Vilangan Hills

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Vilangan Hills
VilangankunnuPark,Thrissur.JPG
Vilangan Hills is a popular picnic spot of Thrissur city residents
Highest point
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Naming
Translation വിലങന്‍ കുന്നു (Malayalam)
Geography
Location Kerala, India
Parent range Independent, adjacent to the Western Ghats
Topo map Laterite hill
Geology
Age of rock Cenozoic, 100 to 80 mya
Mountain type Fault
Climbing
Easiest route Road

Vilangan Hills (Malayalam: വിലങന്‍ കുന്നു) is a hillock located in Adat Panchayat, near Thrissur city of Kerala state in India. The hill gives a panoramic view of Thrissur city and Thrissur Kole Wetlands from the top. The hill was referred as a Oxygen Jar of Thrissur city.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Geography[edit]

The Vilangan is a laterite hill which has a radius of 8 kilometres. The top of the hill is around 5 acres and the height is 80 metres from the sea level. The hill earlier was a military base and an observation camp during the World War II.[7][8]

Facilities[edit]

The hill has an open-air theatre, children’s park, Kudumbashree canteen, Vilangan Trekkers Club and Asokavanam Samiti. The hill has a medicinal garden called Asokavanam maintained by Vilangan Trekkers Club and Asokavanam Samiti in association with Department of Tourism (Kerala) and Oushadhi.The foot of the hill opens at the highway near Amala Hospital and the road to the apex of the hill starts from here.[9]The hill remains open from 07.00 AM to 07.00 PM in the evening.[10][11]

An Artistic work from Vilangan Hills
Children's Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vilangan Hills, Thrissur". Mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Places to visit". Indiashotels. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Attractions". DreamCity. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Vilangan Hills" (PDF). LuLu. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Vilangankunnu". DTPC Thrissur. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  6. ^ "THRISSUR, The Cultural Capital". PRD, Kerala. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Vilangan Trekers Club". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Vilangan Kunnu". Thrissur DTPC. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  9. ^ "Asoka saplings planted at Asokavanam in memory of Sukumar Azhikode". Asianetindia. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Vilangan Trekers Club". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Vilangan Kunnu". Thrissur DTPC. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 

Coordinates: 10°33′26″N 76°10′08″E / 10.5571°N 76.1690°E / 10.5571; 76.1690