Eravikulam National Park: Eravikulam is situated close to Munnar. It lies across the border of
Kerala and Tamil Nadu and further extends to the Annamalai
National Park Rich in forest and grasses, this park was
established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered specie of
the wild goat and the only one to be found south of the
Himalayas. Apart from the Nilgiri Tahr, which is a goat found in
South India, the Eravikulam National Park is also home to Atlas
Moth, Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri
Langur, Tigers and Leopards.
Anamudi Peak: At 2,695
mts, it is the highest peak in south India is located within the Eravikulam park
area. This offers a good trekking ground and thus attracts many
Devikulam: This idyllic hill station situated 7 kms from Munnar is a spread of velvet lawns, exotic flora and
fauna and cool mountain air. To a visitor it surely would turn
out to be 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.
Pallivasal: Situated 8 kms from Munnar, Pallivasal is the
venue of the first Hydro electric Project in Kerala. It is also
a place of immense scenic beauty.
Mattupetty Lake and Dam: A very popular picnic spot for
visitors, Mattupetty Lake and Dam is situated about 13 kms from
Munnar and is at an altitude of 1700 mts. The area is surrounded
by wooded hills and tea plantations. The forests around Mattupetty are ideal for bird
watching and trekking. There are several varieties of birds found
here. Several small streams and waterfalls running and tumbling
around the location adds to the charm of the place. Motor boats
and and speed launch are available for hire.
Mattupetti Swiss Livestock Project Farm: A highly
specialized dairy farm where over a hundred breeds of highly
yielding cattle are reared in eleven cattle sheds. Visitors are
allowed into three of the sheds during fixed hours. The project
was established in 1961 by Kerala Livestock Development Board
Rajamala: 15 kms from Munnar, this is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri
Tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain goat
(Hemitragas bylocres) which is fast becoming extinct, is now
found here. The Nilgiri tahrs are today reduced to small herds,
are found in the Eravikulam-Rajamala region.
Echo Point: Echo Point is on the way to Top Stations from
Munnar This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo
phenomenon here. It is situated at a distance of around 15 kms
Marayoor: Situated 40 kms from Munnar, Marayoor is the
only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood
trees. The sandalwood factory of the forest department, the
caves with the murals and relics from the bew stone
age civilization and the children's park spread across a hectare
of land under the canopy of a single banyan tree, are of great
interest to tourists.