The feel of the cool comforting breeze while driving along the serene and picture perfect landscape is priceless! The quaint hill town of Munnar is offset with lush green forests, captivating hills, cascading waterfalls, carpeted tea, coffee and orange plantations that pristinely permeate the air with a fragrance that is quintessentially Munnar. The highest point in Munnar, quite befittingly called Top Station, is abundantly blessed with nature’s virtues. Picturesque views in the environ of enchanting emerald green foliage amidst the wispy blanket of misty clouds are soul-soothing. The enrapturing enigma of the Atukkal Falls, Cheeyappara Falls and Valera Falls is a breathtaking experience. The cascades are surrounded by verdant woodlands that are a treasure house of flora and fauna. Wildlife aficionados, behold! The Eravikulam Wildlife Park is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahrs and other rare species. The park is also the land of ‘Neelakurinji’, the rare exquisite flowers that bloom once in twelve years. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is another wildlife hotbed that Munnar houses. It is home to the endangered Giant Squirrel and unparalleled flora and fauna. Picture a herd of elephants quenching their thirst in the calm backdrop of dense woodlands and misty clouds. The Elephant Arrival Lake beckons these majestic creatures, and you can delight in elephant spotting in this picturesque locale. Imagine being in the serene midst of aromatic sandalwood forests, vast sugarcane farms, and gushing cascades. Situated just 40 km from Munnar – Marayoor is a pristine woodland that is also famous for its Neolithic Era rock paintings and dolmens. These cave paintings depict the legendary wandering of 'Lord Rama and Sita' and the 'Pandavas' inside the caves. The view of this historic treat set against the green backdrop of the valley is indeed a sight to behold! The scenic Pamber River that flows through Marayoor enhances the unspoiled natural allure of the environ. Perched at a breathtaking elevation, the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate offers a resplendent view of the surrounding area. Lush green acres of aromatic tea plantations are surely a tea-lover’s cup of tea! Spending calming moments in the pictorial backdrop of the setting sun is a therapeutic experience. Adventure seekers can rejoice when in Munnar. Mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling and hiking through the rugged terrain encapsulated with a sea of green – what an adrenaline rush that can be! Other points of interest are Kundala Lake, Kannan Dev Tea Museum, Blossom Hydel Park, Echo Point.
Copyright © 2019 indianhorizons.net All Rights Reserved.