Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Unveiling the Enchanting Gap Road: Munnar to Pooppara Drive | Kerala Travel Series | Video 2 of 4

Welcome back to our enthralling Kochi – Neriamangalam – Munnar - Poopara – Theni – Kumily – Kochi round trip adventure. In this second episode of our captivating travel series, we invite you to witness the spellbinding beauty of Gap Road, a scenic route stretching from Munnar to Pooppara.

After indulging in a hearty breakfast and a well-deserved respite at the charming Issacs Residency hotel in Munnar, we set out on our expedition at 9:50 am. The destination? Pooppara, nestled at the Idukki border, a serene haven that stands at the juncture of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, connected by the alluring NH 85.

As our wheels embraced the winding road, we were met with breathtaking views that seemed like nature's own canvas. The Gap Road, also known as NH 85, extends over 32 kilometers, showcasing the untouched beauty of Kerala's landscapes. This is the first time this highway has been fully accessible, offering an unparalleled opportunity to revel in its scenic grandeur.

Despite its designation as a toll road, our journey was toll-free, owing to the highway's yet-to-be-officially-inaugurated status. Interestingly, this stretch is destined to be home to Idukki's first toll plaza, an emblem of progress harmonizing with nature's beauty.

The 4K quality footage, meticulously captured by our GoPro dash cam, presents the journey in all its vivid glory. The video's 21:9 aspect ratio amplifies the cinematic experience, inviting you to step into our shoes as we traverse the Gap Road.

At the outset, the first 2 minutes provide a tantalizing glimpse of the mesmerizing highlights that await in the subsequent 20 minutes. But the complete video isn't just a feast for the eyes; it's an exploration of Kerala's heart and soul. The journey unfolds through the breathtaking Lockhart Tea Estate, alongside the tranquil Anayirankal Dam, and beyond, revealing rocky mountains, mist-kissed cliffs, and verdant forests.

This route is a haven of untouched beauty, where the only human presence you'll spot are a few structures and the occasional road-side vendors offering refreshments at scenic viewpoints. The Gap Road is a symphony composed solely by nature, its beauty complemented by the cool morning breeze at 10 o'clock.

To visitors of Munnar, a traverse through Gap Road is an indescribable must-do. Its vistas tell stories of a land untouched by time, a glimpse into a world where nature still reigns supreme.

As our journey reaches Pooppara, Idukki, and we take a left turn towards Theni in Tamil Nadu, we invite you to join us in the upcoming video (Part 3 of 4), where we explore the awe-inspiring Bodimettu mountain ranges. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell, ensuring you don't miss a moment of this unforgettable journey through Southern India's natural wonders.

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