Forest trekking places In Kerala
Forest Trekking Places In Kerala
Here is some top forest trekking places in Kerala. Everyone likes to conquer the heights…there is nothing more than adventurous a warm walking to the up with the escort of natural beauty. Kerala is blessing with the magical mountains..it keeping some spectacular waves of trekking wonders,a place that searching your adventurous..most of all a trekking it will awaken your nature lover that hiding in your self. Misty Munnar and the tremendous Periyar will take you to the land of extra ordinary amusements. Walking will never a burden to you if you have time and a power to enjoying the nature treasures..enjoy the magnetic and cool charm in heights.
Peermedu (Peermade), the famous plantation town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile Royal Family of Travancore. Wide vistas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peerumedu an unforgettable experience. (35 km from Thekkady In Idukki).
Peeru Hills ( Trekkers Heaven ):
This fascinating hill station is located in Idukki District of Kerala located (About 4 Km from Peermade) .This idyllic hill station is a favorite haunt of trekkers and picnickers & It is an ideal place for adventure lovers .
Ramakkalmedu is a border tourist spot and hill station in Karunapuram panchayath ( Around 15 kms from Nedumkandam) . Its a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district. Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu and enchanting retreat. The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu towns of Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga. The ecosystem of the area largely comprises of grass land Shola forest type which is laced by sporadic bamboo forests. Constant wind is another factor which makes Ramakkalmedu unique.
Nelliyampathi is a popular hill station 60 km away from Palakkad in Kerala. It is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and has excellent weather conditions. The journey to Nelliyampathi itself is an experience.At an elevation of 1000 metres at the southern tip of the Palakkad gap, the Nelliampathi hills are known for their exquisite fauna.Some of the rare species of birds include Grey-breasted Laughing Thrush, Great Pied Hornbill, Jerdon’s Baza, Great Black Woodpecker, Oriental Broad-billed Roller, Nilgiri Flycatcher, Broad-tailed Grassbird and Nilgiri Pipit. Primates including Lion-tailed Macaque, Bonnet Macaque and Nilgiri Langur are seen here. A small population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is also seen in the grassy peaks.on the way to Nelliyampathi we can see an irrigation dam named as Pothundi Dam, which provides water for the rice fields in the surrounding area.
The dam is at the foot of the Nelliampathi hills. From here, the road winds up for the next 17 km, with many Hairpin turns on the way. The view of the Pothundy dam from the height is a breathtaking sight. There will be many waterfalls by the roadside during the rainy season.
Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) is a hillstation at an altitude of 1100 m & located 61 km north-east of the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala . The climate is pleasant year-round. Trivandrum serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area. Ponmudi is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. And It is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road offering scenic views on the way to Ponmudi. Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley A variety of wildlife inhabit the hills. The Golden Valley offers vistas of the hills and access to the Kallar River. Flowing though a wilderness area, it has rounded pebbles, cool water, fish, and lush green trees. And a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the ponmudi road. The lush forest area has tropical vegetation.
Agasthyakoodam (also known as Agastyarkoodam or Agastya Mala) is a 1,868 metres (6,129 ft) peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. Agasthyakoodam is a pilgrimage centre for devotees of the Hindu sage Agastya, who is considered to be one of the seven rishis (Saptarishi) of Hindu Puranas.The shrine was installed under the auspices of the Chenkottukonam Madathipathi Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Thiruvadikal who entered the forests with Hindu Aikya Vedi activists and his followers especially from the Kani Tribe demolished the cross erected by Christians.