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Ramakkal Medu: One of the Most Beautiful Tourist Destinations in Kerala

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Ramakkalmedu is really an enchanting treat to the visitors in Thekkady. It’s cool, green hills and the fresh mountain air makes our mind relaxed and happy. It is a hill station located in the eastern Idukki district of Kerala State. Ramakkalmedu is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kerala, which cannot be neglected while having a trip to the Gods Own Country. The captivating hills of Ramakkalmedu in the Western Ghats, which is about 16 km from Nedumkandam.

The origin of the name 'Ramakkalmedu' is quite interesting. 'Rama-kal-medu' means 'Land of Rama's stone' or otherwise 'the land where Lord Rama kept his leg'. As per sources, one story is that this is the place where Rama kept his feet, while in search of his beloved wife Sita. As per Hindu epic "Ramayana', Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka.

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While reaching Ramakkalmedu, you can only find wind all around. The place is known to be the land of wind. Blessed with this wind energy, Ramakkalmedu is the second place in Kerala, where you can find a wind energy farm with a capacity of 12.5 MW.

Statue of Kuruvan & Kuruthi located at the top of one of the Ramakkalmedu hills is one of the major tourist sites in Ramakkalmedu. It is the two historical characters of the local community whose name where given to the rocks between which the Idukki Dam was built. It believes that Kuruvan and Kuruthi helped the authorities to find the right place for constructing the famous Idukki Dam. You can see the statue of Kuruvan with his family along with a cook upon the hills. You can also sight a mandapam behind the statue, which has been built for tourists to take rest. Tourists are not allowed to climb up the statue at any time. It's strictly prohibited by rules.

Ramakkalmedu is noted for its hills and also for the panoramic and picturesque views of villages in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, which is towards the eastern side of the Western Ghats.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT RAMAKKALMEDU
Tourist can visit this destination at any time throughout the year. Except in monsoon (June, July and August) and winter (November, December and January) the climate is very pleasant with bright sunshine. During Monsoons, it is very rainy and evenings turn out to be way too colder with strong winds. Due to this rain, the trekking becomes more adventurous and lively as it adds more beauty to the mountains.

If you are planning to visit Ramakkalmedu then your stay will be comfortable and luxurious at Kofiland Resort. It is one of the best resorts in Thekkady where you will get all the facilities you needed for a wonderful holiday.

For more details: Kofiland Resorts, Thekkady

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