With the visitors looking to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in the cold meadows of Munnar, the hotels and resorts here have reported a sharp surge in bookings for the season.
The eviction comes in the wake of allegations by small farmers in Chinnakanal that they are being targeted in the name of the drive.
The anti-encroachment drive, which is the second of its kind had begun in Idukki as per the direction of the High Court.
The second Munnar eviction drive that started on Thursday morning progressed regardless the opposition of district CPM
The government will reclaim its properties and there will be no compromise on protecting the rights of the people., he said.
According to reports, the district authority will continue the anti-encroachment drive in the coming days too.
Once the work on the Munnar-Bodimettu road is completed soon, the Gap Road is sure to become the favourite route of tourists and travellers.
The morning temperature is between 8 degrees Celsius and 12 degrees Celsius.
Onam is on August 29 and the district is gearing up to celebrate the day.
Both services would reach Kozhikode via Guruvayur.