The scenic beauty of Kerala defines ‘unity in diversity’. And I couldn’t have actually known it without visiting the place in person. So after having visited the wildlife sanctuary, a serene mutt and a picturesque beach, our next destination was Top Station Munnar. Located 32 to 40 km away from Munnar, this place was situated in the Kannan Devan hills of Tamil Nadu. Again it was an attraction for us, especially my husband since we both are nature freaks. The kids were also excited to see a new place but actually didn’t have any idea about the place.
On reaching the bottom of the top station we came to know that we would have to climb 150 stairs to reach the spot. At the age of 29, to climb 150 stairs was not very easy for me. But still, the enthusiasm to reach the top triggered us to climb all the way there. With aching and trembling feet when we finally arrived at the top station, I was sure that our entire struggle paid off because the place was really a beauty. The panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and the valley of Theni district made me speechless. The clouds floating on the side of the hills offered a heavenly feeling. Though totally mesmerized by the beauty of the place, I had to keep a watch over my children as well in case they leaned over the fence.
The place was perfect for taking pictures and after a long time I had a lovely and romantic picture with my beloved husband. Renowned for being the historic site for a tea variant known as Kannan Devan, which is sent up from Madupatty and Munnar via railway and by ropeway down to Kottagudi, the top station is also famous for the hard to find Neelakurinji flowers.
The virgin beauty of the place was maintained as there were no restaurants or eateries or commercialization around, except a few local shops. And the view of the sunset from Top Station Munnar was something to be engraved in the memory forever. Thus, with our visit to this wonderful place made our trip complete from every angle, making it a vacation to remember.