Sunday, August 9, 2009

Flowers from Mannavanchola

Mannavan Chola (King of Sholas) is the largest continuous patch of shola forests (patches of stunted evergreen tropical and subtropical moist broad leaf forest found in valleys amid rolling grassland in the higher montane regions of South India) in Kerala, a part of the recently declared Anamudichola National park. It is accessible from Kanthalloor near Marayoor, Idukki district. Harboring a large variety of indigenous flora and fauna, it is also one of the most threatened shola forests in these parts.


arun said...

spectacular pics. amazing stuff.. hats off to the photographer. where is this mannavanchola? Is it a tourist spot with basic infrastructure at least?

Pulchaadi said...

Thanks Arun! Mannavanchola is near Marayoor in Idukki. U can reach Mannavanchola which is a part of Anamudichola National Park thru Munnar-Kundala dam-Kanthalloor route which can b traversed by a 4 wheeldrive Jeep only.

Otherwise, enter from Marayoor part thru Kanthalloor-Perumala. There are lodges at Marayoor, Kanthalloor or at Perumala (entrypoint) itself. Its a place to b visited!!

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