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     Ramakkalmedu


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          Ramakkalmedu has a good potential for it to become a fine tourist destination, not much is done for the improvement of basic facilities nearby. Since this is a place where one can complete the visit in one day.


          The scenic beauty of Ramakkalmedu has attracted thousands of people, including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio has reportedly said about this place that "If there is a paradise on earth, it is here".


          The twin-statue of Kuravan and Kurathi in Ramakkalmedu is an outstanding divine creation and a ‘must-watch’ for all tourists.Not just this, the vast stretch of tea, coffee, and rubber plantation around the hills offers a fresh view of mother earth blended with natural vegetation.


 

          The rocky cliffs, timeless natural existence, glorifying beauty and windy atmosphere of Ramakkalmedu were exhilarating and gave an awesome experience.



          Ramakkalmedu implies ‘Land of Rama’s Stone .It is believed that a feet impression on one of the rock surface belongs to Lord Rama, searching for his wife, Sita, who was abducted by the monster Ravana. Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu and enchanting retreat.


          The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu towns of Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga. The sight is even wonderful at dusk when all these towns lighted. Rama – kal – medu. Ramakalmedu stands tall in the western ghats at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. Here one can move up to the tip of the rock and feel to be at the top of the world. The ecosystem of the area largely comprises grass land Shola forest type which is laced by sporadic bamboo forests. Speciality of the wind flow is another factor which makes Ramakkalmedu unique. Wind blows at a speed around 35 km per hour at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year irrespective of the season and time If you intend to rejuvenate yourself amidst the misty winds and green hilltops, weave a trip to Ramakkalmedu and enrich your soul in the comforted surrounding of this peaceful hill.




     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(125 km, 3 hours 00 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Road
           160 m

2. Take the 2nd right toward International Terminal Road
           280 m

3. Slight left onto International Terminal Road
           190 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
           150 m

5. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           2.5 km

6. Turn right to stay on Airport Rd Pass by Kathi Ambalam (on the left in 1.5 km)
           2.2 km

7. Slight right at St George Jacobite Church onto Main Central Rd Pass by Indian Oil Pump (on the right in 4.0 km)
           8.6 km

8. Turn left at Hotel Galaxy onto Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Nangeli Hospital (on the left in 15.5 km)
           17.1 km

9. Turn left onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd Pass by Imperial Castle (on the left in 1.7 km)
           1.8 km

10. Turn right at Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Jct onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd/Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Rd
           1.2 km

11. Turn left onto Aluva - Munnar Rd/Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 1.3 km)
           16.9 km

12. Slight right onto Neriamangalam Painavu Road Pass by Neendapara Church (on the right in 8.0 km)
           28.1 km

13. Continue onto Kallarkutty Pambla Road
           500 m

14. Slight left at Forest Check Post onto Kallarkutty Dam Road Pass by Panamkutty Bridge (on the right in 750 m)
           1.3 km

15. Slight left 1.1 km

16. Slight left toward Kambilikandam - Murickassery Rd
           3.2 km

17. Turn left onto Kambilikandam - Murickassery Rd Pass by Kerala State Electricity Board (on the right in 450 m)
           650 m

18. Turn right at Olanickal Stores onto Adimali-Nedumkandam Road Pass by Janatha Hospital (on the left)
           6.5 km

19. Turn right onto Panikkankudi-Mullarikudi-Perinjamkutti Road
           2.0 km

20. Turn right to stay on Panikkankudi-Mullarikudi-Perinjamkutti Road
           2.2 km

21. Turn right
           62 m

22. Take the 1st left toward thaneermukkam
           2.9 km

23. Continue straight onto thaneermukkam
           250 m

24. Turn left to stay on thaneermukkam Pass by Karuna Hospital (on the right in 12.9 km)
           13.4 km

25. Turn left at Paris Restaurant to stay on thaneermukkam Pass by Dr.Sajeev'sHomoeopathy (on the left in 1.4 km)
           1.7 km

26. Turn left to stay on thaneermukkam Pass by Indian Oil Corporation Pump (on the right in 3.8 km)
           3.9 km

27. Turn left at PME Towers onto Thookkupalam - Cumbummettu Rd
           42 m

28. Turn left at A to Z to stay on Thookkupalam - Cumbummettu Rd Pass by Santhigiri Hospital (on the right)
           5.4 km

29. Slight right onto Ramakalmettu Cumbammettu Rd Pass by Sacred Heart High School (on the right in 1.2 km)
           1.3 km

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     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Kottayam Railway Station

 Road :

 From Kottayam Railway Station to spot(125 km, 3 hours 30 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head south-east on Railway Rd
           350 m

2. Take the 1st left toward Main Central Rd
           1.0 km

3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Main Central Rd Pass by HSS Hospital (on the left)
           9.6 km

4. Turn right onto Ettumanoor - Erattupetta - Poonjar Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Ettumanoor Town Juma Masjid (on the right)
           28.1 km

5. Turn left at Muttam Jct onto Erattupetta Muttom Rd
           500 m

6. Take the 1st right toward Erattupetta - Peerumedu Hwy
           210 m

7. Turn left at Panjayath Rd
           140 m

8. Turn left onto Erattupetta - Peerumedu Hwy
           23.4 km

9. Turn right at Pullikkanam - Elappara Road
           2.1 km

10. Turn right
           600 m

11. Turn left toward Vagamon- 4th Mile Rd
           600 m

12. Continue straight onto Vagamon- 4th Mile Rd
           4.0 km

13. Turn left 230 m

14. Take the 1st right
           1.0 km

15. Take the 1st left
           300 m

16. Take the 1st right
           4.7 km

17. Turn left onto Hill Highway Rd Pass by St.George Church (on the right in 350 m)
           2.0 km

18. Slight right to stay on Hill Highway Rd
           2.2 km

19. Hill Highway Rd turns slightly left and becomes Kattappana - Kuttikkanam Rd Pass by phc alady (on the right in 2.5 km)
           18.6 km

20. Continue onto SH 41 Pass by Fire and Rescue Station, Kattappana (on the right in 2.0 km)
           2.7 km

21. Turn right at Idukki Kavala Lakshmi Narayana Temple onto Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd Pass by IOC (on the left)
           450 m

22. Turn right at Ashoka Kavala onto Kattappana - Erattayar Rd/Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd
           65 m

23. Take the 1st left onto Thodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd Pass by Edassery (on the left)
           6.1 km

24. Turn left at Kochukalambattusseryil Buildings onto Kumarakom - Cumbam Rd
           84 m

25. Slight right onto Puliyanmala Thookupalam Rd
           8.1 km

26. Continue straight onto thaneermukkam Pass by Arpana Hospital (on the left in 1.3 km)
           1.4 km

27. Turn right at PME Towers onto Thookkupalam - Cumbummettu Rd
           42 m

28. Turn left at A to Z to stay on Thookkupalam - Cumbummettu Rd Pass by Santhigiri Hospital (on the right)
           5.4 km

29. Slight right onto Ramakalmettu Cumbammettu Rd Pass by Sacred Heart High School (on the right in 1.2 km)
           1.3 km

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