Chathurangapara View Point is located in the Idukki district of Kerala by the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
There are hundreds of windmills placed in this region. The heavy wind passing between the mountains has a great impact on the production of electricity in both states. The wind is so heavy here at times you feel like flying off.
Chathurangapara View Point is an extremely gorgeous hiking spot for travelers. It is literally untouched because very few people visit this place. If you’re ever around Munnar or Kochi, make sure to visit this place. It’ll fill you with joy.
Chathurangapara View Point: An Overview
|Famous For||Hills, Mills|
|Mode Of Travel||Reach Idukki or Munnar by bus. From there, take a cab or a bike.|
|Best Time To Visit||Monsoons(Strongly recommended)|
|Nearby places to visit||Idukki Dam, Paranthumpara, Kalvary Mount, Meesapulimala, Munnar, Eravikulam National Park, Periyar National Park, Anchuruli tunnel.|
My Stint with Chathurangapara View Point
My visit to Chathurangapara View Point can be described with one word – ‘serendipity.’ Serendipity means the occurrence of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
This is how it all happened –
We were on our way to Idukki Dam and lost the navigation due to heavy rain and ended up in the wrong route. Tired as hell, couldn’t help ourselves so stopped by a snacks stall to have some carrot cakes (must try on your trip to Kerala).
We started conversing with the locals (the interactions with locals always help. Don’t forget this line if you are on a trip) about the journey so far and the next destinations. It was the stallwala who suggested that we visit the Chathurangapara View Point.
For us, it was just a name because we haven’t even heard of the place before. However, we thought of giving it a shot by visiting and exploring the place. We didn’t have much expectations from Chathurangapara View Point since we had not never read about it on any of the leading portals like Tripadvisor or Make My Trip.
But when we landed at Chathurangapara View Point, my God it was pure bliss. A beauty it turned out to be. The windy roads on the ghat, the giant windmills and the clouds showering mild rain on the mountain top was an enchanting site.
We were literally dancing with joy. We were shouting like crazy men as if there will be no tomorrow. Far away from the hustle bustle of work and society we realized life is nothing but a beautiful journey and part of it is right before our eyes at that time.
The Beauty of Chathurangapara View Point
The real beauty of Chathurangapara View Point lies in its mountains covered with clouds and the windmills extending across the border. You can see the windmills long down the horizon, till your vision gets blurred by the high misty clouds.
When we reached Chathurangapara View Point, it was completely cloudy and we were underneath the mammoth windmills looking at the clouds with a background of the mountain peaks. The wind was so strong that we feared to ride our bikes to the top and so we walked.
The place was soon soaked by a light drizzle and the vision gets dimmed by the foggy surroundings. Enjoyed the rain and wind to the core and the clouds passing by the mountains was just a beautiful time-lapse captured by our eyes.
Idukki Dam: A Two-Hour Journey from Chathurangapara View Point
Idukki Dam is located at a distance of 2 hours from Chathurangapara View Point. It is one of the most magnificent dams in India. Constructed across the Periyar River, it is one of the highest Arch Dams in Asia. Built between the two hills Kuravan and Kuravathi the dam is a pleasure to the eyes. The dam helps in providing major electricity for Idukki.
The Idukki Valley is a small hill town and one of the most beautiful cities of Kerala. It is blessed with a pleasant climate and a pollution-free atmosphere. The drive from Chaturangapara View Point to Idukki is around 2 hrs and the drive is really picturesque.
Idukki Dam: An Overview
|State||Kerala, South India|
|Mode Of Travel||Reach Idukki or Munnar by Bus, take bike,taxi or auto from there|
|Best Time To Visit||March to June|
|Nearby places to visit||Hill View Park,Chaturangapara, Paranthumpara, Kalvary Mount,Meesapulimala, Munnar,Eravikulam National Park,Periyar National Par, Anchuruli.|
|Days Open||Public holidays,Saturday and Sunday(10 AM-5PM)|
|Restrictions||No camera is allowed to carry to the dam.|
|Entry Fees||Rs. 10 for adult and 5 for Kids|
Surrounded by mountains and greenery, this place provides an enchanting view. Idukki valley has diversified offerings such as Idukki wildlife sanctuary, underground tunnels, dams, water reservoir, Hill View Park, waterfalls and Periyar River.
Hill View Park at Idukki
Spread across many acres, the Hill View Park is maintained by the tourism department of Kerala. Hill View Park is about 350 feet above the dam level and provides a gorgeous view of the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams.
It is suggested that you visit this place at noon. You will be able to witness the lush greenery and the beautiful arch structure.
The entry fee is Rs.20 for adults and an additional Rs. 50 need to be paid for cameras. Take one binocular with you to see the distant scenery from the park and also the elephants in the nearby forest. Enjoy both the beautiful architecture alongside the enormous Periyar river.
Kerala, known as God’s own country, is guarded by the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side is very rich in its flora and fauna. The land of beauty and wonders has got to be on your bucket list.
Travel Tips for a First Time Visitor to Chathurangapara View Point & Kerala
People travel Kerala throughout the year but I would recommend visiting the Chathurangapara view point during monsoons. Monsoon makes it heavenly with Mother nature ostentatiously rich in greenery.
Carry good quality raincoats, umbrellas and an extra pair of clothes for the trip as it would be raining mostly up in the hills. One can get pretty affordable hotels near Idukki town or Devikulam (Rs. 500 to 600 per person).
We preferred the OYO rooms for our stay. Try not to travel at night as rain makes it harsh for driving. Try out some delicious Kerala food like Puttu and Kadala curry, Appam with Stew, Idiyappam with Egg Curry, Kerala Fish and authentic Kerala thali and more.
Carry a binocular and a good camera to watch some distant wild species and capture some beautiful photographs to relive the memories later.
Try Delicious Kerala Food While Visiting Chathurangapara View Point & Idukki
Plan a trip to Chathurangapara View Point and Idduki Dam soon. Perhaps you too will find new destinations by Chance as I did.
Happy wayfaring 🙂