Weather @ Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering & Technology
The college is situated at Kuttikkanam near Peermade, which is a hill station in Idukki district, Kerala. It is 3,500 feet (1,100 m) above sea level and surrounded by lush green tea plantations. The place has a tropical climate. Most months of the year are marked by significant rainfall. The short dry season has little impact. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Am. The average annual temperature is 21.8 °C in Kuttikkanam. The rainfall here averages 2384 mm. Crisscrossed with gushing streams, valleys and hills, Kuttikanam is a gifted natural haven. Its year long favorable climate attracts tourists to Kuttikanam and Peermade.
Near by places to visit:-
- Ammachi Kottaram: Located near Kuttikkanam, is a small summer retreat of the wife of the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore. The palace was built upon the ghat at Glenrock Estate and was opened by J D Munro. It would be fair to say that the wheels of time have taken their toll on the beauty and grandeur of the place. One can only imagine how it must have been in its prime and glory days. This palace is a definite ‘must visit’ if you are in Idukki.
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- Peeru Hills. About 1 km distant. This hidden gem in Idukki is famous for its panoramic view, rustic trails and endemic faunal variety. Named after Peer Mohammed, the Sufi saint, who spent his last days here, it is its intrinsic relaxed vibe and cool temperature that makes it such a massive hit among trekking aficionados.
- Grampi. Commonly known as Parunthupara, a rock sculpture about 150 ft (46 m) high and about 3,800 feet (1,200 m) above sea level. It gives a panoramic view of the entire Peermade region attracting lots of tourists from inside and outside the state.
- Thottapura. The place where the Travancore royal family stored weapons.
- Baker Hills (Commercially Named To Thrisangu Hills), Rolling hills with views.
- Panchalimedu. A viewpoint, according to legend one of the many hiding places of the Pandavas and Panchali. From a pond known as Panchalikkulam the “Makarajyothi”, can be seen, the divine flame lit during the pilgrimage season in Sabarimala.
- Valanjanganam Waterfalls. A main attraction of Kuttikkanam, also known as Ninnumullippara. The waterfall is about 75 ft (23 m) in height and is usually covered in mist.
- Nallathanni viewpoint. On the Kottayam-Kumily State Highway.
- Artificial forest. A dense pine forest covering 100 acres (0.40 km2). Contains an estimated 30 species of birds, including rare endangered species. It is classified as a buffer zone by the Kerala state forestry department.
- Azhutha Diversion Project. A project constructed by the Kerala government on the Azutha river, diverting water to Idukki Reservoir through a 987 m long tunnel.
DISTANCE TO KUTTIKANAM
Cochin : 140 kms
Kottayam : 67 kms
Cochi Airport : 120 kms
Thekkady : 35 kms
Munnar : 110 kms
Vagamon : 25KM