Best Trekking in Kerala
Reach the mountaintop of Ramakalmedu and witness the most beautiful scenery on earth. This is the most attractive view of Westersn Ghats as the mountains are stretched endlessly beyond the eyes. The panorama of farming fields located in the valleys between the mountains at an invisible distance are visually pleasing. The cultivation of different crops in separate blocks gives a marvellous view from the heights
You need to trek nearly 500 meters to reach the top of the mountain, and the hike will paid off when you reach the top.
There is no entry fee for the travellers to the mountains
Precautions for Trekking
Better to avoid the place on rainy season as the slippery rocks may cause trouble. Stay away from the extreme edges of the hills. Some of the areas are very danger with deep ditches between the rocks. Avoid selfie photo graphs from the borders.
Make sure you wore something to hide your ears from heavy wind especially for children. Carry enough water as there are no shops on the way, a hat and sunglass may give some relaxation from the heat. A hiking shoes could do a better job than a normal footwear.
Suitable time to hike – early morning or after 4 pm (on sunny days) .
Nearby attractions to Ramakalmedu
Kuruvan Kuruvathy statue located in the adjacent mountain is another attraction. There is an entry fee Rs 10 for adults and Rs 5 for kids. Toilet facilities for tourists are available at the sight. The major activity here is the Jeep ride to nearby attractions ( Rs 1000 for 5 pax) through off roads and that is worth money. Wind farm is another view point located just 3 kilometre away.
How to get Ramakalmedu
From Thekkady, head towards Puttady and take a diversion to Cumbummettu, then take another diversion from Santhipuram towards Ramakalmedu.
From Tamilnadu, head towards Theni, Cumbum and take diversion towards Cumbummettu and then to Ramakalmedu
From Munnar, head towards Nedumkandum and take diversion towards Thookkupalam and then to Ramakalmedu
From Cochin, head towards Kothamangalam, Neriyamangalam and to Nedumkandum via Kambilikandum, then to Ramakalmedu
From Alappy/Kumarakom – head towards Kuttikanam and take diversion towards Kattappana, take diversion to Puliyenmala, again diversion towards Thookkupalam and to Ramakalmmedu.