Manjampothikunnu - Things to Know Before Visiting
Veera Maruti Temple Rd, Mavungal, Kanhangad, Kerala 671531, India
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A beautiful hill giving panoramic views and a colorful sky in the evening. One of the less explored places in the area, best visited in the evening.
Manjampothikunnu is located at Kanhangad in Kasaragod district. This scenic spot is unfamiliar to most people, ideal for people who are looking for a less-crowded destination. Manjampothikunnu in Malayalam means either "Hill covered in mist" or "Hill covered in yellow". Both meanings well suited due to the engulfing mists in the moring and by the yellow colored grass spread across the rocks of the hill.
The hill does not have thick tree coverage, the small lone trees are the only resistance against the scorching sun as the day progresses. The viewpoint on the western side gives a glimpses of Arabian Sea at a distance, and in the evening the beauty of a red sunset and the multiple hues of the sky. The blue hills in the east is a favorite spot for wedding photographers.
According to stories, this hill was formed during the time of war between Lord Rama and Ravana from the epic Ramayana. As Hanuman was passing through this place carrying the mountain which had the Mritha Sanjeevani herb, a part of the mount fell here and it alter became Manjampothikunnu. There is now a temple for Hanuman on the north of this hill -- Manjampothi Veeramaruthi Kshetram.
Attractions Near Manjampothikunnu
There are 44 caves here for meditations and a temple on top of these caves.
Palayi Kadavu is pretty much hidden from outsiders. A couple of kilometers away from Nileshwar town is Palayi Kadavu with its amazing view of coconut plantations bordering its banks, and the slowly moving picturesque Tejaswini river. The river which is rather small upstream looks mighty here, nearing its completion of journey to the Arabian Sea.
Spreading over 40 acres, Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala. It is situated in Bekal village of the northernmost Kasargod district of Kerala state. The 360-year-old fort is shaped like a giant keyhole and it is surrounded by a spectacular beach. The tall observation towers where huge cannons were once placed offer a scenic view of the Arabian Sea and adjacent towns.
One of the cleanest and pristine beaches in Kerala, decorated with loads of broken sea shells on its sandy floor.
Long streches of white sandy beach lined with coconut palms. Popular for sunset, swimming, beach football.
Haritheerthakara waterfalls is a three tiered waterfall in a beautiful, small stream. It is easily accessible through a small walk, and it is a nice spot small adventures for everyone including small children.
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What Visitors Say About Manjampothikunnu
This is one true hidden gem. Accessibility is super easy, there is a road till the top of the peak. The from up top is amazing. With stark difference to the viewpoints in Western Ghats, this one offers amazing view of the plains and the sea below. As you can imagine, the sunset from here is out of the world(we did not see the sunset though, it started raining. Information from people who visted before ;)). The peak is covered with grasses that feels almost like silk on your legs. The small pathways through the grasslands, along with the silky grass makes you feel as if you are at an European hill side. Also, from here you can witness the super cool and super creepy phenomina "super mirage". The boats and ships at the far away sea appears as if they are floating in the air. This is due to the bending of light by the atmosphere.
One of the must visit places in kasargod district. A beautiful hill which gives a panoramic view of the beautiful kasargod. A hanuman temple is here. It is also a place to see the beautiful sunset. This greenish hill is not much explored by peoples. It is an ideal place for a beautiful evening.