Kalvari Mount, a matchless scenic spot In India
Wish to visit a unique place away from the normal tourist destinations?, Kalvari mount also known as Kalyanathandu is the ideal place for you. Boasted in the Idukki district of Kerala, Kalvari mount attracts nature lovers from all around the world. The sight from Kalyanathandu hills to the catchment area of Idukki dam is mind blowing. The recommended time for photo enthusiasts are in the early morning or in the evening. Lucky backpackers get the added advantage of foggy views on their trip. The panoramic view of partially sank mounts located in between the green mountains is a feast to the eyes. If you wish to visit the place as part of Kerala tour package, you can reach there by taking a diversion on the way to Thekkady from Munnar or vice versa.
How to Get Kalvarimount( Kalyanathandu)
From Thekkady – Head towards Kattappana and the place is 18 kilometers from Kattappana on the way to Idukki.
From Cochin – Head towards Thodupuzha, Muttam and reach Cheruthoni and the place is located 12 kilometres from Cheruthoni on the way to Kattappana.
From Munnar – Head towards Nedumkandam, take diversion towards Erattayar and Calvarimount is 12 kilometers on the way to Idukki from Erattayar.
From Tamilnadu – Head towards Theni, cumbum and a diversion from Cumbum to Cumbum mettu , Aamayar, Puliyan mala, Kattappana and the place is 18 kilometers from Kattappana on the way to Idukki.
If you are coming by bus get down at Kalvarimount and walk to the hill around 700 meters from the main road to reach the entrance gate
The area isunder the control of Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department
Entrance fees and parking- There is an entrance fees of Rs 20 per visitor and Rs 20 for the car parking
A small canteen run by the forest department provides coffe/tea and snacks
Toilet facility available at the sight
Nearby attractions: Ramakalmedu, Idukki dam, Anchuruli, Thekkady etc
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