Located in the mesmerizing surroundings, Agastya Mala Peak is a beauteous hillock situated in the Western Ghats. Also known by the name of Agasthyarkoodam, this hillock with a monstrous height of 6,129 feet, lies in the vicinity of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The soul-calming ambiance of this region is enough to lure the visitors and nature enthusiasts that seek some private time with nature. It is a major pilgrimage site for the followers of the sage Agastya and houses a full-size statue of him.
It Is Known For:-
1) The medicinal herbs (more than 2000 in number) that are found here
2) The harsh trekking routes
3) Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (located nearby)
4) Manjolai Hills
Best Time To Visit:-
The mesmerizing Agastya Mala Peak can be visited throughout the year except for monsoons. During rainfall, the access to the peak becomes slippery and it can lead to unwanted accidents. If you want to explore the flora-fauna here, January-March and October-December is the time to pay a visit here.
It has a well-established network of roadways, so visitors can reach here after a drive of an hour or so. To reach the top of the hillock, one has to wake the sleeping trekker inside.
Nearest Railway Station- Ambasamudram Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum International Airport
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