Ramakkalmedu is a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located about 15 km from Nedumkandam off the Munnar-Thekkady route. Ramakalmedu stands tall in the western ghats at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. From here, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque villages of Bodi and Cumbum on the Eastern slope of the Western Ghats, the brown grounds crisscrossed by roads and lush green vistas. By foot or by vehicle, Ramakkalmedu welcomes all its tourists with its wooing winds. For a wonderful experience, leave your vehicle in the valley and set out on your foot. Trek with the gushing breeze. The sweat and the rocks will eventually give way to a grand awe at the top. You cannot but exclaim, “it’s worth the pain!” On the open meadows of the mount stand two huge statues of a ‘kuravan’ and a ‘kurathi’ and their child (people with tribal background) looking down nonchalantly at the visitors. Ramakkalmedu is one of the most windy places in Asia. Legend has it that Lord Rama came here during his search for Sita, his wife. Blessed by the touch of Lord Rama’s feet, the mount acquired the name Ramakkalmedu. By foot or by vehicle, Ramakkalmedu welcomes all its tourists with its wooing winds. 4 km down the mount you will reach Thirumalairayar Perumal Kovil in the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Trek down through the meandering path less traveled by. Butterflies linger lazily and the sun fails to show its bright smiling face along the way.
Ramakalmedu is a historic site with a Monument to Kuravan and Kurathi - a large statue that depicts the Sangam Period and Sangam landscape of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The monument provides a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu villages and towns, including Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga. Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu an enchanting place.
Aamakkallu as the name implies is a huge rock resembling the shape of a tortoise. It is located in a higher peak on a the left side of the Thookkupalam – Ramakkalmedu route. Even though it is very near to Ramakkalmedu, the well known tourist spot, it is virtually impossible to reach the peak from there. Aamakkallu comprises of two huge rocks which is separated by a vertical crack running through.
It is one of the windiest places in Asia. Wind blows at a speed around 35 km/ hour at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year irrespective of the season and time.Tourism villages like Pushpakandam and Kuruvikanam near Ramakkalmedu is the second place in Kerala where wind energy farm is installed,though it is private holdings. Currently the capacity is at about 12.5 MW.
The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spreads across the entire district are the picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle beautiful trails for treks and mountain walks.It is one of the oldest tiger reserves in the country and the forests of Periyar is embellished by the presence of endangered species including White Tigers.
Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. One of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar is replete with resorts and logding facilities that fit a wide rage of budgets. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2030. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m.
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