Agasthyakoodam is Some portion of the Sahyadri ranges (Western Ghats) of mountains, Agasthyakoodam, at a stature of 1,890 m above ocean level, is one of the most noteworthy tops in Kerala. Overflowing with natural life, the woodlands of Agasthyakoodam possess large amounts of uncommon therapeutic herbs and plants, and splendidly shaded orchids. A fledgling watcher’s heaven, this amazing mountain is available by foot from Kotoor, close Neyyar Dam and furthermore from Bonakkad. Trekking to Agasthyakoodam is accepted to be sound, the very air here should have recuperating properties. It is trusted that wise Agasthya, the fanciful character lived here.

Ladies are not permitted up the pinnacle and consent is required to trek. The season from December to April is pushed for trekking, for which a woodland pass must be gotten the untamed life office in Thiruvananthapuram.


Thiruvananthapuram: In under two hours, he goes for the two-day excursion to the most-looked for in the wake of trekking spot in the state, Agasthyakoodam top, were totally sold out. This year, the trekking is constrained to 100 people for each day from January 14 to February 25.

The web based booking website for an excursion to the 1,868 meter-tall pinnacle, which was opened at 11 am on Thursday, was damaged by hangs and moderate loads inside minutes because of overwhelming activity. The appointments were shut down at 12.45pm, leaving scores of nature darlings and enterprise monstrosities irritated and disillusioned.

“I had caught wind of this energizing trekking from my companions who had done it sometime recently and was exceptionally anxious to make it this time. In any case, I never anticipated that it would get booked so quick,” said S Sreerag, a local of Ernakulam, working with a private firm in the state capital.

Upwards of 4,200 individuals have reserved for the excursion this year, which is viewed as a yearly journey trek by many, said Thiruvananthapuram untamed life superintendent Y M Shajikumar. With web based booking office set up, the appointments were shut in around more than two hours a year ago as well. The ticket-charge per head is Rs 500.

Agasthyakoodam is a characteristic living space of uncommon restorative herbs and was added to Unesco’s rundown of ‘World Network of Biosphere Reserves’ in 2016.

“Aside from this January-February season for journey trekking (from Makaravilakku day till Sivarathri), the section is permitted at a higher cost with unique authorization from the woodland division under its eco-tourism program amid non-blustery seasons also,” the natural life superintendent said.

The division has endowed 29 advisers for handle 10-part gatherings, Will’s identity withdrawing from Bonakkad woods station at 8 am, to achieve the base camp at Athirumala, 16 km into the backwoods, by night. The lofty 8km-move to agasthyakoodam will start early morning following day and the explorers will have the capacity to come back to the base station by evening.

“Moderate trekkers can remain at the base camp for one more night before coming back to Bonakkad,” ¬†Trekkers are not permitted to bring liquor and cigarettes and cooking is limited inside the woodland.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, around 61 km from Bonacaud.

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, around 69 km from Bonacaud.

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