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Mattupetty

Mattupetty Dam munnarMattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level is 13 Km from town. Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a major picnic spot with the panoramic view of the tea plantations and the lake. Boating facilities are available in the reservoir. Mattupetty is also well known for its highly specialized dairy. There are over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle at the specialized dairy farm and visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm. Mattupetty Dam, has been a vital sources of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the States. The large amount of perennially water allows wild animals and birds to flourish, has been a vital sources of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the States.

Rajamala

Rajamala munnarRajamala is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of this rare mountain goat is found here, which is fast becoming extinct. The sanctuary is a part of the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, and visitors are allowed only to the tourism area in the Rajamala region. It is also here that you can find the Neelakurinji flowers, which blooms once in every 12 years. At the Rajamala Sanctuary you can see large variety of flora and fauna. 

 This place lies at a distance of 15 kilometers from Munnar.

 

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park munnarThe Eravikulam National Park was established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr, endangered specie of the wild goat and the only one to be found south of the Himalayas. Rich in forest and grasses, this park is relatively new as it was in 1978 that the area was notified as a park. The park lies along the high ranges of the western coast in the Munnar Forest Division of Idukki district in Kerala.

The park expands over an area of 97 square kilometers at Devikulam, Munnar. With rolling and green grasslands to the evergreen forests, the Eravikulam National Park makes up for a must visit destination when in Munnar.

Anamudi

Anamudi munnarAnamudi, rising 2695 mts above sea level, is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and in entire South India. It forms an ideal setting for trekking. The easiest route to the summit of Anamudi is a technically easy hike on grass slopes, starting from a rolling hill plateau with a base elevation of about 2000m.

This peak lies in the border of Devikulam, Idukki and Kothamangalam. The name Anamudi means ‘Elephant’s Forehead’ and just as it suggest this peak resembles the forehead of an elephant. This peak lies at a distance of 13 kilometers from the hill town of Munnar.

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