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Trips: Kerala – The drive to Thekaddy

:: Galleries – Kerala – The drive to Thekaddy

It was barely the half-way mark in the trip, but Cochin and Munnar, with the lush tea plantations, rolling hills, waterfalls and amazing national parks, had already provided glimpses of why Kerala is so aptly christened ‘God’s Own Country’. After a hearty breakfast, it was time to head to Thekaddy, home to the largest wildlife sanctuary in India, viz. the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve.


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Trips: Kerala – Munnar, Matupetty Dam

:: Galleries – Kerala – Munnar, Matupetty Dam

After the exciting day-trip at the Eravikulam National Park, it was time to head to the lake at Matupetty. Located about 13 kms from Munnar, and at a height of 1700m, Matupetty is nestled amidst lush forests, mountains and tea plantations.

The Matupetty Dam is a source of hydroelectric power to the region, and in its backdrop is created the beautiful Matupetty Lake. The scenery is amazing, and offers picture postcard views that will compete with those in foreign locales.


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Trips – Kerala: Munnar, Eravikulam National Park

:: Galleries – Kerala – Munnar, Eravikulam National Park

After the refreshing morning walk, it was time for a hearty breakfast, followed by a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, aka Rajmala Sanctuary, Idukki district, less than 20kms away from the town of Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park, about 2000m above mean sea level, is renowned for two reasons:
1. It is where the highest peak – Anamudi (2690m) – south of the Himalayas is,and
2. Beside being home to a large variety of flora and fauna, it is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, a goat-like animal.

The scenery was once again, spectacular, and more than that of just the lush tea plantations. See for yourself.


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