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Brahmagiri, is a mountain range in the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
of south India. It is situated on the border between Kodagu district
Kodagu district
in [tamilnadu ]] state in the north and Wayanad district
Wayanad district
of Kerala
Kerala
state on the south . Brahmagiri Hill, at 1608 m height, is a scenic tourist attraction. The top of Brahmagiri Hill is well forested and has a lot of wildlife.

Contents

1 Tourist attractions 2 Transportation 3 See also 4 Gallery 5 External links

Tourist attractions[edit] Thirunelli
Thirunelli
Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, lies on the Kerala
Kerala
side of Brahmagiri. This temple is known as Dakshina Kasi or the Kasi of the South. The temple was constructed in an ancient style and includes 30 granite pillars. According to legend, the temple was constructed by Lord Brahma himself. Pakshipathalam at an altitude of 1740 m is another attraction on the Kerala
Kerala
side. Pakshipathalam has a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka
Karnataka
side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave. Iruppu (or Irpu or Lakshmana
Lakshmana
Tirtha) Falls of the Lakshmana
Lakshmana
Tirtha River lies on the Karnataka
Karnataka
side of Brahmagiri. According to legend, when Rama
Rama
and Lakshmana
Lakshmana
were searching for Sita, they became thirsty. Lakshmana
Lakshmana
shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri from which the river sprang. Rama
Rama
is said to have dedicated a Shiva Kshethra known as Rajeshwara Temple on the banks of river Lakshmana
Lakshmana
Tirtha. The Lakshmana
Lakshmana
Tirtha river eventually flows into the Kaveri
Kaveri
River. One Jain Temple is also present here built by Kadamba dynasty. Nishani Motte is a peak in Brahmagiri range of hills. Transportation[edit] Brahmagiri can be reached by a trek from Mananthavady
Mananthavady
(29 km east) or from Kutta. From Karnataka
Karnataka
side, trek to Brahmagiri from Irupu Falls
Irupu Falls
is 9 km and to Munikal Caves (Pakshipathalam) is 7 km. Trekkers need to seek the permission of Range Forest Officer at Srimangala. Brahmagiri is about 11 km from Tirunelli. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady
Mananthavady
to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi. The nearest railway station is at Mysore and the nearest airports are Kozhikode International Airport-120 km, Bengaluru International Airport-290 km, and Kannur International Airport, 58 km. See also[edit]

Pakshi Pathalam
Pakshi Pathalam
is a trekking site some seven kilometers from Thirunelli
Thirunelli
temple near Kattikkkulam. There is an ancient cave on the hillock with plenty of birds.

Gallery[edit]

Brahmagiri

Narimale or Tiger hill as known in the Kodava language.

Grassland and shola habitats.

'Munikal Caves'

Shola
Shola
forests

Coordinates: 11°57′N 75°57′E / 11.950°N 75.950°E / 11.950; 75.950 External links[edit]

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Western Ghats

Rivers

Bhadra Bhavani Bhima Chalakudy Chittar Godavari Gurupura Kabini Kali Kallayi Kaveri Koyna Krishna Kundali Malaprabha Manimuthar Netravati Pachaiyar Parambikulam Saraswati Savitri Sharavati Tambaraparani Tapti Tunga Venna

Regions

Desh, Maharashtra Goa
Goa
Gap Konkan Malabar Malenadu North Malabar Kongu Nadu Palakkad Gap Tulu Nadu

Peaks

Agastya Mala Anamudi Anginda Anjaneri Banasura Biligirirangana Betta Brahmagiri Chembra Dhodap Doddabetta Gangamoola Harishchandragad Kalsubai Kemmangundi Kudremukh Kumarikkal Mala Kodachadri Kumara Parvata Meesapulimala Mullayanagiri Marunthuvazh Malai Nedumpara Peak Ponmudi Pushpagiri Paithalmala Raigad Salher Saptashrungi Sispara Sonsogor Tadiandamol Taramati Vavul Mala Vellarimala Ranipuram Vagamon

Hills

Ambanad Hills Anaimalai Hills Biligiriranga Hills Cardamom Hills Nilgiri mountains Satmala Range Selbari Range Palni Hills Trimbakeshwar Range

Waterfalls

Abbey Chunchanakatte Dudhsagar Falls Gokak Irupu Jog Kalhatti Mallalli Falls Sathodi Lushington Sivasamudram Athirapally Falls Vazhachal Falls Hogenakkal

States

Tamil Nadu Gujarat Karnataka Kerala Maharashtra Goa

Parks & Reserves

Annekal Reserved Forest Anshi National Park Aralam Reserved Forest Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve Agasthyavanam Biological Park Bandipur National Park Bannerghatta National Park Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Chandoli National Park Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Dandeli National Park Eravikulam National Park Grass Hills National Park Anamalai Tiger Reserve Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Karian Shola
Shola
National Park Karnala Bird Sanctuary Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary Kudremukh
Kudremukh
National Park Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary Mudumalai National Park Mudumalai Tiger Reserve Mukurthi National Park Nagarhole Rajiv Gandhi National Park New Amarambalam Reserved Forest Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Palani Hills National Park Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Periyar National Park Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary SAI Sanctuary Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary Silent Valley National Park Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Places

Bhivpuri Chiplun Chiplun Kalsubai Khandala Kudremukh Kodagu Karjat Kasara Lonavla Lavasa Mahabaleshwar Malshej Ghat Matheran Panchgani Raigad Fort Rajgad Fort Shivneri Fort Tamhini Ghat

Ghats

Amboli Ghat Bhor Ghat Tamhini Ghat Amba Ghat Bhor Road Ghat Chorla Ghat Goa
Goa
Gap Kasara
Kasara
Road Ghat Kumbharli Ghat Malshej Ghat Naneghat Charmadi
Charmadi
ghat Shiradi
Shiradi
ghat Bisle ghat Sampaje
Sampaje
ghat Palakkad Gap Varandha Ghat

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Mountains of Kerala Mountains of Maharashtra

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