Satram is famous for the off-roading trail


Mount Sathram or simply Sathram is situated in Thekkady, Idukki district of Kerala, which is around 14kms from Vandiperiyar. Sathram offers a canvas of nature, with its picturesque meadows and greenish hills. Sathram in Malayalam means “a place to rest” and is closely situated to Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki.

Wondering how this place got this name? Here we got you the reason behind the name Sathram.

Good to Know

The famous pilgrim in Kerala, Sabarimala Temple is accessible through Mount Sathram by trekking through the dense forest. During festival seasons people use this place for resting, before starting the trek and hence the name Sathram, arise.

Satram is famous for the off-roading trail, which can be accessed only by 4*4 vehicles. You can also use your two-wheeler’s for the offroading trail(depending on the weather condition). Jeep Safaris are also available from Vandiperiyar to Sathram at a nominal cost.

Read More: Kerala Forest Trekking packages from Kerala Forest Department

Name in Malayalam സത്രം
District: Idukki, Kerala.
Known for:Off Roading, Trekking
Best Time to Visit:All days.
Entry Fees:NIL
Camera Entry Fees:NIL


Entry Fees – Children:₹ 10 / person
Entry Fees – Adult:₹ 10 / person
Entry Fees – Foreigners:₹ / person
Camera / Photography Fees:₹ 10 /-
Videography Fees:₹ 10 /-
Parking Fees – 2 Wheelers:₹ 10 /-
Parking Fees – 4 Wheelers:₹ 10 /-

How to Reach

Vandiperiyar can be accessed either via Kumily (from Thekkady/Munnar/Theni) or via Kanjirapally (from Kottayam/Kochi) through National Highway 220(NH 220) which otherwise know Kottayam-Kumily Road or in short KK Road.

Getting There

By Air: Cochin International Airport -124 KmBy Rail: Aluva Railway Station- 125 Km, Ernakulam Railway Station – 143 KmBy Road: Ernakulam- 142 Km, Thekkady- 115 Km

Review & Rating

Google Rating:5/5 based on 45 Reviews
Trip Advisor Rating:5/5 based on 45 Reviews

Sathram Nearby Attractions:

Idukki is one of the places in Kerala, with its blessing from Mother Nature. It has many more attractions in the surrounding areas, which includes:

  • Thekkady Boating
  • Pandikuzhi Hills
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Gavi
  • Vagamon
  • Paruthumpara View Point & much more…

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