Ramakkalmedu, Kerala's 'cradle of wind' is a hill station in Idukky strategically located between Munnar and Thekkady that lets you experience the best of both locales.
Located at an admirable altitude of 3500 feet above sea level, Ramakkalmedu gives you a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Cumbum and the Bodi valley located on the side of the Western Ghats and the dusk and dawn when viewed from here will etch in memory for life.
With wind speeds of about 30 km/hr., this is amongst the windiest cities in Asia.
Ramakkalmedu has been earmarked as one of 36 spots by United Nations Development Program for its tourism potential.
Ramakkalmedu is also a historical place which is also home to the monument of Kuravar and Kurathi statue, which reveals the traditional Sangam period architecture of Kerala.
Ramakkalmedu is called so as legend has it that Lord Rama had set foot on the tallest rock on his way to Lanka.
Hence the name Rama- Kal (feet)-Medu (Hill).
The climb up the Ramakkal hill can be grueling and is perfect for those seeking adventure while leisurely strolls and forest walks are also very rejuvenating and helps you connect with nature.
A visit to the adjoining Windmills is a must when in Ramakkalmedu and the enchanting view atop the hill with just the windmills for company will blow you away.