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Agasthyamala is added into the list of biosphere reserves

The UNESCO has added Agasthyamala of the Western Ghats into the list of Biosphere reserves. This is indeed a welcoming move by the organization which has found out the importance of Agasthyamala, which is a part of the Western Ghats. Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. Agasthyamala is second highest peak of the Western Ghats. The Agasthyakoodam pilgrimage and trekking is great experience for all nature lovers and adventurers. The Agasthyamala biosphere reserve is also home to around 2000 species of the plants having rare and immense medicinal uses. Researchers require special permission to enter into the deep forests of the Agasthyamalai. Agasthyakoodam Trekking The pilgrimage/trekking season in the Agasthyamala occurs every year for around 3 months. The Kerala Forest Department has restricted the number of Agasthyakoodam trekking pass to 100 per day. Passes are issued from the Forest department office in PTP Nagar, Trivandrum, Kerala as well through online website . Reaching Agasthyamala Agasthyarkoodam is around 76 …

Agasthyarkoodam view points

Agasthyakoodam, A journey which remains in you forever

Agasthyakoodam (Agasthyarkoodam), the second highest point of the Western Ghats is a must visit place for a traveler who seeks adventure, and nature at its most pure form. Once you complete the journey, you will understand that it’s not the mountains that we conquer, it’s our heart and soul. Agasthyakoodam trekking is certainly not the difficult of all, but it gives you the perfect start to go for more. Agasthayakoodam is one of the best trekking places in Kerala and have significant role in the Kerala tourism map. The warm rays of sun through the cold breeze greeted us as we rode towards the Bonacaud forest office from Vithura. Till Vithura, though there are some risky curves, the road is generally in good condition. After the Vithura town, the road towards Bonacaud, which is precisely indicated by the Kerala Tourism Department, requires more attention to the drivers. The roads become steeper, curvy and rough as you move towards the forest office. On the way, there is a check post (which is generally opened during the …