Ambanad hills
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Ambanad Hills

Ambanad hills
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Ambanad hills
Image: @ Dr. Vidjit Vijay Sanker

Ambanad Hills or Ambanad is a small village atop of the chain of hills on the Western Ghats near Tenmala, a tourist place near Punalur town, Kollam district of Kerala state, India.

Ambanad Hills is in Aryankavu panchayath, about 12 km away from Kazhuthurutty. This place is well known for its tea plantation, in the Kollam district. Ambanad Hills has vast scenic locations with cool quiet and boundless scope of Green Hills. ┬áIt is located at around 90 km from Tirunelveli City. The route from Tirunelveli – Ambanad includes Alangulam, Tenkasi, Shenkottai, Ariyankavu, Palaruvi, Kazhuturutty and Ambanad.

The distance from Tirunelveli to Shenkottai is about 60 km which is mainly plain lands of the entire route. From Shenkottai follows the heavenly and scenic ghat section of the Western Ghats, one of the beautiful gate ways to Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Up next is Kazhuturutty, a small village which leads to the Ambanad Estate. Kazhuthrutty is around 10 km from Palaruvi. The mountain range from Kazhuthurutty to Ambanad is very steep, with non-metaled road brimmed with gravels, cobblestones and humps.

Nearest railway station: Punalur Railway Station (PUU), Kerala around 80.5 km, and Shengottai (SCT), Tamil Nadu around 30.5 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) around 134 km away.

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