KOLUKKUMALAI TEA ESTATEMUNNAR (Top 100 Places to visit):-
The Kolukkumalai tea estate located on Kolukkumalai hill of Munnar region in southwestern state of India , Kerala. It located at a height of 7900 ft above sea level therefore it is highest tea plantations in the world. The distant hills slipping in and out of the mist is a captivating sight. Kolukkumalai is about 38 km from Munnar. The hill top is accessible only by jeep and it is about one and a half hour journey from the Munnar town.
Munnar,best known for natural green carpet on hills, is an attractive objective with the world’s best as well as renowned tea estates. Munnar literally means ‘three rivers’. Fed by three mountain streams, the Muthirapuzha, Nallathany as well as the Kundala, it blessed with almost every shade of green that the mind can conjure, all thanks to thousands of acres of tea and cardamom plantations, and shola forests and also grass lands.
The striking natural beauty of the flower plants in Munnar has always attracted the travelers as well as tourists across the world. There are around 15,000 flowering plant species in Munnar. Various species and colors of spectacular Rose plants found in Munnar.
Places to see near Munnar:-
Devikulam,a small hill station ,located 7 km from Munnar towards Madurai route and 1800 meter above sea level. The name Devikulam literally driven from Devi is Seeta Devi of Ramayana as well as Kulam means Pond or lake.
Pallivasal is 8 km from Munnar. A famous attraction in the town is the Pallivasal Falls, which is a must see when in the area. This is the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty and is widely accepted picnic spot.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is 15 km from Munnar. It is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The place is perfect for nature lovers and photography fanatics.2690 meter high, highest peak of the region, Anamudi is situated in the Eravikulam National Park.
Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary
Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary is 60 kms from Munnar town. The Chinnar and Pambar rivers are the major perennial water resources in the sanctuary. It located in the rain shadow of High Ranges in the Southern Western Ghats.