Tourism Attractions Near Upputhara

Mist laden hills, enchanting valleys, gushing streams, cascades, rolling grasslands, sprawling plantations, colonial bungalows, wildlife and many more makes Idukki, a landlocked district in Central Kerala a unique destination for travellers. The hilly terrain, which has the highest point in South India- Anaimudi offers ample scope for trekking, other adventures sports. It is one of the districts in Kerala with a predominant tribal population. With the famous hill station Munnar as its crowning glory, Idukki also has numerous other places of interest that adds to the destination value of the district.

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Upputhara, a creation of God's natural beauty, has Tea Gardens in the north while major hilly areas have Coffee and Pepper plantation owned by small scale farmers. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in the Area, Upputhara is situated in the District of Idukki which widely known as Spice District. This District has the agro-climatic conditions suitable for the cultivation of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber, coconut, cardamom, pepper, etc. The District acquired 2nd place in the state in agriculture produces. Small and marginal farmers are predominant in the district. However, in High land areas there are large holdings of plantations of tea, cardamom etc. owned by corporate bodies and private agencies.

Animal husbandry activities are the major subsidiary occupations of the farming community. Extensive pasture, grazing lands and the favorable climate make Upputhara suitable for rearing. Livestock wealth has great significance in the agricultural economy of the Area.

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