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Christ Church

The cities of Kerala are home to many tourist attractions like monuments,parks,resorts,zoos,spas and other tourist centres and sight seeing places of interest.Kochi is a naval base, Trivandrum is the state capital, Thrissur is the cultural capital while Kottayam with numerous churches and colonial style houses can be dubbed as the Rome of the East, and Wayanad is a tribal region.

Christ Church
In the hill resort of Munnar you will get to witness the beauty of nature. Amongst the must visits in Munnar are the lavish and splendid tea gardens and the Christ Church. The Christ Church is another landmark of this hill resort. Christ Church is a Protestant church located in Munnar, Travancore.
Built in 1910 out of stone, the exteriors have worn out with time though the charming interiors still have a very nice ambience. It has 14 original rows of pews. The interior has lovely stained glass windows. You can also see many brass plaques inside the Christ Church, honoring the memory of the tea planters. The cemetery on the hill beside Christ Church has tombs that date back to 1894. The Church of South India now administers the church. The first Catholic Church in the High Ranges was Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Now the Sunday services are held here. It is a landmark in Munnar and worth visiting especially during the Christmas period. Therefore, if you are in Munnar, in anytime during the Christmas, just don't forget to visit the Christ Church. You will get mesmerized by the way the whole church is decorated with lights and x-mas trees.

How to Reach:
Local transportation in and around Munnar is easily available. You may get in taxis, auto rickshaws, bicycles or buses to reach Munnar. Hired cycles are a popular way of exploring the hill resort.
- By Road: The roads are excellent having many routes to reach Munnar. There are several buses run by the State Transport Corporation that offer a guided tour of places in and around Munnar.
- By Air: The international airport at Cochin or Kochi is situated at a distance of 130 km from Munnar.
- By Rail: Cochin-Kochi is the nearest railway station to Munnar.

Things to do
Things to do in Kerala:

1. Ride a canoe:
Drift along serene waterways in a country craft, enjoy the breeze, answer a cuckoo's call. Wave back at the cheerful village children on the banks. Invite some of them to top in for a ride.

2. Wear jasmine in your hair: Get yourself a string of jasmine - the natural ornament for your hair. You could even pluck them fresh from a garden and string them yourself.

3. Visit the local markets:
Small stalls with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken. High-pitched salesmen luring you with impossible bargains. Visit these bustling markets, or chandas.

4. Stay in a tree house:

Spend romantic nights in tree houses, washed in the sweet scent of forest flowers. Let the sounds of the forest fill your dreams.

5. Have a mud bath:
Go in for mud therapy and discover its healing properties at the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre at Nileswaram.
Don't Miss in Kerala
Malabar : Theyyams in the Kannur Kavus. A taste of Kallumakaya and Mappila fish pathiri. Halwa from Sweet Meat Street.

Kochi : The gateway of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in India.Birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya. A walk in St Thomas' footsteps. Bell-metal ware. Bathing in waterfalls.

The Western Ghats : Treks through Sahya Hills. Wildlife viewing from boat. Tea tasting in India's only Tea Museum. Spice shopping at Kumily.

Kuttanad : Backwater Cruise. Kallu, Kappa and Karimeen at Karimpankala. Backwater island.

Travancore : Houseboat-makers village. Late-night Kathakali in Thiruvalla. Elephant Camp at Konni