Rhodovalley - Munnar

Rhodovalley, named so because of the abundance of rhododendrons found here is one of the most spectacular spots in the Munnar hills. The beautiful shola-grasslands of the 'Silent Valley' plateau in Munnar at altitudes over 2,000 metres, sheltering highly endangered species of wildlife are ideal for adventures. A great way to enjoy the landscape is to trek through the various trails that crisscross these mountain paths. The cool mountain air, lush grasslands, gushing streams and the blooming rhododendrons all add to the experience.

Ecotourism Activities

The Rhodovalley ecotourism packages are based on fixed tariffs. Programme is free for children below 5 years.

Trekking Camps - Starting at the Silent Valley Tea Estate, the trek halts at the Rhododendron Valley Camp, the Land's End Camp and the Lake View Camp.

Back Home to Wilderness Camps (2 days) - Trek from the Silent Valley Estate to a forest hut in approximately 2 hours. Next day, through the valley of rhododendrons to Meesapulimala and then hike down to Silent Valley by evening.

Back Home to Wilderness Camps (3 days) - Trek from Silent Valley to Land's End Camp. Next day, climb to Meesapulimala and then back again to the Rhodovalley campsite. Third day, proceed back to Silent Valley.

Back Home to Wilderness Camps (Kadalar Trek) - Trek from Rajamalai, home of the endangered Nilgiri tahr through thick shola forests to the Orchidarium site at Kadalar. Overnight stay at the camp and return by jeep the next morning to Munnar.

In and Around

Orchidarium and flower garden adjacent to the KFDC Office on Mattupetty Road. For those interested in seeing the orchid farm at Kadalar, a special nature tour involving a jeep journey and trek to the forests at Kadalar, is available. Mattupetty Dam, Lockhart Gap, Kundala and Devikulam Lakes are other attractions in the vicinity.

Accomadation

Dormitory facility is available near the KFDC Office at Munnar. Visitors can also opt to stay at the various resorts in and around Munnar.

Accessing Rhodovalley

Location: Perched at 6,000 ft in the Western Ghats at the confluence of three rivers. Adjacent to it is Anamudi, which at 8,841 ft is the highest peak in South India.

Distance

Air: Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 121 km away.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Aluva, but the Ernakulam Junction station is better connected to other cities.

Road: NH 49 links Kochi to Munnar. Aluva is about 120 km while Palakkad is 150 km away.

For enquiries and bookings, contact:

Kerala Forest Development Corporation, Kottayam, Ph: 0481-2581204. mail@keralafdc.org

District Tourist Promotion Council Office

Idukki, Ph: 0486-2232248

Munnar, Ph: 04865-231516



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