district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala.
The high ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers
- the Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries.
The river Pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist
destination, Idukk elephant rides and so on.
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams -
Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, Kundala. 1600 m. above sea level, this
hill station was the summer resort of the British Government in
South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns,
winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular hill
station. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and
grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the
hills in blue once every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD.
Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi - which
towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Rental: DTPC provides cycling facilities at Munnar. (Rs. 10/-
per hour, Rs. 50/ per day).
Factory Visit: Permission to visit any of the 26 factories of
Tata Tea Ltd. can be had from the Regional Office at Munnar Ph:
0091-4865-30561 to 30565