Beauty of Idukki District

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Once in a while, you should go Munnar and Idukki district surroundings. Idukki district South India’s best hill station present in Kerala and Tamil Nadu border.

50 Tourists Spots in Idukki district.

  1. Aanayirankal Dam
  2. Anchuruly Tourist Centre
  3. Attukad Waterfall
  4. Bhoothathankettu Dam
  5. Cheeyappara Waterfall
  6. Chellarkovil Medu View Point
  7. Cheruthoni Dam
  8. Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary
  9. Chithirapuram Power House
  10. Echo Point
  11. Eravikulam National Park
  12. Gap Road
  13. Hill View Park
  14. Idukki Dam
  15. Ilaveezhaapoonchira
  16. Kallipali View Point
  17. Kalveri Mount
  18. Kulamavu Dam
  19. Kundala Dam
  20. Kuttikanam
  21. Kurishumala Tourist Spot
  22. Malankara Dam /Park
  23. Marayoor Eco Park
  24. Mattuppetty Cattle Farm
  25. Mattuppetty Dam
  26. Moolamattom Power House
  27. Munnar
  28. Nadukani View Point
  29. Ottakathala Medu Viewpoint
  30. Palkulamedu
  31. Palozhukumpara Tourist Spot
  32. Panchali Medu
  33. Pandippara
  34. Parunthumpara Tourist Spot
  35. Peerumedu
  36. Periyacanal Waterfall
  37. Pinevalley
  38. Ramakkal Medu
  39. Sreenarayanapuram Waterfall
  40. Thangalpara Tourist Spot
  41. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
  42. Thekkady Wild Life Sanctuary
  43. Thommankuthu Waterfall
  44. Thumbachimala View Point
  45. Top Station View Point
  46. Uppukunnu View Point
  47. Vaisali View Point
  48. Valanjamkanam Waterfall
  49. Valara Waterfall
  50. Wagamon Meadows

Thekkady: Snuggled in the Western Ghats, one of the world’s richest bio-diversity spots, is the fascinating natural Wildlife Sanctuary of Thekkady – the protected Periyar Tiger reserve. Spread across 777 sq, km of which 360 sq, km is a thick evergreen forest. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however, are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.

Munnar: is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kaudala. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns. winding land and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.

Wagamon: A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of tranquility. Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air makes Wagamon a perfect, holiday retreat. This enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens and meadows is on the Idukki – Kottayam border.

Top Station: 1,700 m above sea level. this is the highest point on the Munnar – Kodaikanal road. The rare Neelakurinji (Strobilanthus) belongs to this region. This plant blooms once in every twelve years, bathing the hillsides in bright blue, Top Station also offers a panoramic view of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.

Marayoor: This is the only place in Kerala that 1 has a natural growth of sandalwood tree & The ancient caves (muniyaras) with murals and relics from the Neolithic Age and the children’s park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of single banyan tree is of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam Waterfall and the Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby.

Thommankuthu: Famous for its seven-step waterfall, Thommankuthu is an ideal place for, adventure tourism. Other attractions: Pedal 1 boating, forest trekking night camping, bathing in the waterfall etc.

I’ve visited Munnar, Top Station and Wagamon between March and June 2017.  As a part of Mahindra vehicle purchase offer (Purple Club), registered for Club Mahindra Mount Serene present in Munnar-Chinnakal-Suryanelli road.

Day 1:

The Journey started via udumalpet, filled up fuel for vehicle and had lunch in Sun hotel. I was addressed after udumalpet it is hard to find shops and fuel stations.

Bypassed Amaravati dam, and entered Kerala borders via Babu Nagar and Marayoor. Followed maps and while driving you feel the enjoyment and experience via Kannan Devan hills.

I took a different route to reach Chninakkal-Suryanelli from Munnar, the route is single lane and security wise not advised. If you are using Google maps turn off single-lane routes and look for highway routes. The map will show you the shortest distance, might end up on the unknown road.

Club Mahindra Mount Serene

Munnar is present in the neighboring state, I didn’t have problems in connecting with people. They speak major south Indian languages. Reached Club Mahindra Mount Serene around 8.00 PM on the first day.

Day 2: Lockhart Gap: This was on the way from Chinnakal towards Top Station
 

Top Station: This is present in the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The climate was pleasant we reached Top Station by noon, on the way enjoyed the scenic of Tea estate with full lavish green mountains. After reaching the end of the road, need to walk for a few meters. Thus entered into Tamil Nadu borders which requires paying additional bucks to see the mountain ranges.

Kundala dam: Visited this Dam Top station and had lunch nearby hotel.

Echo Point and Mattupetty Dam are behind 30 – 40 minutes drive while returning from Kundala dam.  I didn’t find time to cover these two places and returned via Munnar to Chinnakanal Club Mahindra.

Day 3:

Club Mahindra helped to book for Kolukumalai Tea estate sunrise view. We started close to 5:15 AM Jumpy ride over mountains and reached before 6:00 AM.

This is called Singapara as it resembles Lion Rock.

Temporary hut for trekkers.

Harrisons Malaylam estate has Tea Factory, we learnt how tea is produced in different stages

Anayirankal dam

The Spice Garden.

Pothamedu View Point.







Day 4: 

Started to return back to home, visited photo point finally. Which is Located on the way

Photo Point 

Regrouped as family and friends vacation in end of May month to Vagamon Tunnel and Sucide point.

 

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