Munnar is one of the most popular tourist places in India. It is a beautiful getaway landscaped with tea plantations, lakes, forests and hills. Munnar is a profitable centre with one of the world's best tea estates. The adventure travelers come for the paragliding in Munnar. Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makes it perfect traveler destination in south India. positioned at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. Munnar was once a sleepy little hamlet, until Scottish planters exposed it. Later the British, who ruled India, developed it more into one of southern India’s most significant centers for the cultivation of tea, coffee and spices. Among the unusual flora found in the forests and grasslands in Munar is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years.
Thekkady is one of India's most attractive natural wildlife sanctuary, hill station & spice plantation. Thekkady is all about Periyar. Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life. Thekkady is one of the world's most beautiful natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Widen across 777, of which 360 sq. km is full of evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was stated a Tiger Reserve in 1978.
Idukki Arach Dam
The Giant Idukki Arach Dam is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. Idukki Arch Dam is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills, and it lies close to the Cheruthoni barrage. This Dam is considered to be Asia's largest Arch Dam with height of 555 feet. One of the attractive facts about this big dam is its underground powerhouse. In Idukki district, the powerhouse of Idukki dam is situated underground and it is 43 kms. The construction of this dam began on 30 April, 1969, with the Canadian support.
Malankara Dam
Malankara Dam is 6 km from Thodupuzha. The Malankara Dam is constructed across the waters from the tail-gate of the Moolamattom Power House. Malankara Dam is an artificial lake multiplies over 11 km formed as part of the Muvattupuzha valley irrigation project is accessible by road.
Thommankuthu Waterfalls
Thommankuthu Waterfalls situated 20 kms from Thodupuzha, A marvellous wonder of the nature; the seven-step waterfall here is a favorite picnic spot. At each step there is a cascade and a pool beneath. Thommankuthu Waterfalls located 74 kms from Cochin. There are buses from Thodupuzha, which is 18 kms away from Thommankuthu.
Peerumedu is a tiny hill station on the way to Thekkady. It is a abounding land at an altitude of 914 meters. In earlier times it is the summer palaces of Travancore Rajas, this small and cool hill station is full of rubber, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantation, interspersed with waterfalls and open grass lands.
Marayoor is one of the well-known tourist spots in the Idukki District of Kerala state, South India. It is the place where nature, history and culture combine harmoniously into tourism. 42 kilometers north of Munnar through the Udumalppetta route, Marayoor occupies a huge part on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district and is an important pre-historic site in Kerala. The beauty of Marayoor is also noted for its natural growth of sandal wood trees and sprawling wild life. Marayoor travelers commonly find themselves in the middle of history, nature and adventure.
Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, situated 15 kms from Munnar is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Partially the world population of the rare mountain goat is concentrated in this area. The animal is fast becoming wiped out. The sanctuary is a part of the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, and visitors are permitted only to the tourism area in the Rajamala region. A wildlife trip into Rajamala is a great opportunity to come up close with the timorous Tahrs and watch their habits and habitats. It is estimated that the total population of the rare Nilgiri Tahrs to be over 1300. Since Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary happens to be a chunk of Eravikulam National Park, the visitors are not allowed to explore the entire park.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous reserve extending to an area of more than 90 sq km, and came to recognition as a world life sanctuary in 1984. The sanctuary is home to some of the main peaks including Vellaikalmalai (1863 mts)), Kottakombumalai (2144 mts and Viriyottumalai (1845 mts). The wildlife sanctuary is situated at easily accessible distances from the Eravikulam National Park and Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. A major attraction is the highly endangered Grizzled Squirrel, which can be seen playing around on the trees near the Chinnar check post.