AGASTHYAKOODAM :Part of the Sahyadri range of mountains, Agasthyakoodam, at a height of 1,890m above sea level, is the second highest peak in kerala. Teeming with wildlife, the forests of Agasthyakoodam abound in rare medicinal herbs and plants, and brilliantly hued orchids.A bird watcher’s paradise, this legendary mountain is accessible by foot from kotoor,near Neyyar Dam,as also Bonakkad.Trek, where even the very air is supposed to have healing properties.it is believed that sage Agasthya,the mythological character lived here .Women are not allowed up the peak and permission is required to trek.the season from December to April is advocated for trekking for which a forest pass has to be obtained from the wildlife Warden,forest department PTP Nagar,Thiruvananthapuram.ph:2360762
Telephone access code:+91-471
Air: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport(6km from the city)has over 30 air links with convenient connections to colombo , Maldives, Singapore and the middle east. Indian Airlines , jet airways and many major airlines operate domestic flights to different parts of the country.
Rail: There are direct trains from Thiruvananthapuram to all the main towns in kerala as well as the major cities in india. Railway enquiry ph: 139.
Road: Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, opposite the railway station. KSRTC ph: 2323886.
Short distance buses operate from the city bus station East fort ph:2575495.
Taxi fare: minimum charge Rs.250(Non A/C)and Rs.300(A/C):Rs.7 per running km(Non A/C) and Rs.8 per running km(A/C).
Autorickshaw fare minimum charge Rs.12;Rs.7 per running km.
|Airport Authority of india||471-2501424.|
|Indian airlines, mascot jn||471-2316870, 2501537.|
|Jet airways, sasthamangalam||471-2721018.|
|Air india, Vellayambalam||471-2310310,2501426.|
|Oman Airways, Kowdiyar||471-2437017,18.|
|Kuwait Airways, Vellayambalam||471-2720013,2500434|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||471-2721321.|
|Qatar Airways||471 -3919091,391909|
Tourist information offiices:
|Tourist facilitation centre, department of tourism, park view||471 2321132|
|Tourist information centre, railway station Thampanoor||471 2334470|
|Tourist information centre,Domestic Airport||471 2501085|
|Tourist information centre,International Airport||471 2502298|
|Tourist facilitation centre,kovalam||471 2480085|
|Tourist reception centre,Thampanoor||471 2330031|
Hotel Mascot :471 2316736.
District tourism Promotion council
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