Munnar earned its status as one among the most popular travel destinations in Kerala, thanks to breathtaking scenery and ever-present mist. Moreover, a trip to the hill station will not burn a hole in the pockets of tourists. Apart from the well-known tourist spots, Munnar has several hidden gems which are equally stunning.
With the travel sector coming back to normal from the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors have started flowing to the tourist centres which have been reopened.
However, it would be safer to choose an accommodation which follows COVID-19 protocols strictly during these challenging times, especially when travelling with small children. Abad Copper Castle is one such resort in Munnar offering a safe stay.
The property is located in the lap of nature offering an excellent view of the tea gardens. From Abad Copper Castle, a trip to two little-known tourist spots in Munnar - Pothamedu and Penguin Rock - can be planned. Pothamedu resembles a perfect sculpture that was created in heavens and bowls over visitors at first sight itself. There are small brooks, all-pervading mist and almost no crowds, presenting a different picture of Munnar.
The road from Pothamedu leads to a small village. From there, the other attraction in the area, Penguin Rock, is close by. Take a good look at the rock and with some imagination, the structure would resemble a penguin.
How to reach
From Munnar town, travel 4.5 km to Munnar Head Works Dam and take a deviation to the right. Continue for another km and you will arrive at Pothamedu viewpoint. From here, the road bifurcates. Choose either of these paths and you can enjoy the sight of Penguin Rock.