Old Bhoothathankettu Eco Tourism

There is a safe natural walk trail through the thick forest which leads to the old BHOOTHATHANKETTU is amazing. The debris of huge stone are visible here that looks like real. The sight of the huge stone used by the Bhootas to construct the dam is left behind unfinished and river PERIYAR flows through the narrow space between the stones. During the trek we can enjoy the thick evergreen and riparian forests with breathtaking view of sky touching trees. One of the major attraction is a big tree with hollow inner space where a tourist can stand inside the tree and take a photograph. But the most interesting attraction is a big cave inside the forest, believed to be used by Bhootas while constructing the dam. One can only sit in the cave as it is not high enough for a person to stand which makes us think of short stature of monsters. On the way we can see big “cheeni” tree in which if we knock with a stick produces a loud sound even the elephants gets frightened by the sound and the tribal’s uses this for natural protection from animals. The trek takes one hour and the route is without much steep and undulations which enables even old people to explore the nature’s beauty and the old BHOOTHATHANKETTU. The trek takes total one hour to complete.