Agastya Mala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Agasthyarkoodam is a 1868m-tall peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of South India. The peak lies in the border of Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This peak is a part of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve which lies on the border between the Indian states of Kerala (in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram district) and Tamil Nadu (in Kanyakumari district, Tirunelveli district). The perennial Thamirabarani River originates from the eastern side of the range and flows into the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.Agasthyarkoodam is a pilgrimage centre for devotees of the Hindu sage Agastya, who is considered to be one of the seven rishis (Saptarishi) of Hindu Puranas. The Tamil language is considered to be a boon from Agasthya. There is a full-sized statue of Agathiyar at the top of the peak and the devotees can offer pujas themselves.
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  • This is my first trekking experience. I would say this place is ideal for people who love nature,adventure and trekking obviously.Had an awesome experience in this excellent place.you need to extremel...  more »
  • If you completed the trekking completely your confident level is increased by 100times. its a cool place,must visit place,  more »
  • a famous place in trivandrum for trekking . you have to take pass from forest department. keep sufficient food ,water, medi fit with you  more »

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