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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular tourist places near Munnar?

Rupali Khanna DEC 10 2012
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We know Munnar is a great hill station, but what makes it even better is the places around it, don't you think? Well, all of these places are not very far and are waiting for you to explore them. Just read on to know what these places have for you.

  • Mattupetty

    Located 13 kilometres from Munnar, this place is famous for its dairy farm which is the Indo-Swiss livestock project with a wide variety of high yielding cattle. Once you are in Mattupetty, you must visit the dam and the lake. The dam is a huge reservoir whose scenic beauty is simply astounding. You can see the eucalyptus plantations on the other side of the banks. Lots of wading birds can also be seen. There is boating facility in the waters of the reservoir. Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are also located close to Mattupetty.

  • Pothamedu

    At a distance of six kilometres from Munnar, this place offers breathtaking views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantation. The green mountains are an ideal site for trekking and mountain walks. A paradise for nature photographers as it offers picturesque views of the misty hills and lush meadows.

  • Devikulam

    This beautiful hill station is set like a jewel in the green mountains. Located at a distance of 16 kilometres from Munnar, this place offers a rare combination of exotic flora, fauna and cool mountain air. Devikulam is famed for its crystal clear lake named Sita Devi lake which is connected to the Hindu epic Ramayana. The water of the lake is said to have healing powers. The site is great as a picnic spot and for fishing trout.

  • Pallivasal

    This place is the site of Kerala's first hydroelectric project. Located at a distance of 8 kilometres from Munnar, this place is famed for its tranquility. Well known for its natural beauty, tourists throng to this place to enjoy the complementarity of the green water of the reservoir and the lush surroundings.

All of these places are truly unique and leave lasting impression on the mind. Great for both honeymoons and family vacations, visit to these places will always remind you of good times.

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