Lock Heart Gap

A popular adventure tourism destination, Lock Heart Gap is a 13 kilometer (8 miles) drive from Munnar and offers some wonderfully scenic trails. It is a part of Mattupetty known for its sprawling tea estates. Set out on a trek into the jungle, look-out for its rare flora and fauna, and simply enjoy the cool mountain breeze.

Behold the breathtaking panorama of evergreen tea estates, undulating valleys, dew-soaked grasslands, a spine of hills in the horizon, and streaks of cloud drifting over tea gardens. A photographer’s paradise, Lock Heart Gap is best explored on a long mountain walk down meandering trails. On your way to Kundala, disembark here to soak up the scenery and spend some priceless moments of solitude.

The breathtaking views of this place and its pleasant climate attract thousands of tourists throughout the year. From this place, can one can experience the panoramic views of Bison Valley and the neighboring areas stretching up to Thekkady in Periyar. Lock Heart Gap also houses a natural cave. The place is popular as a picnic spot and spending leisure time. A walk through the tea estate and the pleasing weather surrounding the place makes it quite a memorable experience.

On a day trip to Lock Heart Gap, you can also visit the extensive tea plantations of Kundala and its famous lake located nearby.

Munnar is accessible by road from most of the cities and town in Kerala. You can also reach Munnar form Coimbatore (248 kms. just 6 hrs away) and Madurai (165 kms just 5 hrs away) in TamilNadu. From cochin by 3.5 hrs.
The nearest airport is Nedumbassery, Cochin.
Railway Station:
Alwaye is the nearest railway station 130 km away from Munar, which is connected to all the major cities in India.

Tourist Place to Visit in Idukki District, Kerala