Unravel the natural charm of Pandipathu in Thiruvananthapuram

Unravel the natural charm of Pandipathu in Thiruvananthapuram
Lion-tailed macaque. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Many destinations don’t find a place on the bucket list of travellers for the simple reason that they don’t know such places exist. One such spot is Pandipathu in the Thiruvananthapuram district. Even the hardcore travel junkies, who boast of knowing all the tourist destinations in Thiruvananthapuram like the palms of their hands, may not be aware of Pandipathu, which has outstanding natural beauty.

This place oozing with the wild vibe is situated in the vicinity of the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and is replete with wild buffaloes or ‘gaurs’.

Besides wild buffaloes, Pandipathu also houses elephants, tigers, bears and lion-tailed macaques. The varied flora and fauna and the rolling grasslands can captivate any traveller stepping into this eco-tourism spot.

This picturesque destination with rustic charm is nearly 60km away from Thiruvananthapuram city. If you are into hiking and trekking, then Pandipathu is the right place for you as it provides numerous opportunities for adventure sports. It is worth noting that this point of interest in near popular tourist destinations such as Ponmudi, Meenmutty and Bonacaud.  

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