Ramakalmedu hills, which is one of the popular wildlife destinations in Kerala is located in Idukki district of Kerala,about 40 km from Thekkady.Traveling on the Thekkady-Munnar road, one can reach the captivating hills of Ramakalmedu in the Western Ghats, which is about 16 km from Nedumkandam.
Ramakalmedu hills gets its name from the impressions of the feet found on the rock surface here, which is believed to be of Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as told in the Indian epic Ramayana.
Ramakalmedu is noted for its verdant, cool hills and also for the panoramic and picturesque views of villages in the neighbouring state of Tamilnadu, which is towards the eastern side of the Western Ghats. One of the attraction in Ramakalmedu hill station is a tall, pillar-like rocky structure, about 300 m high and facing east is another attraction here.
It is one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can also find here a wind farm generating electricity, which is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala.
Other attractions of Ramakalmedu include places like frog rock, turtle rock and the highest Twin-statue in Kerala; called kuravan and kurathi.
Ramakalmedu Hill Station In Idukki