Agastya Mala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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The Pothigai Hills, also known as the Agasthiyar Malai are in the Ashambu Hills in the southern part of the Western Ghats of South India. Ancient tradition holds the mountains of Pothigai to be where the sage Agastya (Akattiyan) provided the first grammar for the Tamil language. This grammar was further fine tuned by one of his disciples in the Tolkāppiyam.These hills contain areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. The hills contain outstanding examples of ecosystems and communities of plants and animals representing significant ecological and biological processes. The area contains important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including forests containing threatened species of outstanding value to science and conservation.GeographyThe western slope is located in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala state, eastern slope of Pothigai hills is in the Tirunelveli District, southern slope is located in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. At 1,866 meters, it is the highest peak in the rugged Ashambu hills, which have one of the richest concentrations of biodiversity in the Western Ghats. The area is known for its spectacular views, beautiful forests and waterfalls, ancient temples, and the river Tamirabarani, the lifeline of the region.
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  • July 11, 2017
    To agasthyamala biological park inside neyyar wildlife sanctuary Deep in forest 16km lies meenmutty with falls Good place couldnt spot ny wildlife We were in base of agasthyakoodam which can be trekke...  more »
  • May 6, 2017
    One of the most precious place with herbal and most distinctive species of birds, animals and plants. Agasthya hills are the soul and heart of pilgrimage centre for devotees of the Hindu sage Agastya....  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    everyone who comes to trivandrum must visit this place and its beautiful nature as well as other attractions  more »

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