Tea plantation worker woman in her traditional working costume

Tea plantation worker woman in her traditional working costume

Tea plantation worker woman in her traditional working costume.

She was very happy to pose for a picture and even happier when we showed her picture which was clicked. These are happy moments for them. Tea plucking is not an easy job to do, but for centuries these families have been doing the same job and pretty happy for what they are doing. These are the people who are maintaining Munnar beauty.
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Posted on Mar,16 2019

Conversations in the plantations

Conversations in the plantations

Munnar is a region in the hills of Kerala, famous for having some of the most elevated tea plantations in the world. Back in the day British colonials used to come to Munnar to escape the Indian heat, and it is still the perfect place to do so. High in the hills, the climate is considerably different from its surrounding low-lying regions. In Munnar you can relax while enjoying stunning views over the valleys and tea plantations, while enjoying cool weather and escaping the Indian heat.
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Posted on Mar,15 2019

Black gold

Black gold


Pepper or black gold has earned Kerala transnational fame. The Malayalam name for pepper is kurumulaku. Pepper is the berry of Piper nigrum, a climbing perennial shrub. It is usually grown in the moist regions of south India. The creeper has swollen nods with clinging roots on its either sides. It is grown on support trees and the roots help the creeper to anchor on the trees. The single-seeded fruits grow spirally on fleshy pedantries. The fruit is spherical in shape and green in colour, which turns red on ripening.

The sun dried fruit is black pepper which is in high demand in the spice market. Besides the green pepper, white pepper is also sold in the market, which is the kernel after removing the skin. The skin is the most pungent part of the seed and hence white pepper is for those who want the less fiery variety. White pepper is used in products such as mayonnaise when the black specks of black pepper are not desired.

The other Indian states that grow pepper are Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

Pepper is an inevitable ingredient for several culinary delights. Besides hot taste and aroma, it is added to dishes to correct the seasoning. Pepper is a good preservative which is used in baking, pickling, canning and for preserving meat. 

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Posted on Feb,27 2019

Vattavada village

Vattavada village

Most locations in Munnar are generally known for their slopes, rare fauna and a wonderful view of the valley. Vattavada, however, is known for its vegetables. These terraced slopes and valleys, located 45 km to the east of Munnar, contain some of the finest crops and produce in all of Kerala.

Situated 6500 ft. above sea level, people visit this exceptional destination in large numbers. It is known for its equable climate and is blessed with abundant sunlight throughout the year. The slopes of the multi-coloured vegetable fields are dotted with various forest patches. One can see beautiful trees like Eucalyptus and Conifers in these parts. You can also observe some rare butterfly species here, fluttering around in various hues and sizes.

The trekking routes to Vattavada are connected to many other important destinations in the area. A trek here can get you to other tourist favourites like Kodaikanal, Top Station, Mattupetty, Kanthaloor and Meesapulimala. People love walking these trails to soak in the beautiful natural vegetation. The locals are friendly and are always ready to help in any way they can.  

These lands have a rich history and the tribals of the area attest to that. Their customs, art forms, natural remedies and way of life have intrigued people for centuries and add a distinctive flavour to the entire place. 
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Posted on Feb,26 2019

Quite times

Quite times

Munnar is the ultimate destination for a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat in the hills. It is the most popular pick among many beautiful honeymoon destinations in South India.
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Posted on Feb,25 2019

Mist floating on the water

Mist floating on the water

In December and January Munnar regularly experience sub-zero temperatures, to the delight of the thousands of both domestic and foreign tourists flock there every day.

Normally, the chill in the air begins on the first week of November and ends by the second week of January at Munnar. 

But in the past few years, the intensity of the snowfall has come come down, due to climate change.

So it came as a surprise to many including to locals when the temperature dipped to below zero in the first week of February, accompanied by some frost.

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Posted on Feb,23 2019

Travel with a reusable water bottle

Travel with a reusable water bottle

Ask at the reception desk or the restaurant to fill up your water bottle for you. You can also ask waiters and waitresses at cafes and restaurants that you go to if they have a way for you to fill up your water bottle. We at Rivulet have 36 rooms and in each room earlier , we used to keep two plastic mineral water bottles for our guest. On a fully occupied day we have 72 of these bottles as default as waste. As you know one person will drink more than one bottle a day which will make the number even go higher. Around a 1000 hotels in Munnar and imagine the number of bottles come out as waste each day. Rivulet uses glass bottles in rooms and restaurant which can be refilled. We suggest a hydro flask to reduce the number of bottles dumped while you travel.

