'Sathram' means resting place in Malayalam but this 'sathram' offers much more than a place to rest. The picturesque Mount Sathram in Idukki district provides pure bliss and leisure for the travellers. One can reach this awesome place after travelling through Manjumala and Puthukadu from Vandiperiyar. The destinations such as Arnakal and Mount, which are frequented by both domestic and foreign tourists, are on the way to Mount Sathram. People visiting Thekkady, a popular tourist spot in Idukki district, will also go to enjoy the beauty of Mount Sathram.
Tourists and bikers would love the off-road stretch from Mount to Sathram. The open-jeep safari from Kumily, touching Arnakal estate and Mount, to Sathram is an out-of-the-world experience. The view from Mount Sathram is also mesmerizing as the lush-green mountain ranges and bare hills would take your breath away.
The nip in the air, mist-covered hills and pristine landscape provide a treat for the travellers. It's worth paying Rs 3,500 for the open-jeep safari ride from Kumily as the nature’s beauty is at its best in Mount Sathram, and the off-road stretch is a popular hunting ground for the youngsters.
The Kerala government has initiated steps to find ways and means to tap the tourism potential of this beautiful spot. Plans are on the anvil to build a helipad at Mount Sathram. One can reach Sabarimala via Sathram and many devotees come to Sathram to witness the holy ‘makara vilakku’.
Those visiting Idukki shouldn’t confine their travelling options to Thekkady, Vagamon and Munnar but should also explore Mount Sathram.