• Download mobile app
16 Oct 2021, Edition - 2286, Saturday

Trending Now

  • Money laundering case: CBI raids premises of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh
  • Uttarakhand minister Yashpal Arya, his MLA son join Congress
  • Amitabh Bachchan cancels contract with pan masala brand, returns money received for promotion

Coimbatore

Vellathooval near Munnar turning tourist destination

Covai Post Network

Share

Kottayam: The sleepy village of Vellathooval near Munnar in Idukki district is slowly becoming a tourist attraction with boating facility in the reservoir of Sengulam dam initiated by tourism department and Hydel Tourism Department of the Kerala State Electricity gaining popularity.

This has also improved the commercial activities of the village with more eateries and logistic providers coming to the area.

Tourists visiting from other parts of the country and abroad to Munnar have started coming here.

A panchayat member said that the area is going to be one of the best boating sites as the reservoir would have water during all times at a particular level whereas the level in Kundala and Mattupetty where boating is famous falls during summer.

A trader said that people are visiting in huge numbers as Munnar is getting congested. It is difficult to get accommodation in Munnar during peak season. Moreover, the accommodation at Adimali near the Sengulam dam is cheaper. There are number of lodges available in the area for budget rate.

The tourism department should also take the help of private parties in providing more facilities to the tourist like Clean comfort stations and better car parking facility.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER