1. Ottakathalamedu is a mesmerizing view point from where Kumily town and Periyar tiger reserve lake can be seen. It has resemblance with Chamundi hills of Mysore where Mysore city can be viewed.

2. This is a major tourist destination in Thekkady. Periyar lake where famous boating is being held can be seen from here in distance. Night view of spice city of Kumily is picturesque and attractive from here. Parts of Tamilnadu can also be seen from here.

3. The viewpoint is located 4 kilometers away from Kumily town on Kumily Munnar state highway in Idukki district, Kerala.

4. This is a newly discovered tourist location where safety infrastructure or fencing has not been set up. Area is located 1300 meters above sea level .

5. Ottakathalamedu has witnessed famous hunger strike by A.K Gopalan, leader of CPI(M), who protested against inhuman condition of displaced people by Kerala Government. Under the order of then Chief minister Pattam Thanupillai ordered to move families from Ayyappankovil to Amaravathy to acquire land for Idukki Hydro project. Displaced people were not given adequate shelter or sanitation in newly displaced area where many of them succumbed to death or diseases.

6.Ottakathalamedu has many hotels and small home stays including four star hotel Poetree Sarovar portico.

Poetree Sarovar Portico hotel
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