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Monday, 10 June 2013

Calvary Mount (Kalvary)

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Calvary Mount
Calvary Mount nestled in the high ranges of Idduki district where the Great place of tourist interest in Kerala. It is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers away from Idduki and is a worth visiting tourist destination in the god’s own country. One can trek towards the Calvary mount from the main road of Idduki and Kattapana and enjoy the panoramic view of the Idduki reservoir from the hill top. The verdant greenery and the cool refreshing air floating around the landscapes and surrounding touches the depth of your heart in no time. The blissful ambiance of the Calvary Mount is eye-catching. Visitors can even have the distant views of the herd of elephant way down the mountain and elephant swimming between the islets in the reservoir. Trekking towards the top of the mount will be a unique experience and also an opportunity to explore the bird’s eye view of the Idduki district.
If you are eager to experience the excitement of trekking in Calvary mount than make sure you do once in your Kerala tour. It is a great trekking experience. Being an eco tourism destination, tourist visiting the mount has to take an entry fee which costs only Rs 5 per head. There are huts available where visitors can make their overnight stay where the facilities are maintained by Calvary Mount River/Forest protection council, Nagarampara, Ayyappankovil Forest Division. On your way to Calvary Mount you can even explore the lush green tea gardens. Tourist can even reach the top from Kumily or Thodupuzha. Thodupuzha offers a panoramic view of the enchanting valleys, switch yard of Idduki Hydroelectric project, Malankara Dam etc.

How to Reach

Ways to get in Munnar is also important which offers this exotic high range location. We can get here by various means.
By Road: If you have this burning desire to get there by bus only and without compromising on your comfort, then grabbing a complete package tour is an aptly thought-out option
By Rail: If you are budging as to how to reach Munnar by rail, then Angamaly and Alwaye are the railway stations in the proximity. Anglamay is a stopover for many trains, which provides regular connectivity from various big stations in the state.
By Air: The nearest airport from the region is the Cochin International Airport, which falls at the distance of about 125 km from Munnar. Moreover, frequent taxi services are available in regular time intervals from the airport

Places to Visit
View Point
Harsha yoga Gurukulam
Calvary MT Church
Jeevan Tea Factory
Calvary MT Stadium

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit here would be October to November and from January to May when it is comfortably cold. There may be occasional rains which will give a misty experience.

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