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Braemore Estate (Braemore Marigold Estate) is in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India.

Understand[edit]

Braemore Estate is a 900-acre tea, rubber and coffee estate, some 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram established by the British in 1880. It is one of the best trekking spots in Kerala and lies at a height of 300 meters above sea level.

Get in[edit]

KSRTC buses are available from East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. The first bus starts at 6AM and reaches Braemore Estate by 7:30AM. The forest checkpost at Mankayam Waterfall requires a payments of ₹25 per vehicle. Buses are allowed to pass free.

Get around[edit]

Walking is the only option for getting around.

See[edit]

  • Ayyappa Temple. An old termite mound converted into a granite temple.
  • Braemore Tea Factory. One of the oldest tea factories in Kerala
  • Madame Falls, 2 km. Very safe for bathing.
  • 1 Mankayam Waterfalls, Near forest checkpost.
  • Ramayana Cave. A stream originates from the cave.
  • Seetha Waterfalls (2 km trekking). Very safe for bathing with a natural bathtub.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Trekking to Ponmudi Hills (4 km). Permission is required from the forest department. They charge ₹800 for a group of four persons and provide a guide.

Eat[edit]

There are no restaurants in the estate. You have to bring your own food or cook something here.

Sleep[edit]

  • Braemore Estate Bungalow, +91 8589037043. Kitchen facility is provided. ₹5,000.
  • Braemore Palace, +91 9947609117.
  • Braemore Hills, +91 85890 37043.

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