With its hills covered in a blanket of mist, serene valleys, and acres of lush greenery, Idukki truly casts an enchanting spell on its visitors. The beauty of pristine nature is seen in its fullest glory at places like Munnar, Thekkady and Wagamon. The cool and pleasant weather in Idukki is a significant factor that draws thousands of people to this tourist haven every year. The majestic beauty of the Western Ghats and the lush green tea plantation adds to the charm of Idukki.
Koottar, a small hamlet, is blessed with a beautiful waterfall which is a tributary of the Periyar lake. The water from this waterfall flows to Anjuruli, another incredibly beautiful place in Idukki. Though the waterfall offers amazing frames to click selfies, the strong currents in it can be quite treacherous.
Bangladesh in Idukki?
The Bangladesh road lies en route to the kattadipadam or the famed wind farm at Ramakkalmedu. The name of the place obviously provokes a curiosity. Bangladesh in Idukki is a small village with very less population. However, the residents of this village have no idea how their village got an interesting name.
Ramakkalmedu never disappoints the visitor who seeks the incredible beauty of nature. The huge ‘Kuravan Kurathi’ statue located on top of the Ramakkalmedu hills is one of the most prominent features of this beautiful hill station. From the stone monument, one can enjoy the mesmerising beauty of the surrounding place and can even spot Tamil Nadu far away.
Ramakkalmedu is situated almost 3,500 feet above the sea level. The sight of Tamil Nadu from the top of the hill is as surreal as an incredible painting. The pleasant climate, beautiful nature, misty hills and the magnificent statue make Ramakkalmedu one of the major tourist destinations in the district.
The legend says that Lord Rama had stepped one of his legs in Ramakkalmedu while he was on his way to find Sita after the latter was kidnapped by Ravan. It is the wind which always plays sweet music on these stunning hills.
The wind farm
The giant wind mills standing tall on the slopes of the hill in Ramakkalmedu are a spectacular sight. The place, which is not much visited by tourists, always reverberate the deafening sound of the strong winds. The kattadippadam creates a mix of amazement and wonder in the minds of the ones who dare to visit this place.