Sathram periyar, magical view of natural beauty with mist and shrubs
Sathram in periyar located at idukki district
Sathram is located near to border of periyar in idukki district. most of the people familiar with this word sathram, in malayalam it means the resting place that are dedicated for pilgrimages the place is favorite for the tourists because of its climate specialty.it is not only in sathram but also all areas in idukki. we can feel the change in climate when you entered in high ranges it varies between 21 and 31 degree Celsius, that is experienced in normal climate but in winter season climate is not like this the temperature falling down to 13 degree Celsius. the average rainfall per year is about 700meter. during winter the hills here is wearing mist it is beautiful vision to capture.
If you are interested to see the wild animals in very close, it is the best place for that experience , elephants are the main attraction of this area they moving together as groups, however you must take care about wild animals when you are in satram, if you choose the two wheeler to reach here it gives not only the enjoyment but also a good road feel, there is jeep service available from thekkaddy, it runs along the edge of periyar tiger reserve, you can choose a guide to know more about sathram. mist falling in some season if there is breeze in that time it may be a great experience for you.
Nedumbasserry airport is nearest air port from here with a distance of 190 km, the closest railway station is idukki, super fast buses connect from kochi, kottayam and trivandrum. The Neriamangalam Bridge, built across the Periyar river, is often referred as ‘The Gateway to the Highranges’ as it is on the way to the higher regions of Idukki district, especially Munnar. The bridge was made by His Highness The Maharaja of Travancore in 1935.