"Anamudi or Anaimudi (Malayalam pronunciation: ?[a?n?m??i]) is located in the Indian state Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft), and a topographic prominence of 2,479 metres (8,133 ft). The name Anamudi literally translates to \"elephant's forehead,\" a reference to the resemblance of the mountain to an elephant's head.\nThe first recorded ascent of the Anamudi was by General Douglas Hamilton of the Madras Army on May 4, 1862, but it is likely that there had been earlier ascents by local people."
"Perched on the edge of the escarpment, Echo Point precinct provides panoramic views of the southern Blue Mountains, Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and the iconic Three Sisters rock formation from a variety of lookouts. Head down the path to the Three Sisters Walk and for the more adventurous a walk down the Giant Stairway, 980 steps, to the valley floor. You can follow the path around past Katoomba Falls and return to the top via the Scenic Railway. Interpretive plaques explain the cultural and natural journeys through this area and the Aboriginal story of the site. Echo Point is part of The Prince Henry Cliff Walk. There is an accredited Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point that can provide assistance on a full range of things to see and do whilst visiting the Blue Mountains."
"Mattupetti is notable for its Indo Swiss live farms, where many superior ranges of cattle are taken care and nurtured. Mattupetti Indo Swiss farm is open from morning to evening for the tourists to visit it. \nThis farm is well looked after, as it is abundantly rich in nature. In fact, it is believed to be the nature's paradise with Mattupetti Lake being snuggled close on the Idukki hills, which is extraordinarily a nature opulent district of Kerala. \nCochin international airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 130 km, the Kottayam railway station is 142 km from Munnar and Mattuppetti is 13 km from Munnar by road."
Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm
"The Eravikulam National Park was created to preserve the Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of the wild goats found only in the south of the Himalayas. \nThis park is abundantly rich with shola forests and grasses, and is yet fairly new as it was after construction in 1978. The park is sited in the Idukki district. It is located on the borders of Kerala and Tamilnadu. \nThe history says that during the British rule, this region was owned by Rajamalai and Eravikulam, and then it was given to Kannan Deven Hills for tea plantation. Later it was declared as sanctuary and was founded in 1975 and upgraded as national park in 1978. \nSome of the animals spotted here are Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter and a rare tiger or leopard and the Nilgiri wood pigeon."
Rajamalai National Park (Eravikulam National Park)
"The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 sq kms, and located about 60 km north-east of Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.Dr. Salim Ali Bird SanctuaryThattekkad Bird Sanctuary Trials Thattekkad ReservoirThe Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries, and the important ones include the following:"
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (Thattekkad Sanctuary