The Indian destination that mesmerized Holywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Unni Mohanadas Asia Pacific, Destinations, Hillstation, India, Kerala, Leisure, Tourist, Tourists, Touroperatorsoftware 0

The “Titanic” star Leonardo DiCaprio visited Ramakkalmedu in Kerala on 4th November 2002. He wrote in a visitor’s diary that it was one of the best places he had ever seen. He is said to have commented ‘If there is a paradise on earth, it is at here “.It is a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district in the India. It is famous for its scenic beauty and is  trekker’s paradise. Many nature lovers are attracted towards this destination.

Location: Kerala, India

Destination type : Hill station

History of  Ramakkalmedu

  1. The Ramakkalmedu has a mythological story that it was the place where Lord Ram placed his foot while searching for Sita
  2. When Kerala state was formed on 1956, Ramakkalmedu became part of Kerala
  3. The statue of “Kuravan and Kurathi” tribal couple was launched  in 1st August of 2005. 

Activities for tourists at Ramakkalmedu

  1. Go for trekking to the top
  2. Visit a wind farm
  3. Enjoy jeep trekking
  4. Take a picture of Kuravan and Kurathi statue
  5. Visit Amakkallu

How to reach there


The nearest airport is Cochin International airport 190 kms away. It has flights to international destinations such as:

  1. Dubai
  2. Sharjah
  3. Kuwait
  4. Singapore
  5. Colombo
  6. Kuala Lumpur
  7. Bangkok etc

There are flighs available to Indian domestic destinations like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Chennai
  4. Banglore
  5. Hyderabad
  6. Agatti etc


Nearest railway station in Changanasserry railway station . It has trains to Indian cities like:

  1. Kochi
  2. Thiruvananthapuram
  3. New Delhi
  4. Mumbai
  5. Velakanni
  6. Hyderabad etc


The best time to visit Ramakkalmedu are months February and March after winter season

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 15°C to 28°C
Summer season (March to May) 25°C to 33°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Thekkady ( 38kms away)
  2. Kumily ( 39kms away)
  3. Kumarakom ( 146kms away)
  4. Gavi ( 73kms away)
  5. Munnar ( 60kms away)

Some hotels near Ramakalmedu with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Sky Rock Inn

Homestay Ramakkalmedu  

Rexon Residency

Kgees- Hill Town Hotel

Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow


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