of Kerela's exotic appeal is centered in the highland area of teh
Western Ghats.Rising to an average height of 1520 m, teh tropical
forests of the ghats house rich flora and fauna. Not to speak of expansive,
loamy plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant cardamom.
above sea level), is a nature lover's paradise and was the summer
resort of the British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations,
picture-book towns,winding lanes and holidays facilties make this
is a popular hill station. Among the exotic flora found in the forests
and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This fower which bathes
the hills in the blue once every twelve years,will bloom next in
2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in the south India- Anamudi,which
towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideaal spot for trekking.
Situated 915m above sea level, Peermede is on the
way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This pleasant hill station
was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Here you
will find sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus plantations
side with natural grasslands and pine forests.
away at the north eatern tip of Kerela, this quaint little hill station
about 1300 m above sea level is renowned for its coffee, tea,
pepper and rubber plantations. Mist capped mountains and breathtaking
scener dominate other tourist attractions.
An idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways
and cool and green, wooded environs , Ponmudi is located 915 m above
sea level .Well known for its beautiful mountain flowers , exotic
butterfies, small rivulets and springs,this hill station also has
excellent trekking trails.