Tree at Pakshipathalam

Dec 2005 | We had hiked to the top of Brahmagiri Hill (1608 m) the day before and on this day we were ready to make our way back down from our camp site. Before we said goodbye to the Brahmagiri mountain range, I really wanted to hike to Pakshipathalam, which was just a few kilometers from our camp site, but in the opposite direction. It took a bit of convincing to get some of the people in our group to agree to the hike and it was definitely worth it.


Pakshipathalam at an altitude of 1740 m is another attraction on the Kerala side. Pakshipathalam has a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave. [Source: Wikipedia]

Kishore Murthy