Sunday, 30 September 2012

Munnar : Attukal (Attukadu) and Chinnakanal Water Falls

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Tea estates, green valleys, national park, dams and lakes ..... I was wondering what would be our next destination in Munnar. Oh yes..  Heaven is not complete without water falls right? We headed towards one of the beautiful falls of Munnar- Attukal Water Falls aka Attukadu water falls.
Attukal Water Falls :
 It was a lovely drive through tea gardens and through narrow roads. From far off distance we saw a beautiful falls falling from the top of a steep mountain. Our driver stopped the vehicle here. The view was spectacular. It was like milk is flowing uninterruptedly from the green mountain. It was like a beautiful angel with soft, shimmery and glittery white wings is coming down to earth from the heaven.
My excitement was high when driver told that we can go very near to the falls. This falls has two parts. Actual big one can be seen from a far off distance and the cascaded one is what we get a chance to be nearby. We can trek from this place to go near the falls or we can go by vehicle. Though trekking through green valley gives a beautiful opportunity to see the multiple views of falls, we preferred to reach there by vehicle.

After a short drive, driver stopped the vehicle near a long bridge. Water from the falls was flowing under the bridge. Water flowing through the rocks leaves you mesmerized. As it was the month of February, water was less in the falls. So one can easily climb and sit on the rocks and play with water. But during monsoon Attukal waterfalls wears a different avatar and dangerously beautiful with plenty of water.

A lone local wooden tea shop at the end of the bridge adds its own charm to the surroundings. Except me and my hubby there were no tourists at all. Surrounding was very peaceful and calm. Sound of the water fall was the only one we could hear. We got a cup of tea from the lonely shop and sat on one of the rocks just watching the majestic water flowing. That was just so romantic and it just took us into a whole different world.

Chinnakanal Watrfalls :
Here I have to mention on Chinnakanal water Falls which we saw in Munnar. It is a small waterfall but it has its own beauty. It is encircled by western mountain range. While Attukal waterfalls appeared like an angel, Chinnakanal falls falling through a narrow rocky hill looked like a slim, tall, size zero model cat-walking on the narrow ramp. But no doubt-monsoon is the season when it attracts tourists with plenty of crystal clear water and pearly water drops.

Munnar has many other beautiful and hidden waterfalls. Due to shortage of time we couldnot visit all.


R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful falls. Was the water less?
Nice post.

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