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Chellarkovil Waterfalls are 15 km north to Thekkady and Kumili at Anakkara panchayath. The Kerala State Forest Department has implemented community based ecotourism activities like valley view from wooden watchtower; border trekking, spice and ayurvedic garden visits.
The cascading waterfalls are feast for the eyes. The village slopes down to the farms in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.Chellarkovil is the perfect place for trekking and for other adventure activities.
Enjoy the wind, sunset and plains of Tamil Nadu and trek through the rocks at Ramakkalmedu which is a hill station and a hamlet. The wind gusts into the hills and recorded as maximum in Asia. Wind blows at a speed around 35 km per hour at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year irrespective of the season and time. The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu towns of Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga.It is believed that that lord ‘Sree Rama’, had set his foot on this rock and hence the name Rama-Kal-Medu (Meaning: Rama’s foot imprints). One story says that Lord Rama kept his feet at the tip of Ramakkalmedu to search Ravana the King of Lanka who abducted his wife Sita.
The Kalvari Mount mountain provides beautiful views of the Idukki Reservoir as well as the two prominent tribal villages of the region, namely Kamakshy and Mariyapuram. Elephants can also be seen roaming in the forests, near the foothill.The Malankara Dam, Idukki Hydroelectric Project and Nadukani and numerous tea gardens are present in its vicinity and this mount is on the way to Kattappana.