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Great flood of 99

The great flood of 99 , Which devastated Munnar

The Charming beauty of Munnar is not a new thing to write upon. When the British visited Munnar, they found one more thing other than the soothing climate. It was none other than the magic of Munnar for Tea plants. Rest is history. The 160 year old tea plantation in Kolukkumalai is still young and healthy. The World’s highest orthodox tea plantation has given the finest quality of tea leaves. The Kannan Devan plantations and others in and around Munnar are the most commonly heard in a visit to Munnar. One will not hear a fact that, one of the offices of the Kannan devan was an important railway station in Munnar about a 100 years back. Munnar Before 1924 The English men found reached Munnar on the year 1790. Very few native families were present during that time who were distributed in the Kerala and Tamil Nadu part of now. Soon, the advent of Tea plantations started in Munnar. By the year 1880, when the Kannan Devan plantations were started, around 50 acres of …

Kodikanal-Pillar-Rocks

Pillar Rocks and David Gelli’s great tribute of love

Whoever visiting Kodaikanal can’t skip the majestic view of pillar rocks. Some travelers are lucky to see the clear view of pillar rocks and some are unlucky, they might have seen only the partial view of the rocks covered by mist. Pillar rocks were always a miracle for the tourists. Travelers who had visited pillar rocks at earlier point of time might have seen a big white cross of almost 30 feet height on the rocks. Once that cross was a point of attraction for all the visitors, but now that cross is not there on the rocks. The cross would have been a normal thing if there weren’t any story behind it, but it has a story to tell. This is not a fabricated story it’s a history. That cross is one of the saddest symbol of everlasting love. Story of David Gelli and the tribute of his love Some tourist guides and shopkeepers in that area knows this story very well. The David Gelli from England has fallen love with Kodaikanal and its …