Agastya Mala Peak, Kerala

Agastya Mala Peak

Location: Beautifully located in Western Ghats, Agastya Mala Peak is a 1,868 m tall peak in Kerala. It lies on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Description: Also known as Agasthyarkoodam, Agastya Mala Peak is a pilgrimage for religiously inclined people of one of the great Saptrishi or seven sages, Agastya. You may see a tall statue of Rishi Agastya perched on the peak. People from all over India come here to offer prayers to the Hindu sage. This place is ideal for adventure enthusiasts, as the only way to reach this peak is through trekking. You journey will begin with sights of rare flora and fauna found in the lap of this peak. Not only this, the tallest peak offers breathtaking views to visitors. Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of this peak, are other attractions you can explore here. Visitors are only allowed to trek this route during January to Mid of March. You need to take permission from Kerala Forest Department to trek through Agastya Mala peak during January and February.

Activities: Upper Kodyar, a nearby attraction, is a perfect place to visit during a tour to Kerala. It offers magnificent views of Agastya Mala Peak.

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