Ramakkalmedu Overview

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Ramakkalmedu is a hill station located in the Idukki District. It is situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu state border and is home to numerous attractions, such as the Periyar Tiger Forest, Munnar, Kuttikanam, Parunthumpara and spice farms.

The name of this site is a combination of the three words 'Ram', 'Kal' and ‘Medu’, meaning Lord Rama, rock and land, respectively. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this place when he was searching for his wife Sita, who was abducted by the king of Lanka, Ravana. During his search, Lord Rama set foot on the tallest rock to look for Sita. This same rock was named as Ramakkal, which eventually came to be known as Ramakkalmedu.

This place also provides beautiful views of the sun rising in the eastern hills and setting on the western mountains. The mountains located adjacent to the site are surrounded by thick evergreen forests that serve as a natural habitat to various birds and animals.

It is recorded that the wind effect of this site is the maximum in Asia as the wind gusts into the hills at a high speed and at very high pressure. The average speed of the wind is around 25 km/hour. Situated at an altitude of around 3560 ft from the sea level, the area is popular for trekking, hiking, paragliding and camping.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
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Read 5 Ramakkalmedu reviews with average rating of 4.3/5

Ranju reema3.6/5

1 review

Constant wind is another factor which makes Ramakkalmedu unique. Wind blows at a speed around 35 km/

Ramakalmedu is a historic site with a Monument to Kuravan and Kurathi – a large statue that depicts the Sangam Period and Sangam landscape of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The monument provides a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu villages and towns, including Cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga. Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu an enchanting retreat. The view is striking at dusk when all these towns are lighted.Ramakkalmedu is an Amazing destination for a dayout. Breath taking view of Tamilnadu.. plenty of windmills... Wonderful statue of Kuruvan & Kidathi(epic characters).. An awesome weekend destination!!!

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Jaison Netto5.0/5

81 reviews

One of the best place to visit in Idukki

Ramakkalmedu is a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district of Kerala. It is located about 15 km from Nedumkandam on the Munnar-Thekkady route. Ramakalmedu stands tall in the western ghats at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. The ecosystem of the area consists largely of grass land Shola forest type which is laced by sporadic bamboo forests. The place is a very good hangout place even for after noon because of the cold and very strong winds. have to be very careful when you keep your camera on a tripod on top of the hills. Wind blows at a speed around 35 km/ hour at Ramakkalmedu throughout the year irrespective of the season and time. The Statue of Kuruvan & Kuruthi on top of the hills is one of the main attraction and beauty of this place. Its a must visit place in Idukki as per me

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Ajmal Rafeeq4.3/5

74 reviews

Great exploring in the unexplored place

this placd is one of best places tk visit in idukki... it's quite uneplored... when we visited we went into the nd it was a usual hill top nd from there we can tamil nadu also.. there was nothing special nd we were quite unhappy but the wind was awesome it will just blow u away still it wasnt extraordinary annd we started to to go back and we went down nd asked the guard is there anything else tk see here nd he pointed his finger to just opposite and asked and it was like narrow way covered by trees we stopped the car got out and started walkin through... it's one hell of an experience just like treakking its a 2-2.5 km climb to the top and the view from the top is awsome and climb is just amazing and the wind is too good and u can see huge rocks and we climbed all da way up its one of most unexplored place in idukki and idukki is one of the most unexplored place k. Kerala do visit :)

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Joji Joseph3.9/5

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Scenic view of two states

Ramakkalmedu, Idukki district, Kerala is one of the sought after spots in Idukki because of the panoramic view of several townships of Tamilmadu like Cumbum, Theni, Thevaram, Bodinaykannoor, Vaiga etc. Being at a height of 3500 Sft above sea level Ramakalmedu has a cool climate and the winds blow most of the time. The grass lands, bamboo forests, and the clouds coming down as wif we can touch them are all distinctive experiences. When we visited the winds were rather strong and we thought we will be blown over the cliff. Because of the strong wind, several wind energy farms are installed here and is said to be Asia’s largest wind blowing area. The two statues of Kuravar & Kurathi can be seen here and historical stories connected with the Rama, Seetha & Ravana are also circulated about Ramakalmedu (Land of Rama’s stone).

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Shivam jaiswal4.3/5

12 reviews

Heart touching view and attraction

very nice tourist destination. It is the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. Heart touching view of wind mills and a huge lover statue is the main attraction. Awesome view of reservoir and idukki dam and boating is also available.