Just 7kms away from Neelakurunji Plantations Anayerangal lake is the most scenic destination surrounded by lush green Tea Plantations and Evergreen forests known as The Abode of Elephants. The reservoir and its picturesque surroundings is very ideal to see wild elephants and is a breathtaking attraction.
The highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park. Other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, etc.
10km from Munnar, this popular picnic spot activities like boating and horse riding and is a great place to spend the day especially if visiting with children. With the powerhouse in the vicinity surrounded by greenery, the Mattupetti Dam is a very beautiful setting.
Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park
45 mins from Munnar. See Nilgiri Thar (Hemitragas hylocres) – an endangered species of mountain goats, rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills, rare flora and fauna, Atlas moth (largest in the world), lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, The Kurichi or Neelakurinji Flowers turn the hills of Rajamalai.
37 km from Munnar on the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border, has great views of the Western Ghats. Top station is the “top“-tourist attraction. This place gives a real ‘above the clouds’ experience. The area is known for the Neelakurunji plant, which flowers only once every twelve years.
15km from Munnar, on the way to top station from Munnar is a small lake set amidst rolling hills. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills.