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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Kalyanathandu

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Kalyanathandu
It is a heaven on earth which is blessed with rich forests, variety of flora and fauna, cascading waterfalls flowing down the mossy slopes, vast expanse of water bodies and the blue hills kissing the blue skies easily accomplish this place the most sought after destination to unwind and treasure. Kalyanathandu one of the highest peaks in the district is located 68 km from Thodupuzha, thus you can board any bus to Idukki or Kattapana and drop at 10th Mile, lovingly identified as Calvary Mount and its name is derived from the presence of wooden cross here. And from here 30 mint treks will take you to the top of the mountain. Keralam Ayurveda, Backwaters, Hill Stations are the Main Attractions of kerala and it is one of the location that you can include in your kerala Trip.
Trekking through the lovely dark and thick forests is quite a blissful experience, with the well maintained serpentine path which is used even in the rainy season makes the trek less hectic and more exciting and after reaching the top of Kalyanathandu and exploring the sensation view across is truly delight to enjoy.

Other tours from Kalyanathandu are amazingly beautiful places like Narakakkanam tunnel and Kathitheppu etc. An age old temple where the local Adivasis worship can be found on the ancillary of the Kalyanathandu which truly is breathtaking. Fooding and Lodging are available around 13 km from here in Kattapanna. 

How to Reach:

By Road: Buses and cabs available from idukki and main Cities. Bus services are also available from Cochin to Idukki.

By Rail:
There is no railway station near to Kalyanathandu in less than 10 km. How ever Kottayam Rail Way Station is major railway station 74 KM near to Kalyanathandu

By Air: The nearest international airport to reach Kalyanathandu is located at Cochin which is approximately 110 kilometers from Kalyanathandu

Places to vist: 
Infant Jesus Church
Kunthalampara Quarry
Kattappana
Vellayamkudi
Achuruli waterfalls
St: George Church
Ayyappancoil
Kanchiyar
Karutharuvi Tea Estate
Periyar

Best Season to visit:
Summer is the best time to visit here. During summer (March to May), temperature hovers between 25 to 30 degree Celsius. Humidity is also a factor in some parts. Monsoon witnesses heavy rainfall. The winters are cold, so carry woolen clothes.

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