Monday, December 18, 2017

Munnar Becomes Busy as Snow Falls on the Mountain Peaks

The flow of tourist towards Munnar to enjoy the chilled weather has increased in the last few days. The flow of tourists which started to increase since November is expected to reach its full potential by Christmas vacation. The hill stations of Kerala such as Munnar, Thekkady, Vagamon etc has witnessed the huge flow of travellers in the last few days especially the weekends. A long queue of tourist vehicles can be seen on the road from Adimali to Munnar. Around 2500 tourists reach the Rajamalai wildlife sanctuary on a daily basis.

As per the tourism department around 1500 travellers visit Mattupetty in Munnar on a daily basis and this number is expected to increase in the coming days. Tourist destinations in Munnar such as Kolukkumalai and Meesappulimala have already started witnessing the increased flow of tourists. In the last few days, the temperature dipped to almost 4 degree celsius in Munnar town and the nearby estates such as Lekshmi, Chenduvarai and Chittuvara experienced a temperature of 2 degree Celsius. The withdrawal of the rain and the clear sky in Munnar has contributed to the dip in the temperature.

As construction work is going on along the Kochi-Dhanushkodi highway, a 42 kilometer road distance from Munnar to Bodimettu has been blocked from morning 7 to evening 7. As  a result, the tourists are reaching Munnar by deviating from Pooppara and taking the Rajakumari-Kunchithanni-Pallivasal route.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Neelakurinji Blooms Again in Munnar

Neelakurinji  has yet again started blooming in areas of Munnar like Rajamala in Eravikulam National Park, Korandakadu mountain ranges, and Kottakamboor in Vattavada. The blooming of Neelakurinji in Munnar will attract an increased number of tourists in the coming months.

Kerala Forest Department forecast another blooming season to start only in August 2018 in Idukki, where neelakurinji last blossomed in the year 2006. Tourists can purchase tickets to Rajamala from Eravikulam National Park and the forest department will take visitors in special buses to the protected area to see Neelakurinjis.

You can view the Neelakurinji at the Korandakadu mountain ranges  that falls on the Munnar–Mattupetty route. The pretty blue Neelakurinji flowers can already be seen at Kottakamboor in Vattavada, including the places where the tribal community swells. You will be pretty lucky to view the Neelakurinji flows in full bloom if the climatic conditions at Munnar are favorable.

Neelakurinji can be seen at the Eravikulam national park and it is a protected area. In places such as Chokramudi, Lakshmi mountain ranges, Vattavada, and Kottakamboor areas, the land grabbing trend has completely destroyed kurinji's habitats. Adversities like forest fires, unscientific constructions of resorts by land mafia have endangered the blooming of Neelakurinji.

Most of the hotels will be full in the coming days as travellers from different parts will travel to Munnar so as to view the amazing beauty of Neelakurinji flowers.

Monday, January 2, 2017

My Top 10 Favorite Places in Munnar

Travelling to Munnar is one of the most amazing experience for a traveler and once you reach this hill stations in Kerala, you will be greeted with some of the most amazing views of the nature. I have visited Munnar a lot of times and have visited different travel location. I really love visiting this place again and again without getting bored. Such is the amazing travel experience Munnar has to offer. Every time we visit Munnar, we will get something new to view and experience.

The climate in Munnar is always chilly and the only season that you should avoid visiting this place is during the Monsoon season. During the monsoon period, it will be raining heavily and you will not be able to wander out and enjoy the panoramic beauty of the hills in Munnar. The beauty of the enchanting tea plantations will be missed by you during the monsoon and hence it is better to avoid visiting Munnar during that time.

There are a lot of attractions and places to visit in Munnar which include adventure travel destinations, scenic locations, trekking trails, markets, gardens, waterfalls, old buildings etc. All these will attract the attention of the travellers without any doubt.

I also have passion for some of the important travel attractions in Munnar and here I am listing out my top 10 favorite travel attractions in Munnar and am not really going to elaborate about all these attractions. I will just point it out and you can go and Google it out to find more details.

So here goes the list.

1. Pothamedu ViewPoint

2. Attukal Waterfalls

3. Top Station

4.Kundala Lake

5. Mattupetty Dam

6.Eravikulam National Park

7. Anamudi

8. Indo Swiss Diary Farm

9. Lock hart Gap

10. Meesapulimala