Stay in Munnar for just Rs 1 on March 27; promises night guides’ association

Guests could book rooms at this price only at the hotels and cottages owned by the association members. Representative image/Shutterstock/turtix

As part of the promotional drive organised by the Munnar Tourist Night Guide Association, two hundred rooms will be given to tourists who arrive at the hill station on March 27, for just Rs 1. The association has been formed by forty people who serve as tourist guides during the night in the Munnar region. They have promised this amazing discount to the visitors who reach Munnar on March 27 when they officially launch the association. However, the guests could book rooms at this price only at the hotels and cottages owned by the association members. For details, contact: 8075161963. The association members would wear uniform and identity cards when they work from 6 pm to 6 am on the day.

Jacaranda season in Munnar
If you are wondering what to see in the tourist spot this season, bright, blue flowers of Jacaranda trees hovering over the green carpet of tea plantations are drawing visitors in good numbers to the hill station. Popularly known as Neelavaka, the flowers can be seen in Munnar, Chinnakanal, Thalayar, Pallivasal and Lakkam. People halt to take pictures of the flowers along the Munnar- Utumalpet interstate highway. Along the highway, Jacaranda trees can be seen on both sides of the road from Lakkam. It can be found along the road at a distance of about two kilometers from Lakkam. Jacaranda trees can be seen at the foot of Umiyamala rock in Vaguvarai village which is 18 km from Munnar.

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For the residents and the visitors, the flowering season of Jacarandas is a beautiful sight even in hot summer. Antony Muniyara, a visitor said that this year the trees are in full bloom. The flowering season of Jacaranda is from February to April. Jacaranda tree saplings were planted by officials who were employed in the tea gardens of Munnar during the British era. They came here as a part of colonization and planted Jacaranda tree saplings along the roadsides and in the mountains. Jacaranda trees grow up to a height of about 8 to 15 meters. The speciality of this tree is that the flowers remain on the tree for a long time without falling off.

Eravikulam National Park
The Eravikulam National Park, known for Nilgiri Thars, will open for tourists on April 1 after a break of two months. Around 100 Nilgri Thars were born this season as per official data. 

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