Tropical rain forests, scenic country sides, majestic hills, spice plantations, grasslands…Kerala has some of nature’s most exotic playgrounds for the trekker in you. From the myth-shrouded Agasthyakoodam, a haven of rare herbs and medicinal plants, to Parambikkulam that shelters the world’s first ever scientifically managed teak plantation, every trekking experience here will be as captivating as the destinations themselves. Trek under a starlit sky. Spot the majestic tiger. Breathe in the fragrant air of the spices. Watch exotic birds…
Located 70 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Agasthyakoodam is the second highest peak in southern India at 1,868m. The trek through the forest interspersed with grassland, waterfalls and steep climbs is truly magical.
Parambikulam offers two fascinating trekking options. The Cochin State Forest Tramway trek takes you along a century-old tramway route, giving you a unique opportunity to spot rare wild life. A naturalist’s delight is the Kariyanshola Trail that takes you through evergreen forests that shelter endangered medical plants and orchids.
An undulating lush terrain makes Munnar a trekker’s delight. The six hour trek, through butterfly forest to Meeshapulimala at 2,624m, followed by a descend through tea and eucalyptus plantations to the scenic campsite at Rhodo valley, is one of the highlights.