Places to Visit
Munnar is a picturesque scope of the lofty Western Ghats. Located at the Idukki district of Kerala State in India. Munnar became India's topmost travel destination in the Google's search trends for the year 2012. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. Munnar is the confluence of three mountain streams Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Situated at 1600 meter above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. The endless tea plantations owned by Tata Tea Company bewitches visitors to this green paradise. Munnar is also home to Neelakurinji, an exotic flower which blooms only once in 12 years.
Kochi which is the commercial capital of Kerala can give you a variety of experiences which ranges from the ethnic to the cosmopolitan. Some of the major tourist attractions of Kochi are the Chinese fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, Hill Palace and Fort Kochi Beach. A shopper's paradise, Kochi has everything from branded stuff to traditional handicraft.
Thekkady Wild life Sanctuary is located in Idukki in the beautiful and picturesque state of Kerala. It's about 160 miles from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and is near the Kerala- Tamil Nadu border. It lies on the Western Ghats and is aprroximately 4000-5000 ft above sea-level. Thekkady is famous for the exotic flora and fauna that can be seen here.One can see deers, monkeys, tigers, herds of elephants and other exotic flora and fauna here. A boat ride in the lake surrounding the sanctuary gives one an opportunity to see the animals. This lake is unique in the sense it is manmade and one can see partially submerged tree-trunks in the lake. For the more adventurous, trekking into the jungle would be an exciting thing to do.
Alappuzha is a land mark between the broad Arabian sea and a network of rivers flowing into it. In the early first decade of the 20th Century the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit in the State to Alleppey, now Alappuzha. Fascinated by the Scenic beauty of the place, in joy and amazement, he said, Here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. In his exhilaration, it is said, he exclaimed, Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Thus the sobriquet found its place in the world Tourism Map. The presence of a port and a pier, criss -cross roads and numerous bridges across them, a long and unbroken sea coast might have motivated him to make this comparison.The journey through backwaters of Alappuzha on a houseboat, is a main attraction of this place.