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Best Time to Visit : 06:00 am - 12:00 pm, avoid rainy season as the way up to the hilltop could be slippery.

Location : Chengannur, Kerala 689121, Alleppey, India

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Pandavan Para, Alleppey Overview

Shrouded in myth, the Pandavan Para, also known as Pandavan Rock, is believed to have been the hideout of the Pandavas. It is located in Urukunnu near Thenmala, 2 kilometres away from Chegannur in Alleppey. A popular picnic spot, the Pandavan Para has an ancient temple on its hilltop. Besides the curious rock structures in the shape of a frog (thavalapara) and a musical instrument (maddalapara), the Pandavan Para has enchanting views of the forest and Kallada Dam nearby.

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Open Hours : 24 Hours

Pandavan Para Highlights

1. Trekking to the Pandavan Para

Pandavan Para, over the years, has also turned out to be a trekkers paradise. With beautiful views of adjoining hills, the trek takes you through vantage points like over arched bridges, Kallada Dam, (Read More)a beautiful lake and a railway line that passes by the mountain base.

2. General Trivia

  • There is another hillock named "Nootavanpara", wherein it was believed to the place of Kauravas.
  • One can find other interesting rock structures here, including Bhima's giant footstep (Read More)s, five chairs of each Pandava.
  • You can also find a pool nearby that never dries out.
  • Pandavan para's surrounding area of 1.2590 hectares is declared as a protected monument.
  • There are certain similarities between these rock structures and Edakkal caves in Wayanad.

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