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.
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.
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.
Presently (July 2008) no hotels in Ramakkalmedu-and One luxury
resort is under construction in the foothills (Expected to open
by Sept-2009). 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