Uluppuni- Off roading trail near Vagamon
Uluppuni is one of the emerging off-roading destinations near Vagamon in Idukki district of Kerala. Situated at about 10kms from Vagamon towards Pullikkanam route, Uluppuni is one of the best off-roading sites in Idukki.
There are two routes to reach Uluppuni viewpoint. One is through Vagamon -> Chottupara Junction, if you are coming from Erattupetta, Kottayam side. And the other one is through Kanjar-> Moolamattam-> Chottupara Junction, if you are coming from Thodupuza, Idukki side. Both the routes to ulupooni are meant for pure off-roading, which will offer you a certain level of adventure.
Ullupuni is a splendid green paradise with breathtaking ambiance. We need to cover almost 7kms in this off-road trail experience to reach the viewpoint. The major attractions of Uluppuni is the picturesque meadows and the view of Kulamavu Dam reservoir covered by the reserve forest.
As the route is in off-road condition, young generation with off-roading bikes rides this area during weekends. Jeep safaris are also be arranged in this area from the nearby location.
The Malayalam movie - Iyobinte Pusthakam (The book of Iyob), known to be a periodic drama set in the mid-20th century, directed by the prominent director Amal Neerad has plenty of scenes shot at Ulupooni forest.
Ulupunni is one of its kind for pure off-roading trips. We would definitely recommend this place to all off-roaders who just love to dip in the pleasure of adventure.
Sathram is another off-roading location in Idukki which also offers a similar kind of view. Sathram is about 60kms from Uluppuni View Point and is near Kumily.
Read more: Sathram Off Road Trail, Idukki
Facts about Uluppuni:
|Name in Malayalam||ഉളുപ്പുണി|
|Famous for:||Off Roading, Trekking|
|Vehicle Entry Fees:||NIL|
|Best Season to Visit Uluppuni:||Since the area is covered with lush green meadows and not trees, it would be advisable to avoid the trip during heavy rainy days & hot summer days|
How to Reach Ulupooni Top Hill Station:
Ulupooni is well connected to places like Vagamon, Kanjar & Moolamattam. Ulupooni to Vagamon is about 10km and Ulupooni to Moolamattom is also about 10km.
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