Thekkady – Top View Points
Chellarkovil Waterfalls are just 15 km north to Thekkady and Kumili at Anakkara panchayath. Many community-oriented ecotourism activities like valley view from a wooden watchtower; border trekking, spice, and ayurvedic garden visits, etc have already been developed by The KSFD (Kerala State Forest Department) to entertain the people visiting the area.
The cascading waterfalls are a feast for the eyes of people visiting Thekkady. The village slopes down to the farms that neighbor Tamil Nadu. Chellarkovil is the perfect place for trekking and other adventure activities.
Rmakkalmedu is a hill station. The wind gusts into the hills and are recorded as the maximum in Asia. In Ramakkalmedu, the wind blows at a speed around 35 km per hour. The speed is the same for the wind at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year irrespective of the season and time. The hilltop also offers a scenic view of Tamil Nadu towns of Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Veiga. It is a common belief among the people that lord ‘Sree Rama’, had set his foot on this particular rock and hence the name Rama-Kal-Medu (Meaning: Rama’s foot imprints).
The Kalvari Mount mountain has very beautiful views of the Idukki Reservoir. It also has the two prominent tribal villages of the region, namely Kamakshy and Mariyapuram. This has always been a constant mesmerizing experience for the people. Elephants can also be seen frequently roaming in the forests, near the foothill. The Malankara Dam, Idukki Hydroelectric Project, and Nadukani and numerous tea gardens, etc are also an attraction for the people on the way to Kattappana.