Ramakkalmedu popularly called the ‘God’s Own Hill Station’ is the abode of many natural wonders. Ramakkalmedu is one of the most scenic hill stations. Located in the Idukki district in Kerala, this pictorial hill station is only 15km away from Nendumkandom and can be easily reached following the Munnar-Thekkady route.
Reaching an astounding height of 3,500ft above the sea level, the Ramakkalmedu trek offers panoramic views of several hamlets of Tamil Nadu. Acclaimed as one of the most exciting trekking destinations in Kerala, the hill is also perched with historical statues of Kuravar and Kurathi. According to the legends, when Lord Rama was searching for Ravana, he stepped onto the Ramakkalmedu peak and thus it got its name!
The hill land of Kerala, Idukki, Ramakkalmedu Jeep Safari is one of the best places to go to for jeep safaris and hilltop camps.
The most of the trek is an easier one, you might have to come across a bit of challenge while traversing to the peak of Ramakkalmedu..
WIND FARM VISIT
You cannot mention Ramakkalmedu windfarm without saying about its winds. Did you know that the wind speed in Ramakkalmedu is found to be the fastest in Asia.
GRAPE FARM VISIT
The route takes you through the Periyar Tiger Reserve and one can take some time out during this trip to see the massive waterlines that carry water from the Mullaperiyar Dam for irrigation to the regions of Tamil Nadu.
AMAKALLU -Tortoise Rock
Aamakkallu comprises of two huge rocks which are separated by a vertical crack running throughout the width of the rock. The width of the crack or the separation between the rocks is just 25 to 30 cms.
The most convenient way to see the hills around is through jeep safari tours in Ramakkalmedu. Most of the jeep safaris last for about an hour or two and then you can camp on the hilltop.