Geographical Location :
Cardamom Hills are the part of the Western Ghats located in the south
Indian states of Kerala
and Tamil Nadu.
The average elevation of the Cardamom Hills is 2637 meters or 8652 feet.
Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Cardamom Hills. Some of its eastern
peaks are 1,370 meter high. The Cardamom Hills produces tea, coffee, teak,
bamboo and cardamom. Pristine environment, scented tea gardens and
spectacular mountain valleys is what makes Cardamom Hills the most sought
after destination. The hills are under consideration by the UNESCO World
Heritage Committee for the selection as the World Heritage Site.
Wildlife Adventure :
Tourists can make a visit to the
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
located in the Cardamom Hills range. The main attraction of the park is the
Periyar Lake, which is an artificial lake, around which you may spot herds
of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques, and nilgiri
langurs. Visitors can enjoy the exciting elephant ride which is the best way
to explore the park. It gives you the opportunity to watch the wilds and
take their photographs at the close quarters. You can also take cruises on
the lake and trek to the ruined Mangala Devi temple. The park is the also
the great birding
may carry with yourself the pair of binoculars to spot some of the birds
such as Darters, Kingfishers, Great Malabar Hornbill, Cormorants and Racket
Trekking at Cardamom Hills :
For more curious tourists there is also the facility of trekking at the
Cardamom hills. Before going for the trekking trip take care that you are
medically fit and fine. As the trails are sleepery you are advised to carry
a good pair of shoes. Trekking at Cardamom hills takes you through the
beautiful valleys, wildlife parks, spice villages, dense forests and through
the fragrant tea plantations. You are recommended to take the tourists guide
along with yourself who can give you the better insight of the area.
Tourists Attractions :
Another worthwhile destination in the Cardamom Hills is the
, the picturesque hills station. It
is a popular holiday spot among the tourists coming on the tour to the
Kerala. The lush tea gardens, tranquility and peaceful environment is what
makes Munnar a must visit destination among the tourists. On the tour to
Munnar you can venture into the acres of magnificent tea gardens. You can
even take a bicycle ride exploring the area.
Cardamom Hills Tribal Population :
The Cardamom hills are home to many tribal
people, settled on its eastern and western area. The most common among them
are the Mudugan, Urumban, and Irulan. These indigenous people work in the
tea gardens to earn their livelihood. Till today they are dependent on the
forest produce and haunting for their survival.