Onam holidays pull crowds to Ponmudi, Munnar
Onam holidays have revived the tourism centres in Kerala after the devastating floods in the state. Huge rush was experienced in major tourist spots like Ponmudi and Munnar.
The number of people visiting here has increased considerably as the holidays is nearing an end.
In Ponmudi, the main attraction is the fog. Within the last three months, more than 50,000 have visited here resulting in a revenue of more than Rs 10 lakh for the forest department. Also the sales at Amenity centre and Vanashree outlets have gone up.
Domestic and foreign visitors have alike flocked to Ponmudi this vacation. Usually, the tourist season starts from December and ends in February. But this year, September has marked record number of visitors.
In Munnar, the region came to a standstill from the traffic congestion experienced all around the day. Main tourist spots like Rajamala, Mattupetty, Eco Point, Rose Garden, Kundala and Top Station witnessed heavy rush.
On Thursday, 2400 people visited Rajamala and on Friday 2000 visitors flocked to here. While, 1203 people visited Mattupetty on Thursday and 1300 persons on Friday.