Ambukuthi Mala or Ambukuthi Hills
Mountains are in plenty in Wayanad, and today we are going to talk about Ambukuthi Mala which is another great mountain. Wayanad is a district in Kerala near the town of Kalpetta. Majority of Wayanad happens to have covered the Western Ghats and have an altitude of 700 to 2100 meters. Many known temples and places for trekking are found in Wayanad. Talking about Ambukhuthi Mala which is preset 12 Kms from Sulthan Bathery near Ambalavayal. Ambhukti Mala in Wayanad has three historic caves which are known as Ekadkkal Caves. These caves are not made by any human for their living, but these were formed due to an earthquake. But even after being formed by the earthquake there are many pictures inside carved which do shows that after that there were people living inside. The carvings in the caves are at least 7000 – 8000-year old which is a large time.
Why and How to visit Ambukuthi Mala Wayanad?
Ambukuthi Mala is a group of different mountains; the range is popular due to two reasons which include trekking and the Ekadkkal caves. To reach the cave you have to climb around 1000 meters which is a good and healthy trek, and hence people do visit the same quite frequently. This place happens to be a historic place, and hence parents keep coming in with their children to show how the old people lived. Not only the Ekadkkal Caves but there are different camp sites on the top of Ambukuthi Mala Wayanad. From the top, you can view the other adjacent peaks, and the view mesmerizes you to the inside. You can either chose to trek to the top of the hill which is a nice option to stay healthy and enjoy the whole trip photographing your friends and increasing your portfolio. While you do have options for a Jeep pickup from the base at the down and even you can have a Bike Trail to the top.
Others at Ambukuthi Mala
Although you can visit the camp sites with your friend, there must be a couple of friends because unmarried couples are not allowed here. One of the best thing that the comity of the place have done to make the area free of plastic that they charge you 20 Rs for each plastic thing you take inside which you can claim back once you reach down again and show the things which are a pretty good idea to make the place plastic free. Both the Ekadkkal Caves and the camping sites are not famous among tourists, and only the people who know come here to enjoy the beauty, and hence there are not a lot of international and even national tourists found here. During the trip, you do get to see the Madurai Meenakshi Temple, while after you reach it is going to be a tiring section as you will have to walk around two km to the ticket counter. The Place will easily occupy you for at least half a day if you visit just for trekking and also for visiting the caves. If you plan to stay in the resort or camp at the top of the Ambhukti Mala mountains than it’s a different story.
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