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Mankulam : Abode Of Idduki’s Elephants

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.

Tucked away to the North of Idukki, Mankulam is a beautiful small town. With a population of less than 10,000, Mankulam is known for its serenity and peacefulness. It’s wide forest ranges, rocky waterfalls and elephant hotspots have attracted hikers and trekkers from all over India.

Viripara Waterfalls is one of the biggest attractions.15 km from Munnar to Mankulam amidst tea gardens, the crystalline waters of Viripara foaming through rocking regions is definitely a sight to see.

 

The dense forests provide a great time for trekkers and nature lovers. Filled with rare and beautiful flora and fauna, the thick forests are an amazing way to be in touch with nature.

The place also has a number of ‘Muniyayars’.  The caves date back to 2 or 3 BC. Historians have proved that many of such caves found in South India were the housings of Buddha and Jain monks. Some other historians claim by that these caves were the residences of the members of the Essenes, a Judaist missionary group, that reached the state along with St. Thomas, the Apostle during the reign of Uthiyan Cheran of the Chera dynasty. According to them, these missionaries reached here during AD 68-69 and the locals called them ‘Eeshanis.’

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