Mangala Devi Temple is one of the major tourist attractions located at a distance of about 15 km from Thekkady. The temple is positioned on top of a peak which is at a height of 1337 m above sea level and offers a picturesque view of the surrounding hills and tracts.
This ancient temple is surrounded by dense forests are travellers will find it truly mesmerizing. The structure of this spectacular stone temple attests to the grandeur of traditional Pandian architectural style.
Goddess Mangala, who is also known by the name Kannaki, is the presiding deity of the temple. Visitors are not allowed on all days except during the Chithra Pournami festival day which is observed in the month of May.
However, with prior permission from the Chief Conservator of Forests, travellers can make an entry into this temple on other days. The only means to access this 2000 years old temple are jeeps which travellers can hire from Kumily. The temple offers a scenic setting and tranquil ambience to the visitors and the spot is definitely worth a visit.