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Calvary Mount, the abode of Wanderlusts

Yearning for a peaceful holiday with just hills, cool wind, and the chirping of birds? Well, your wish is granted. Calvary Mount, an upcoming tourist attraction comes with a bonus of an amazing view as well. The mild climate coupled with the beautiful view of the kuravan and kurathi hills and Idukki arch dam makes this spot an indispensable part of your trip to Idukki. The viewpoint here that has stolen the hearts of many wanderlusts is known as kalyanathandu view point. The sidelined area gained attention after the Idukki dam perched its way into the big columns of the newspapers. The rush of tourists conjured with the cozy climate and the scenery helped in molding it into a well-known tourist location.

To enjoy an adventurous yet peaceful trek, climb up to the peak with an ignited spirit but hold yourself together as the way is steep and the fierce wind can blow you down. It is fascinating to watch how the isolated area turns into a crowded pilgrimage center during the lent season. The scene of the pious believers going up to the hill as a procession with songs and prayers is indeed delightful.

The path to the viewpoint is ornamented with tea estates and other attractions like the base area of the dam and the hill view park. The dam looks like a baby sleeping hushed between two pillows. The area is a nature lover’s paradise and photographer’s most loved spot. You can take bikes and small cars but big cars would have to be parked one and a half kilometers downhill .From Munnar, you reach the hills in 60 kilometers. If driving, you can reach by two hours. From Vagamon, You reach here after driving 50 kilometers in 1.30 hours. From Hills and Hues Honeymoon Resort Thekkady, this view is just 40 kilometers and can reach by 4 hours. The nearest city to Calvary Mount is Kattapana at a distance of 15 kilometers.

Best time to visit Calvary Mount

The ideal time to visit Calvary mount is from October to February. It is not advisable to trek the mountain during the rainy season as the rocks may be slippery. It is also best not to visit the peak during summer as the scorching heat is likely to affect the climb.

How to reach Calvary Mount
The nearest airport is the Cochin International airport which lies at a distance of 106 kilometers from Calvary Mount. From there, you can take a cab to reach Calvary Mount and reach in 3 hours. The nearest railway station is Kottayam. You can take a train from Kottayam and get down at Thekkady. If you are driving, travel 140 kilometers from Kottayam to Kattappana, and take a deviation to Cheruthoni from there, go for about 16 kilometers to reach Calvary Mount.

Hotels/ Resorts nearby Calvary mount

As a well-known tourist destination, there a number of hotels and resorts in Kumily. It is important to remember that the whole vibe of a trip gets perfection to get good sleep, have the best food and wake up to the best view. Happiness is a premium service. But the best premium service is ecstatic. Hills and Hues, One of the best Resort in Thekkady, offers you the best of premium services. As the best boutique resort in Kerala, the facilities we provide will take your breath away. From the majestic 180 degrees view of the forests, lakes, and endless hills to the exceptional dishes, infinity pool and much more, Hills and Hues are your cozy ‘home away from home.

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2nd Mile, Amaravathy P.O,
Kumily, Thekkady,
Idukki – 685 509,
Kerala, India.

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