(6 km from Munnar):Pothamedu
offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee
and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The
rolling hills, the lush mountain and the
breathtaking scenery here is ideal for
trekking and long mountain walks.
(7 km from Munnar):This
idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns,
exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain
air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi
Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque
surroundings is a good picnic spot. The
lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
(8 km from Munnar):This
is the venue of the first Hydro Electric
Project in Kerala and a place of immense
(9 km from Munnar):A
panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills,
Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal,
is a feast for the eyes. The place is
also ideal for long treks.
(10 km from Munnar):Located
between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad
is a land of breathtaking waterfalls.
The waters cascade down a hill from a
height of about 1600 metres. The enchanting
surroundings make an excellent picnic
spot and trekking point.
(10 km from Munnar):With
its sleepy little cottages, bungalows,
old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram
still exudes an old world charm. Home
of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project,
this hill town is also famous for its
picturesque tea plantations.
(13 km from Munnar):Situated
at a height of 1700 m, Mattupetty is known
for its highly specialised dairy farm
- the Indo Swiss Livestock Project. Over
a 100 varieties of high yielding cattle
are reared here. Visitors are allowed
into 3 of the 11 cattle sheds at the farm.
Visiting time: 0900 - 1100 hrs and 1400
- 1530 hrs. Rate Rs. 5 per head.
Mattupetty lake and dam, just a short
distance from the farm, is a very beautiful
picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea
plantations and the Kundala Lake are other
attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki
provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty
Dam. Speed launch, slow speedboat and
motorboats are available on hire.
Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar):This
is an ideal place for adventure tourism
and trekking. The fresh mountain air,
the mist-clad hills and panoramic view
make it worthy of a visit.