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Monday, December 22, 2014

Rangerwoods Munnar

At Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary there were four check posts to contend with - 2 on the Tamilnadu side and another 2 on the Kerala side. There were dozens of rhesus monkeys boldly roaming around these check posts,climbing atop the cars and peeping through the windows in search of food. Mira was truly fascinated as she had never seen so many monkeys in the wild. After Chinnar we proceeded towards Marayur amidst a panorama of scenic water falls and green mountain ranges.After Marayur we came across a huge extensive sandalwood plantation covering thousands of acres belonging to the forest department.Then started the steep climb towards Munnar. As we approached the sunlight disappeared,the sky was overcast and low lying clouds descended on the hills seriously affecting visibility.We emerged to the breathtaking lush green tea plantations of Munnar on the slopes of the western ghats. We finally reached Munnar around 6.45 pm and checked into cool cosy home stay bungalow called the Rangerwoods.

RangerWoods Homestay is located in a Cardamom Plantation 7 km away from the Munnar town.Its just 4km from Kochi-Madurai NH-47.To get there,take deviation from Ramaswamy Iyer Headworks Dam.There is a nice viewpoint on the way to RangerWoods.
It is located at about 4300 metres above sea level.

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