Tracks Of Gavi & Parunthumpara
Gavi, a picturesque land is one of the off- the- track destinations ideal for a wilderness retreat replete with trekking, birding, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Endangered species including the elephant, nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi.
A mountain peak that can give you a bird's eye view of western ghats and the plains of Tamilnadu below. There is a tale that the lord 'Sree Rama' the hindu mythological God had set his foot on this rock hence the name Ramakkalmedu (Rama-Kal-Medu). Also you can see here the Kerala's biggest statue of'kuravan & kurathi' the two historical characters of local community who's name where given to the rocks between which the Idukki dam was built. Ramakkalmedu is 28 kms from Thekkady.