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          Agasthyakoodam, the magnificent peak in the Western Ghats in an altitude of 1890 m in the form of a sharp cone. second highest peak in Kerala . A heaven of rare herbs and medicinal plants.




          Agastyakoodam means 'The abode of Sage Agastya'. The sage is supposed to be one of the seven rishis of the hindu purana. Women are not allowed up the Agastyarkoodam hill as the soul of this bachelor is believed to be present there. This place is tailor-made by Nature for trekkers and can be reached by 24km of trekking from Bonacaud or by 32km of trekking from Neyyar dam. Agasthyarkoodam is a 1,868-metre (6,129 ft)-tall peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of South India. The mountain lies in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This peak is a part of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve which lies on the border between the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu The perennial Thamirabarani River originates from the eastern side of the range and flows into the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.




          Agasthyarkoodam is a pilgrimage centre for devotees of the Hindu sage Agastya, who is considered to be one of the seven rishis (Saptarishi) of Hindu Puranas. The lower elevations of this peak are known for their abundance of rare herbs and medicinal plants.


 

          Around 2,000 medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic treatments are found here. Europeans, particularly those from England, were the first to establish tea gardens around the base stations of the mountain at Brimore, Bonacaud, and Ponmudi.







     Nearest Tourist Places in Trivananthapuram




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     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(39.6 km, 1 hours 12 mins )


   Directions :






1. Head north-west on International Airport Rd
           170 m

2. Take the 1st right to stay on International Airport Rd
           52 m

3. Continue onto Thiruvananthapuram Airport Exit Rd
           550 m

4. Turn right onto NH Bypass Service Rd Pass by Ananthapuri Hospital (on the right in 350 m)
           400 m

5. Take the 1st left toward NH 47 Bypass Rd
           21 m

6. Take the 1st right onto NH 47 Bypass Rd
           1.0 km

7. At Eanchakkal Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Eanchakkal Westfort Rd Pass by Lekshmy Opticals (on the left)
           61 m

8. Turn right at Akshara Veedi
           850 m

9. Continue straight onto Attakulangara-Eanchakkal Rd
           600 m

10. Turn left at Attakulankara Madan Kovil onto Trivandrum Vizhinjam Rd
           37 m

11. Turn right onto Attakulangara Killippalam Byepass Rd Pass by Wholesale and Retail Egg Merchant (on the left)
           1.2 km

12. At Killippalam Jct, take the 3rd exit onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Mariamman Temple Chalai (on the left)
           7.5 km

13. Turn left onto Pravachambalam - Ooruttambalam Rd Pass by Malayinkeezhu Service Co-operative bank - Valiyarathala Branch (on the right in 4.3 km)
           6.7 km

14. At Ooruttambalam Jct, continue onto Oortumbalam - Maranalloor Rd
           1.3 km

15. Continue onto Neyyattinkara Kattakada Rd Pass by Kandala Co-Operative Hospital (on the left in 550 m)
           650 m

16. At BSNL Exchange, continue onto Neyyattinkara Kattakkada Rd Pass by Pankaja Kasthuri Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.2 km)
           4.2 km

17. Slight right at Supriya Home Appliances onto Thiruvananthapuram Neyyardam Rd Pass by Navodaya Super Market (on the left)
           350 m

18. At Agro Agencies, Thiruvananthapuram Neyyardam Rd turns slightly left and becomes Kattakkada Kottoor Rd Pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump (on the right in 5.2 km)
           5.3 km

19. Slight right toward Pezhummoodu Jn LMCST Road
           300 m

20. Slight left onto Pezhummoodu Jn LMCST Road
           1.9 km

21. Turn right onto State Highway 3 Pass by Veterinary Hospital (on the left)
           120 m

22. Take the 1st left onto Paruthippally Kottoor (via) Manthikalam Rd
           1.0 km

23. Take the 2nd left to stay on Paruthippally Kottoor (via) Manthikalam Rd
           3.8 km

24. Turn right
           1.4 km

25.Spot







     Location




 Nearest Railway station:

 Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station

 Road :

 From Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station to spot(35.7 km, 58 mins )


   Directions :





1. Head east
           120 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Railway Station Parking Area (on the right)
           450 m

3. Turn right onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy/Thampanoor Flyover Continue to follow Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Career Riser HR Management Services (on the left)
           700 m

4. At Killippalam Jct, take the 1st exit to stay on Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump (on the left)
           7.4 km

5. Turn left onto Pravachambalam - Ooruttambalam Rd Pass by Malayinkeezhu Service Co-operative bank - Valiyarathala Branch (on the right in 4.3 km)
           6.7 km

6. At Ooruttambalam Jct, continue onto Oortumbalam - Maranalloor Rd
           1.3 km

7. Continue onto Neyyattinkara Kattakada Rd Pass by Kandala Co-Operative Hospital (on the left in 550 m)
           650 m

8. At BSNL Exchange, continue onto Neyyattinkara Kattakkada Rd Pass by Pankaja Kasthuri Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.2 km)
           4.2 km

9. Slight right at Supriya Home Appliances onto Thiruvananthapuram Neyyardam Rd Pass by Navodaya Super Market (on the left)
           350 m

10. At Agro Agencies, Thiruvananthapuram Neyyardam Rd turns slightly left and becomes Kattakkada Kottoor Rd Pass by Indian Oil Petrol Pump (on the right in 5.2 km)
           5.3 km

11. Slight right toward Pezhummoodu Jn LMCST Road
           300 m

12. Slight left onto Pezhummoodu Jn LMCST Road
           1.9 km

13. Turn right onto State Highway 3 Pass by Veterinary Hospital (on the left)
           120 m

14. Take the 1st left onto Paruthippally Kottoor (via) Manthikalam Rd
           1.0 km

15. Take the 2nd left to stay on Paruthippally Kottoor (via) Manthikalam Rd
           3.8 km

16. Turn right
           1.4 km

17.Spot


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