Sight Address : Kottancheri Hills is an area of rain forest near Konnakkad 30 km north- east of Kanhangad. Edit
Kottancher Hills is a part of the Western Ghats in Kasaragod district of Kerala . It is famous tourist destination in Kasaragod District , Kottencherry hills . This is an area of rain forest near Konnakkad 30 km north- east of Kanhangad. It is surrounded by greenery all around and is a great picnic centre and is ideal for trekking. Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri mountain range of Kodagu is nearby. For Adventure and trekking lovers this place is great and provides lots of adventure opportunity . Kottancherry wildlife sanctuary is an extension of Ranipuram wildlife sanctuary. The Forests of Kottancherry is teeming with wildlife and merges with reserved forests of kasaragod.Wild elephants, wild dogs, deer, wildpigs, rare birds, butterflies are seen here. Heavy hunting of wild animals for meat reported from kerala side border of this reserve forest.
Nalppathenneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest temples still proceeding under Raja Sassana Chepped. Main offering to the deity is kathakali. Because of this, temple is famous for kathakali. A lot of history surrounded with the temple premises, according to the old people this place were known as Pandavar Veli, later it became Panavally. Still there are four big stones that were kept 1 km east of the temple; people believe that these stones were used by pandavas during vanavasam for heating milk. Recently performed devaprasana led by late legend Sri Chorodu Narayanappanicker and his team found that, the temple has more than 1000 years old, deity likes arts performance, annadanam etc. The temple is under the administration of three ancient Kaimal families named Kozhisseril, Payippattu, Mullakkeril.
Best Season to Visit
December to April.
Best Time To Visit
Morning, Afternoon & Evening.
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How to ReachEdit
Taxi : Local taxis are also available at cheap rates varying from Cars,Jeeps,Tourist buses.
Bus : Kasargod is well connected to other towns of the state as well as India by Motorable roads. Private and KSRTC Buses are available, local bus service system is cheap serving passengers at Rs 6 per km.
Train : Kasargod Railway Station connects the city with other major cities of the state.
Air : Mangalore International Airport in Karnataka is the nearest airport, situated at a distance of 50 km from the Kasargod.
Others : Autorickshaw : This is cheap way of transportation facility between attractions and have the minimum fare of Rs 15 and Rs 5 addidtion to every kilometers.
Things to CarryEdit
- Carry items such as camera, binoculars, sun glasses, medical kit, emergency lights. Carry your own food and plenty of water because restaurant is not available near sight.
Safety / WarningEdit
- Use bottled water, as tap water is not so safe even though it’s purified.
- While in trains or buses, do not interact with lone strangers, or at least not more than normal, and it’s absolutely important not to eat or drink anything which they offer. However, interactions with families are considered to be safer.
- Police Control Room, Kasargod : 100/ 04994-222960.
- Kasargod Fire Station : 0497-2706900
- Arimala Hospital & Trauma Centre Kottachery, Kanhangad Kazaragod : 04994-2702260