Ramakkalmedu-- The Wind Hill Station of Kerala

Welcome to Ramakkalmedu-- The wind Hill Station of Kerala
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Welcome to Ramakkalmedu-- Experience the Wind Factor

 Ramakkalmedu the newly discovered hill station of Kerala, the Godís Own Country, is located in the spice district called Idukki in Kerala, India.

Ramakkalmedu-is the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and located centrally between the famous tourist attractions of kerala such as Periyar Tiger Forest of Tekkady, Munnar hill station, Kuttikanam and Parunthumpara and many more wild life attractions and spice farms.

Ramakkalmedu-is approximately 45kilometres from Tekkady and 77 kilometers from Munnar. The nearest airport is Kochi (Cochin) international airport and all major air lines have services to this air port, the distance is about 190 kilometers. The nearest Railway station is Kottayam and is just about 140 kilometers away. The famous Kumarakam tourist spot is just 157 kilometers and the beautiful back water cruise and the beaches of Alleppuzha is about 185 kilometrs.

The history of name Ramakkalmedu

 Ram is the name of Hindu God and he is the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Kal is a Malayalam(the language of Kerala) word for rock and Medu means land with hills and rocks. The locals believes that Lord Ram was in this place when he was searching his wife Sita who was abducted by Ravan the king of Lanka as illustrated in Ramayan. Lord Ram had set his foot on the tallest rock to search Sita and the rock was named as RAMAKKAL and the place was later named as Ramakkalmedu.


Ramakkal gives a very large view of about seven small townships and adjoining fields surrounded by mountains in Tamil Nadu.

The Sun rises on the eastern hills and sets at the western mountains and the beauty of sunrise and sunset through the mountains surrounded by green forest is an unique view that can be experienced only at Ramakkalmedu.

At night the view of the townships gives you a feeling that there is festival of lights in the forest. The place is a safe haven for a number of birds that will put you asleep in the night with their beautiful songs and their chirping songs will wake you up in the morning to start a beautiful day at Ramakkalmedu.

A few small wild animals are seen occasionally at the hills and a large number of harmless wild animals can be seen in the trekking routes of Ramakkalmedu.


The Wind Factor

Ramakkalmedu-is an unique place to experience the wind effect. The wind gusts into the hills and recorded as maximum in Asia. The average wind speed is about 25 km/hour. Thousands of tourists from all over the world visits this place daily to feel light with the winds. It is very difficult to explain the wonderful effect of winds that fondles you on the hills. One must experience that feeling at Ranakkalmedu. Sometimes you have to seek shelter from the winds when you are about to fly with the winds. Itís an ideal place for paragliding.


The landscape, mountains and ravines have so much beauty and greenery that sooths your eyes. The panoramic view from the Ramakkal mount or the Kuravan mount must be felt to experience this beautiful hill station.

Itís still beholds the virginity of the mountains and forest as there is not much encroachments by the humans other than the few settlers who came just after the formation of the State.


Weather, except in monsoon ( June,July & August) and winter (November,  December & January) itís very pleasant with bright sunshine. Being high altitude and with gusting winds it is like heaven.. During Monsoon, it is mostly raining with strong winds and evenings are colder. Trecking becomes more adventurous and rain gives the forest and mountain more colour and beauty, itís really marvelous to see the rain (probably to have a rain dance) on the mountains of Ramakkalmedu. From November to February itís like a paradise with beautiful sunshine.


The altitude of Ramakkal is about 3560 feet from the sea level and about 1500 feet from the plain of land adjoining the mountains in Tamil Nadu.



 District Tourism Promotion council have some facilities on top of the mountain but yet to open for the public. You may stay in Tekkady or Munnar to Visit this beautiful hill station.














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