AGASTYARKOODAM PEAK

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Location: 61 Kms From Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Altitude: 1868 m Above Sea Level
Attraction: The Flower, 'Neelakurinji'
Best Trekking season: December to April

Agastyakoodam Peak, Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaAgastyarkoodam Peak is a spectacular peak in the Western Ghats that rises to a majestic height of about 1868 m in the form of a sharp cone. It is accessible only on foot, with 61 kms of trekking from Bonacaud, and 32 kms from Neyyar Dam.

A haven of rare herbs and medicinal plants, its slopes offer a breathtaking sight when they transform into colorful glades of the 'Neelakurinji' a flower, which blooms only once in twelve years.

Acording to a local belief, the peak was the abode of sage Agasthya, who was a confirmed bachelor. Hence, the aborigines dislike the presence of women on the hill. Women are not allowed up the peak.

Best Season
The season from December to April is advocated for trekking, for which a forest pass has to be obtained from the Wildlife Warden, Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram.



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