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One day Trip to Munnar| Plan a trip to Munnar effective route map| How to go by Road| 560 Kms

Actually today is the day we planned to start our 1 day trip to Munnar. Because of some unexpected personal reasons, it is going to be a PLAN only...! Anyway the plan we decided and Calculated was a good one for a 1 day trip with effective cost and time consuming.

The actual plan covers many places including Udumbumchola, Ramakkalmedu, Devikulam Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Marayur and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. But you need a personal vehicle and a supportive Family/ a goroup of Friends to cover these places well. (Bachelors have no problem).

Our trip actually starts on Friday (01/06/2012) night from NIT Calicut and will end there itself on Saturday (02/06/2012) night or Sunday (03/06/2012) early morning. Anyway we have to touch Thrissur to pick one of our group mates,that is why I planned the Google Map as starting from Thrissur. Also being we are planning for a night drive, it is not good to select the forest route through Palakkadu- Pollachi- Chinnar wildlife Santuary to Marayur; we can expect the wildlife throughout the journey, and also the ghat road is very narrow, hard to drive in night.

Now, going to start the imaginary trip from Thrissur. As I told already, being it is a night drive, we need a stay in Munnar area for refreshment and for some sleep too. Also, surely without any extra running out from the planned route. At last with the help of Google Map I got a hotel named, EverGreen Holiday Homes. And fortunately it is in highway itself. (141 Kms from Thrissur).

After a little sleep and refreshment we have to start early, because our last place is a forest area, and we have to cover the ghat road within 9 PM. So our expectation is start the trip at 7 AM.

First to go is to Ramakkalmedu. I am not adding the description of the place here. If you need, click on the link given, it will redirect you to a detailed description about the places and for better knowledge some good photos are also attached.
Ramakkalmedu is just 48.3 kms away from the hotel. You will reach there at 9 am. At sharp 11 am you have to start your return journey towards Devikulam Lake which is nearly 58 Kms away. Before reaching the place one will touch Udumbumchola; within 15kms around one can spot nearly five waterfalls there. But unfortunately, we cannot include those waterfalls in this trip because of less time.

[NOTE: Here I'm talking about 1 day trip; that is the only reason I avoided those waterfalls. If you are planning for a 2 day trip, then take time to visit all these waterfalls and you will get good stay options at Marayur, thus one can plan the forest trip to the next morning]

You will reach at Devikulam Lake at 12.30 pm. Just spend half an hour there. Then to Eravikulam National Park. About 45minutes journey. Upto 2.45 pm spend your time there. The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam taluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi Peak (2695 m) is located in the southern region of this park.

Next to go is Marayur, the sandalwood factory of Kerala. The sandal wood forest is just 45 minutes away from the Eravikulam National park. And the Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary is just 15 minutes away from here. Reach there at 3.45pm at least, and take a ticket to go to the watch tower; a guide will assist you. From the watch tower you will get a good view of the whole Forest and if lucky one can spot some wild animals too...!

Being you are reaching there in the evening time, there are chances of wild animals to come to the nearby river for drinking water.

Rajiv Gandhi Children's Park, Thoovanam Waterfalls are nearby this place. Also try to reach the check post before 6 pm. Now the Munnar area is covered, and the driving to the end point starts now. This route is via Pollachi- Palakkadu- Kozhikkode. In this route if time allows one can go to Amaravati Dam, which is famous for the Crocodiles in the reservoir.


I am attaching the route map with this:

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SSIS said...

This is a great place to see exotic flora and fauna with picturesque locations. Select munnar package tour to visit...

indhu M said...

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Rudra Services said...

Very clean and attractive nature full of greenery and other things related to the beauty of Nature. If you want to experience something different, can Tour to Munnar

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