Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. The earliest residents of Kodaikanal were the Palaiyar tribal people. In the 20th century a few elite Indians came to realize the value of this enchanting hill station and started relocating here Air and water-borne mercury emissions have contaminated large areas of Kodaikanal and the surrounding forests. A study conducted by the Department of Atomic Energy confirmed that Kodaikanal Lake has been contaminated by mercury emissions.
The ghat pass (“churam”) begins from Adivaram (downhills), while coming from Kozhikkode and ends at Lakkidi, the beginning of Wayanad district. There is a view point at the top of the ghat pass just after the 9th hairpin and before reaching Lakkidi. There are 9 hairpin curves, which are numbered from 1 to 9, starting from the first one at the downhills. The best place to stop by is the view point at the top of the churam, near Lakkidi.
Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.The lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad. The lake has the shape of India’s map. There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered here and there in the lake.
Veli Tourist Village is one of the important places of tourist attractions in Kerala state. Veli Tourist Village is located at a distance of 8 Km from Thiruvananthapuram. It is well-known because of its serenity as well as attractiveness, and also the activities that it provides. You can find a lake called the Veli Lake that meets the Arabian Sea at this place.
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple (Malayalam: അമ്പലപ്പുഴ ശ്രീകൃഷ്ണ ക്ഷേത്രം) is a Hindu temple in Ambalappuzha, Alapuzha district of Kerala, in south India.
The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is believed to have been built during 15th – 17th AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.
TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor tells you why Kerala’s Munnar is a must visit tourist destination in India. Kolukkumalai is home to the highest tea plantations in the world with the tea grown here possessing a special flavour and freshness. The hill top village is accessible only by jeep due to rugged and rain drenched roads covering upto 17 km.
Munnar Tourist Places, a popular tourist destination in India, is also on the list of Top 10 Indian destinations on Google’s Zeitgeist site. Without Munnar, no tour is worthy in Kerala for a travel lover
This place is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
In this video you can enjoy Munnar tea estate/valley, Rose garden, Dams, Waterfalls. Road trip from Kochi to Munnar and some pics from spice garden.
IThe nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) by road).and nearest major airport is Kochi.