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Rajamala Hill Station, Kerala

Snuggled up at an elevation of 2,695 m above sea level, the hills of Rajamala is one of those places where the highly endangered species of Nilgir Tahr has found a home. The hill station has become all the more popular also due to its closeness from Munnar, just 15 km away. A wildlife reserve, lots of scenic locales and vast expanses of tea plantations in Rajamala invite travellers from far and wide. The hill ranges of Rajamala also have in store some really wonderful opportunities of trekking for adventure lovers. Wildlife in the region is truly pristine. Even during a jungle walk, you can discover the hidden treasure of this still unexplored hill station in Kerala. It would be ideal to make a tour to Rajamala between the months of October and March.

Activities to Do in Rajamala
While in Rajamala, plan a wildlife safari into the sanctuary located here. Get an opportunity to see the highly endangered species of Nilgir Tahr, a kind of mountain goat and scientifically known as Hermitragas hylocres.

Accompanied by a local expert guide, you can also take a nature walk inside the forests of Rajamala Hills. Besides animal species, the place also provides shelter to different species of birds. Bird watchers can spend some good time here.

Adventure enthusiasts can look forward to explore scenic trails during their trekking tour in Rajamala. The locales that you come across during your trek might keep you coming back to Rajamala over and again.

Tourist Attractions in Rajamala
The Eravikulam-Rajamala region is one of the biggest attractions here. The forests in this region are home to numerous animal and bird species. These forests provide shelter to around 1,300 Nilgiri Tahr. Ask your travel guide to arrange for the entry permits required to access this region.

During your tour to Rajamala, you can also decide to explore the hill station of Munnar, one of the most seen and experienced in the state of Kerala. Tea estates of Munnar, dating back to the British Era, are a must-see for everyone arriving here.

Another popular tourist attraction in Rajamala is the Kuthumkal Waterfalls. Visiting the picturesque waterfalls wonderfully cascading down adds much to your experience. Also remember to make a visit to the Observatory Hills.

Reaching Rajamala Hill Station
At a distance of 130 km lies Kochi airport, the closest from Rajamala. Further, you can undertake a road journey to reach the Rajamala hill station in Kerala. Kottayam, at 142 km, provides the nearest rail connectivity. By road, Rajamala can be easily reached from key tourist destinations in southern India including Munnar, Kumarakom, Kodaikanal and Anamudi among others.