Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 5 per head.
Time Required
Two to three hours
No specific timings
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Couples and Nature lovers interested in sightseeing.

Quick Info

Ramakkalmedu is a pleasant hill station and hamlet located in the Idukki district of Kerala. It offers spectacular panoramic views of the villages and towns around. The famous statue of Kuruvan and Kuruthi is located on top of one of the hills in Ramakkalmedu. The best time to visit the hill station is between the months of September and May. The nearest town, Thekkady, is located about 40 km from Ramakkalmedu. It takes about an hour to reach the hill station from Thekkady. 

    Rankings & Ratings

    A windy hill station offering breathtaking views from the top.
    Editor's Rankings

    #1 in 5 Things to Do in Idukki
    #1 in 1 Trekking/Jungle Camping in Idukki
    #1 in 3 Photography Walks in Idukki
    #1 in 4 Sightseeing Spots in Idukki

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    Editor's Review

    Ramakkalmedu is a windy hill station with beautiful huge rocks and lots of greenery. The views are simply breathtaking, especially during sunrise or sunset. The place is perfect for trekking. If you can manage to trek up a rock, it can be a memorable experience. Since the hill station isn't very famous yet, there is less crowd and that becomes a major advantage. Just be careful when the wind is too strong. But the breeze generally makes the atmosphere wonderful.


    • Spectacular views from the top.
    • Beautiful sculpture of Kuruvan and Kuruthi.
    • Nice breezy atmosphere.
    • Peaceful location because there is less crowd.
    • Lots of greenery and great for trekking.


    • The road to Ramakkalmedu is not very good.
    • Sometimes the wind is very strong.
    • Climbing the hills is not easy for everybody.

    Detailed Info

    Ramakkalmedu is a beautiful hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala. The hill station has uninterrupted high velocity wind flowing through it in certain seasons. Hence, the place is a proposed site for generating wind energy. Since the hill station enjoys an elevated location, it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the towns and villages in the surrounding region. The name 'Ramakkalmedu' literally means Rama's footprints. The hill station got that name since it is believed that the Hindu mythological god Rama set foot one of the huge rocks in Ramakkalmedu when he was searching for his wife.

    The statue Kuruvan and Kuruthi located on top of one of the hills is a major tourist attraction in Ramakkalmedu. It was erected in 2005. It is believed that Kuruvan and Kuruthi helped the authorities to find a place for and build the Idukki dam. Tourists can access the top of the hill station either by foot or by a vehicle. From on top, you get a clear view of the Ramakkalmedu Wind Energy Farm. Situated at an altitude of 3500 ft above sea level, the hill station offers tremendous opportunities for trekking, hiking, paragliding and camping.