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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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  • One of the best treks i had on my life. You have to book in advance to get permission from the forest division to go inside. It is open between Jan to May. 
  • Agastya Mala is without doubt the best trekking experience in Trivandrum. The place is open only during a few months of Jan-May. One needs to take special permission from forest department for which t...  more »
  • Located in western Ghats in the south india,Agasthyamala biosphere reserve includes peaks reaching 1868 meters above sea level.