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Cardamom Hills, Kerala

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The Cardamom Hills are hills of southern India and part of the southern Western Ghats located in southeast Kerala and southwest Tamil Nadu in South India. Their name comes from the cardamom spice grown in much of the hills' cool elevation, which also supports pepper and coffee. The Western Ghats, Periyar Sub-Cluster including the Cardamom Hills, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
The Cardamom Hills central point is about. They cover about 2,800 km2 of mountainous terrain with deep valleys, and includes the drainages of the west flowing Periyar, Mullayar and Pamba rivers. It includes Idukki Dam and Mullaperiyar Dam. They conjoin the Anaimalai Hills to the northwest, the Palni Hills to the northeast and the Agasthyamalai Hills to the south as far as the Aryankavu pass (at c. 9° N). The crest of the hills form the boundary between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Anamudi (8,842 ft(2695m)) in Eravikulam National Park, is the highest peak in western ghats and also the highest point in India south of the Himalayas.
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  • We drove from Chennai with a private car with chauffeur through South India. It was very varied, especially as we drove by Periyar to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is located about 125 km of Periyar, journey time approx. 4 hours and so we could enjoy the mountain route of the cardamom hills with its huge fields of tea. Only the structuring of the tea fields is fascinating. Then of course also the tropical shrubs and trees such as E.g. huge Trompetenblumen bushes, rubber plantations and country life of the population then of course also come to pure! The 4 hours as in flight, there was always something to see, it was not boring!
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  • The place which located as a valley of Western Ghats, Kerala, India. This forest place comes under Calicut District, Kerala near Kodenchery means 60 km away from Calicut Town. Very very beautiful gree...  more »
  • The word itself tells about this place. This location have such good energys which blow your mind
  • Best one for weekend trips..with family. Feel the nature beauti live!
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