If you have visited enough of northern state hill stations then why not visit South India this time to roll and slide on snow mounts. Wondering how snowfall is possible in summer bound Southern states?
Munnar, considered the Kashmir of Kerala, on Wednesday morning was blanketed with thick frost which saw mercury plunging to minus three degrees. In fact, Marayur and Kanthalloor – panchayats adjacent to Munnar – which has never witnessed snowfall for the past several years, received snowfall this season.
Reports suggest that places like Meesapulimala, Kolukkumalai, Gudarala, Kundala, Chenduvara and Kannimala were blanketed with the layers of frost.
After since Munnar was hit by floods last year, the beautiful hill station had lost its hope for tourist revenue. What was supposed to be the biggest tourist season on record for Munnar with the blooming of Neelakurinji after 12 years was a heart wrenching tragedy for the businessman.
However, slowly but steadily the city has recovered from the floods and is back in business as usual. With winter in full swing, the hill station has seen an increase in tourist footfall for the past couple of weeks. In places like Meesapulimala, known for its breathtaking sunrise view there has been an increase in the number of visitors. Other key tourist attractions like Mattupetty, Kolukkumalai are also bustling with tourists.
The chilling weather conditions are likely to continue for at least the next few days.