Urumbikkara is a mystical beauty slumbering in her enchanting castle of greenery. With the Yendayar village on its background, Urumbikkara lies majestically where the hearts of Kottayam and Idukki meet. An off-road trip through the rocky forest will definitely thrill the adventure enthusiast in you. The soothing sound of pristine waterfalls welcomes you to the unending exuberance of misty hills, green pastures, unique flora and fauna and huge rocks. The light drizzle and the soothing breeze accompany you all the way to Urumbikkara. Words wouldn’t justify what one would experience in Urumbikkara. Have a sneak peak of Urumbikkara from the video link below.
As in the video above, there are about 3 waterfalls while climbing up Urumbi Hills. The view from the top of Urumbi Hills is breathtaking, and if you plan to spend a day over the top of the hill you will be creating one of the best experience in your lifetime. The wind, the mists, the rhythm of forest trees, all can be felt. Unlike many of the top destinations in Kerala, this place is least crowded. As a result when you visit here you would feel connected to the nature. Head over to our tour package section , book a tour and feel wonderfully alive. To view tour packages Click Here
Urumbikkara was once laden with lush green tea plantations and rubber estates run by the British. An abandoned tea factory evokes memories of its colonial past, and the ignored tea plantations in the area seems like the remnants of a glorious era. The real owner of around 1,600 acres of land at Urumbikkara was in fact a Malayali. It was the private land of Vallyattu Raman even when the British had set their eyes on this pristine land. Raman had purchased this land from the royal family of Poonjar.
It is said that around 300 families of estate workers had lived here during the colonial times. Raman had arranged facilities like housing, school and hospital for the labourers. In order to facilitate the tea export, a British officer had to certify the quality of it. That is how Merpherson saippu reached here for inspection. Raman built a bungalow on the hills for his guest. That bungalow is now called the ‘Sayippan Bungalow’,” Anil Kumar, a descendent of Vallyattu Raman, explains the glorious history of Urumbikkara.
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