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Munnar – Hill Station in Idduki district of Kerela

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Munnar is a hill station located in the Idduki district of Indian state of Kerela. It is situated in the Western Ghats range of mountains at around 1600 meters above sea level.

Tea Plantations

Tea plantations

Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in India. Munnar has the most attractive tea plantations in the world. There are over 50 tea estates in and around Munnar, most of which are owned by TATA Group. A trip to Munnar is incomplete without having a visit to these tea estates.

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam-National-Park

Eravikulam National Park which is also known as Rajmalai National Park, is the first national park in Kerela, which holds the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr, many other species of rare animals, birds and butterflies. The park offers a magnificent view of three major types of plant communities grasslands, shrublands and forests. Visitors have to take a forest department vehicle to visit the park as the private vehicles are not allowed. Anamudi which is the highest peak of South Himalayas is located in the core area of this park.

Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam and lake is one of the major attractions in Munnar, located 13 kms away from the town. The Dam is surrounded by the lush green tea plantation and the rolling grasslands. The tea garden around are reflected in the still water of dam which makes it very scenic. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities in the Mattupetty Dam which makes it an ideal spot for picnic.

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate was set up by British in 1930s. This is the lesser-known plantation heaven located about 38 kms from Munnar. As it is located at the state border, it has views of both Tamil Nadu and Kerela. The tea factory at this estate uses the original equipment’s and the old techniques to process its tea. They also have “Make Your Tea” programme which enable visitors to make their own cup of tea.

Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls is one of the very attractive waterfall in Munnar. It is situated amidst dense jungle and can be reached through a narrow bridge. The flowing water looks like a shining silver line, but as you come closer you see water cascading and roaring from an elevated height. This place is a ideal for trekking and hiking.

Jaisalmer – The Golden city in the Indian State of Rajasthan

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Jaisalmer which is nicknamed “The Golden City” is situated in Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage site, once known as a Jaisalmer state and it lies in the heart of the Great Indian Desert “Thar Desert”. The city was named after the Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king.

Tented Accommodation

Jaisalmer - The Desert Land

Jaisalmer – The Desert Land

Make your desert trip the best experience by staying in the Jaisalmer desert camps. There are many desert camps to suit the financial plan of tourists. Most of the camps arrange for the jeep and the camel safari which is must-do activity in the desert land.

Jeep Safari

Jaisalmer - Jeep Safaris in the dunes

Jaisalmer – Jeep Safaris in the dunes

Jeep safaris are the comfortable way to explore the beauty of Jaisalmer. The very powerful 4×4 open Jeeps are used for the desert safaris which make it an adventurous and a memorable experience.

Patwon-Ki-Haveli

Jaisalmer - Patwon Ki Haveli

Jaisalmer – Patwon Ki Haveli

Patwon-Ki-Haveli is one the largest havelis in Rajasthan comprised of five small havelis. It is also known as Patwonji’s haveli. You can see many paintings and mirror-works on the walls of this haveli and the whole building is made of yellow sandstone, except for the main gateway which is brown in color.

Paragliding in Jaisalmer

Paragliding in Jaisalmer

Paragliding in Jaisalmer

With the increase in number of tourists visiting this place, there has been increase in the adventure sports, paragliding being one of them. It is a very good experience, flying in the sky over the sand dunes of this desert land.

Windmill Farms

Jaisalmer - Windmill Farms

Jaisalmer – Windmill Farms

The project of windmill farms was initiated in Jaisalmer to promote non-conventional energy sources. It is the largest onshore wind farm in India with an investment of Rs 160 crore.

Mohangarh Fort

Jaisalmer - Mohangarh Fort

Jaisalmer – Mohangarh Fort

This is known to be the youngest fort in India situated near the Indira Gandhi Canal. This fort is famous for shootings.

Night View of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Night View

Jaisalmer Night View

The night view of Jaisalmer is a breath taking view. The tourists prefer to travel to this beautiful desert land on the full moon as it looks astonishing and beautiful.