Other useful tips which is good for mother earth are given below
  1. Bring your own shopping bag.
  2. Stop buying bottled water
  3. Say no to straws.
  4. Skip the disposable razor. ...
  5. Switch from disposable diapers to cloth.
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Posted on Feb,03 2019

Neelakurinji

Neelakurinji

Among plants, there are annuals and perennials. Annual plants complete their life cycle in one year. They grow from the seed, bloom, produce seeds and die in one growing season. Perennials live for more than two years and usually flower every year and set seeds.

Some perennials flower only once in their lifetime, set seeds and die. The next generation of the plants are established from these seeds and the cycle is repeated. Such plants are known as monocarpic, opposed to polycarpic plants that flower and set seeds many times during its lifetime. Monocarpic plants flower only after attaining maturity. The time taken by different species may differ in this respect.

Bamboos are monocarpic plants taking more than 40 years to mature and flower. Another characteristic shown by such plants is that these will flower gregariously in a single season. This happens in the case of bamboos and Kurinjis. The term 'plietesials' is used to refer to such plants. The time taken to mature varies in different species of Kurinjis. So different species of Kurinjis have different intervals of flowering. Neelakurinji matures in 12 years time and flowers gregariously every 12 years.

E Kunhikrishnan, Associate Professor (Rtd.)
Department of Zoology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
  

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Posted on Sep,26 2018

The Best Of Premium Holiday Resorts of Munnar

The Best Of Premium Holiday Resorts of Munnar

Rivulet Is Exactly what it says, or probably more than what you must have read about it, The Resort is Located next to A River that flows at its best during Monsoons, We can Vouch it to be best value for Money Premium Holiday Resort of Munnar, A very young and aspiring Young team, From Archery to Cycling, from Spices Plantation to Tea Gardens , You make it, it's all there. If you are a Couple that looks for Privacy or If you are Family that looks for Bonding , Rivulet can be your base that could kickstart a lot of Love between people because we are closest to Mother Nature. Rivulet, The Best Resort for Honeymoon and Family.
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Posted on Aug,06 2018

Moonsoons and Munnar , Hotels of Uniqueness , Rivulet Resort Munnar , Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

Moonsoons and Munnar , Hotels of Uniqueness , Rivulet Resort Munnar , Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

Choosing a place for Honeymoon with a Budget always confuses , so many out there but what is value for money isn't just about rooms alone, The location should be a Unique place, where birds sing and rivers flow, Check out Rivulet Resort for your Honeymoon, A Hotel situated before the Busy Munnar Town, but yet close to it with Luxury and peace of mind. May the Cuckoo's song wake you up and the Malabar cuisines Give life to taste buds, Managed by a Young Team, Simple people , the locals wants to make you experience the Kerala Hospitality, Check out Rivulet Honey Moon Packages for stays more than 2 nights,Call us for your Holiday in Munnar, We would be glad to help you have a memorable Holiday . 
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Posted on Jul,22 2018

Munnar Hotels & Resorts

Munnar Hotels & Resorts

Rivulet Resort in Munnar , offers you the chance of Staying Close to the Muthirapuzha River, If this is your Honeymoon or a Family time, The resort in Munnar , Rivulet is 13 Km before the Crowded Munnar Town, so no City , but a quite Village of Kunchithanny, Pallivasal. Situated next to the Hydel Power station, the resort offers 3 Category of rooms, Free Breakfast and WiFi, a Children's park, Archery classes, Spices Plantation trek, and a lot of Birds from Kingfisher to Cuckoo, Run by a young team, Headed by Mr Ajesh Kumar (More than 10 year's) in Hotel industry, and Mr Bipin George - Exec Chef , our Team can speak English, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic etc The most affordable luxury rooms of Munnar, Rivulet Resort Munnar. 
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Posted on Jul,16 2018

The Ideal Resort For Families in Munnar

The Ideal Resort For Families in Munnar

When you are looking for quality time with Family, you always want the location to be Unique, and the staffs to be Friendly too, Rivulet Resort Munnar offers you the best Location in Munnar to have your Best holidays, Affordable Rooms for the Luxury that is being Offered. We Also do have a team of Expert Chef's to give you the Best Choice in Food, whether it's Vegetarian or Non Veg.
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Posted on Jul,09 2018

The Best Honeymoon Resort of Kerala

The Best Honeymoon Resort of Kerala

Rivulet the ideal resort for Honeymoon couples and families, Situated on the banks of River, with a young team as your host. 
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Posted on Jun,26 2018