Vadanmedu is familiar among the cardamom traders as it is one of the world’s largest auction centres.The place is surfeited with cardamom plantations whose enchanting fragrance greets every by passer. It is 25km from Kumily. Pullumedu is a stupendous hill town with the nourishment of the Periyar river is about 43km from Thekkady. Typical of a ghat section, the region blanketed by rich greenery, punctuated with scenic hills welcomes the visitors with its exotic range of flora and fauna and natural meadows and lawns. The famous pilgrim spot, Sree Ayyapa Temple at Sabarimala, where thousands of devotees throng and the Makarajyothi illuminations are sights to revere from here.