A hill town known for its tea plantations is Chithirapuram. One of the most beautiful and most picturesque hill stations located in Kerala is Chithirapuram. With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram, located around 13 km from Munnar still exudes an old world charm. We will fall in love with the Ramaswamy Dam waterfall during a walk to the Chithirapuram Bridge through the tea estates. Pepper, betel nut, Guava, Vanilla is some of the planting species that we will encounter while strolling through this beautiful trek. As the topography of these landscapes will leave us awestruck, capture pictures of hilly slopes, the mountains filled with greenery and the plantation areas.
Lakshmi Hill Trek
A surreal experience is offered by the Lakshmi Hill Trek that never fails to amaze the travelers and trekkers. To reach the starting point of the Lakshmi Hill Trek, we need to drive just 3 kilometers from Munnar towards Cochin. Further trek offers splendid beauty to the travelers. Ramble through the grasslands and witness the rocky slopes during our way. The total distance can rise to 23 kilometers if we chose to go to the topmost point at an elevation of about 1870m. The lower point is about 1790m high. We will see the highest peak of South India Anamudi, Pallivasal and Anachal areas towards the south.
We emerge into a grass land which turns into hardcore climbing, as soon as the Shola walk ends. The trek to the highest peak can be divided into four parts—Shola walk, the grass stroll, steep climb and the dangerous terrain. The picturesque view after all these elevations leaves us thunderstruck. As we cover an altitude of 7200 feet, we can enjoy the misty clouds, lush greenery and cool breeze while trekking. A well-experienced guide will lead us through and show us around. Chokramudi stood separately and is not attached to any other hills or ranges of hills, unlike the other hill ranges in Idukki.
For nature lovers who admire serenity, Idukki trek perfect. The forest walk amidst the mystical beauty of the cinnamon hills is mesmerizing. These four to five hours long trek in Munnar lets you explore the vast plantation of tea and cardamom in the misty mountain ranges.