial School at Nazareth, Tamil Nadu. We can see the usage of Pelton Wheel, in power generation plant during the 1920s. A demonstration room for tea tasting is another attraction where one tastes different varieties of tea.
Till 1790, Munnar was a heavily forested region. Tea garden got discovered in 1870. In 1870, Travancore's ruler granted 588 sq km of land on lease to J.D. Munro, a Scottish tea planter and a lawyer. Planting of the first sapling of tea happened in Sevenmallay Estate. Today Munnar has more than 50 tea gardens and sprawling gardens. Harrison Malayalam, Michael's Tea, Brooke Bond and AVT tea are some of the well-known tea estates in Munnar, and you can visit and involve in some tea tasting at nominal fees.
Blossom Park is one of the best sightseeing place situated at 3 km distance away from the main town of Munnar. It is close to the Pallivasal Hydroelectric Project. Blossom Hydel Park is a beautiful land piece accompanied by a wide array of fresh flowers, exotic green landscape, mountain butterflies, and migratory waterbirds. Muthirapuzha River trespasses through its landscape. It is also known for its natural flora and seasonal flora. There are roller skating, nature walks, badminton, bird watching, and boating activities to be enjoyed here.
Raveendra Foundation, the CSR wing of Raveendra Hospitality Private Limited is formed by the management and staff of RaveendraHopsitality Private Limited (Paradise Holidays) where each staff is a member and is administered by elected members among staff.Currently, the foundation has taken initiatives in helping children for their education, medical aid for poor, free ambulance service and more in the local area.Read More