Ramakkalmedu, the mountain resort with pretty windmills
Did you know that Ramakkalmedu in Idukki district, Kerala is one of the windiest places in Asia? Throughout the year, the wind speed is around 35 km/h. And when you have such strong winds all the time, what do you do? You use it and build a wind farm to generate electricity. Ramakkalmedu is home to the famous wind farm, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Idukki. And believe me, the place is beautiful.
A wind farm visit is reason enough to plan a trip to Ramakkalmedu, which unsurprisingly is also a great place for other outdoor activities like trekking, picnicking, hiking. Of course, the best thing about trekking here is that from here you can have a spectacular view of Tamil Nadu.
Ramakkalmedu is also nicknamed
God hill station. Looking at the natural beauty that surrounds the place, one finds the name very fitting. The hill station is popular, but not as popular as Munnar, Wayanad, Thekkady to name a few. So it’s a perfect mix of cool weather and less foot traffic, and you can expect a quiet vacation here. A good thing about small hill stations!
There are some legends about Ramakkalmedu. According to a legend, Lord Rama came here in search of his wife Sita and in doing so set his foot on the highest rock to get a bird’s eye view. Another legend suggests that Rama and Sita visited this place with the great rock while they were in exile, and they rested here.
What is special about the windmills of Ramakkalmedu? Functionally, they all work the same as any other windmill, but the specialty of this one is its location. You climb to the highest point and when you look down you can see windmills everywhere, doing what they do best.
- Is Ramakkalmedu a hill station?
Ramakkalmedu, located about 3,500 feet above sea level in Idukki, Kerala, is a hill station. It enjoys cool weather throughout the year.
- Can people visit the Ramakkalmedu wind farm?
Yes, Ramakkalmedu Wind Farm is open to visitors.
- Is Ramakkalmedu a popular tourist destination?
Yes. Ramakkalmedu is popular among adventure seekers. The hill station has a number of great hiking trails and picnic areas.
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