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Agasthyarkoodam Peak

 

The Agasthya forest believed to have been the abode of Agasthya,a sage from mythology. Agasthyarkoodam, the spectacular peak in the Western Ghats rises to a majestic 1890 m in the form of a sharp cone. It is the second highest peak in Kerala. There are trekking trails through thick forests. A haven of rare herbs and medicinal plants, its slopes are a breathtaking sight when they transform into colourful glades of the 'Neelakurinji', a flower which blooms only once in twelve years.

Women are not allowed up the peak. The aborigins here believe that sage Agasthya, who lived here was a confirmed bachelor, hence they dislike the presence of strange women. The season from December 2'nd week to February is advocated for trekking for which a forest pass has to be obtained from the Wildlife Warden, Forest Dept., P.T.P.Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram.

Attractions :
Rare herbs, medicinal plants and brilliantly hued orchids. It is a bird watcher's paradise too.

Best Season:
December to April is advisable for trekking

Emergency Details:
Wild Life Warden Office,
Peppara Wild Life Sanctuary,
Thiruvananthapurm
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Transport Terminals:
Nearby Transport Terminals : Vithura (45 km) KSRTC Terminal.

Location :
70 km from Thiruvananthapuram
Buses are available to Neyyar which is adjacent to Agasthyarkoodam. This legendary mountain is accessible by foot from Kotoor, near Neyyar Dam and also from Bonacaud.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station : Thiruvananthapuram central, about 61 km from Bonocaud.
Nearest Airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 69 km from Bonocaud.


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