Mattupetty dam was constructed to generate electricity by conserving water. This is a famous picnic spot for the localities and even the tourist. The dam is constructed on the Mattupetty Lake. This lake is a home to a large number of species of birds and animals because of the perennial supply of water which comes from the reservoir. You can enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the lake or even try boating which can be a fun activity. One can spot many elephants at this place.
Marayur is mentioned in the Hindu epic Mahabharata as well. Marayur is also called as Marayoor. It is said that Mayur has been visited by the Pandavas during exile. It is also famous for its Neolithic era rock paintings and dolmens. The only natural sandalwood forest which is famous in Kerala is a part of Maryur region. The medicinal plants and herbs are best of this place. Marayur is a famous hill station of Kerala. For the avian diversity, Marayur is categorized as of the richest areas of South India. This place even has hotels and restaurants for the people to enjoy meals.
Top station is just at a distance of 40 kilometers away from Munnar. It is a frequently visited tourist spot in Kerala. In the Western Ghats, Top Station is located at an average height of 1800 meters above sea levels. The breathtaking view of mountains and walking among the clouds is the best experience which one can add to their life. For the people who are planning a trip to Munnar, Top Station should be a part of their list.
Echo Point is named because of the enchanting echo phenomena which take place at this spot. The Echo Point is situated on the way to Top Station when going from Munnar. The rare Karunji flower can also be seen at the Echo Point. This destination has a very beautiful lake which is situated beside a hillock. The place is loved by the youngsters and the newlywed couples. To the more Echo Point is a great destination for camping and photography.
Eravikulam National Park is located at an average altitude of 2000 meters above the sea level. It is a protected forest and is a dwell too many endemic and rare species of flora, fauna, reptiles and avifauna. A total of 750 species can be spotted here. Animals like Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog and Dhole are a part of The Eravikulam National Park.
Thus Munnar is a rich place which has lots of things to explore and enjoy. So planning a trip to this beautiful green destination should be on your list for this year.