Kothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Poochakuthu, Kerala 686681, India
Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.
Attractions near Bhoothathankettu
First bird sanctuary in Kerala. One of the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. "Thattekkad" means flat forest- the region is an evergreen low-land forest.
Located in the Periyar river, the water here is forced to flow through narrow crevices in large rocks creating a turbulent water flow. The turbulence cant be seen from the surface.
The mini zoo housing elephants and deers.
A sacred grove with a temple. It is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala believed to be consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Most famous waterfall in Kerala nicknamed as the Niagra of India.
A horizontal waterfall with a rocky bed surrounded by green forests.
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