Part of the Sahyadri range of mountains, Agasthyakoodam is the second
highest peak in Kerala., at a height of 1890 metres above sealevel.
Teeming with wildlife, the forests of Agasthyakoodam abound in rare
medicinal herbs and plants and brilliantly hued orchids.
A bird watcher's paradise, this legendary mountain is accessible
by foot from Kotoor near Neyyar Dam as also from Bonacaud. The season
from December to April is advocated for trekking for which a forest
pass has to be obtained from wildlife warden, Forest Department,
PTP Nagar, Thiruvanathapuram.
A landlocked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas
of Kerala. The high ranges and wooden valleys are girded by three
main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar - and their tributaries.
The river Pamba also has its origin here.As a tourist destination,
Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill
stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides
etc. Idukki has a large population of tribals who have unique customs
and beliefs and maintain an ethos which is distinctly from that
of the mainstream culture
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Hill Station Index
Other hill stations of kerala
Devikulam - Rajamala
- Marayoor -Wagamon hill stations
Ezhimala - Cheruvathur
-Nileswaram -Ranipuram - Vythiri - Pakishipathalam - chembara peak
-Lakkidi -pookot lake
Peermade - nelliyampathy
Dhoni - peruvannamuzhi
- Thusharagiri - Python mall