Situated at a height
of 1700 Mts , Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss
live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared
here.Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the
Time : 0900 - 1100 hrs and 1400 - 1530 hrs.
Rate : Rs.
5/- per head. (
liable to change)
The 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 and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.
Pothamedu (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.
km from Munnar)
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.
km from Munnar)
This is the venue
of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immence scenic
Attukal (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.
Nyayamakad (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 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.
Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar)
With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallivasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.
Lock 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.
Rajamala (15 km from Munnar)
The natural habitat
of the Niligiri tahr , Rajamala is 2695 Mts above sea level. Half the world's population of the
rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found
here.The Niligiri tahr in Rajamala are now to be found in small herds
found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs
in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300.
Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800
Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon.
Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years,
Rs. 50 for foreigners.( liable to change)
Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar.
Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar)
The 97 sq. km.
park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk and is home to the Nilgiri
Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 Mts) is located in the Southern region
of the park.
Originally established to protect
the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated
in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary
in 1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological
and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978.
It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas
(evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily
comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world. .