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Suryanelli is a resort settlement in the Chinnakanal village in Idukki district.Kerala, India. Situated 40 km South East of the popular tourist location of Munnar. It is surrounded my tea plantations and many resorts.ToponymySuryanelli is a name derived from two Tamil words " Suriyan and Illai", which translates to No Sun. Long before the human settlements formed this placed used to be on the way to Sabarimala and it was a densely forested area. The tree were so dense that it almost covered the ground devoid of any sunlight.GeographySituated at 1,412 m from mean sea level in the southern Western Ghats it receives a very high rainfall. The maximum rains are brought in by the South-west Monsoon. It has a very pleasant climate throughout the year. However, the temperature drops drastically when the climate gets windy.Water-BodiesSince it is on the slopes of the western ghats, Suryanelli is fed with may streams and rivers. Most of these streams dry up during peak summer months or Late April and Early May. However, the waterfalls near the Chinnakanal power house never dries up. There is a clear view of the Anaiirangal dam from Suryanelli. Bathing and swimming in these are highly restricted because of the water being used for drinking purpose.
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