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Munnar



Munnar Hill, KeralaMunnar : Situated in the Western Ghats, Munnar was once a favorite summer resort of the British government. It stands at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. There are immense opportunities for adventure sports and leisure activities at Munnar. While the more active ones can opt for trekking, boating, riding and angling, the lazier ones would love to do a little sightseeing said to be the Kashmir of South India, a part of Kerala. One of the most popular hill stations in India, it features a number of tea estates, misty mountains, waterfalls and forest sanctuaries. Situated at 1600 m above sea level, the winding lane of Munnar and its special Neelakkurinji flowers, which bathe the hills in blue blooms once every twelve years are very famous. The next blossom season of these Neelakkurinji flowers is said to be scheduled in 2006. Munnar boasts of the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, standing at an altitude of 2695 m above sea level, which offers just the ideal place for camping and trekking.

According to records, A.H. Sharp planted the first tea sapling at Parvathi, a part of the present Sevenmullay area. Pothamedu is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar offering scenic views of coffee, tee, and cardamom plantations and ideal place for trekking and hiking. The picture-perfect Pallivasal has the distinction of being home to the first hydropower project in Kerala. The treks and waterfalls of Attukal are enchanting. Exotic flora and fauna, cool mountain breezes, velvety lawns and Sita Devi Lake with trout-fishing facilities are the chief attractions of Devikulam. Nyayamakad near Rajamala has scintillating waterfalls with water cascading down from a height of around 1,600 m and has beautiful treks. Rajamala is home to almost half the population of Nilgiri tahrs (a rare mountain goat). Chithirapuram has old playgrounds and courts, colonial bungalows and sleepy little cottages and home to Pallivasal Hydel Power Project. Echo Point features a natural echo phenomenon.



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