KattadiKadavu is one of the arising trekking destination near Vannapuram(nearby Thodupuzha), Idukki District, Kerala. It is one of the promising destination in Idukki with its panoramic view of hills and misty atmosphere.
Kattadikadavu can be easily accessed from Muvattupuzha(35km) or Thodupuzha(25km) or from Idukki Township(33km). It is also known as Kattadi Kunnu or Marathakamala in the surrounding areas.
KattadiKadavu is about 12km from the famous Thommankuthu Waterfalls of Idukki and Blathykavala or Kalliparar(ci) are the nearby places. Few smalls shops are there on the opposite side, facing towards the start point of Kattadi Kadavu offroad trail. The viewpoint is about a 1-2 km journey from the main road, which can be accessed by foot only.
The road is not good enough for 2-wheelers or 4-wheelers. Although 2-wheelers can cover a maximum distance of 100-200metres of this trail, its advisable to keep your vehicles at a safe location down near the main road, before starting the trail(*please see the end for the post of any further updates, if any. Last updated: Sept 14 .2017).
Starting from the main road the trail continues to progress through few private agriculture lands. There are flex boards at the starting point of the trail welcoming the fellow travelers to Kattadikadavu. Also, there are signboards until the top, which helps travelers a lot.
the trail – don’t forget to take left from this place
After following the signboards over a few mins walk, you will see a small “walkway” towards the left. Take a deviation towards this way rather than going straight and you will reach the view Point in another 5-10mins.
the View Point
Mamuniaara(മാമുനിയറ) is just a step down from kattadikadavu, which also a similar kind of view of the entire area.
Name: Kattadikadavu (Malayalam: കറ്റാടികടവ്)
Other names: Kattadikunnu (Malayalam: കാറ്റാടിക്കുന്ന് ), Marathakamala (Malayalam: മരതകമല)
Entry Fees: Nill
Entry Timing: All days, (advisable to trail down, before dawn since the area is remote)
Official Website: Nil
How to reach Kattadikadu View Point:
From Thodupuzha: (25km) via Thodupuzha – Vannapuram – Mundanmudi – Kattadikadavu
From Ernakulam: (68km) Ernakulam – Muvattupuzha – Vannapuram -Mundanmudi – KattadiKadavu
From Idukki Township: Idukki Township- Cheruthoni -Chelachuvadu – Kattadikadavu.
Places to visit near Kattadikadavu:
- Thommankuthu Waterfalls (about 12km)
- Anayadikuth Waterfalls (about 11km)
- Mamuniyara (0km)
- Venmany View Point: (about 1.5km)
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tags: Trekking, Thodupuzha Adventure tourism, Trekking in Idukki, Kerala Trekking spots