Being the area that receives the most rainfall in a year, Neriamangalam is also known as the Chirapunji of Kerala. The lesser known trekking route to “Avarkutty” village, the famous arch bridge on the Munnar highway built across the Periyar River and the Ichathotty village are the major attractions.
- Avarkutty, a village which is setup temporarily inside the jungle is for nature lovers and trekkers.
- While trekking towards Avarkutty one can peacefully enjoy the beauty of the jungle, listen to the calls of wildlife and finally you can relax near the river which is locally known as “Avarkuty Aar”.
- Trekking further up the hill, through the jungle path one can reach Mankulam, near Munnar. This less travelled path is nearly 20 Kms long and elephants roam here freely.
- The Inchathotty suspension Bridge is another attraction near Neriamangalam. The bridge at the Inchathotty village looks like the miniature of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Spend some time near the river bank, enjoy the view and get a free pedicure.
How to Reach: Kochi – Kothamangalam – 20Kms (Via NH 85) – Neriamangalam Aavarkutti: Move towards Adimali from Neriamangalam until 6th Mile. Ride to Elamblassery and then you can access Avarkutti by trekking.