When we hear the name Kerala, we automatically relax and imagine ourselves lost in the laps of nature. Kerala is popularly known are “God’s own country”, and rightfully so. People come to Kerala from all around the world for the tranquility and peace that it has to offer to everyone visiting. If you are a lover of nature, then it is a paradise for you. If you are not, then Kerala will not fail to make you a nature lover.
Munnar is one of the hill stations in Kerala. It is located at an altitude of 3000 m above the sea level and is a paradise for nature lovers. Munnar is known for the lush green hills and valleys and the pleasant climate. It is one of the most beautiful places in the entire country and thousands of people come here every year. Almost every Indian has it on their bucket list to visit Munnar because this place offers something to everyone’s liking. Whether you are traveling solo or with your family, Munnar will guarantee you a unique calming experience.
If you are an adventure junkie, Munnar has a lot of adventure parks where you can have your fill of adrenaline rush. From boating to ziplining, to bungee jumping, you can try any sports activities you want. It is also a paradise for trekkers as Kerala’s highest peak, Anamudi Peak is located in Munnar. Munnar offers the most beautiful trekking trails in the country.
If you are here to get away from your busy schedule and rejuvenate your soul, then you can stay in tree houses or visit Kundala Lake, where you will find the ultimate tranquility.
Echo point Munnar
The echo point in Munnar is one of the most famous places to visit. It is located at an altitude of 600 m from sea level and is about 15 km from Munnar. The echo point is at the confluence of three famous mountains in the south of India, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and the Kundala ranges. The echo point is located on the banks of the Kundala lake and you can witness lush greenery as far as your eyes can see. This is the point where when you shout something, it comes echoing back to you. You can go boating on the lake or even trek to the top of the hill.
The Attukud waterfall is located in the Idukki district of Kerala, on the way from Munnar to Pallivasal. The visit to the Attukud Waterfall must be on the itinerary of your Munnar tour packages with thrillophilia.com. The road to the waterfall is safe to travel in even during the rainy season. The waterfall is nestled in the lush greenery and the misty clouds complement well with the natural scenery. The pool formed at the foot of the waterfall is clear and pure so you can enjoy a hearty swim here. you will also find many luxurious resorts nearby amid the woods. Here, you will have chance to discover the typical plants and fauna of the Eravikulam National Park. Endemic species such as Nilgiri Tahr, Nile marten, Red-billed mongoose, etc. are common within these forests.
Pothamedu viewpoint as the name suggests is a spot from which you can witness the valleys and hills of the western ghat. If the sky is clear, you can also spot the Muthirapuzha river and the Arch Dam. Trekking to the top of the hill is one of the most beautiful trails in India because it is covered in greenery and mist. The tea, coffee, cardamom, and pepper plantations contribute to the majority of the greenery around the hills of the viewpoint. If you are looking for tranquility and peace, this is the best place for that. Watching the panoramic view of the Sahyadri ranges while the sun setting in the backdrop is a view you will always remember.
Kundela lake is nestled in the laps of the Nilgiri hills in Kerala. It is located at an altitude of 1400 m from sea level. If you love nature and wish to feel close to it, the Kundala lake is a paradise for you. You can go for boat rides on the Shikara boats on the lake. Kundela lake is where you can find cherry blossoms twice a year. This attracts thousands of tourists every year because of the picture-perfect scenery. While boating or just sitting along the banks of the lake you can witness the tea plantations in the Nilgiri hills. The contrast between the clear blue sky and the rich green tea plantation will take your breath away. One of the main attractions of Lake Kundala is the historic dam with the same name as the lake.
Eravikulam national park
Eravikulam National Park is nestled in the western ghats and is just 45 minutes away from the Munnar City Centre. The National Park is huge and is spread across a land of around 97 km. You will be awestruck at the flora and fauna that Eravikulam houses. If you are a bird watcher then this national park is a paradise for you as there are more than 132 species of birds here. There are over 19 species of amphibians, 20 different species of mammals, 105 species of beautiful butterflies, and 20 species of orchids. You will also find various types of leopards and lions here along with otters and Nilgiri langurs. Kerala’s highest peak, Anamudi Peak, is located in the national park.