Parunthumpara

The next travel destination is Parunthumpara in Idukki District.  Travelling along Kottayam, Kumily Road is a great experience.  The steep hills, hairpin bends, sprawling grasslands, deep chasms, fog that blocks the way at times, all these makes the trip interesting.  Mundakayam is the main town on this route.  Past Mundakayam lies steep hills and beautiful natural sceneries.  After Mundakayam comes Kuttikanam and Peerumedu which are popular hill resorts.


Morning at Kuttikkanam

From Kallar Junction, taking the narrow ghat road to the right, it is around 6 km to Parunthumpara.  Since there are chances of skidding, driving through this road requires more care than usual.  Reaching Parunthumpara early in the morning gives us the opportunity to enjoy the fog and the clouds between the hills.  The morning scenery of this place is awesome.  It makes us feel that we are on top of the sky.  The apt time to visit this place is from August to December.


Morning at Parunthumpara


Parunthumpara


During rainy season, Parunthumpara offers different and alluring scenery.  The real beauty that the waterfalls hold can be enjoyed in mid-July.  This is a place ideal for trekking.  The sunset scenery of Parunthumpara is lovely.


Parunthumpara


Parunthumpara

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