Agastya Mala Peak, Thiruvananthapuram

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Agastya Mala Peak is also called the Agastyarkoodam. It is 1,868 metres tall and is the tallest peak in Thiruvananthapuram. The Thamirabarani River originates from here and so do the Karamana River and the Neyyar River. It is a pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. On top of the peak you will see a full-sized statue of Agastya on the backdrop of exquisite landscape.

You have to trek to reach the Agastya Mala Peak. But you have to approach the forest department of Kerala to trek up to the peak. Moreover, trekking is permitted only in the months of January and February.

Pilgrims also need permission from the Kerala government to visit the shrine. The way to the peak is covered with many herbs and medicinal plants. The place is also a home to many rare species of flora and fauna.


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