24 Hrs Assistance
Kerala Tour Packages
Plan hassle free tour to Kerala with us...
|Tour Booking to Kerala||Cities in Kerala||Kerala Tour by Theme||Kerala Tour Packages||Best time to visit Kerala|
Top Station is famous for the historic transshippment location for tea. you can also have a panoramic view of the majestic rolling green Western Ghats from Top Station, It name as Top Station because this is the highest Tea Plantation place of India.
Top Station, Hill Stations In Kerala
Top Station is tourist destination which falls along the border of the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The region is part of Idukki district in Kerala and Theni district in Tamil Nadu. Top Station is notable as the historic transshippment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway to Kottagudi. This area is popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers. The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is nearby. Top Station is the western entrance to the planned Palani Hills National Park.
Top Station was a transshipment point for delivery of tea from Munnar to Bodinayakkanur. Top Station derived its name from its being the uppermost located railway station on the Kundala Valley Railway, built in 1902 between Munnar, Kundalai and this hilltop location. A monorail goods carriage system was soon installed along this cart route. In 1908 the monorail was replaced by a 24 inch gauge railway. Middle Station (Kundalai) is 12 kilometers (7 mi) west from Top Station on the way from Lower Station Munnar. Some remains of Kundala Valley Railway can be seen at the Munnar Tea Museum.
Tea chests arriving at Top Station from the Kundalai Valley were transported by a ropeway from Top Station 5 km down hill to the south to Kottagudi, Tamilnadu. The tea was then shipped 15 km by cart to Bodinayakkanur, then by rail to other places in India and ship to England. Remains of the ropeway station at Top Station are still visible. Elevation at top of Bodi ropeway was 1,911 meters.
Top Station offers a panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats and the valley of Theni district.
How to reach Top Station
|Copyright © Kerala Tour Packages. All Rights Reserved.
Site Maintained By Sai Info Soft