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Ramakkalmedu in Idukki is one of the Best offbeat destinations in Idukki. This Lesser known tourist place in Idukki has impressed even the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio..

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Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 13:48 [IST]
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Idukki district in Kerala is widely adored for its mystique beauty. This captivating piece of land is adorned with all the nature's marvels, be it picturesque high ranges or steep wooded valleys, cascading milky waterfalls or gurgling rivulets, lush green forests with rich wildlife or secluded hillocks with a unique charm, you name it and Idukki has got it. Words are not enough to praise this ravishing beauty of a land!

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

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There are many lesser known tourist places in Idukki that would get an avid traveller high! Let's see one of the best offbeat destinations in Idukki, Ramakkalmedu! Ramakkalmedu in Idukki is a beautiful hill station located at an altitude of around 3500 ft above sea level. Let's take a tour to this one amongst the best offbeat places in Idukki which impressed even the Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio!

The Winds of Ramakkalmedu - A playground of breeze !

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

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The constant wind is the prime thing that makes Ramakkalmedu in Idukki unique. Known as the land of wind, wind blows at an average speed of 35 km/h here, irrespective of season and time! It is reportedly recorded as the maximum in Asia! The sight of the massive windmills installed here adds to the charm of the place.

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

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The ecosystem of the area consists largely of grass land Shola forests, which is laced by sporadic bamboo forests. The terrific panoramic view of the surrounding villages and towns of Tamil Nadu like Theni, Cumbum, Kombe, Thevaram etc. is a spell binding sight! You are going to cherish this spectacular bird eye view for a long long time.

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

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A beauty which even impressed the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio !

Hollywood legendary actor, Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly said about this place that "If there is a paradise on earth, it is here."

Giant statues of Kuravan and Kurathi !

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

Giant monument of Kuravan and Kurathi - PC : Anoop Joy

Ramakkalmedu is also a historic site with a monument dedicated to Kuravan and Kurathi - a large statue that depicts the Sangam period and the Sangam landscape of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Set at the majestic panoramic backdrop, the statue depicts two historical characters behind the construction of the Idukki Dam. It is them who helped authorities to find the right place for constructing the dam.

Rolling green hills and the fresh breezes make Ramakalmedu an enchanting retreat. The view even gets better at the dusk when all the surrounding towns are lighted!

Best offbeat destinations in Idukki

A View from Ramakkalmedu - PC : Ramitha Ramdas

This one amongst the best offbeat destinations in Idukki is definitely worth your travel and time! If you are yet to explore this mystique land in Idukki, its high time to pack your bags! Happy Travelling :)

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