Pothigai or Agasthyamalai has long been called as a sacred mountain associated with the sage Agasthya. This is also known as Agasthyakoodam in Kerala. The Pothigai hills is in the Thiruvanandhapuram district of Kerala in a height of 1,866 meters, it is the highest peak in the southern mountain. The temple placed in a huge dense forest and taken by the control of Kerala government. In recent years it has been recognized for spiritual yatra between Jan to March of every year.
The Yatra starts from Kerala Tea-estate, we can reach the top hill camp by seven hours of journey. Another three hour needs to reach Pothigai Temple top hill. This is a very dense forest, we can’t see the sunlight in the mountain. We have to get a pass or ticket from the Kerala government before start the spiritual journey.
To make a Journey:
Since more queries are coming about Journey, The below information is added which was taken from the link http://forest.kerala.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=124
The administrative responsibility of this park lies with the Wildlife Warden, Trivandrum. The airport and railway station at
Trivandrum are very close to the Reserve. Bus route extends only till Bonakkadu, making a 35 kms walk unavoidable to reach
the park. A maximum of 50 persons per day is allowed into the park. Visitors are issued an entry pass from the Trivandrum
Wildlife Division against payment of Rs 50. It is better to halt at Athiramal, as there are no facilities for accommodation near
For further details contact
Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife),
Trivandrum 695 014.
Phone : 0471 322217
Chief Conservator (Agasthyavanam)
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Start of Spiritual Yatra to Pothigai Hill:
Getting Rubber from a Tree:
Pothigai Malai in some Height:
One of Siddhar Stone:
Cute Natural in the Malai:
Small Water-Fall in the mid of Podhigai Hill:
Huge Snow Fall in a Morning:
Highly Dense Forest:
View of Podhigai Malai Agasthyar Temple – still taken from a Camp:
Nice Natural Flower Garden before the Agasthyar Temple:
A Rope Glimping before the Agasthyar Temple:
Yagam at the Temple: