CMFRI Kochi, Kerala, India
Tours to either of the following destinations will be arranged by the Event Manager on request
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, 1,600 m above sea level, was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years will bloom next in 2018. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, which is famous for its endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
Breathtaking backwater cruise in traditional house boat
The backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable. The most exciting aspect of these backwaters is the Kettuvallam (traditional houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today. For a visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. In a world gifted with beauty, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. For you, as a visitor to Kerala it can be incredibly different and unusual experience just floating in the backwaters in a house boat.