exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the
Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once
every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has
the highest peak in South India, Anamudi - which towers over 2695
m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Situated amidst rubber, tea, coffee, and pepper plantations is
this dainty little hill station of Peerumed, an ideal stopover
on the way to Thekkady. Surrounded by rolling hills and
valleys, Peerumed is well known for its waterfalls, open
grasslands and delightful trekking trails. This pleasant hill
station was once of the summer retreat of the Maharajas of
This fascinating hill station is at
a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hair
pin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes
through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the Sahya
Ranges. Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view
of about one third of Palakkad.
A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests,
Attappady is of great interest to anthropologists. This is the
habitat of many tribes like the Irulars and Mudugas. The
Malleeswaran peak is worshipped as a gigantic Sivalinga by the
Adivasis who also celebrate the Sivarathri festival with great
fervour. A PWD Rest House, a VIP Guest House and a few private
hotels offers accommodation at Agali.
It takes a three hour trek from the base of the Dhoni hills,
to reach this reserve forest area with its small, beautiful
waterfall. This hill country is the delight of trekkers. The
community hall at Kalikatty is used as a camping base for
The picturesque dam sight has a crocodile farm and
birds sanctuary here. Boating facilities are also available
Famous for its trekking tracks, it is located, near Vythiri in
Wayanad. Trekkers start early morning from the second
waterfall and climb uphill through the pristine, evergreen
dense forests populated with exotic birds and wild animals to
reach Vythiri by evening.
This place can be accessed only be trekking. Rare species of
birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird
At 2100 m above mean sea level. Chembra is the highest peak in
Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.
Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean
sea level, at the crest of the Thamarassery Ghat pass. Lofty
peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the
journey up the winding roads ti this hill station.
This enchanting hill station
situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka
border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a six Km trek to the
top of the hills.
The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 M high). A
Naval Academy is being developed here.
Situated 750 meters from sea level,
Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied
vegetation - evergreen shoal woods, monsoon forests and
grasslands (55 Kms from Kasarkod)