Cradled in the arms of the Agasthyakoodam hill range in the Western Ghats is the exotic destination Kottur. Covered with forests, this area is home to rare flora and fauna. The area is marked with tall forest tree species and numerous rivulets and streams. An integral part of the Agasthyakoodam Biological Park, visitors are allowed to visit 1.5 km past the forest check point with a watch tower. From here visitors can get a spectacular glimpse of Thottumpara, Kathirumundi, Agasthyakoodam and Pandipathu Peaks along with the Ponmudi Hills.
Elephant lovers can visit the nearby Rehabilitation Centre at Kappukad. Here you can see aged elephants and young ones alike, dwelling in peace in a safe haven designed especially for them. A twenty minute elephant safari can be availed between 11:00 and 17:00 hours. The safari is of twenty minutes duration at Rs.100 per person.
Visitors arriving at 09oo hours will get to watch the elephants taking bath and is one of the most magnificent sights that one shouldn’t miss. If you reach around 1030 hours, you get to watch the elephants being fed by their handlers.