On top of the world – thrilling & nerve wracking ride, excellent views, great tea.
Kolukkumalai is home to highest organic tea plantations in the world. It is about 7,120 ft (2,170 m) above sea level. This hill top village is accessible only by jeep due to rugged roads.
The route as incredibly beautiful.
Reaching the top, just before the tea factory, You will be facing Tamil Nadu on one side (fully covered with clouds) and Kerala on the other (completely giving clear panoramic views !!!).
The factory itself is some 70+ years old and uses traditional techniques even today. For Kolukkumalai package tours and for clarification regarding this call at 9886169764.
Near the town of Munnar is Chinnakanal and the waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges. When you have traveled about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 7 km from Purple Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.
Chinnakanal water falls
At a distance of 1 Kms from Purple Munnar, Power House Waterfalls (also called as Chinnakanal Waterfalls) is located near Chinnakanal village after Devikulam about 1 Km from NH49 (towards Thekkedy – Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary).
Falling through a steep rock, this cascading waterfall is a wonderful place to spend few hours. The stream is said to be originated from scenic & sacred Devikulam Hills. It is one of the best waterfalls in Munnar. There is a natural pool at bottom of the falls.
Eravikulam National Park
The Eravikulam National park also boasts of hosting South India’s highest peak, Anamudi (2695 m), in its southern area. This park is spread over an area of 97 square kilometers and packs tons of fun spots for people to have a good time in. One can see the crowds around the Echo Point, where the natural view and unique setting adds to the eponymous phenomenon. The Rajamalai region of the park is open to the public and from here; the exotic Nilgiri Tahr can be viewed. The Rajamalai region falls under the tourism zone of the area. The other two are the Core area and Buffer area which are both not open to the public. There is a host of trekking options as well in the area.
Mattupetty Dam (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.
Top Station is a tourist destination in the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. It is part of Idukki District in Kerala. Top Station is notable as the historic transshipment location for Kannan Devan tea delivered there from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway to Kottagudi. This area is popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is nearby. Top Station is the western entrance to the planned Palani Hills National Park.
Gap Road view
Lockhart Gap View Point is one of the beautiful and silent location in Munnar. The panoramic view of this place makes it a worth to visit.
Chaturangapara view point
Awesome view. Wonderful place to touch the skies and have a real bird’s eye view of western ghats and the Tamil Nadu Theni side.
Opportunity to see and feel the wind farm on a hill top and get carried away by the wind and the ambience.
Bloosoms Garden Munnar
- This place offers you so much more with full bloomed flowers and very beautiful park..loved the layout and the varieties of flowers..
- They had an aquarium inside which the kids loved.
- It was very well done with lots of beautiful flowers all across the park.
This Kannan devan Tea museum is an outstanding place for those who have interest on history of tea plantation over Munnar and Nilgiries.. the Video documentary explaining awesomely the history and the present.
The. inceptions of Tea making skills how it was invented,its must for growing children to know the illustrious history which you can know by watching Audio visual short documentary film on it inside the Tea museum.
The informative narration about different stages of tea processing and with a cup of tea saw a short film that gives you detailed idea of history of munnar.