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Rose Garden

For a cool and comfortable homestay in a breathtakingly beautiful haven of peace and bliss This eco friendly homestay set in the most idyllic tourist destination in Gods own country, is located amidst an unending expanse of cardamom, rubber and tea plantations, providing a sweet aroma of the spice scented cool air and overlooking pristine valleys and mountains that are home to exotic species of flora and fauna! Picture book towns, winding lanes, gurgling streams besides trekking and holiday facilities make your stay here a onceinalifetime experience. Rose Gardens, blessed with natureís bounty, consists of 2 acres of land covered with spices and agricultural crops like cardamom, vanilla and all varieties of fruit trees including lichi, rumbutan, strawberry and amla and an equally large variety of flowering plants that create a semblance of a miniheaven in the wilderness. Eco friendly environs Garden fresh vegetables & fruits like cabbage, beans, potato, cauliflower and bananas from the plantation farm Seasonal tropical fruits available round the year Delicious honey served fresh from the bee keeping unit Farm grown, fresh coffee Cool & clear potable water from the natural spring.      Book Now



Anamudi

The literal meaning of Anamudi is Elephants Foreheads arising from the fact that the peak is home to largest surviving population of Asian elephants, Gaurs and Nilgiri Tahrs. Anamudi is also known as Anai Mudi and has a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres. The Anamudi peak is famous for trekking expedition in Munnar. The peak is 2,695 metres elevated above the ground. Anamudi is the highest peak in Western Ghats and South India and is situated in Eravikulam National Park. Anamudi Peak is the highest peak outside the Himalayan mountain ranges. The Anamudi peak is also surrounded with Arundinaria densifolia, Gaultheria fragrantissima and Anaphalis sp.Bamboos, black wood and teak trees are found in abundance in the green forest surrounding the Anamudi Peak. The peak is famous for Neela Kurinji flower which blossoms every twelve years. Hills, rivers, valley, cultivation of tea, lots of spices, plants, and wildlife etc can be witnessed from the Anamudi Peak. One can also enjoy the sight of beautiful rivers flowing into the east like Vaigai and Thamirabarani and the Periyar river flowing into the Arabian Sea.       Book Now



Devikulam

The town of Devikulam is situated 1800 metres above sea level and lies approximately 9 kmís from Munnar. It offers a picturesque view of Pallivasal waterfalls surrounded by the Sita Devi Lake. Legend has it that Goddess Sita bathed in the lake of Devikulam and hence the place was named after her. Devikulam is derived from the two words, devi that means goddess and kulam that refers to lake or pond. This Lake of Goddess is frequented by devotees and is considered to have holy water. Devikulam is a definite place for spiritual and physical rejuvenation. The hill station of Devikulam is surrounded by flora and fauna. Wildlife like elephants, sambars, leopards, and gaurs can be viewed at the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary located near Devikulam. Ganesh Temple, Mariamman Temple and Ayyanar Temple located in Devikulam serve as a retreat to all worshippers. The Marayoor sandal forest adds a scenic beauty to the hill station and gives a mesmerizing experience to all nature lovers. Rock climbing, fishing, trekking and hiking are some adventure activities that can be experienced at this exotic location. The excitement to the excursion is added by the Mattupetty Lake which is nestled in the tea estates situated near Devikulam. Art lovers can witness Kolam which is the practice of sand painting using rice powder. This practice is done by women every morning at Devikulam.      Book Now



Eravikulam National Park

It is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of high elevation shoal grassland ecosystem. Visitors are taken to Rajamalai in forest dept vehicles and given an opportunity to see all this. Private vehicles are not allowed here. The National Park is usually closed at the time of calving of Nilgiri Tahr which is usually during the early months of every year. A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrious), the Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan devan hills. Anamudi, the highest peak (2695 m) south of Himalayas, stands majestically in the core area of the national park. The slopes of the hills abound in many kinds of rare flora which include rare terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, and beautiful wild balsams. Important fauna here are the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, etc. Rajamalai is the tourism zone of the National Park, where the visitors are taken in forest dept vehicles and introduced to the shola grassland eco system unique to this region. There is a very informative interpretation centre at Rajamalai. A protected area, the sanctuary is divided into three regions the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only to the tourism area Rajamalai the region lying beyond the road entry into Eravikulam. Here one can observe the Nilgiri Tahr at close quarters.       Book Now



Mattupetty Dam

Cradled by the undulating plantation hills of Munnar, and not far away from the Anamudi peak is Mattupetty. Situated in the famous hill town of Munnar, Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar is situated at a height of 1700 m, and is a delight for nature lovers. Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and are habitat to a variety of birds. Rivulets and cascades crisscross the terrain here, which again adds more attraction to the place. One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake, and the Mattupetty Dam, which are ideal picnic spots. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities in the Mattupetty Dam. Speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire. Other nearby places of interest includes the picturesque Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake. Of all the main attractions at Mattupetty is the dairy farm, run by the IndoSwiss Livestock Project. The dairy farm is a unique one of its kind with several varieties of highyielding cattle being reared.      Book Now


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