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Ramakkalmedu

AddressRamakkalmedu Kerala https://maps.google.com/?q=Ramakkalmedu%2C+Kerala&ftid=0x3b0707adf847bb47:0xfcf67c66fc9e8e2
Average Time To Spend2-3 Hours
BriefA hill station and hamlet in the Idukki district of Kerala, Ramakkalmedu is one of the most beautiful destinations in Kerala
Distance From Other Place24 KM from Chellarkovil waterfalls,47 KM from Mangala devi temple
ExtraBlessed with this wind energy, Ramakkalmedu is the second place in Kerala, where you can find a wind energy farm with a capacity of 12.5 MW.
FactsThe origin of the name 'Ramakkalmedu' is quite interesting. 'Rama-kal-medu' means 'Land of Rama's stone' or otherwise 'the land where Lord Rama kept his leg'
Opening Hours12.00 AM-11.59 PM
People Love For PlacePanoramic view of picturesque villages with Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air
Ticket PriceINR 5
TipsBest season to visit Ramakkalmedu is from September to May. Rainy season can be avoided.
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Bullock cart discoveries

AddressThe Ecotourism Centre Ambadi Junction,, Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685509 085476 03066 https://maps.google.com/?cid=5041005734792464087
Average Time To Spend3 Hours
BriefThe package called ‘Bullock Cart Discoveries’ includes a visit to the farmlands of a village in the valleys beyond the Periyar Tiger Reserve in a bullock cart
Distance From Other Place17 KM from vandiperiyar,12 KM from Periyar Lake
ExtraSuch a visit provides insight into traditional ways of farming and the culture and lifestyle of the people there.
FactsAt the village, there are vineyards, fields with diverse agricultural crops such as mangoes, tamarind, onions etc as well as flowers like the sunflower, the jasmine and so on.
Opening Hours6.00 AM-3.00 PM
People Love For PlaceGood experience in a calm and serene place. The guide are fantastic.
Ticket PriceINR 500
TipsAn optional coracle ride on the lake is also provided in the package.
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Visit tea factories and explore your knowledge

AddressVandiperiyar Kerala https://maps.google.com/?q=Vandiperiyar%2C+Kerala&ftid=0x3b0653e329f6dc87:0x137447e4eabab5e4
Average Time To Spend1 Hour
BriefInspired presentations on tea making and processing from one of the oldest tea factories
Distance From Other Place25 KM from Periyar Lake, 17 KM from Vandiperiyar
ExtraExperience for tea lovers which gives insights into the tea making process in a very engaging fashion
FactsInformative tea factory guided tour which covers tea estates, tea making process, tea tastong in the end
Opening Hours9.00 AM-4.00 PM
People Love For PlaceEducative, informative and entertainment program
Ticket PriceINR 100
TipsPhotography & Video is strictly prohibited inside Tea Factory.
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Chellarkovil Waterfalls

AddressChellarcovil Waterfalls Chellaracovil-Mettu Road, Kerala 685509 https://maps.google.com/?cid=2845011399515656412
Average Time To Spend3 Hours
BriefChellarkovil is ideally located 11 km away from Kumily, overlooking incredible views of the plains and cascading waterfalls.
Distance From Other Place27 KM from Periyar Lake,17 KM from Periyar tiger reserve
ExtraIt also offers a scenic view to the plains of Tamil Nadu from the height of 1200 m above the sea level.
FactsThere is a place in Chellarkovil, known as God's own balcony' from where tourists can avail stunning view of sunrise and sunset with the help of telescope placed on the balcony.
Opening Hours6.00 AM-6.00 PM
People Love For PlaceBeautiful lush green mountains, pleasing view and cascading waterfalls
Ticket PriceFree
TipsThe best time to visit this destination is from September to May except during June and July.
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Tribal Heritage

AddressIdukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady, Kerala, India
Average Time To Spend2 Hours
BriefThe Tribal Heritage Museum is set up by the government tourism authorities inside the Mannan settlement
Distance From Other Place12 KM from Mangala Devi temple, 12 KM from Periyar Lake
ExtraThe museum provides a glimpse into the history of the tribal community here that includes artifacts from earlier times.
FactsTraditional fishing gear and hunting equipment which were used by the tribal community for generations, specimens of indigenous plants are on display
Opening Hours8.00 AM-12.00 PM, 2.00 PM-4.00 PM
People Love For PlaceAwesome display of their heritage through dance ,costume,musical instruments,rhythmic musical extravaganza by young men and women in tribal(mostly Paziyans )attire
Ticket PriceINR 300
TipsThis activity can be booked at Eco Tourism Information Center in Kumily, on the way to Thekkady Boat House.
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Kalvari Mount

AddressKalvari Mount Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Road, Idukki, Kerala 685602 079028 36850 https://maps.google.com/?cid=2733979022095765547
Average Time To Spend2-3 Hours
BriefKalvari Mount or Calvary Mount lies in the environs of Thekkady, on the way to Kattappana.
Distance From Other Place36 KM from Ramakkalmedu, 42 KM from Kumily
ExtraThe mount provides beautiful views of the Idukki Reservoir as well as the two major tribal villages of the region.
FactsFrom near the foothill, roaming of elephants in the forest is sighted. The attractions within the proximity of this mount are Thumpachi Mala, Malankara Dam, Idukki Hydroelectric Project, Nadukani and plenty of sprawling tea gardens.
Opening Hours8.00 AM-6.00 PM
People Love For PlaceBeautiful scenery and relaxing location. Mountains are always misty, even during the summer.
Ticket PriceINR 20
TipsThe best time to go here is during Idukki and Cheruthoni dams are opened for visitors. The engineering of the two dams are splendid
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