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There are many place at the outskirts of Munnar that have captivating beauty too and are famous tourist places one can visit.

Some of the famous tourist places around Munnar are

Devikulam-Devikulam is a small hill station about 16km from Munnar 1800 m above sea level. Devikulam lake waters surrounded by lush, green hills, now named Sita Devi Lake draws large number of tourists. It is believed that the water of the lake has curative powers. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing

Top Station– Top Station is located about 40 Km from Munnar and it takes normally 90 min to reach there. It is located at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and is highest place for tea plantation in India. It is famous for the Neelakurinji flower that blooms once in 12 years. Panoramic view of majestic western ghats can be seen from here. It is at the height of 1700 meters from sea level.

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate– Worlds highest tea plantation area Kolukkumalai Tea state is known for its excellent and flavorsome tea. It is located at the distance of 37 km from Munnar above the plains of Tamil Naidu. It is located at the height of 8000 meters above the sea level. It is famous for the scenic views it offers along the rugged mountains. Its a very peaceful place full of fresh air.

Marayoor– Marayoor is located 42 km from Munnar and is famous for its sandalwood forest. It is a pre historic site also rock paintings, caves of stone age period can be found here. Its a great tourist place with excellent trekking spot for adventure seekers. This place is yet unexplored by tourist as compared to other places.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary– It is located about 60 km from Munnar and is the habitat for the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India. There are pristine streams ,vast grasslands, deciduous forests and wildlife to explore. Gaur , Elephants, peacock , Smabhar, langoors can be spotted easily here.

Nyayamakad waterfalls – It is located in between Rajamala and Munnar at a distance of 10 km from the city. The water fall is at the height of 1600 meters one can view this scenic view of water falling from such great height. There are long trekking trails here and offers enchanting view along with the roaring waterfall.

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary– Thattekkad Bird Sanctaury is located about 80km from Munnar. It is spread across 25 sq. km. and lies between the tributaries of the River Periyar like a peninsula. It is famous for the exclusive bird species that resides here.Some of the rare species of birds like Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Blackwinged Kite, Grey Heron and the Night Heron are also commonly sighted here.

Kundala Lake: 23 km from Munnar, Kundala is the site of a dam and lake set amid lush jungle. You can hire a pedal boat and enjoy the beauty of this somewhat secluded lake.

Anayirangal: 22 km from Munnar, Anayirangal is another lake and dam surrounded by splendid tea plantations and evergreen forests.

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